Monthly Archive: October 2012

Final Day For Early Vote

Early voting wraps up Thursday; In Tullahoma voting is taking place at the CD Stamps Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. In Manchester early votes may be cast at the Coffee County Election Commission office in the county office building. Voting there will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm.
Remember those casting ballots must have a photo ID, such IDs may be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Safety. So far there have been over 10,000 early votes cast in Coffee County. The busiest day was the first day of early vote, Oct. 17 when 1,152 voted. Only one local race is contested that is for District 20 commissioner. Republican Gary Kidd and Democrat Paul Buckner are competing for this seat. Other competitive races are for U.S. President, 47th State Rep., U.S. Congress 6th District, U.S. Senate and Tennessee State Senate 16th District.
Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis says that Coffee County voters are making it clear they want their voices heard in the election. You may also vote on Election Day November 6th. For more information on the 2012 election, call 931-723-5103.

Money Missing From Ruby Tuesday

A local restaurant has reported to police of missing money.
According to a report by Tullahoma Police Sgt. Robert Weaver, Warren Cox of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant reported that the store’s deposit on Oct. 22 was missing. Cox told the officer that the deposit was removed from the safe or was never placed in the safe. According to the restaurant official, the deposit would have been $1,078 cash. In addition to the police investigating the theft, the Ruby Tuesday Company is conducting an internal investigation into the missing money.

Rehabilitation Project Moves Along In Tullahoma

With the engineering funding approved for a major downtown rehabilitation project, plus the right of way being dedicated for a Collins Street sidewalk enhancement grant project, Tullahoma city leaders say that the improvements will be very beneficial. Mayor Lane Curlee said Tuesday that the two projects go together in making Tullahoma a better place to live. The city has been trying to improve its appearance to attract new residents and businesses due to the city’s high quality of life and positive amenities that it offers. This will be in addition to the plan to refurbish the downtown area with the state of Tennessee paying 80 percent of the construction costs. The mayor says that the downtown area has been a Tullahoma focal point during the last 150 years.

Homeless Students On The Increase In Tennessee

Tennessee saw the number of homeless public school students’ increase by 74% between 2007 and 2010.
That number was well above the national average of 38%, but the true number may be even higher.
According to a report from the state Comptroller’s office, several neighboring states have a larger percentage of homeless students. That could be a clue that Tennessee’s numbers are an undercount.
Also, some districts in Tennessee with high foreclosure and jobless rates did not identify any homeless students.
The comptroller’s report says the dramatic increases in Tennessee – from 6,565 in 2007 to 11,458 in 2010 – may be a consequence of job losses and the economy. They may also be the result of some school districts’ improved efforts to identify homeless students.

Judge Will Remain On Mook Case

Shelly Mook

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, a judge has refused to remove himself from a custody dispute involving the ex-husband of a missing Harris Middle School teacher who was ordered to stay away from his child.
Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell has not announced a new date for a hearing in the matter, which will have to wait until Tyler Mook has exhausted the appeals process to have Russell recuse himself from the case.
Mook is the ex-husband of Shelly Mook, who disappeared in early 2011.
Authorities have said that Tyler is considered a “person of interest” in the disappearance.
Earlier this month, a temporary restraining order was signed against Mook by Russell. The order prevents Tyler Mook and his parents from having any contact with the child, who has been the focus of a custody dispute since Shelly vanished.

Halloween 2012

This cutey had a big time at the Coffee County Children's Advocacy event... All pictures by Barry West

Thousands made their way around the square

Children dance to the music played by Thunder Radio at Safe on the Square

Parking lot was packed at First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat

Huge crowd attends Coffee County Rescue Squad annual event

Long line outside Manchester main fire hall

Westwood Middle School Staff

Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center held its 5th Annual Safe on the Square yesterday. The event is a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treating event for children on the historic Manchester Square. Over 60 local businesses passed out treats to the huge amount of children who attended. Several thousand kids and adults were on the square for the nearly 3-hour event. A new addition to this year’s event was a costume parade led by the Manchester Police Department. Thunder Radio, WMSR was also there playing Halloween music throughout the afternoon. In the evening the fun was at the rescue squad building. The Coffee County Rescue officials served up free hot dogs, drinks and treats. Things were also very spooky around the Manchester Fire Department as trick-or-treaters enjoyed the freaky fire hall.

