TBI Investigating Homicide In Monteagle

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed they have been requested by 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor to investigate a homicide that occurred on Tuesday in Monteagle, TN. Police in Monteagle responded to a residence on 3rd Street after being notified by a family member that the victim was found deceased inside the home. …

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Custodian Accused of Writing Threats Bound Over To Grand Jury

A school custodian who is accused of writing threats on a wall at Warren County High School has waived her right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the Grand Jury. Marlene Madewell, who was a custodian at the high school is accused of writing threats on a bathroom wall, prompting an evacuation …

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Failed Communication Forces Change

More than a dozen education advocacy groups are calling for more transparency from the Tennessee Department of Education after it failed to communicate a change it made in the way a student’s test score is calculated. The Tennessean reports the issue is over “quick scores,” the scores educators in grades 3-8 are legally required to …

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Missing: Almost $2 Million of Public Money in TN

Do you know where your money is? Chances are you do, but not all public money in Tennessee is accounted for, according to the Tennessee Comptroller’s office. Nearly $2 million in stolen public money remains uncollected in municipalities and counties from more than 90 Tennessee counties. Jim Arnette, director of local government audit for the …

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New Elvis Stamp Coming Aug 12

Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced Wednesday that Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series. The stamp image will be previewed at a later date. “Elvis is a natural addition to our Music Icon Series,” said Brennan. “His life and talents are an …

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Manchester Man Facing Public Indecency and Other Charges

A Manchester man is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a $50,000 bond after being arrested on public indecency charges following an incident in the Family Dollar Store on the Hillsboro Blvd. 28 year old David C. Harper of Hillsboro Highway was charged with indecent exposure, public indecency and vandalism following an incident …

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Local Gas Prices On The Rise

Gas prices could finally be reaching their peak as the rate of increase at the pump is beginning to stall. Since last Sunday, the average price for gasoline rose 1-cent in Tennessee. In Coffee County the price went up drastically especially in Manchester where the low price per gallon jumped 14 cents to $2.49. In …

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Might Raise Rates

Tennessee’s biggest health insurer has proposed raising premiums next year by an average of more than 36 percent. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee lost $141 million during its first year of offering individual health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act. The insurer says it initially underestimated the number and cost …

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Tennessee 4th Dangerous State

A new study conducted by the financial website WalletHub ranks Tennessee as the fourth most dangerous state to live. While some might think safety is measured by the crime rate, it’s not the only contributing factor. For instance, Tennessee was ranked 41st in safe driving and 36th in DUI arrests. Department of Highway Safety officials …

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Seasonal Interpretive Re-creators At State Parks

Tennessee State Parks announced the participants for the 2015 Seasonal Interpretive Re-creators (SIR) program. SIRs provide interpretive programs such as guided tours, hikes, slide shows, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities for park visitors during the peak season, which is late spring through summer. Most of the summer staff are still in college studying natural …

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