1/18/17–Coffee County Elementary Schools Release Second Quarter Honor Roll

East Coffee: *Gold* Patrick Jacobs Sarah Weaver Kanyen Alvarez Autumn Gokey Tia Buchanan Ethan Stephens Melena Gibbons Derek Green Zyler Spinner Allie Floyd Jaheim Weeden Linley Freeze Skylar Morris Ellis Pichulo Conor Waring Kieran Welch *Silver* Holden Clark Baylee Holt Blake Lemons Sarai Munoz Lily Norman Makenna Rowe Seth Beaty Allison Escamilla Isabella Johns Mario …

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Missing Man Last Seen in Manchester

A man with a Decherd, TN address has not been seen in nearly two months. He was last seen in Manchester. Justin Zeigler worked the Dollar Tree in Manchester and picked up his paycheck from the store on Nov. 20. His Mother says the last time she heard from him was on Nov 19, 2016. …

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Two Men Wanted by Coffee County Authorities

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an ongoing burglary investigation that occurred recently in Hillsboro. Some arrests have made, but 2 other subjects are being sought. The two men were last seen in Marion County, TN at a Motel 6. If you have any information about these two men or you can identify them please …

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Update on Interstate 24 Meth Bust

We have a follow-up to a story we brought you on Monday. A routine traffic stop on Interstate 24 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol led to the discovery of a large amount of methamphetamine and more. Highway patrolmen took two subjects into custody late Sunday morning after they found a little over 2 pounds of …

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Friday the 13th Unlucky Day for Manchester Man

On Friday (January 13th 2017) Manchester Police Officer Dustan Foster stopped a man on McArthur Street in Manchester for having prior knowledge that the man was not to be operating a motor vehicle. A check of David Andrew Melton’s driver’s license showed it to be revoked/suspended 9th offense and habitual motor offender 3rd offense. Melton …

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Former Sheriff to Plead Guilty

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. A hearing in federal court has been scheduled for Wednesday. In addition, former jail administrator Joe Russell and Arnold’s uncle John Vanderveer are expected to reach plea deals as well. NewsChannel 5 TV is …

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State Rep pulls Bill concerning Food Stamps

Last week a Tennessee Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia introduced legislation seeking to ban the use of food stamps to buy items without nutritional value. However, due to ongoing discussions regarding this very issue in the newly GOP controlled federal government under an incoming Trump administration, Butt is pulling the legislation in hopes of …

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Two People Dead in Cannon County Incident

Two people are dead and another woman is in the hospital after an incident in Cannon County Saturday night. It does not immediately appear the women were shot, but instead injured with another type of weapon. The TBI reported that 42-year-old David Wooten died from a gunshot wound. Officials also say 19-year-old Elizabeth Clement and …

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County-Wide Bike and Walking Pathway? It’s Possible

Lots of people in Coffee County get their exercise from walking and or bicycle riding so how does going county-wide on a pathway sound? According to Bonnie Gamble, council chair, who also directs the City of Manchester’s Parks and Recreation department, the Coffee County Health Council is asking for the public’s input about this possibility. …

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Public Transport Supporters: Mass Transit Has Mass Appeal for Tennessee

Transportation and infrastructure are areas of focus for Gov. Bill Haslam as he enters the new year, with the governor being quoted as saying he plans to unveil a plan for projects and funding. While work to the state’s thousands of miles of roads is no doubt on the list, public transportation advocates want to …

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