Gas Prices Continue To Be Lowest Since 2009

AAA forecast the most auto travelers for the Independence Day holiday on record, and motorists in Tennessee found the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2009. “Low gas prices were a major driver in the rise in auto travelers this year,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. Average U.S. prices …

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Man On The Loose After Being Sentenced In Court

Bedford County authorities are searching for man who escaped after a court appearance. Tristan David McMahon is a 24 year-old black male, who escaped Tuesday from the Bedford County Courthouse after he was sentenced. McMahon was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans at approximately 10:20 a.m. If you see, or know the …

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Secretary of State Hargett and The BBB Warn Against Familiar Scam

A familiar scam that continues to target Tennessee businesses is now in the spotlight of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee. The BBB recently added State Compliance Center, also known as SCC, to its list of “Misleading Advertising, Products and Services Middle Tennessee Consumers and Businesses Can Do Without.” The company received a “D-” …

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Court Case Over The Method for Executing Prisoners Is Underway

After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee’s method for executing prisoners has begun. Steve Kissinger represents 33 death row inmates who say lethal injection is unconstitutional. In opening statements, Kissinger said the state’s use of prison guards to inject the drug creates a substantial risk that it will be administered incorrectly …

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Lawmaker Says Slow Down Before Removing Bust of Confederate General From The State Capitol

A Tennessee lawmaker says he plans to slow the effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader from the halls of the Tennessee Capitol. House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that he thinks a calmer discussion is needed before a final decision is made. …

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KK’s In Manchester Burglarized

Manchester Police officers responded to KK’s Music, Loans and Jewelry at 808 Hillsboro Blvd on Saturday morning just after 6am. This was the fourth time they had reported to the business for a burglar alarm since early that morning. Officers on the night shift did notice a window up around the back of the building …

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Tullahoma Man Facing Multiple Charges

On Sunday morning Tullahoma Police officers were conducting a search warrant at 904 North Washington Street and that’s when they located a 40 caliber pistol. The owner of the residence stated that it belonged to Mitchell Harrison Ghea, age 25 of Tullahoma. He admitted to officers that his fingerprints would be on the firearm. Ghea …

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Man Arrested After Shots Fired Inside a Home

On Sunday night Coffee County deputies were called to 25 Leslie Jamie Road for a domestic issue with shots fired inside of the residence. Deputies arrived on the scene and located Michael Sean Tobin who was outside of the residence and deputies state that Tobin laid on the ground and surrendered. After speaking with the …

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Lawmaker Wants Partial Refund Of Money Spent On State Logo Design

A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Rep. Martin Daniel made the request in a letter sent last week to executives of GS&F, the Nashville advertising firm that developed the logo, with copies …

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Bridgestone Receives Nice Award

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy at the biannual meeting of the Motlow College Foundation Board of Trustees in June. The meeting was held at the Motlow College Moore County campus. The award was created in 2002 to honor those who greatly give of their time and finances to …

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