Smyrna Man Facing Charges In Coffee County

David Scott Kelnhofer of Smyrna was arrested Tuesday after a Coffee County deputy found him to be in possession of drugs. The man was stopped by a deputy for a traffic violation after Coffee County Investigator James Sherrill observed Kelnhofer texting and driving erratic. As officers approached the SUV they allegedly observed drug paraphernalia laying …

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All 95 Tennessee Counties Have Adopted Annual Budget

For the first time in decades all 95 Tennessee counties have adopted their annual budget resolutions by August 31. This extraordinary achievement means that Tennessee counties are now operating under a locally adopted budget for the current fiscal year. Tennessee counties are also in full compliance with Public Chapter 170, Acts of 2015. This new …

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Chicken Farm Loses Contract After Abuse Uncovered

A Tennessee chicken farm has lost its contract to provide chickens for McDonald’s through Tyson Foods, after the chicken supplier announced it was terminating its contract with the farmer. Late last week, the animal rights group Mercy for Animals released the results of an undercover investigation which it says documented the abuse of chickens at …

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Area-Wide College and Career Fair To Be Held At Motlow

Motlow College will host its annual Area-Wide College and Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 10, inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus. Motlow invites its student body, students from area high schools and those who are home-schooled, and the general public. The event is set for 9 – 11:30 a.m. and will include representatives …

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Manchester Man Facing Charges In Murfreesboro

A 27-year old Manchester man has been arrested on kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery charges, among others, after an incident at the Vista Inn on Westgate Boulevard. Murfreesboro Police Officer James O’Rourke reports when he arrived on the scene Sunday around 9pm, he found the suspect, Shawn William Jones, being held by a male employee …

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

Motorists in the southeastern United States should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade. The current state average price of $2.17 in Tennessee is $1.04 cheaper than the price during last year’s holiday. The current national average price of gasoline is $2.48 – 12 cents lower than a week ago, 19 cents …

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Two People From Coffee County Charged With TennCare Fraud

Two people are charged with TennCare fraud in separate incidents, both involving prescription drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrests after a joint effort with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. Both individuals were involved in the sale of prescription drugs paid for by TennCare. The two arrested are: Wilford Frankenberry, 58, of Manchester, …

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New Gun Legislation Being Proposed

Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues. Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris of Memphis and state Rep. John Ray Clemmons of Nashville say their bill would create an exemption to the new state law that bans local governments from prohibiting people with handgun carry …

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Manchester Man Arrested On Several Charges After a Saturday Traffic Stop

Nathan Keith Layne of Manchester was arrested on multiple charges on Saturday. According to a report by Deputy Steve Sharketti, the man was seen driving on Ramsey Road with a tire missing from the wheel and he was driving on the rim. After being stopped by the deputy the man was asked for identification which …

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Lynchburg Woman Charged With Forgery

Halie Morgan Walker of Lynchburg was arrested last week on forgery charges by Tullahoma Police Investigator Tyler Hatfield. Walker, 20, of Old Fayetteville Highway, Lynchburg was arrested after a joint investigation by the Moore County Sheriff’s Department and the Tullahoma Police Department. A Moore County Investigator discovered that a forgery had occurred at Ascend Federal …

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