Working in the Gig Economy? Protections May be Eliminated in TN

Tennessee lawmakers are currently considering legislation (HB 1978) that will impact the thousands of people who are members of the so-called gig economy in the Volunteer State. The bill would classify them as marketplace contractors and remove protections provided by worker’s compensation law and the Tennessee Employment Security Law. Unions and workers’ rights groups oppose …

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TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon Friday through 6am Tuesday. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this …

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2018 CCCHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian visit their alma mater-Westwood Middle School

Westwood Middle School Math teacher, Donna Burdine was so excited to learn that the 2018 Coffee County Central High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian are alumna of WMS; she invited the stellar students to speak to her 6th grade math class. “I’m hoping the 6th graders will be encouraged by both the girls’ stories”, said Burdine. …

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Not Stopping at Crash Scene Leads to Man’s Arrest

On Monday (05-21-2018) Coffee County Deputy Josh McKinney and Sgt. Stephen Sharketti were on scene working a vehicle crash on Fredonia Road. They had traffic stopped so the wrecker could get a vehicle out of the ditch line. A vehicle came through the scene and the driver was told to stop. Sgt. Sharketti stopped the …

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Update on Conference Center Budget

On Monday WMSR reported that Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center Manager Rebecca French says the center needs more money. French recently presented the Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee with two proposals, one totaling $416,000. French says this one includes in-kind discounts given to nonprofit organizations and schools that rent the center. The second option, totaling …

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Memorial Day Ceremony on the Square in Manchester

Your Coffee County Veterans Association is pleased to again host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the Courthouse Square in Manchester, on Memorial Day, May 28th beginning at 11 AM. The public is encouraged to attend – and bring your school-age children! They need to see, first hand, that the freedoms we all enjoy are …

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Arts Alive is this Weekend in Tullahoma

South Jackson Civic Center will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery for the weekend as the region’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the area. Presented by the Tullahoma Arts Center, South Jackson Civic Center, and Tullahoma Arts Council, Arts Alive features a juried Gallery Exhibition and …

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Black Rifle Coffee Company Specializes in Roasting and Distributing bringing New Jobs to Manchester

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) officials announced Monday that the company will locate its new operations in Manchester. The coffee roaster and distributer will invest $6 million and create 52 new jobs over the next five years in Coffee County. “Tennessee prides itself on …

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Three People from Out of State Allegedly Stole Mail from Residents of Manchester

On Saturday (May 19, 2018) Manchester Police officers received a call about suspicious subjects walking in the area of North Ridge Drive. Upon contact with the three individuals at the Circle K on Interstate Drive, Officer Dale Robertson discovered that Ashley Marie Sarcaleiti of Texas, Michelle Ann St Martin age 43 of Denver CO and …

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Gas Prices Hit $3 Per Gallon in Several States

As the national average continues to push toward $3 a gallon, gas prices in the southeastern US are among the lowest in the country. Sunday’s national average of $2.92 is 5 cents more than a week ago and 57 cents more than this time last year. As of Sunday, gas prices averaged above $3 a …

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