SCAM ALERT!!

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves and Investigator Jason Dendy has issued a warning about a scam making its way around Coffee County. The scammers in the past have posed as a deputy from the sheriff’s department, this time they are spoofing phone numbers that seem to be local. Sometimes the scammer even claims to be …

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Serious Warning about people dressed as Clowns

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security is asking parents to be on the lookout for people dressed as clowns. The department sent a tweet about the issue on Saturday, as did the Tennessee Highway Patrol. According to officials, these could actually be child predators. Last week, a Coffee County teenager claimed he was …

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Man Charged with his Brother’s Murder in Woodbury

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Cannon County man for the July murder of his brother. At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office, …

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ITT Tech students find assistance and opportunity at Motlow State

ITT Tech Institute students who have questions about continuing their education can find the answers at one of the four Motlow State Community College campuses. ITT Tech is a for-profit educator that recently ceased operations at all campuses due to sanctions imposed by the U.S. Department of Education. The college’s closure affects over 40,000 students …

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Man Charged for 4th DUI and More

On Wednesday a Tennessee Highway Patrolman stopped a subject on Hwy 64 in Beechgrove for a traffic violation. The arrest warrant says the Trooper made contact with a male subject who supposedly had an odor of an intoxicant about him. The warrant goes onto say the man identified as Terry Lynn King age 52 of …

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County Unemployment Up Slightly in Coffee County

County unemployment rates for August 2016 were released on Thursday and they show the rates decreased in 26 counties, increased in 58, and remained the same in 11 counties. In Coffee County the unemployment rate went up slightly from 4.8 percent in July to 4.9 percent in August. Currently there are 1,220 people without a …

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Tennessee Highways Rank 18th

Tennessee ranks 18th in the nation in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the new 22nd Annual Highway Report published this week by Reason Foundation. The state’s overall ranking has worsened, it was ranked 17th in the previous report. Tennessee ranks 40th in fatality rate, 10th in deficient bridges, 16th in rural Interstate pavement condition, …

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New Tennessee State Museum will open in 2018

The new Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open its doors to the public in the fall of 2018. Officials say construction on the building located north of the state Capitol in Nashville should be finished by June of that year, but that exhibits will need to be installed and prepared before it can open. …

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Tennessee Promise Sign-up Day is Oct 1 at Motlow

Motlow State Community College’s Moore County and Smyrna campuses will open up computer labs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise. Motlow State staff will assist students in registering for Tennessee Promise, applying to Motlow State, and completing the Free Application …

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County to receive Reimbursement

After a problem was identified by the State Fire Marshal’s Office $225,000 will be reimbursed to Coffee County. The money coming back to the county is because of a problem with the smoke evacuation system at the county jail. Because of the problems with the smoke evacuation system, inmates were not moved until May 2015. …

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