Authorities Searching for Wanted Female

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help once again. They are searching for a wanted female. Authorities are searching for Miranda Shantel Bumpus. She is 31 years-old and is not only wanted in Coffee County, but also by Franklin County officials. Bumpus is white female standing 5’3” with hazel eyes and …

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Road Construction Projects Stop for the Holiday Weekend

The state Transportation Department is shutting down road construction projects for the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend. Construction-related lane closures were suspended on interstates and state highways at midnight and running through 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Transportation Commissioner John Schroer says that suspending roadwork will help travelers reach their destinations safely and with fewer …

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Tennessee Agency Focused on Women Set to Close

A state agency focused on the economic growth of women in Tennessee will shut its doors this week. The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is closing after 18 years because it didn’t get enough support in the State Assembly to remain open. The mission of the organization was to perform research, provide advocacy and share …

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Advice concerning Firework Use

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and Coffee County Fire Departments are warning residents about firework dangers. A few tips officials have for residents to keep them safe are: • Never allow children to handle or ignite fireworks. • Read and follow all warnings and instructions. • Never place any part of your body directly …

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Independence Day Celebration in Manchester

Join the Manchester Recreation Department for their Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4th. They’ll have a fantastic fireworks show, FREE entertainment featuring the Ultimate Oldies starting at 6pm with fireworks will begin at 9pm! Park Partners will be hosting a local candidate meet and greet along the Greenway in Rotary Park (in front of …

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Police Release Name of Body Found Deceased in Tullahoma

Using dental records the State Medical Examiner determined that the man whose body was found Saturday in Tullahoma was 45 year old Stacy Craig Morris of East Grundy Street in Tullahoma. The body was found by a Tullahoma Public Works employee in a wooded, brushy area on Freeman Street near the railroad just off of Highway …

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Vandy Pitcher’s Death Ruled Accidental

On June 2 Vanderbilt Pitcher Donny Everett died on Normandy Lake in Coffee County. Autopsy results have confirmed drowning is to blame for the death. Davidson County Assistant Medical Examiner David Zimmerman’s autopsy shows the 19-year-old’s death was accidental. A toxicology report shows that at the time of his death, Everett tested negative for drugs …

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Manchester Man Facing Prescription Drug Fraud

On Tuesday Manchester Police reports that a man went to Baker Brother’s Drug store and signed to pick up a prescription. According to the arrest warrant the medication was allegedly for a female that is incarcerated at a state prison in Bledsoe County. The warrant goes onto say that Joshua Lee Phipps age 30 of …

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Car Theft Arrests in McMinnville

McMinnville Police have arrested three suspects in a series of vehicles thefts that have occurred in the civic center and Northside areas of the city. Arrested were Austin Smith and Dalton Porter, both of Woodbury, and Tyler Gage Finley of Crossville. Police, working in cooperation with authorities in Cannon and Coffee Counties, took them into …

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Tennessee Board of Regents Endorses MTSU Building being Renamed

The Tennessee Board of Regents has endorsed renaming a Middle Tennessee State University building named in honor of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1958. The Daily News Journal reports an MTSU task force recommended in April that Forrest Hall be renamed, and MTSU President Sidney McPhee has endorsed the recommendation. The Regents’ Friday vote …

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