UPDATE: Arrest made in Deadly Hit and Run

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga District responded to a fatal hit and run crash in Coffee County on Monday, July 17, on U.S. Highway 41. The hit and run vehicle left behind a mirror at the scene. THP’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) identified the mirror belonging to a 1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant, champagne in …

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Missing Child Alert

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has issued a missing child alert. Keana Watters age 17 of Coffee County has been missing since June 30, 2017. Watters was last seen at her residence. She is a white female standing 5’4” and weighing 118lbs with brown hair and eyes. There is no known last clothing description nor …

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Tullahoma Police Investigating Theft Case

A resident of East Moore Street in Tullahoma reported that she woke up to a person in her apartment on Monday, July 17. April Pool told Tullahoma Police Officer Jeremiah Kirk that around 4:30 a.m. she woke up to a man with flashlight walking around her apartment. She said when he saw that she was …

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Juveniles Charged for Break-Ins in McMinnville

Three juvenile suspects have been charged in connection with a series of break-ins that occurred between June 29th and July 8th in McMinnville. Break-ins were committed at multiple locations, including The Store at Westwood and three separate incidents at McMinnville Civic Center concession stands. Items taken in the burglaries included concession items, cash, portable radios, …

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More Grants for Tennessee College of Applied Technology Institutions

Gov. Bill Haslam visited two West Tennessee cities on Wednesday to award grants to a pair of Tennessee College of Applied Technology institutions. Haslam visited the technology schools in Covington and Ripley. The state is giving Community Development Block Grants to the colleges to develop new training programs and expand current ones. Dollar amounts for …

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Tennessee Department of Health says talk with your Doctor about Immunizations

Preventing an illness is always better than trying to treat it once it occurs. That’s why doctors with the Tennessee Department of Health encourage people of all ages to talk with their healthcare providers about the immunizations needed for lifelong protection. In recent years, new vaccines have been added to the healthy living toolbox to …

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UPDATED–Two Fatal Accidents in Coffee County on Monday– Arrest made in Hit & Run case

Note: Correction of time of events. There were two fatal accidents that occurred in Coffee County on Monday and an arrest has been made in the hit-and-run case. The first crash took place on Hwy 41 near Hillsboro around 2:30pm Monday afternoon. The crash occurred in the ten thousand block of Highway 41. A pedestrian …

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New Video Equipment at the Coffee County Justice Center

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has recently installed video equipment to help with security at the Coffee County Justice Center. Video conferencing equipment for inmate arraignments and additional security cameras have been put in. The video conferencing equipment should help reduce inmate transports. Money to pay for the new equipment came from funds from the …

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Free of Federal Oversight

After more than 16 years, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is free of federal oversight from a 2001 settlement over its treatment of foster care children. Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that a federal judge approved an agreement in the lawsuit filed in 2000 by the nonprofit Children’s Rights. Haslam’s office said the state …

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Cain takes over Command at AEDC

Col. Scott A. Cain assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 30th commander during a change of command ceremony July 14. The ceremony was attended by the commander’s guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test Facility, J-6, located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. Cain comes …

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