Video from July 12th Political Forum

Thank you to Al White Ford/Lincoln for sponsoring the video production of the political forum. “you can trade right, with Al White” 2002 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester 931-728-2402 Candidates for Trustee, Road Superintendent, County Clerk Candidates for Coffee County Mayor Candidates for County Court Clerk and Register of Deeds Candidates for Coffee County Sheriff School Board …

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Fake Money Showing Up Again in Coffee County

Fake $100 and $20 bills are popping up around Coffee County. The counterfeit bills have been passed at area businesses. The employees did not realize the bills were fake until a bank informed the businesses. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is urging area businesses to be very cautious when accepting cash. Any person that is …

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Tennessee has Highest Average Sales Tax Rate in the Nation

Louisiana no longer has the highest average sales tax rate in the nation, but only barely. Tennessee has narrowly edged out Louisiana for the top spot with an average state and local combined sales tax rate of 9.46 percent. That’s according to the latest data available from the nonpartisan, conservative Tax Foundation, which shows Louisiana …

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Lighting Deaths Up in Tennessee

Lightning deaths are at a 10-year high in Tennessee and make up for 25 percent of deadly lightning strikes nationwide. The latest victim is Darrell Hoskins. The Memphis man was mowing the lawn and his family said he didn’t see any bad weather brewing. The 40-year-old was doing yard work when a lightning bolt hit …

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TN Consumers Have New Levels of Protection

It’s Christmas in July for Tennessee consumers. The Tennessee General Assembly passed several consumer laws earlier this year that provide greater protection from military impersonators, improve assistance when recovering from identity theft and prevent credit-reporting companies from charging consumers when putting security freezes in place. Baylie Scott, with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, …

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Normandy Man facing Drug Charges and more after Arrest in Manchester

On Monday night, (July 16, 2018) just after 8:30pm Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Smith conducted a traffic stop on McArthur St for a light law violation. According to deputy’s report, upon making contact with the driver, Caleb Amara Lane age 28 of Cortner Mill Road, Normandy, Smith said could smell the odor of marijuana. …

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Summer Break is nearly over for Area Schools

The summer break from school is almost up as students return to class in two weeks. Coffee County Schools will have an abbreviated day on August 1 as students will be released at 10am. Teachers will have an administration day on August 2 and the first full day of classes will be August 3. Manchester …

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Gas Prices Remain Almost Steady

Gas prices are trending lower after a small jump in prices at the pump last week. Gas prices in Tennessee are 2 cents higher than a week ago. The state average of $2.63 is 10 cents less than this year’s high, yet it remains 61 cents more than this time last year. Pump prices rose …

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New Scam is Called “Shimming”

A new technique called “shimming” is another way scammers can steal your bank account information – even if your card has a chip. The Council on Aging says it can swipe your bank account number and PIN off a credit or debit card. According to the Better Business Bureau, the thieves place a paper-thin device …

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Lip Sync Battle Hits Manchester

The lip sync battle sweeping police departments across the nation has arrived in Manchester. The city police department took on the challenge with their performance of “Time of My Life” by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes. The hit song from the movie Dirty Dancing. According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, they are working on their …

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Nearly 1,000 Voted Early through the First Two Days in Coffee County

We have a reminder for you that early voting continues through July 28 for the August 2 general and primary elections. It will only take a few minutes and it means you will not have to stand in line on Election Day. After two days of voting (Friday and Saturday) 861 Coffee Countians had voted. …

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