Update on Missing Woman in Tullahoma–Body Found

A female’s body was located on Wednesday by Tullahoma Police. A search and rescue crew from Metro Nashville helped to find the body not far from the Rock Creek Greenway. Though the body has not yet been identified, police said it could be the body of a woman who has been missing for several days. …

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Looking in Neighbor’s Window Sends Tullahoma Man to Jail

Early Thursday morning Richard Dale Walker age 63 of Cedar Lane Village Dr, Tullahoma was arrested by Tullahoma Police Office Randy Baltimore on 2 counts of observation without consent. The man was located at Dosett apartments on East Moore Street and had allegedly been involved in looking into another family’s window without their consent. Walker …

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Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana in Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that Fentanyl-laced marijuana has been found in Tennessee at one of its forensic labs. Fentanyl is a powerful, narcotic painkiller considered deadly when administered even in small doses, and authorities say it and its derivatives are often imported and used by criminals to create counterfeit pills or to …

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Please Boat Safely

While many people will be enjoying time on the water this Fourth of July, it’s important to be responsible and take necessary precautions during the highest-boating traffic time of the summer. Three key things that boaters can do to prevent a boating accident is to always wear a life jacket, use an engine cut-off device …

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Quarry Out–New Tax In

After years of requests Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC has been attempting to open a quarry business in Hillsboro. At a recent Coffee County Commission meeting the Wright’s were denied a rezoning request by a vote of 15-5 against creating a new zoning designation (M-3) that would have allowed the establishment of a quarry …

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Tennessee Department of Education Blames Questar for Testing Problems

The Tennessee Department of Education announced Wednesday that issues with the state’s TNReady testing that plagued schools this spring were not the result of a malicious attack. Instead, the department said the issues were the fault of the testing vendor, Questar. According to the department, Questar implemented a “significant and unauthorized” change to the text-to-speech …

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Changes to ACA Could Impact 1 in 3 Tennesseans

The future of the Affordable Care Act rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case brought to the court by the state of Texas. While both are hundreds of miles away from Tennessee, the outcome is expected to have an impact on the coverage and protections Tennesseans may receive when it …

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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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