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Manchester Fire & Rescue and Manchester Police responded to the accident.
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Later in the day Manchester Fire & Rescue fought a dumpster fire at the apartment complex behind People’s Bank. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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53 year old Tracy Morgan of Huntland died Saturday night in a house fire.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff Department, when authorities arrived the found the house located on Indian Creek Road fully engulfed by flames.
After the fire was extinguished investigators learned that Morgan had perished in the fire.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal Office are investigating the fire.
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A teenager was charged with simple assault Friday morning after displaying what was believed to be a gun at a Warren County bus stop and causing schools to be lockdown.
According to Sgt. Lisa Norris of the McMinnville Police Dept. the teenager displayed to students what was believed to be a real gun at a bus stop on Cascade Ave. The teenager put it in his hoodie and walked away and the bus driver notified the bus shed of the situation. Director of Schools Bobby Cox was notified of the situation and said that with their protocol and procedures all schools were locked down for the safety of the students. Lockdown lasted approximately 15 minutes when police located the teenager on foot. The teen did not have the gun on him but told police where it was discarded and it was immediately recovered. Norris said the gun turned out to be an air soft toy gun.
The teenager, who is a sophomore at Warren County High School, was charged with simple assault and will appear in juvenile court this week.
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Gas prices are down ever so slightly this week in Manchester the low price is 2-cents less this week than last week falling to $3.13. In Tullahoma the low price fell 5-cents to $3.09 per gallon.
The nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in February, the cheapest monthly average since 2011. In prior years, February’s gas prices averaged $3.65 in 2013, $3.55 in 2012 and $3.17 in 2011.
“AAA forecasts the price of gas will rise well into March and April,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Despite the projected rise in pump prices, it’s expected that prices will remain less expensive than last year’s peak of $3.79 per gallon.”
Gas prices typically rise this time of year because many refineries cut production to conduct seasonal maintenance, which can limit gasoline supplies and cause market uncertainty. The majority of Gulf Coast refineries, the primary source of fuel in southeastern states, should conclude maintenance in mid to late March—assuming no major repairs keep refineries offline for an extended period of time.
Crude oil is another contributing factor to the price at the pump. The price of oil represents about two-thirds of the cost of gasoline, and producers generally pass along increased oil costs to consumers in the form of higher gas prices. The price of domestic West Texas Intermediate crude oil increased about $5.00 per barrel this month. The price for a barrel of oil settled Friday on the NYMEX at $102.59 – 39 cents more than last week.
Sunday’s national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.46, 5 cents more than last week, while Tennessee’s average of $3.21 rose 2-cents from last week.
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Tennessee State Veterans homes in Knoxville and Murfreesboro have been ranked among the best in the country.
U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing.
The source of the data originates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In 2013, CMS issued five star ratings to the Senator Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville and the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro.
This is the third year for the distinction for the home in Murfreesboro and the second for the home in Knoxville.
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In October of last year there was a murder here in Coffee County. The body of 72-year-old Patricia Anne Collins was found by a friend around 7 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 17, 2013 at her residence on Powers Bridge Road just outside Manchester. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation. An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office determined that her death was caused by strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.
Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said late last week that evidence collected by investigators at the scene has been analyzed at the Tennessee Bureau of Identification Crime Laboratory in Nashville. The sheriff stated this past Friday that investigators have received some evidence back from the crime lab. “We are following up on the evidence from those test,” Graves stated. “We will be following up on other evidence.” He did not elaborate on what kind of evidence investigators have received just that they are following up on it.
Anyone with information about the murder of Collins is asked to contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department at 931-728-3591.
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Manchester Police are currently investigating the passing of several worthless fake payroll checks in the area.
According to Investigator Butch Stewart, a white male and two females have been making purchases with the fake checks. “They are passing checks drawn on Advance Auto parts store,” the investigator said. “They even have identification to match the name on the payroll check.”
The man is described as having a large frame. One of the females is described as having blonde hair and appears young. The third woman each time has hidden her face by pulling a cap over her eyes.
According to Stewart, the three arrived at each business where they cashed the checks in a dark colored van. He explained that there are several other individuals in the van each time.
The investigator noted that there have been some of the fake payroll checks cashed in the Murfreesboro area as well.
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