Teacher In Trouble For Texting a Student

James David Sanders a teacher Cascade High School in Bedford County has been charged with solicitation of a minor in alleged texts to a student. Sanders, 58, of Idle Drive in Shelbyville is a math teacher. According to officials with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, Sanders was arrested Sunday after he allegedly texted inappropriate messages …

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Shelbyville Police Investigating Child Abuse Case

A 9-year-old special needs child is in a Nashville hospital due to injuries allegedly inflicted by a caregiver. Rochelle Lee Clayton, 38, of Tanner Circle in Shelbyville is charged with aggravated child abuse. The child is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Clayton allegedly struck the child, a relative, in the face numerous times and …

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Deceased People Receiving Unemployment Benefits

Dead people, prisoners and state employees are on the rolls of those receiving unemployment benefits in Tennessee, in spite of repeated warnings that the state is improperly paying out tens of millions in jobless claims. Those were among the findings of a state comptroller’s office audit released Tuesday that said the unemployment benefit system made …

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Experts Say To Stay Away From Baby Chicks and Ducklings.

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Those Easter baskets are often filled with candy and colorful eggs. However, there is one type of gift you should avoid during the holiday—baby chicks and ducklings. Live poultry commonly carry Salmonella germs. When humans handle the birds, the bacteria can spread. Exposure to Salmonella commonly causes extreme abdominal upset. In severe cases, the illness …

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Tullahoma Man Arrested For 16th Time

A Tullahoma man is being held in the Coffee County Jail on a $44,000 bond after being arrested for the same offence for the 16th time, March 29th on Highway 55. 40 year old Nathaniel Allen Love of the Old Tullahoma Highway, Tullahoma was charged with driving on his 16th charge of driving on a …

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Drug Bust On I-24 In Coffee County

A member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s East Bureau Interdiction Plus team arrested two men on drug related charges in Coffee County last Friday, March 27. Driver Osman Mohamed, 40, of Kansas City, Kan., and passenger Sheikh Abdulqadir, 57, of Kansas City, Mo., were arrested and charged with possession of schedule IV drugs with intent …

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Weekly Gas Price Report

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Libya caused oil prices to briefly spike last week nationwide, but stayed about the same in Tennessee. “The increase in oil came at a time when gasoline supplies in Florida are already tight,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “March is the peak month for gasoline …

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Three Churches Vandalized In Bedford County

This past weekend three churches were vandalized on Midland Rd. in Bedford County. The churches were Blankenship Methodist, Midland Heights, and Westside Church. Several windows were broken by objects being thrown through the windows. If anyone has information, please contact the investigations division at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 931-684-3232. If your tip leads …

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Hug It Out: Experts Warn Against Physically Punishing Children

A new study from Duke University warns against resorting to physical punishment. In the study of 1,000 children and mothers from eight different countries, researchers found that maternal warmth can’t dampen the anxiety and aggression connected to physical punishment. “A parent who is both causing pain to the child by frequently hitting a child, but …

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Fire Takes Down Coffee County Home

Heavy smoke covered the New Union community on Saturday as fire destroyed a home... Photo provided

A fire on Maple Springs Dr in the New Union Community destroyed a home around 3pm on Saturday. Eric Smith and Cassie Hudson Smith lived in the home along with their 3 small children. The family escaped but they lost everything to the blaze. New Union Fire Chief Sammy Morton said the home was fully …

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