Coffee County High School Receives Grant

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that 88 school districts and one postsecondary institution in Tennessee have received a total of $2.2 million through the Perkins Reserve Consolidated Grant. This new grant application for the 2018-19 school year combines funding streams from the Perkins Reserve Grant, the department’s New Skills for Youth (NSFY) grant, and …

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Gas Prices Going Down

Motorists are getting some welcomed relief from high prices at the gas pump. The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.90, after declining 7 cents since Memorial Day weekend. AAA spokesman Tim Jenkins said pump prices should sink even lower this week, after wholesale gasoline prices took a dive. Gas prices …

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Coffee County FFA Member Named State Star

  Ben Young of the Coffee County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is Tennessee FFA’s 2018 Star in Agribusiness sponsored by Tennessee Farmers Cooperative. The Star in Agribusiness is considered one of the highest awards in the state bestowed on an FFA member. Star recognition is awarded to the top students in five areas …

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Man Accused of Murder as a Teenager has been Arrested

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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Shelbyville Man Wins $2 Million

Twice was nice for a lucky Shelbyville man, who won big the second time he played Powerball. Matthew Reed, a cabinet maker, won a cool $2 million Saturday, June 16, 2018, playing the popular game. Matthew, went to the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters office with his grandparents on Monday to collect the prize. Because he …

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Independence Day Coming Soon

Come celebrate Independence Day, July 4th with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department! They will have live music, concessions, and fireworks. Live music will begin at 7:00 pm at the Rotary Amphitheater, followed by a fireworks display at 9:00 pm. The Fourth of July Celebration will take place on July 4, 2018. Musical entertainment this …

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After Three Years and Three Postponements–Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

  The trial of former Coffee County High School baseball coach Brad Weir was delayed for a fourth time on Monday due to a medical emergency in Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott’s family. The new court date has been pushed back to November, with a status hearing preceding the trial on Wednesday, Sept.12. The …

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says be Wary of Scammers

With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers …

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Slight Rise in State Unemployment Rate

Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower. While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the April rate of 3.4 percent, year-to-year, it is 0.3 of a percentage point lower than …

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Fatal Crash in Wartrace

Authorities say a woman is dead after a head-on rollover crash in Bedford County on Sunday. A juvenile driver veered off the road, overcorrected and struck the second vehicle. Emergency officials said that 35- year-old Crystal Jones was traveling on CX Troxler Road in Wartrace when her car was struck by the juvenile’s car. 35- …

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