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Red Raider Basketball Closes Season with Road Loss at Riverdale

The Coffee County CHS boys’ basketball team opened up play in the Region 4AAA tournament on Saturday night in Murfreesboro.  Taking on Riverdale with their season on the line, the Red Raiders suffered from a poor shooting performance as their season came to a close in the single elimination tournament.  Coffee County fell by a …

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No Candidates Removed from the Coffee County Ballot

We reported on Monday that during the Coffee County Election Commission meeting last week a motion was made to make a change on the agenda. The reason for that change was because there are some Republican candidates, who by new Republican bylaws, may not certify to be a bona fide Republican. On Wednesday the Election …

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Three People Charged in Burglary Case

Three people were arrested for a burglary in the Pocahontas Road area on Feb. 20. Arrested were Ashley Lucille Trimue, 31, of Mill Street Manchester, Brad Wade Howard, 38, Normandy Road, Normandy and Loal Jackson Carr, 30, of Ridgewood Drive, Manchester. According to warrants, Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Clem was called to a residence …

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Former Conference Center Manager Pleads Guilty to taking $31,000 from MCCCC

The former manager of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center had plead guilty to taking $31,000 from the center. Alyce Faith Heifner was arrested in February of last year for taking the money from the center over a 15-month period. The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found the theft. After her guilty plea to theft of …

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology to Offer Classes in Manchester

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) – McMinnville is accepting enrollment applications for an Industrial Maintenance program at its Instructional Service Center in Manchester located at 1877 Volunteer Parkway, (VIAM Building). Class will begin February 26, 2018 and will meet from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Tuition and fees are $1,246 …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Brelie Sons!!! Brelie, the daughter of Susan and Ronnie Garner, is a ninth grader at Coffee County Raider Academy. Brelie was nominated because, “she represents the best at CCRA. She always uses good manners, is kind and helpful to fellow students, has a positive attitude and is a hard …

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Traffic Violation leads to Woman’s Arrest

An Estill Springs woman was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Feb. 19 on drug charges. Jami Ann Cole, 32, of Sharron Drive, Estill Springs was charged with manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance and unlawful drug paraphernalia and activities. According to warrants obtained by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler, a vehicle that Cole was riding …

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As TN Rape Kits Sit on Shelves, State Comptroller Urges Update

At last count, more than 9,000 rape kits sat on shelves in storage across Tennessee, but that number could be even higher. The state Comptroller’s Office is recommending that lawmakers ask for an update on the status of processing the kits – at the same time that a national campaign is releasing a series of …

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SNAP Benefits/EBT Card Outage this Weekend

There will be a statewide SNAP benefit outage this weekend for all EBT cardholders. It will start at 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 and end Sunday, Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. During that nine-hour period, anyone with an EBT card will not be able to use it. No benefits will be lost during the system …

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Tullahoma to Receive Grants for Recycling

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced $6,041,629 in grants to support community recycling efforts in a statewide effort to reduce landfill waste. “TDEC is committed to increasing the diversion and beneficial use of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or contaminating our waters,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “These …

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