Four Men Arrested after Stolen Race Car and More found inside Mobile Trailer

Four Indiana men were charged with by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Shawn Boyd for theft of property. Daniel A. Spears, 70, of Gary, Indiana, Frank Farmer, 64, of Maryville, Indiana, Carlos Quintese McCormick age 24 and Rodney Joseph McCormick, 50, both of Michigan City, Indiana were charged after the trooper stopped their vehicle at exit 114 …

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Man Caught trying to bring Drugs into the Coffee Co. Jail in His Hair

A Tullahoma man was arrested after trying to sneak drugs into the Coffee County Jail in an unusual way. Octavius Isiah Wooten, 27, of Rickenbacker Drive, Tullahoma was charged with having contraband in a penal institution after corrections officers at the Coffee County Jail found drugs hidden in his dreadlocks. Wooten reported to the jail …

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Female Wanted for Questioning by Decherd Police

The Decherd Police Department needs your help locating Tatum Blake Jacobs. The young female is needed for questioning in an ongoing case. If you have any information on where she can be found, please contact the Franklin County Communications Center in Winchester at 931-967-2331 and ask to speak with a Decherd Policer officer. You can …

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Residual ACT Exam set for Motlow

The Motlow State Community College Testing Center will administer the Residual ACT exam on Jan. 4, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – noon, and Jan. 10, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. The test will be administered in room 1043 of the Crouch Center on the Moore County campus. The Residual ACT is for individuals under 21 …

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Fall Creek Falls to Close Inn and more for Rebuild

Officials say they’ll close Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn, restaurant and conference center in April of 2018 for a $25 million rebuilding. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation spokesman Eric Ward tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press state officials met with employees last week about April 2 closure plans. Officials will demolish two structures …

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Manchester Downtown Stroll is this Friday

The first ever Downtown Christmas Stroll in Manchester will be held on Friday, December 15 beginning at 5pm. Retail shops and restaurants will be open with lots of specials, and they’ve got some surprises up their sleeve as well! Santa will be on hand and Thunder Radio will also be there playing Christmas music. Current …

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Update– Three Missing Teenagers

We have an update on two females missing in the area. We can now report that a 15 year-old male, Nicholas Brazier of Manchester is missing as well. As we reported earlier, the two females are Katrina Lynn Blackburn is from Coffee County and Kaylee Lenoria Stephens is from Cannon County. The three teenagers are …

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Fire Damages Home in Manchester

On Sunday afternoon Manchester Fire-Rescue crews responded to a structure fire on Woodrow Street. When crews arrived on scene, the front of the structure was fully involved. Crews began resetting the fire from outside the home. Once the fire was reset, crews entered the area attacking the fire on the left side of the home. …

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Woman Wanted in Coffee County among Three Arrested in Dunlap

Three people, including a Grundy County man, a woman wanted for a crime in Coffee County and a man from Decherd were arrested by Dunlap, TN police at a hotel there on Friday. Dunlap Police say that the US Marshals Office along with local officers had been actively pursuing 52-year-old Doyle Wheeler Bivens of Gruetli-Laager …

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Public Safety Department at Motlow Receives Grant

The Motlow State Community College Public Safety Department was recently awarded a $2,500 grant through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), according to Ray Higginbotham, director of public safety at Motlow. The grant funds will be used as part of THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities through local highway safety initiatives. The …

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