Damage done to Asbury Community Center

On Sunday morning Coffee County Deputy Dwayne Mullins responded to a call at the Asbury Community Center for property damage. The owner, Jeffrey Harrell stated he had received a call Saturday night that the building had been damaged. Harrell stated he checked the building and it appeared a semi-truck and trailer had turned around in …

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Warren County Jail Facing Overcrowding

The current Coffee County Jail opened around 3.5 years, but it took many years to settle on the location and money needed to build the jail. The main reason for building the jail was overcrowding. Now another nearby county is having a problem with too many people in their facility. State officials met with the …

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Restaurant Owner in Fayetteville Charged with Tax Evasion and More

Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Serapio (Jose) Granados, owner of Stonebridge Restaurant and the former Fried Tomato Restaurant, in Fayetteville. Revenue special agents arrested Granados, 48, at his business. Bond was set at $10,000. On Tuesday, the Lincoln County Grand …

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Juveniles Charged after Racially-Insensitive Comments Found in Bibles and Doors of African-American Church

Four juveniles were charged after they allegedly wrote racially-insensitive comments in Bibles and doors of an African-American church and stole property Tuesday, according to Rutherford County Sheriff’s officials. Deputy Shawn Matthews responded to the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he found “KKK” written in Bibles and “we are white and we are watching you, …

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Fair Activities for Friday and Saturday

The Coffee County Fair continues at the fairgrounds in Manchester. Activities on Friday include, ride all the rides you want from 10am-5pm for a $15 hand stamp. Regular ticket price after 6. Youth field activities start at 11, Nick’s Kids Show at 3, 5 and 7pm. The Outlaw and mini rod tractor pull has been …

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Large Drug Bust in Warren County

A very large meth bust took place in Warren County recently. After a police pursuit of a motorcycle, police found multiple bags full of what is believed to be methamphetamine at a home after the pursuit was called off. Authorities say that there are more than three and a half pounds of meth inside zip …

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Testing President Donald Trump’s Emergency Text Alert System Delayed

The federal government has pushed back the date for a test of President Donald Trump’s emergency text alert system. On October 3, most cell phone users will get a non-political, emergency test message from the president. It’s a part of FEMA’s system to warn citizens in cases of national emergencies. The text will have a …

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Tennessee to get $30 million to Fight Opioid Crisis

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis. This funding will help health centers in Tennessee, from Chattanooga to Memphis, hire more staff and ensure they are equipped to fight the crisis; provide more medication-assisted treatment to patients; help our rural communities …

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#GetCaughtReading: Weeklong Campaign Encourages Reading for All Ages

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation this week is urging people in Tennessee to take a picture of themselves reading. Tennessee’s Imagination Library Week is celebrating the program first piloted by singer Dolly Parton almost 30 years ago. Now with programs in 49 states and several countries, the campaign to send children from birth to …

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Former Business Leader Killed in “Freak Accident”

Many local golfers and business people in Coffee County remember a young man named, Spencer Wayne. The young man, fresh out of college came to Manchester around 10 years ago to manage Willowbrook Golf Course. A few years later Wayne left Willowbrook, owned by his friend David Burris to manage and later become co-owner the …

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