7th Offense for DUI sends man to Jail

There was a two car accident on Monday at the intersection of Roberts Drive and Hillsboro Blvd in Manchester. In an arrest warrant, Manchester Officer Daryn Gadeken states that one of the people involved was Nicholas Bob Lain age 28 of Lokey St Manchester. A check of the Lain’s driver’s license showed them to be …

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Rest Areas Closed in Monteagle

The drought has led to wildfires and some water restrictions across the area, but the dry conditions are also affecting rest areas in Grundy County. They are closed on the Nashville side of Interstate 24, which could be inconvenient for drivers. TDOT maintains the rest areas, which use water from the City of Monteagle. The …

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United Way Offers Clean Up Assistance to Homeowners Affected by Tornado

The United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties has a list of volunteers who want to help affected storm and tornado victims. If you are a homeowner that was affected by the tornados that hit Coffee County on the evening of November 29th and would like assistance with such tasks as debris removal and other …

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An Invisible Illness: Raising Awareness of IBD

It’s called the “invisible disease,” but the 30,000 people who have Crohn’s or colitis in Tennessee will tell you it is anything but. These are inflammatory bowel diseases that cause pain, weight loss, exhaustion and other symptoms that are not curable. Michelle Chianese, the executive director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in …

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12/9/16—H&R Block Student of the Week Trevor Fults

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Congratulations to Student of the Week -Trevor Fults!!! Trevor, the son of David Fults and Tracy Arnold, is a fifth grader at Hillsboro Elementary School. Trevor was chosen to be honored because “he values friendship, citizenship and is hardworking and a friend to everyone”, says Mrs. Tera Williams, a teacher at Trevor’s school. Trevor has …

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Governor Lifts Burn Ban in Coffee County

Governor Bill Haslam has released Coffee County from the burn ban early. This was done early so it would assist in the cleanup of those affected by the recent tornados. There has been some changes to rules and regulations now through December 31st, 2016. Starting January 1st, 2017 they will go back to the normal …

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Young Boy Found Guilty of Reckless Homicide, Sentenced

The Franklin County boy found guilty of reckless homicide in the death of 11 year old Sienna Dusk Owens has been sentenced to state custody. The boy who was 12 at the time of the December 2015 shooting at his home on Honey Lane in Franklin County was ordered by Franklin County Juvenile Judge Thomas …

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Building Permits will Cost More beginning in January

If you are looking at building in Coffee County, fees for building permits are changing effective Jan 1, 2017. Members of the planning commission agreed to hire an inspector to perform the codes inspections for the county. The codes inspections in the county are currently done by the state. When the state does the inspections, …

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No Injures in Tullahoma Crash

No one was injured in a tanker truck and a car accident Tuesday morning around 10:15 a.m. on Cedar Lane in Tullahoma. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Josh Yates, a truck operated by Hank Williams, 60, of Morrison and a car operated by Kala Marie Small, 27, of Lynchburg collided at the …

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Possible Murder in Bedford County

A possible murder is being investigated in Bedford County. The body of 51 year-old Robert Timothy Perkins was found just inside the front door of his burning house early Friday night, Dec. 2, 2016. According to Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing, the man’s manufactured home was severely damaged from the fire, but was not a …

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