Administrative Office of the Courts Extends Dealine for Court Security Applications

The State Administrative Office of the Courts is taking steps to improve security at courthouses all across Tennessee. Officials have approved new minimum security standards for courtrooms, which include more training, armed guards in court and extra protection on the bench. Preference will be given to counties with courtrooms that do not currently meet the …

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Search Advisory Committee and Others to Meet on Choosing Motlow’s Next President

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee will convene for the first time Oct. 24 at the college, immediately after a public forum to gather campus and community input. The 18-member committee includes five members of the Tennessee Board of …

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Animal Rescue Corps Rescues 14 Animals in Monteagle

The Animal Rescue Corps responded to an urgent call for assistance from the Monteagle Tennessee Police Department on Thursday. Animal Rescue Corps rescued 14 animals found abandoned in makeshift pens inside a horse trailer. The animals appear to have been housed in the trailer for some time and abandoned at this location days ago. They …

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CVS Pharmacy Robbed in Decherd

On Tuesday, October 10th at approximately 8:44 PM, Decherd Police Department was dispatched to CVS Pharmacy located at 1717 Decherd Blvd to a robbery in progress. A person dressed in all black including a black ski mask made his way into the store and to the pharmacy where he demanded the workers to give him …

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Five Grundy County Students Head to Court Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape–Team Forfeits Game

The Grundy County football team added a loss to their season record Friday night. The team was forced to cancel their game against Upperman High School in Putnam County. This comes after five of the team’s players were charged with attempted aggravated rape. The school board is meeting Monday October 16, 2017 to decide the …

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Heroin Arrests Up in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services works closely with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to track law enforcement data involving opioid crime. According to the department, since 2011, every year in Tennessee more than 6,000 people are arrested for crimes related to prescription opioids. Prescription opioids are pain killers, such as …

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Counterfeit Money Investigation Underway

Fake $20 bills are popping up around Coffee County, according to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jason Dendy. The counterfeit bills were passed at four area businesses (convenience stores and a restaurant) and discovered by American City Bank on Wednesday. The employees did not realize the bills were fake until the bank informed the businesses. …

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Five Grundy County Football Players Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape–Coach Suspended

An incident involving hazing is under investigation in Grundy County. Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey says that a hazing incident did happen at Grundy County High School football field house. Kinsey added that the students will be punished according to the school handbook. Sheriff Clint Shrum says investigators spent the afternoon interviewing students, teachers and …

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Burn Season begins Sunday

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week by reminding citizens that burning permits must be obtained beginning Sunday, Oct. 15th, which is the official start of the wildfire season. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 …

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Blackburn Ad Back on Twitter

Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman’s statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. Blackburn, a Republican running for the seat being opened by the pending retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the …

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