Tullahoma Man charged with setting Fire to Estranged Wife and her Clothing

David Arch Bass age 55 of Allen St Tullahoma was arrested by Tullahoma Police on Sunday on charges of Aggravated assault and setting fire to personal property. According to the arrest warrant, Bass got into an argument with his estranged wife at 317 Allen Street in Tullahoma. Allegedly Bass became angry and took articles of …

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Sheriff’s Dept. Searching for Wanted Man

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help. Authorities are searching for 32 year-old Christopher James Decent of Hillsboro Blvd Manchester. Decent is wanted on a burglary charge, violation of probation, child support and failure to appear. If you have seen Christopher James Decent or know his whereabouts please call the Coffee …

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Meth and Pot Bust in Grundy County

Grundy County Sheriff Deputies and Tracy City Police Department seized more than 50 grams of crystal meth and several marijuana plants. Deputies went to 133 Sims Street after receiving information of a fugitive that could be located at the location. Deputies found several marijuana plants in plain view. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of …

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Zika Virus Confirmed in Rutherford County

Rutherford County is now the third Tennessee county to have a confirmed Zika virus case. The City of Murfreesboro is increasing efforts to battle mosquitoes this spring by attacking larvae with mosquito-attacking bacteria-based larvae. Killing larvae before they have a chance to become adults is the recommendation of both the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension …

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Medicine “Black Box” Increased

The effort to reduce prescription drug-related problems in Tennessee received a boost when the Food and Drug Administration announced it was expanding its boxed warning, commonly referred to as a “Black Box Warning,” to include certain immediate-release pain medicines. The announcement comes after the Tennessee Neonatal Abstinence Working Group petitioned the FDA for the expansion …

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Holiday Closing at Motlow and Summer Classes to begin

Motlow State Community College will be closed on May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The holiday includes all facilities on the Moore County campus and at the Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna campuses. All campuses will close at 4:30 p.m. on May 27, and will remain closed until May 31, when normal business hours will …

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Man Runs from Tullahoma Police with Stolen Gun

On Thursday Tullahoma Police Officer Phil Bratten arrested and charged Cory Michael Smith age 27 of Ovoca Rd Tullahoma with Evading arrest, Theft of property and Reckless endangerment. Tullahoma Police received a complaint of an individual walking down West Carroll Street that a man was brandishing a gun and threatening motorists with it. According to …

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You can now Report Government Fraud

If you suspect fraud, waste and abuse in county government; employees, citizens and public officials can now report it through an online fraud-reporting form. The form can be accessed through the county’s website where you’ll find a link to the State of Tennessee’s website and reports are confidential. Coffee County government has approximately 30 different …

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Motorcycle Deaths are Up

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It’s definitely needed, as motorcycle fatalities nationwide were up 10 percent in 2015 as compared to 2014. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimates the final total to be 5,010, only the third time in history the death toll has topped 5,000. In 2014 the toll was 4,548. In Tennessee, …

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Tullahoma Fire Dept. planning Smoke Detector Giveaway

The Tullahoma Fire Department is partnering with The American Red Cross, Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, and 1-800-BoardUp to canvass neighborhoods and ensure homes in the Tullahoma area have working smoke alarms. “This year we have had six structure fires within the first four months compared to eleven structure fires total in 2015. “Several instances this …

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