Thursday’s Snow Patrol

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Warren County Schools close at 1pm. – Snow Patrol brought to you by Spring Street Market – Located at the corner of Spring and Coffee Street in Manchester  

Charges levied in Coffee County against Nashville woman for Stolen Car and more

A Nashville woman was also arrested for taking drugs into a penal institution by troopers. According to warrant obtained by Trooper Jonathan Williams, Masharie Shavon Pirtle, 38, of Nashville was arrested on March 29 on the charges. According to the warrant, the trooper stopped Pirtle on Interstate 24 for a traffic violation. When he checked …

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Traffic Stop leads to Trouble for Woman and Juvenile

A 17-year-old Tullahoma resident and a Smithville woman are in trouble for possession after they were stopped by Tullahoma Police on Wednesday (March 29). Arayna Lynn Arrocha, 26, of Smithville was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on revoke/suspended license, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and light law. A 17-year-old, …

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Court Halts Solitary Confinement of Juveniles in Rutherford County

Tennessee counties may be reconsidering their use of solitary confinement for juveniles after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Rutherford County from subjecting youths to isolation cells. The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 15-year-old detainee who was held in confinement for five days. His attorney, …

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March “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 Manchester Officer Dustan Foster. Officer Foster began his career at Franklin County Sheriff’s Department …

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Coffee County Emergency Management Agency & Homeland Security announces storm shelters

The Manchester Recreation Center and D.W. Wilson in Tullahoma have been kind enough to allow folks who may not feel comfortable staying in their mobile homes or current residences a place to go during the storms this evening 3/30/2017. They will be made available when a tornado watch has been received for our area and …

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Tullahoma Fireman Facing Rape Charge

A Tullahoma Firefighter has been suspended following his arrest on sex charges in Moore County. James David Huskey, 39, a firefighter with Tullahoma Fire Department was arrested Monday March 27 on charges of rape of a child. He was arrested by the Moore County Sheriff’s Department on the charges. Sheriff Mark Logan said Tuesday that …

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High Speed Pursuit Suspect appears in Court

The man who allegedly led authorities on a high speed pursuit from Coffee County to Rutherford County, which ended in a fatal crash, has a new court date. Twenty-nine year old Garieon Simmons of Decherd was arraigned earlier this week on charges of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest, driving on a …

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Coffee County is Growing

The Coffee County official 2010 Census population, as of April 1 that year, was 52,796, while the Census Bureau estimates that as of July 1, 2016, the county’s population was 54,681 a difference of 3.57 percent. Over the most-recent one-year period for which estimates are available, from 2015 to 2016, the county grew by 0.74 …

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Tennessee’s Highest Court says Pentobarbital to Execute Condemned Prisoners is Constitutional

In a unanimous opinion, the state’s highest court said that using the drug pentobarbital to execute condemned prisoners is constitutional. The drug is often used by veterinarians to euthanize animals. The Tennessean reported earlier this month that the state currently does not have access to the drug. Drugs used in lethal injections have become harder …

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