Scam Alerts

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves and Investigator Jason Dendy have issued a warning about a scam making its way around Coffee County. The scammers in the past have posed as a deputy from the sheriff’s department, this time they are spoofing phone numbers that seem to be local. Sometimes the scammer even claims to be …

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Authorities Searching for Missing Man

Winchester Police Department is searching for any information on the whereabouts of James L. Wood, white male, 50 years old. He was last heard from on July 29, 2017. Mr. Wood is believed to possibly be driving this 1988 white Ford F150 with license plate of DV0X44. If you have any information at all on …

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Gov. Bill Haslam Touting $30 Million plan that focuses on the Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Bill Haslam is touting a $30 million plan that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills three Tennesseans a day. The Republican released details in a news conference Monday alongside Senate Speaker Randy McNally, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins and others. Treatment …

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Red Cross in need of Blood and Platelet Donations

Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors. More than 550 blood drives have been …

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State Lawmaker wants to allow Liquor and Wine Purchases on Sundays

A Tennessee lawmaker is still fighting to allow liquor and wine purchases on Sundays. State Rep. Gerald McCormick proposed a bill that would allow package stores to sell liquor and allow grocery stores to sell wine during hours when beer is sold, which would include Sundays. This isn’t the first time the push has been …

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Two Accidents Lead to the Arrest of Tullahoma Man

On Saturday (January 20th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to a hit and run accident on the Tullahoma Hwy. Officers state that Orlando Ferez Hayworth age 42 of Johnson Lane, Tullahoma allegedly struck another vehicle and then fled the scene of the accident without reporting it. According to the arrest warrant, Officer Jamie Norris states that …

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Road Work to Close Manchester Street on Tuesday

The City of Manchester Street Department will be conducting some needed work on Tuesday (January 23. 2018). The work being done is to repair the tile under the roadway. This will have Rye St (from Hwy 41 to Hwy 55) closed for the time it takes to repair the tile. The City of Manchester Street …

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Coffee County to Receive $6 MIllion for Road Work around Bonnaroo

Coffee County has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for $6 million. The road construction project will widen New Bushy Branch and Ragsdale roads in Manchester. The work will widen a 2.9-mile section to three lanes. This is main road that attendees use to enter Bonnaroo each June. The replacement …

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TennCare Paid Out $2.7 Million to Managed Care Organizations for Patients that are Deceased

A federal audit estimates Tennessee’s Medicaid program overpaid managed care organizations by $2.7 million over seven years for patients who were already deceased. A December audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says TennCare should recover the money and return a $1.8 million federal share. TennCare Deputy Commissioner Wendy Long …

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Tennessee Creates 28,700 Jobs in 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips recently announced Tennessee ended 2017 with more than 28,000 new jobs across the state in the last year and an unemployment rate nearly 2 percentage points lower than 2016. In 2017 a total of 28,700 nonfarm jobs were created across the …

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