Speed Limit Drops in Portion of Manchester

In Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1542 passed by the City of Manchester BOMA meeting on October 17, 2017, the speed limit on US 41/SR 2 from Woodland St to a point 1,100 ft. north of its intersection with Woodbury Hwy/ SR 53 has been be lowered to 35 miles per hour. This change is to …

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Update on Murder in Grundy County Murder

Here is an update on a story we have been following. What allegedly began as a domestic situation escalated into murder in Grundy County on Sunday afternoon. Four people were shot with a female dying from her injuries. Sheriff Clint Shrum has identified the third victim in the Sunday shooting in Altamont, TN as Christopher …

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Gas Prices to Start Falling

Gas prices edged lower last week. Sunday’s national average price of $2.85 per gallon was one-tenth of a cent less than the week before. However, the average American is still paying 27 cents per gallon more than this time last year. Gas prices in Tennessee slipped a half-cent lower during the past week. Sunday’s state …

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Statewide Competition for Voter Registration begins at College Campuses.

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has launched a statewide competition for voter registration at college campuses. Hargett visited Middle Tennessee State University last week as part of the drive to increase student voter registration before the Nov. 6 midterm election. He is scheduled to visit other campuses through the end of this month. Three …

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Health Dept. attempting to Improve Care for those Living with Dementia

The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partner agencies to improve care for those living with dementia. One vital part of this effort is the ongoing work to reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications among residents living with dementia within Tennessee nursing homes. As a result of these efforts, Tennessee nursing homes have successfully …

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Motlow Improving Two Locations

Motlow State Community College recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer 100 percent of degree programs taught at the Motlow Sparta (White County High School) site and the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy in Bell Buckle, TN. The College previously offered up to 49 …

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Public Building Authority, who oversee MCCCC, Changes Bylaws

Members of the Public Building Authority (PBA) voted at its recent meeting to amend the bylaws of the authority that oversees the financially troubled Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (MCCCC). The change now allows for three members from Manchester and the other four can be from anywhere in the county. Before the change the City of …

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Update on Fatal Shooting in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a shooting took place in Altamont, TN late Sunday afternoon. An investigation is ongoing into the shooting that injured 3 people and killed one person. What allegedly began as a domestic situation escalated when 38-year-old John Smith of Jasper, TN went into a home in Altamont and found his …

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Correctional Officers Graduate from Tennessee Correction Academy in Tullahoma

After weeks of training, the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) welcomed a new class of Correctional Officers into the workforce on Friday. The Tennessee Correction Academy in Tullahoma graduated 59 people from their Basic Correctional Officers Training program. Shannon Green, Assistant Warden at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex gave the keynote address. Green took the time …

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Marijuana and Meth found on Female after Traffic Stop

According to a police report, Marijuana and meth were found on a driver Thursday after police stopped her due to a Franklin County warrant for her arrest. Shelbyville Police say that Kathleen May Ledbetter, 36, of South Maple Street, allegedly had .10 grams of marijuana, .03 grams of meth, and drug paraphernalia within a lock …

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