After Three Years and Three Postponements–Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

The trial of former Coffee County High School baseball coach Brad Weir has been delayed for a fourth time due to a medical emergency in prosecutor’s Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott’s family. The new court date has been pushed back to November, with a status hearing preceding the trial on Wednesday, Sept.12. The 47-year-old …

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Slight Rise in State Unemployment Rate

Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower. While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the April rate of 3.4 percent, year-to-year, it is 0.3 of a percentage point lower than …

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Fatal Crash in Wartrace

Authorities say a woman is dead after a head-on rollover crash in Bedford County on Sunday. A juvenile driver veered off the road, overcorrected and struck the second vehicle. Emergency officials said that 35- year-old Crystal Jones was traveling on CX Troxler Road in Wartrace when her car was struck by the juvenile’s car. 35- …

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Warren County Commissioner Facing Assault Charge

A long-time Warren County Commissioner is facing an assault charge in connection with a confrontation that took place at Thursday night’s meeting of the Health and Welfare Committee. Michael Martin has been summoned to General Sessions Court on June 26th to answer the charge. Witnesses said Martin got into an argument with Animal Control Director …

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CDC Report: Youth Risk Behavior

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each day, the nation’s schools provide an opportunity for roughly 56 million students to learn about the dangers of unhealthy behaviors and practice skills to help establish lifelong healthy behaviors. Both risk and protective behaviors are often established during childhood and persist into adult¬hood. The Youth …

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Motlow holds Groundbreaking at New Robotics Training Center

Motlow State Community College recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art Automation and Robotics Training Center (ARTC) that will be located on 4.5 acres adjacent to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Motlow McMinnville campus. The Warren County Commission donated the land to the College. Funding for the ARTC comes from a …

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Three Years Later Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery

A Manchester man is facing up to 24 years in prison after he was found guilty of 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Lynn Frank Bristol, 61, of Manchester, was indicted June 2015 for aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child. The victim in this case testified against Bristol. The man is set …

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Altercation Sends Hillsboro Man to Jail

Last Monday (June 11, 2018) Kale Wayne Campbell age 32 of Hillsboro is accused of being involved in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend and her children in Hillsboro. Campbell allegedly went into the residence while 2 of the children were inside and began throwing and breaking items. Later in the day, Campbell is accused of …

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Body Found in Tims Ford Lake

According the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department officials, a body was found in Tims Ford Lake on Thursday afternoon around 2:30pm. Two kayakers were in Tims Ford Lake when they discovered the body of 30-year-old Jessie Farris in the water. Farris had been reported missing. Farris leaves behind three kids, the oldest eight years old, the …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested for TennCare Fraud

A resident of Bedford County was arrested last week for using TennCare benefits to doctor shop for drugs. The man has faced the charge multiple times in the past. Doctor shopping involves going to multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits as payment. Samuel L. …

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