Former Coffee County Coach Facing 16 Count Indictment On Sex Charges

43 year-old Bradley Newton Weir the former baseball coach at Coffee County High School had his attorney enter a plea of not guilty to a 16 count indictment issued by the Coffee County Grand Jury. Weir is now facing one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, one count of aggravated rape, seven counts …

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Unity Medical Center Begins Operation on Wednesday

Last week we reported that the merger of the two Manchester hospitals is complete and operation of the one combined hospital will start July 1. The combination of the two hospitals is intended to unite Manchester’s medical community so the new name of the hospital on Interstate Drive will be renamed Unity Medical Center. On …

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Husband and Wife Found Murdered In Warren County

Two people were found murdered inside their Warren County home on Monday morning. Authorities are looking for a suspect for questioning in the deaths of a local business owner and his wife. Gary and Gail Dodson are owners of Gary and Gail’s Pit Stop on Beersheba Street in McMinnville. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department and …

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Skeletal Remains Found In Winchester

A body was found this past Friday morning in a field off North Vine Street in Winchester. Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young confirmed that authorities believe the victim is Marc Castle, a suspect in a shooting that took place in January, just two blocks from where the body was found. A man was using a …

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Boating Accident Causes Man To Drown In Tims Ford Lake

64-year-old Jerry Woodard of Estill Springs died last week in an accident on Tims Ford Lake when his small fishing boat apparently hit a stump, causing him to lose control and fall into the water. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency personnel are investigating the incident after authorities were notified of a boating related accident on Tims …

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Westwood Middle Student Austin Burch Elected National Junior BETA Club President

Students from Westwood Middle School attended the National Junior Beta Club Convention at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The convention brings together Junior Beta Clubs from across the country for four days of competition, learning, leadership development, and fellowship. At the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held back in November of 2014, Westwood Middle …

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Coffee County Unemployment Rate Rises In May

County unemployment numbers for the month of May show the rate increased in 92 counties, decreased in one county and stayed the same in two counties. Coffee County’s unemployment rate went up from 4.9 percent in April to 5.4 percent in May. Grundy County went from 7.3 to 7.5 percent and Cannon County went from …

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CSX Construction to Close Roads at Railroad Crossings

Tullahoma Director of Public Works, Wayne Limbaugh, has been notified by CSX that construction of the road crossings over the railroad tracks will be closed according to the following schedule: July 1 & 2: Warren Street and Lauderdale Street July 8 & 9: Grundy Street and Wiseman Road July 12, 13 & 14: Hogan Street …

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Tennessee Among Top 10 States For Death of Children In Hot Cars

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is working to raise awareness of the danger of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. A recent report shows Tennessee is among the top 10 states for death of children due to hot vehicles, claiming 23 deaths from 1998 to 2014. Speaker Harwell has recorded a PSA to address …

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Warning For Drivers Without Insurance

A new law that goes into effect July 1 means drivers in Tennessee caught without insurance could have their car towed. House Bill 606, which was approved earlier this year and is now law, is aimed at getting uninsured drivers off the roads. Starting in July, law enforcement will be authorized to have someone’s vehicle …

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