Update–Missing Man Found Deceased

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department received a call on Friday (August 19, 2016) that Benjamin Cox was missing from his residence in the Summitville, TN area. Apparently he went missing on Wednesday (August, 17) around 2 pm. On Tuesday morning Cox was found deceased at a location in Summitville. No foul play is suspected at …

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Stolen Gun from Coffee County found on man in Bedford County

A loaded Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum revolver reported stolen in Coffee County was found in the possession of a man being arrested on drug charges Sunday night in Bedford County. Matthew Tyler Cook, 25, of Pinkston Road was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and possession …

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Many Businesses Opening in Tennessee

Tennessee’s economy is outpacing pre-recession strength, based on the flow of new business filings and a slower pace of closings, according to Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Tennessee recorded 8,919 new businesses from April to June, up 7.2% from the same time last year. The increase is the state’s 19th consecutive year-over-year, according to a …

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Group wants All State Prisons run by the State

An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons. The Tennessean reports that Tennessee State Employee Association President Bryan Merritt is calling on the Tennessee Department of Correction to end the use of private prisons because he says state employees already do a great job managing prisons. He says …

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Nashville Takes Steps to Take Crime Out of Pot

As it stands, getting caught with marijuana in Tennessee could leave you with a criminal record or even jail time. But a measure to decriminalize the drug has made it through one vote at Nashville’s Metro Council. While legalizing pot is a hard sell to some, the push to decriminalize the substance has picked up …

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Gas Prices expected to go Higher

Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. Since last Sunday, the state average for a gallon of gas rose 4 cents in Tennessee. The average price of gasoline is $1.95 in Tennessee. On Sunday, the state average rose for the …

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Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 4.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 4.1 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. Even with the slight increase this month, the unemployment rate in Tennessee has declined 1.3 percent since July of 2015. The U.S. rate for July was …

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“Sunny” Welcome set for Motlow Students

Motlow State Community College will offer a “sunny” welcome to both new and returning Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect students arriving on campus beginning next week with a special celebration at each of the Motlow State Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna campuses. Under the theme “My Future’s So Bright,” Tennessee Promise and Reconnect students …

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Coffee County Claims 2nd Straight Coffee Pot Win

If Alontae Taylor circled the Coffee Pot game on his calendar, who could blame him? The Coffee County junior quarterback had his 2nd straight HUGE game against the Wildcats in a 49 to 10 Red Raider win over Tullahoma on Friday night at the Wildcat’s home field at Wilkins Stadium. The Tennessee commitment used big …

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Campos Lawsuit amended, adding more Defendants

On June 24 Jessica Campos age 28 of Murfreesboro, was killed when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by Garieon Simmons of Decherd. Authorities were pursuing Simmons after he reportedly stole a Cadillac Escalade from the Coffee County Funeral Chapel on the McMinnville Highway in Manchester. At times Simmons was allegedly traveling on …

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