10/31/12 — Marvin Norman Sawyer

Graveside services for Mr. Marvin Norman Sawyer will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Maplewood Cemetery with Rev. Paul Purdue officiating.

Mr. Sawyer passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at his residence in Huntsville.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Elwanda Vibbert of Tullahoma, Mary Figarola and her husband Dr. Tulio Figarola of Huntsville and Rebecca Faye Stynchula of Madison, AL, a sister in law, Dainne Sawyer of Tullahoma and several nieces and nephews.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

10/27/12 — Johnny Wayne Stegall

Mr. Johnny Wayne Stegall, age 71, of  Manchester, passed away at his residence on Saturday, October 27, 2012. 

Memorial services will be held at a  later date in North Carolina.

Mr. Stegall was born in Concord, NC,  the son of the late Connie Stegall and Lessie Stowe Stegall.  He worked in road construction for  Propst Construction for over 30 years.  Mr. Stegall was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Eastwood Forrest Baptist  Church in Matthews, NC.  He was an  avid collector of ball-point pens, having over 3000 in his collection and also  collected old soda bottles.  He  enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Stegall  was also preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Raeford Stegall and one  sister, Linda Morgan. 

He is  survived by four daughters, Lisa (John) Baltimore of Manchester, TN, Amie  Ritchie of Kingsport, TN, Misty (David) Richards of Matthews, NC, and Amanda  Stegall of Concord, NC; one brother, Kenneth Stegall; 11 grandchildren; and 7  great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to  serve the Stegall family.

11/2/12 — Angela Christine Hulsey

ANGELA CHRISTINE HULSEY, age 46, of Tullahoma, Tenn., departed this life on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., following an extended illness.

Miss. Hulsey was disabled.  Her family lost their little angel that was loved by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Ralph and Christine Hulsey, and a brother, Jerry Hulsey.

She is survived by her brothers; Billy Hulsey and Dwight Hulsey both of Tullahoma, Bobby (Beverly) Hulsey of Manchester, Tenn., sisters; Joann Hulsey and Brenda Bailey both of Tullahoma, Carla Hulsey  of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Ginger Hulsey of Ardmore, Tenn.

Visitation for Miss. Hulsey is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Friday evening, November 2,  in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services with the service to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Randy Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow in the Booneville Cemetery in Lynchburg beside her mother.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

10/29/12 — Glenda Kay Shelton

GLENDA KAY SHELTON, age 59, of Wartrace, Tenn., departed this life suddenly on October 29, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Mrs. Shelton was born in McMinnville, Tenn. to the late Herchel Glenn and Hazel Kay Campbell Brady.  She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her brothers; Richard Tate and Grady Tate.

She is survived by her husband, Marcie R. Shelton, Sr. of Wartrace, daughters; Elizabeth (Lonnie) Riggins, Hallie Shelton all of Tullahoma, Michelle (Timothy) Crouch of Summitville, sons; Doug Shrum, Marcie Shelton, Jr. and Andy (Brenda) Shelton all of Manchester, Tenn., Joseph Shrum, Timmy (Danielle) Shelton all of Tullahoma, Tenn., 16-grandchildren, sisters; Bonnie Schultz of Cowan, Shirley (Buck) Borne of Greutli Laager, Tenn., Brenda (Larry) Barnes of Cowan, Ellen Meeks of Decherd, brothers; Allen (Crysal) Caldwell, Jesse (Nancy) Tate all of Tracy City, Tenn.

Family services are scheduled.

 

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