2/27/17–Tennessee State Education Commissioner visits Westwood Middle School

Tennessee’s Commissioner of education , Dr. Candice McQueen visited Westwood Middle School on Monday. As you might expect, Director of Manchester City Schools, Lee Wilkerson, WMS Principal Chad Fletcher and WMS Vice Principal Jonathan Graf were there to greet the Commissioner; but students from Westwood Middle School were tasked with touring the Commissioner through the …

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Major with THP Resigns after Grundy County Arrest

State officials say the head of the Special Investigations Bureau with the Tennessee Highway Patrol has resigned following his arrest on charges that include aggravated assault and public intoxication. Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials announced Friday that 47-year-old Major Stacy Williams had resigned before he may have been fired following an internal investigation. …

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Missing Man’s Body Found

Shelbyville Police say that the body that was found in the old Harris Middle School Wednesday is that of Cecil D. Holland. According to his family, Holland was homeless and suffered from unknown mental illnesses. His last reported sighting was on January 18, 2017. The state’s medical examiner’s office has positively identified the body as …

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State Warns of Medical Oxygen Dangers

For thousands of Tennesseans with medical issues like COPD or cancer, using a medical oxygen tank is necessary for survival. But according to the State Fire Marshal, a lack of safety precautions when using supplemental air resulted in six fire-related deaths in 2016 and more than 30 in the last five years. State spokesman Kevin …

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Garner’s Furniture makes Donation

In response to Coffee County Schools’ initiative to eliminate barriers that may hinder student academic success, Garners Furniture donated a washer to New Union Elementary honoring Mrs. Bobbie Carden, retired teacher, who served her entire teaching career at New Union for over four decades. “It has been a pleasure to work with Wimpy, Lloyd, and …

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2/27/17–H&R Block Student of the Week Jada Buckingham

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Jada Buckingham!!! Jada, the daughter of Jamie and Griselda Clark and Thomas Buckingham, is an eighth grade student at Westwood Middle School. Jada was chosen to be honored because she is a leader in her class, an “A” student and a pleasure to be around. Jada’s favorite subject is …

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Manchester Female facing charges including Rape of a Child

A Manchester woman has been charged with rape of a child and adult contributing to the delinquency of a child. Arreall Gyna Lawhorn, 28, of Century Street, Manchester was arrested Jan. 20 on the charges by Manchester Police Investigator Bryan Eldridge. Lawhorn is accused of having a party at a residence on Oak Drive where …

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IRS Imposters looking for Victims in Coffee County

Area law enforcement continues to receive tips about IRS imposters threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement says they’re investigating alongside several other agencies across the United States. Police say these calls are not coming from the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service will never demand payment over the telephone. …

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Haslam Not Ruling Out Run for U.S. Senate

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn’t ruling out a future run for U.S. Senate. The governor’s comments came in response to a question at a Tennessee Press Association luncheon Wednesday. He also told reporters that a possible Senate bid isn’t something he’s been spending a lot of time thinking about. Haslam, who cannot seek re-election in …

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February’s Hometown Hero

Al White Motors and WMSR (Thunder Radio) are teaming up to honor those who serve that thin blue line, our local law enforcement. Each month someone in law enforcement will be honored as a Hometown Hero. Our hero this month is Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Sharketti. He has been an employee with the sheriff’s …

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