Crash Injures Two in Manchester on Friday

On Friday, (June 23, 2017) WMSR News reported live from the scene of an accident in Manchester. Around noon a Toyota Prius and Ford Explorer collided on McArthur Street near the Coffee County Administrative Plaza. Bystanders helped the drivers out of their vehicles as the Explorer caught fire. Manchester Fire and Rescue arrived on the …

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Correctional Officer Arrested in Moore County

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Moore County correctional officer. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, on May 13th, TBI Special Agents began working with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in investigating allegations that a correctional …

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Less than 1,000 people Unemployed in Coffee County

Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in one, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Rhea County’s 5.1 percent makes it the only area in the state with an …

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Extension of the “Move Over Law” begins July 1

An extension of the “Move Over Law” to include Good Samaritans who have pulled over to help distressed drivers will go into effect in Tennessee on July 1. The bill requires a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way by making a lane change, if possible, or reducing speed when approaching a stationary motor vehicle that …

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Shelbyville Police Searching for Wanted Man

The Shelbyville Police Department needs your assistance locating Jon Canada Lovvorn of Shelbyville. Lovvorn is wanted for violation of probation and felony theft. He is also suspected of stealing a vehicle from a Shelbyville resident on Thursday night. If you know his whereabouts please call Shelbyville Police Detective Cody Swift at 931-684-5811 or Crimestoppers at …

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Update on Tullahoma Church Fire

The Tullahoma Fire Department and the Tullahoma Police Department, assisted by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, has completed a preliminary investigation and are reporting that the fire at Pleroma Church located at 507 Cedar Lane does not appear to have been the result of arson. Investigators have determined that the fire began in the …

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Some Funding Requests Approved some Not by County Budget and Finance Committee

Members of the Coffee County Budget and Finance committee have been preparing for the full county commission meeting that will be held on Tuesday night (June 27, 2017). Recently, General Manager of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (MCCCC) Rebecca French, presented the budget request to the committee members. She asked for about $280,000 to cover …

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MTSU and Meharry Medical College teaming up to help provide more Doctors in Rural Tennessee

A university and medical college have created a new program to funnel doctors to rural Tennessee. The Tennessean reports that Middle Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College announced the partnership Thursday. Students accepted into the program will earn a bachelor’s degree from MTSU in three years, followed by three years of medical school at …

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Record number of traveler expected on Independence Day

AAA forecasts more Americans will travel this Independence Day than ever before. A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans (872,000 Tennesseans) will take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways; an increase of 1.3 million Americans (34,000 Tennesseans) from last year’s holiday. “This Independence Day will be historic,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales …

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Feds Warn about Skimmers

A national warning was issued by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, warning people of card skimmers. Skimmers are devices illegally placed on things like gas pumps and ATMs that “skim” a credit or debit card’s information, giving criminals access to your bank accounts. The criminals then use the data to make online purchases or …

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