Monthly Archive: May 2012



Kenneth Spry – Pizza Winner!   Bethany Smith – 10,   Nathan May – 20,   Bineta Anderson,   Lois Walker,   Michelle Sweetin,   Isabella Skuya – 4.

Anniversaries:  Prater & Gayla Powell – 44th!

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Duo Facing Multiple Drug Charges In Tullahoma

A Tullahoma woman and a Winchester man are facing multiple drug charges after a complaint of suspicious vehicle sitting in the parking lot of a business on South Jackson Street Wednesday night.
Teresa Louise Garvin, 51, of Tanglewood Drive in Tullahoma, was charged with possession of schedule II, possession of schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charles Terrance Brooks, 52, Winchester was charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Rocky Ruehling alleged in a report that he found the pair sitting in a vehicle and he detected the smell of “burnt marijuana” coming from the van.
When the officer searched the vehicle he allegedly found 31 prescription pills, twenty one syringes, two straws with drug residue, and six baggies of white powder which was identified as methamphetamines and digital scales.
Since the couple was found in the Franklin County section of Tullahoma, they were booked into the Franklin County Jail.

Death Total Down For Holiday Weekend

Preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security show 13 people were killed in traffic crashes in Tennessee roadways during this year’s 96-hour Memorial Day holiday period. This is a drop from the 19 fatalities that occurred during the 2011 Memorial Day holiday weekend and the same number of deaths as 2010.
There were 10 crashes that resulted in 13 fatalities. Six crashes were single vehicle wrecks, while four of them were multiple car crashes. Ten of the people killed were vehicle occupants and three were motorcyclists. Five of the ten (50 percent) vehicle occupants killed were not wearing safety restraints.
In 1973, 26 people were killed in traffic crashes in Tennessee during the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday period, the highest number of deaths on record. The lowest number of deaths occurred when five people were killed in traffic crashes during the 2002 Memorial Day 78-hour period.
During this year’s Memorial Day enforcement period, the THP made 94 impaired driving arrests statewide. They also issued 1,139 seat belt and child restraint device citations, 1,500 speeding and 511 registration violations.
As of May 31, 2012, there have been 397 people killed on Tennessee roadways, 26 more fatalities compared to this same time last year. The last two months have shown a decrease in vehicular deaths compared to the same months in 2011, with 21 and 10 fewer fatalities in April and May, respectively.

Psychedelic Mushrooms Bust

Officers arrested two men suspected of packaging over 5 pounds of mushrooms, possibly to be sold at next week’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester.
Police received reports of one man selling the psychedelic mushrooms out of his North Clarksville home. Agents from the Drug Task force found the drugs inside the suspect’s home inside a hollowed out spare tire, with several shipping boxes with Bonnaroo-themed t-shirts inside with a mushroom design on them. Investigators say they think the drugs were heading to Bonnaroo.

Man Arrested Federal Parole Violation and Weapons Charge

A Smyrna resident was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Wednesday. 29-year-old Jeffery Jeffrey Wayne Pryor was arrested at Lakewood Park in Coffee County by the Marshals along with Billy Cook of the D.A. office and Sgt. Danny Ferrell of the Coffee County sheriff’s department on federal parole violation charges and an ATF weapons charge. Pryor also is facing charges locally after being arrested by Arnold Police for possession of a weapon. He also is accused of being involved in a stabbing incident in neighboring Warren County.

Huntland High School Damaged

Two suspects are facing felony vandalism charges after a destructive trip through a high school in Franklin County.
Investigators said James Morrison and Luis Flores broke into Huntland High School and did $14,000 in damage.
The suspects were caught a few hours after the break-in and told detectives they did it because they were bored.
The vandals destroyed part of the school’s ceiling, falling through several times while trying to crawl to access offices. Other damage included busted windows, doors, televisions and computers.
If they’re found guilty, Morrison and Flores will have to pay for the damage.-WSMV-

Music Festival In Wartrace

Tom Brantley & Missionary Ridge

Today (June 1, 2012) and tomorrow the Wartrace MusicFest will feature plenty of Bluegrass, Blues, and Bar-B-Q. Plus music fans 18 years and older have an opportunity to consume as many Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pies as they can eat in 45 seconds.
In addition to eating his or her fill of crème pies, the winner will walk away with a $100 gift certificate. Registration for the contest is from 5 to 6 PM and the competition begins at 6:00 PM. As an appetizer, the first 600 people through the gate will receive a Little Debbie Oatmeal Crème Pie.
Tonight is all bluegrass night from 6pm-midnight with The Gallagher Trio, Lonesome Valley Grass, Just Thrown Together, Tom Brantley & Missionary Ridge, Golden Hollow Bluegrass, and Friday Night Orphan Brigade.
Tomorrow night is a blues bash with Nashville’s Bad Moon Blues Band, Soul Patch, the Andy T Band featuring James ’Nick’ Nixon, The Midnight Special Band featuring Bobby Cochran, and the McKenzie-Fox Band.
Admission is $5 per night with children under 12 free. Rough camping sites are available, alcohol is prohibited, and bringing your own lawn chair is encouraged. For a copy of the eating contest rules and regulations, and vendor and camping information call 931-389-6144. Additional information and directions are available at

Red Raider Golfers Play Great In TGA Tournament

Jenna Burris

L-R Andy Stout, Matt Johnson and a TGA rep

The Tennessee Golf Association Jr Tour held a 36 hole tournament at Willowbrook Golf Club on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Andy Stout, an up-and-coming junior at Coffee County High School, led after day one with 2-under 70, 2 shots ahead of his Red Raider teammate Matt Johnson. Johnson, also an up-and-coming junior, would shoot an even-par 72 again on day 2 to win the championship with a combined score of 144, defeating Stout by 3 shots. Stout shot 77 on the second day for a total of 147. Red Raider Kyle Johnson twin brother of Matt finished 9th with a score of 11 over 155.
In the girls play Manchester resident Jenna Burris won the championship with a 4-under 140 shooting 68 on the final day.

Lady Raider Signs To Play College Golf

L-R front: Donnie Hopkins, Kim Hopkins, Kolby Hopkins Bryan Coach Paul Bollant. Back L-R Willowbrook owner David Burris, Coach Lucky Knott, Head Coach Mike Ray, Lady Raider Devin Green, CCCHS Former AD Paul Parsley and Head Pro Barry Bishop

On Thursday (May 31, 2012) Coffee County Lady Raider golfer Kolby Hopkins signed a scholarship to play college golf. Hopkins played 4 years for Coffee County and will now move onto play for the Bryan College Lions in Dayton, TN. Hopkins was All-District 6-AAA her junior and senior years in high school.

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