Manchester City-meeting notices

Tourism Commission will meet on 11-26-18 @ 5:30 pm at the Arrowhead Museum located at 24 Campground Road and not City Hall. Information Systems Committee has rescheduled their meeting date this month to 11-29-18 @ 4:30 pm at City Hall.

Grundy County Deputy Charged with Voluntary Manslaughter

In December last year (2017) Jacky Wayne Bean (32) from Soddy Daisy, TN. was driving a Ford Mustang when he was pulled over by a Grundy County deputy. The deputy exited his vehicle and ordered the suspect out of the vehicle. The suspect allegedly brandished a firearm. The deputy engaged Bean and fired shots as …

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Juul E-Cigs Pulling some of Their Products

The nation’s leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Juul said it stopped filling store orders Tuesday for mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods and will resume …

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New Report on School Safety in Tennessee

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen on Wednesday released a new report to provide insight on the landscape of school safety in Tennessee. For the first time, the department is releasing information on trends found in the strengths and challenges in school security seen across districts. This new report allows the state to increase awareness, prompt further …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Ryan Hallenbeck!!! Ryan, the son of Rebecca and Kasoin Hallenbeck is a fifth grader at College Street Elementary School. Ryan was nominated by Mrs. Parnham and Mrs. Allen. His teachers said that Ryan is a great kid, always smiling, kind, he gets his work done and always volunteers to …

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School Threat in Lincoln County Stopped

Lincoln County Sheriff deputies have arrested a juvenile after investigating a threat made to Lincoln County High School on Wednesday. In a post on Facebook, the sheriff said, “The Sheriff’s Department has been working throughout the night after being made aware of a potential threat at the Lincoln County High School.” The Sheriff added that …

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Inmate Found Deceased in Grundy County Jail

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirms an inmate has passed away at the Grundy County Detention Center. Robert Dean Argo (62), of Monteagle, was speaking to corrections officers around 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Sheriff Shrum said, “Mr. Argo had asked for some milk. When corrections officers returned a few minutes later they found him slumped …

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Groups want More Opportunities for Tennessee Inmates

A coalition of civil rights and education groups wants more opportunities for Tennessee’s inmates to get college educations. The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition argues in a new report that better education for inmates saves taxpayers money by greatly reducing reoffending. Reduced reoffending also means less crime and safer communities. The report includes several proposals for …

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Motlow State Community College and TCAT Shelbyville have New Agreement

Motlow State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Shelbyville recently entered into an articulation agreement that facilitates students transferring from TCAT Shelbyville to Motlow. An articulation agreement is a formal agreement to transfer credits from one educational institution or system to another. By design, an articulation arrangement assures that courses students complete …

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Veterans Day Parade Held Sunday

It took 73 years, but a Veterans Day parade was held November 11 in the local area. In 1945 Franklin County saluted veterans with a parade and this past Sunday another parade took place again. Military equipment, marching bands from three counties, including Coffee County along with cheerleaders, flag girls, dignitaries, public safety officers and …

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