UPDATE!! Missing Persons Possibly Spotted In New Orleans

A mother from Manchester and a man from Murfreesboro, both missing since earlier this week, have allegedly been spotted at a location in New Orleans. Murfreesboro police spokesperson Kyle Evans said the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm through video evidence and other means that Brooke Roberts and Noah Bodwell recently visited an unnamed location …

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Forum Allows Public To Hear From Candidates

To better inform the voters before the Aug. 7 Coffee County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times and Thunder Radio teamed up last night (July 24) for a candidate forum at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. In total, 23 candidates from seven county-wide races and one city race were invited to participate in …

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Three Advocacy Groups File Suit Against The State Of Tennessee

Three advocacy groups have filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Tennessee for allegedly failing to provide certain services as required by the federal health care law. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee Justice Center and the National Health Law Program. It follows a letter from …

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Tennessee’s National Parks: Big Fun and Big Business

They are some of Tennessee’s most pristine areas, and a new study shows national parks are not just great places to spend the day but also major drivers of the local economy. In 2013, said National Park Service spokesman Jeffrey Olson, national parks in Tennessee saw more than 8 million visitors, “and together those visitors …

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47 Years Of Service, Thanks Belma Silva

Today (July 25) is a momentous day in Coffee County. Belma Silva is retiring from the Coffee County Circuit Court clerk’s office. Belma has worked for the Circuit Court clerk’s office since July 15, 1967. That’s right…..for 47 years! Belma’s work family expressed how much she has been appreciated during her tenure in the Circuit …

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Property Tax Increase? Not Yet

Coffee County commissioners met on Tuesday night with a property tax increase on the agenda along with a resolution under unfinished business about placing a referendum on the November ballot concerning a motor vehicle tax or wheel tax. Commissioners decided not to vote on the 27-cent property tax hike. They instead voted to have an …

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Man Accused Of Shooting At Police In Court This Week

The case against a Florida man accused of firing shots in the vicinity of police had his bond raised and his seven charges bound over to the Coffee County Grand Jury Tuesday. Shawn Michael Luce, 25, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of property, two counts of unlawful carrying of a weapon, …

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Police Car Involed In Crash

Tullahoma police officer Matt Watson was transported to Harton Hospital Tuesday afternoon after a collision involving his patrol car and a truck loaded with grain. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln and Jackson Street around 2:30 p.m. As the result of the crash, corn was spilled at the intersection. The Tullahoma fire department …

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Home Burns In Normandy

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette is reporting that several Normandy residents said they heard one or more explosions and saw flames suddenly burst from a vacant home late Sunday night. No one was injured. The old, wood-frame home was destroyed, the cause remains undetermined, the Bedford County Fire Department said. Homes on College Street in Normandy are …

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Tennessee Children Improving In Education and Health

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The latest national ranking of the well-being of children shows Tennessee is among five states that made the biggest improvement in the last year. The Kids Count Data Book, an annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, grades states on education, health care and poverty. Tennessee moved from 39th to 36th this year. The …

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