Sheriff’s Dept. Christmas Box Sign-Ups begin Monday

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will start taking sign-ups for the Christmas boxes beginning Monday November 27, 2017. If you want to sign your children up for this program, you will need to come in person to the sheriff’s department at 76 County Jail Lane in Manchester. Names will be taken Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm. You …

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Two People Die in Fiery Crash on I-24

Two unidentified people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. under the exit 110 overpass in Manchester. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler, the truck was operated by a 70-year man from Chicago, Illinois. He was injured in the accident. …

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TCI Approves Jail Annex to Open at Old Jail

On Thursday, (Nov. 16, 2017) Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) approved the Jail Annex to hold up to 42 inmates. The annex is the former location of the Coffee County Jail and located next to the Justice Center in Manchester. The workhouse is for certain non-violent offenders to be housed. These inmates do work for non-profits …

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Man Killed in Grundy County while Walking in the Roadway

A Grundy County man is dead after he was hit by a car. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 67-year-old Thomas Argo of Gruetli-Laager was walking in the middle of the road on State Highway 56 when he was struck by a car heading north. The THP said the driver did not see Argo. The Grundy …

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Man who Allegedly Sold Heroin Laced with Fentanyl Arrested in Murfreesboro

Authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested after two people suffered overdoses of heroin laced with the opioid fentanyl. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says two people in Murfreesboro suffered non-fatal drug overdoses on Friday. Heroin recovered from the victims was examined at a TBI forensics lab, and it tested positive for the presence …

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Wide Awake: Screen Time Affects TN Children, Study Finds

There’s new research about the importance of minimizing screen time for children during the evening hours. If children are falling asleep watching TV or with a cell phone tucked under the covers, they’re probably going to bed later and getting much less sleep than children without access to electronic devices. Monique LeBourgeois is the lead …

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Motlow Closing for Thanksgiving

Motlow State Community College will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow State campuses, including the Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna campuses. There will be no classes on …

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Indoor Practice Facility Approved for Coffee Co. Middle School

In August, talks began between local businessman Robert Gilley and Coffee County Middle School (CCMS) Athletic Director Kyle Harris about a possible indoor practice facility for football at the school. As Communications continued between Gilley, Harris, Principal Kim Aaron and others it became evident that there was a need for other sports as well. It …

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Fire Damages Manchester Home

Manchester Fire and Rescue responded to a reported structural fire Thursday morning around 3:30am at 200 West Moore St. Crews arrived on scene and found the front of the home fully involved in fire. Fire crews deployed an attack line and knocked down the main body of the fire within minutes. Crews remained on scene …

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Tennessee Eeceives Highest Score for Legislation Against Child Sex Trafficking

In a recent study, Tennessee received the highest score for legislation against child sex trafficking according to Shared Hope International. According to that organization, Tennessee has demonstrated a 7-year trend of gradually strengthening the state’s child sex trafficking laws. The most common form of slavery is human sex trafficking. Many think of sex trafficking as …

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