Black Rifle Coffee Company Specializes in Roasting and Distributing bringing New Jobs to Manchester

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) officials announced Monday that the company will locate its new operations in Manchester. The coffee roaster and distributer will invest $6 million and create 52 new jobs over the next five years in Coffee County. “Tennessee prides itself on …

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Three People from Out of State Allegedly Stole Mail from Residents of Manchester

On Saturday (May 19, 2018) Manchester Police officers received a call about suspicious subjects walking in the area of North Ridge Drive. Upon contact with the three individuals at the Circle K on Interstate Drive, Officer Dale Robertson discovered that Ashley Marie Sarcaleiti of Texas, Michelle Ann St Martin age 43 of Denver CO and …

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Gas Prices Hit $3 Per Gallon in Several States

As the national average continues to push toward $3 a gallon, gas prices in the southeastern US are among the lowest in the country. Sunday’s national average of $2.92 is 5 cents more than a week ago and 57 cents more than this time last year. As of Sunday, gas prices averaged above $3 a …

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$2 Million Lottery Game Winner in South Pittsburg

South Pittsburg, TN has a new millionaire. The Tennessee Lottery says a lucky Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 Friday night. That person has not come forward to claim their prize, nor have they been identified. But lottery officials say the store where the ticket was sold is the …

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Conference Center in need of More Funding

Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center Manager Rebecca French says the center needs more money. Last week French presented the Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee with two proposals, one totaling $416,000. French says this one includes in-kind discounts given to nonprofit organizations and schools that rent the center. The second option, totaling about $316,000, does not …

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Alleged Stolen Car Leads to Four People being Arrested

On Thursday morning (May 17th, 2018) Tullahoma Officer Tommy Elliott stopped a vehicle and after checking the tag number it showed the vehicle as being stolen. James Matthew Hall age 32 of Tullahoma was the driver and Elliott asked Hall for consent to search and he allegedly told the officer that there was drug paraphernalia …

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Grundy County Looking for New Director of Schools

The Grundy County school board voted to part ways with Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey on Friday night. The board voted 5-3 in favor of buying out Kinsey’s contract at a price of $105,000. The system has been dealing with several issues since June of 2017. Kinsey and former board member Robert Foster filed a …

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Unemployment Rate Stay Steady

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for April was 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady. The seasonally adjusted rate represents 0.6 percentage point decrease in unemployment compared to the same time period in 2017. April …

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Dr Vaughn Leaving Coffee County High School–Will become Deputy Director

Coffee County High School Principal Dr. Joey Vaughn has been named the new Deputy Director of the Coffee County School System. Director of Schools Dr Ladonna McFall said in a statement on Wednesday that the school system is very excited about Vaughn accepting the job and now the search is on for a new principal …

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Man Arrested after Threat is made against Shelbyville High School

Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office were contacted on Thursday (May 17, 2018) by the student resource officer at Shelbyville High School about some information received out of state about an adult who had made a threat online against the school. Upon investigating the information, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators contacted the Board of …

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