BREAKING NEWS! Coffee County High School threatened!

Dr. Ladonna McFall, Director of Coffee County Schools has notified WMSR of the following: “We had someone write on a wall in the high school threatening the building at 2:00pm. We are releasing students from the building (not the school) via fire drill and police are searching the building as a precaution”. Authorities have given …

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Break-In At Russell Stover Candies

Manchester Police are investigating a break-in that was discovered Monday morning at Russell Stover Candies located on Hillsboro Blvd. According to Manchester Chief Investigator Billy Butler, the thieves entered the store through a back door and they attempted to break into the store’s safe but were unable to get into it. The investigator said that …

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Former Constable and Volunteer Fireman Charged With Burglary

Jeremiah James Vandagriff of Manchester has been charged with burglary and at last report was being held in the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $75,000. The 32 year-old Vandagriff, of West Toliver Road was arrested April 24 for the burglary of the residence of Sally Berryman located on Powers Bridge Road in Manchester. …

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Skipper Steps Down As Athletic Director At Coffee County High School

Coffee County Central High School Athletic Director, Richard Skipper has announced that he will not return to that position for the 2015-2016 school year. Skipper cited the need to spend more time in his role as Career and Technical Education Director and a desire to be able watch his children’s ball games as a spectator as his main reasons for …

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High Speed Pursuit Starts In Coffee County, Ends In Murfreesboro

The search is on for a suspect who led the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a high speed chase through Coffee County into Rutherford County. A suspect, driving a silver Lexus SUV, was clocked at over 100 miles per hour in a work zone at mile-marker on westbound I-24 around 5 a.m. Monday. A pursuit reached …

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Experts: “It Takes a Village” to Help TN Kids with ADHD

It’s been said ‘it takes a village’ to raise a child, and new research suggests that is also the case when it comes to helping kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds a team approach involving parents, clinicians and doctors significantly improves social skills …

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Campaign Begins For Tennessee Reconnect

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. The initiative allows adults to attend one of Tennessee’s 27 colleges of applied …

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72-Year-Old Manchester Man Arrested For Child Porn

72-year-old John Brown Ramsey, Jr. of Manchester was arrested last week on 33 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Manchester Police Investigator Butch Stewart served warrants several weeks ago on Ramsey to take his computer to send it to the TBI for testing. According to the indictments, Ramsey possessed the pornographic material. The TBI …

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Manchester Woman Facing Sex Charge

A Manchester woman was arrested on statutory rape charges after an alleged incident that occurred on Wednesday April 22. 48-year-old Kimberly Faye Sherrell of Archery Lane, Manchester is accused of having oral sex with a 14-year-old autistic boy. The teenager was apparently able to tell Manchester police what had happened to him. Sherrell was booked …

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After Nearly Two Years Murder Trial Will Finally Begin

One of four defendants charged in the 2013 murder of Corey N. Matthews will go on trial May 4. David Jenkins is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. on May 4 in Franklin County Circuit Court with Judge Thomas Graham presiding. Jenkins, along with John Corey Lanier, Coty Keith Holmes and Todd E. Dalton, have …

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