Lady Raider Golf Wins 4th Consecutive District Championship

Four in a row! For the 4th consecutive year, the Coffee County Central High School Lady Raider golf team captured the District 8AAA crown as they finished with 3 of the top 4 individual scores to outdistance their competitors by 36 strokes. The win advances them to Thursday’s Region 4AAA tournament in Murfreesboro. The Red …

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Man claiming to be a Clown Threatening Children Arrested

On Friday night the Coffee County Communications Center notified officers that a call had come in with the caller identifying himself as the clown who has been threatening children. According to the arrest warrant, the subject became very lewd with the dispatcher talking sexually with her and stating he was going to harm children. He …

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Fatal Crash in Franklin County on Sunday

On Sunday morning around 1:20am there was a one vehicle crash in Franklin County on the Old Alto Hwy at the intersection of Greenhaw Rd. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Tommy Lyles, a 2010 Mercury MPR driven by Gary L Jones age 36 of Winchester was traveling east on the highway when the …

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Franklin County Authorities Searching for Wanted Man

Authorities are attempting to locate Joseph Luther Garner, 219 Bethpage Road, Estill Springs, TN. Garner is wanted for Violation of Federal Probation in connection with Methamphetamine charges. Anyone having any information that could lead to the apprehension of Garner is asked to contact Investigation George Dyer of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 931-308-9420, 931-962-0123 …

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Tennessee Middle School Social Studies standards involving Islam might be dropped

School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards. The Kingsport Times-News reports that an entire section on Islam currently taught to seventh-graders has been removed from the state Board of Education’s draft, which went online for public review Sept. 15. Most of …

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Baiting program begins in Tennessee

An annual baiting program to help prevent rabies in raccoons began on Monday in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the project. Oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons will be distributed along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Vaccine packets coated with fishmeal …

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Thanks for a Great Day of Fishing

A big thank you from Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves to all of you who participated in the 18th Annual Fishing Tournament on Saturday to benefit the needy children of Coffee County at Christmas. The event sponsored by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department was held at Normandy Lake, Barton Springs Boat Ramp and had a …

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SCAM ALERT!!

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves and Investigator Jason Dendy has 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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Serious Warning about people dressed as Clowns

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security is asking parents to be on the lookout for people dressed as clowns. The department sent a tweet about the issue on Saturday, as did the Tennessee Highway Patrol. According to officials, these could actually be child predators. Last week, a Coffee County teenager claimed he was …

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Man Charged with his Brother’s Murder in Woodbury

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Cannon County man for the July murder of his brother. At the request of 16th District Attorney General Jennings Jones, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office, …

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