Monthly Archive: February 2012

Vandy Upsets Florida

John Jenkins hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, and Vanderbilt beat Florida (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) 77-67 on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Vanderbilt, which snapped a four-game losing streak to the Gators, can finish no worse than fourth in the SEC going into its finale Saturday at Tennessee. Jeffery Taylor added 18 points and Festus Ezeli had 11.

Interviews Set For Director Of Schools Job

Coffee County Board of Education Interview Schedule for New Director of Schools

Monday, March 5, 2012 – Dr. Randall Henion – Lexington, North Carolina

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – Dr. LaDonna McFall – Jefferson City, Tennessee

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – Ms. Mary Ann Gemmill – Naples, Florida

Thursday, March 9, 2012 – Mrs. Kim Aaron – Manchester, Tennessee

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – Dr. James L. Francis – Spring Hill, Tennessee

Friday, March 16, 2012 – Dr. Aaron Del Hosman – Paragould, Arkansas

Scam Alert

Area residents are being victimized by a scam. An individual calls people claiming to be a relative in jail and they need money to get out of jail. They are told to meet an individual and pay money to get the person out of jail. There is also another scam that targets individuals already in jail. The caller claims to be a bondsman and if the victim will meet the caller at a restaurant in Murfreesboro and pay $900 the relative will be released from jail. Sheriff Steve Graves says that the fake bondsman has family information on inmates, which makes them sound legitimate. Sheriff Graves says that the same scam has been in operation in Wilson and Lincoln Counties.

After One Year Mother Remains Missing

Shelly Mook

Tuesday marked one year since the disappearance of a Shelbyville mother and teacher. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that although a year has passed, they are still no closer to locating Shelley Mook. Mook disappeared February 28 after she dropped off her 6-year-old daughter at her ex-husband’s home. Her burned out car was found in Murfreesboro that same night, where she had recently moved. Police canvassed the area and search the home of Mook’s ex-husband, but all to no avail. Mook was presumed dead– but investigators say they need to find her body before they can charge anyone. The reward for information in her case now totals $20,000.

Early Voting Is Over Election Day Is Tuesday

Early voting is now complete and total numbers for Coffee County for the Super Tuesday election March 6 are light. 1,165 Coffee Countians cast their ballots in the early voting. That breaks down to 974 republicans and 191 democrats. If you did not make it to early voting polls will be open from 8am-7pm this coming Tuesday. Remember your ID.

Motorcyclists To Continue To Wear Helmets In Tennessee

Motorcyclists will have to wait another year to renew their efforts to do away with Tennessee’s helmet law. Republican Representative Judd Matheny of Tullahoma on Tuesday told the House Transportation Subcommittee that he’s withdrawing his bill seeking to end helmet requirements for adult riders. Supporters question the safety benefits of helmets and argued that ending the law would boost motorcycle tourism to Tennessee. But a legislative analysis of the measure projects that changing the law would lead to an increase in traumatic brain injuries, carrying a $1.1 million price tag for TennCare. The state’s expanded Medicaid system spent $3.1 million to treat motorcycle accidents in the most recent budget year, including $1.8 million on brain injuries.

Texting Gets Winchester Man In Big Trouble

Texting the wrong person resulted in a Winchester man being arrested in Shelbyville. Shannon Dewayne Miller was arrested Tuesday for texting what he thought was a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an employee of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department. According to the Shelbyville Times Gazette, Bedford County authorities, say the texts started Monday night. Investigators say that he sent several texts to a male civilian employee of the sheriff’s department. After he had sent several text he was told that he was sending them to the wrong number, but he continued to text. According to Bedford County investigators Miller then asked if the person receiving the text was a female. The sheriff’s department employee told him yes. According to investigators the text then became sexually explicit including explicit photos. A meeting was set up in Shelbyville. When he arrived at the store to meet the “teen” he was met by Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies. He attempted to leave the area but deputies blocked him in.

3/2/12 — Curtis Womack

Mr. Curtis Womack, age 79, of Tullahoma, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at his residence.

A native of Coffee County, he was the son of the late James Dewey and Mary Elizabeth Hyde Womack.

He retired as an equipment operator at the Tullahoma Utility Board after 30 years of service and was of the Baptist faith. He was a brave US Army veteran having served in Germany during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by his sister; Mary Jane Saine and his brothers; James and Joe Womack.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Minnie Womack, one son; Curtis Stephen (Angela) Womack, four grandchildren; Corey, Kristen, Jared, and Nicholas, and two brothers; Tom Womack, and Herschel (Charlotte) Womack, all of Tullahoma.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, from 12:00PM until1:30PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home, where the funeral procession will leave at 1:40PM going to Rose Hill Memorial Gardens for Graveside services at 2:00PM with Bro. Randy Alexander officiating.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

23/3/12 — Etta Mae Rogers Lowery

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Mae Rogers Lowery, age 79 of Manchester will be conducted Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Rev. Barry Phelps officiating. 

Burial will follow atRose Hill Memorial Gardens. 

Visitation will be held Friday, March 2, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home.  

Mrs. Lowery passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Middle TN Medical Center in Murfreesboro surrounded by her family. 


She was born September 4, 1932 in Coffee County,TN the daughter of the late  LawtonE. Rogers, Sr., and Alice Robison Rogers.  In earlier years, she was employed for many years at PCA and the later at Carrier, Inc.  She enjoyed traveling through many parts of the United States throughout her life and also spent a wonderful vacation in Italy.  She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching Universityof Tennesseesports and also the Atlanta  Braves.  She was a member of the Mud Creek United Methodist Church.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands, Paul Smith and Harry Lowery and a brother, J.B. Rogers.


Survivors include step-son, Jerry Lowery and wife, Sandra of Falkville, AL; step-daughter, Donna Fletcher and husband, Don of Manchester; brothers and sisters, Betty Adams of the Asbury Community, Shirley Hobbs and husband, Doug of Manchester, Celine Bryan and husband, James of Morrison, TN, Earline McKissick of Chattanooga, TN, Eston Rogers and wife, Kathleen of Manchester, Patsy Baldwin and husband, Glenn of Manchester, Paul Rogers and wife Shairon of Chattanooga and Jennie McCafferty and husband, Doug of Augusta, GA; numerous step-grandchildren,  step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Coffee County Soccer Wins Scrimmage

Coffee County’s boys soccer team defeated Middle Tennessee Christian School Tuesday night 5-0 in a preseason
scrimmage. Ricky Ramirez and Baltazar Barrera both scored twice, and
Ricardo Mello had one. Dallon Lush had an assist.

Coffee County participates in an all-day event this Saturday at CCMS with games beginning at 8:45am.

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