Man charged with Criminal Homicide in Death of 4-Year-Old Boy in Tullahoma

Tullahoma Police Investigator Harry Conway has charged Charles Eugene Anderson, 32, of North 10th Avenue, Decherd, in connection with the death of a 4-year-old boy. Officials with Tullahoma police said officers were called to the Tennova Harton Emergency Room at 6 a.m. Wednesday after a 4-year-old died. He has been charged with criminal homicide, failure …

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Update on Deputies Shot at the Coffee County Justice Center

On Monday June 19, 2017 there was shooting inside Coffee County Justice Center. An inmate, 37-year-old Michael Eugene Bell was in the courthouse for a hearing on charges of domestic-related kidnapping, evading arrest and other charges. Bell attacked Coffee County Deputy Wade Bassett as the deputy was escorting the inmate to a transport van. The …

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Manchester Police asking for the Public’s Help

The Manchester Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred around 7:30 PM on the night June 23, 2017. An unknown male subject with male juvenile entered Walmart on the Hillsboro Hwy and proceeded to the electronics area. The subject removed security wire and placed a barcode of another item on it. The subject’s vehicle …

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More than 130 New Laws begin July 1 in Tennessee

More than 130 new laws in Tennessee will go into effect on July 1. The biggest is Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act, which will cut taxes on food and raises the gas tax. The tax on a gallon of gas is going up by 4 cents on July 1, and then 1 cent each of …

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Inmate Shoots Robertson County Deputy and the Inmate Later Dies after being Shot

It has happened again, this time it was not in Coffee County but in Nashville. A Robertson County inmate died Wednesday afternoon and a deputy was hurt after a shooting at Vanderbilt’s 100 Oaks campus. Authorities say the inmate was being transported to the Thompson Lane clinic for a medical appointment when he grabbed Deputy …

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AEDC Prepares for Possible Strike

The commander of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold AFB has directed the reconfiguration of gates and installation of barriers in preparation for a possible labor dispute. The Air Engineering Metal Trades Council, and the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the test, operations and sustainment contractor at Arnold AFB, have not agreed to a …

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Industrial Board gives Hackney One-Year Deal

We reported recently that the Industrial Board of Coffee County had officially launched a search for a new executive director. Current Executive Director Ted Hackney has served in that capacity for many years and agreed to stay on until a committee decided on their next move, if any. The board last week decided in a …

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Grundy County School Board Member Arrested

A Grundy County school board member was arrested Monday night for public intoxication, indecent exposure, false reports/statements and resisting arrest. Amanda ‘Kasey’ Anderson was arrested after an early morning phone call on June 27 which led deputies to her home. An unknown male caller called 911 dispatch and reported a domestic situation. The call was …

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Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, which is 9 cents less than the same period last year and the lowest since 2005. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said lower gas prices will make it more enticing for Americans to take extended, or more …

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Head-On Crash takes the Life of McMinnville Teen

A McMinnville teenager was killed and two other people critically injured in a head-on crash Sunday night on Highway 70 near Centertown. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2005 Toyota pickup truck, driven by 56 year old Craig Mears of Woodbury was headed east bound in the west bound lanes when it crashed head-on …

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