Update on Missing Woman in Tullahoma

A female’s body was located on Wednesday by Tullahoma Police. A search and rescue crew from Metro Nashville helped to find the body not far from the Rock Creek Greenway. Though the body has not yet been identified, police said it could be the body of a woman who has been missing for several days. …

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Quarry Out–New Tax In

After years of requests Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC has been attempting to open a quarry business in Hillsboro. At a recent Coffee County Commission meeting the Wright’s were denied a rezoning request by a vote of 15-5 against creating a new zoning designation (M-3) that would have allowed the establishment of a quarry …

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Tennessee Department of Education Blames Questar for Testing Problems

The Tennessee Department of Education announced Wednesday that issues with the state’s TNReady testing that plagued schools this spring were not the result of a malicious attack. Instead, the department said the issues were the fault of the testing vendor, Questar. According to the department, Questar implemented a “significant and unauthorized” change to the text-to-speech …

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Changes to ACA Could Impact 1 in 3 Tennesseans

The future of the Affordable Care Act rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case brought to the court by the state of Texas. While both are hundreds of miles away from Tennessee, the outcome is expected to have an impact on the coverage and protections Tennesseans may receive when it …

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Coffee County High School Receives Grant

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that 88 school districts and one postsecondary institution in Tennessee have received a total of $2.2 million through the Perkins Reserve Consolidated Grant. This new grant application for the 2018-19 school year combines funding streams from the Perkins Reserve Grant, the department’s New Skills for Youth (NSFY) grant, and …

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Gas Prices Going Down

Motorists are getting some welcomed relief from high prices at the gas pump. The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.90, after declining 7 cents since Memorial Day weekend. AAA spokesman Tim Jenkins said pump prices should sink even lower this week, after wholesale gasoline prices took a dive. Gas prices …

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Coffee County FFA Member Named State Star

  Ben Young of the Coffee County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is Tennessee FFA’s 2018 Star in Agribusiness sponsored by Tennessee Farmers Cooperative. The Star in Agribusiness is considered one of the highest awards in the state bestowed on an FFA member. Star recognition is awarded to the top students in five areas …

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Man Accused of Murder as a Teenager has been Arrested

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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Shelbyville Man Wins $2 Million

Twice was nice for a lucky Shelbyville man, who won big the second time he played Powerball. Matthew Reed, a cabinet maker, won a cool $2 million Saturday, June 16, 2018, playing the popular game. Matthew, went to the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters office with his grandparents on Monday to collect the prize. Because he …

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Independence Day Coming Soon

Come celebrate Independence Day, July 4th with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department! They will have live music, concessions, and fireworks. Live music will begin at 7:00 pm at the Rotary Amphitheater, followed by a fireworks display at 9:00 pm. The Fourth of July Celebration will take place on July 4, 2018. Musical entertainment this …

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