Tullahoma Fireman Facing Rape Charge

A Tullahoma Firefighter has been suspended following his arrest on sex charges in Moore County. James David Huskey, 39, a firefighter with Tullahoma Fire Department was arrested Monday March 27 on charges of rape of a child. He was arrested by the Moore County Sheriff’s Department on the charges. Sheriff Mark Logan said Tuesday that …

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High Speed Pursuit Suspect appears in Court

The man who allegedly led authorities on a high speed pursuit from Coffee County to Rutherford County, which ended in a fatal crash, has a new court date. Twenty-nine year old Garieon Simmons of Decherd was arraigned earlier this week on charges of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest, driving on a …

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Welfare Check turns into Charges against a Manchester Woman

On Tuesday (March 28th 2017) Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson found a female at the Busy Corner Truck Stop on Hwy 41 in Manchester around 6pm asleep behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition. Johnson conducted a welfare check and found the woman who he says appeared to be disorientated, with slurred speech …

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Coffee County is Growing

The Coffee County official 2010 Census population, as of April 1 that year, was 52,796, while the Census Bureau estimates that as of July 1, 2016, the county’s population was 54,681 a difference of 3.57 percent. Over the most-recent one-year period for which estimates are available, from 2015 to 2016, the county grew by 0.74 …

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Tennessee’s Highest Court says Pentobarbital to Execute Condemned Prisoners is Constitutional

In a unanimous opinion, the state’s highest court said that using the drug pentobarbital to execute condemned prisoners is constitutional. The drug is often used by veterinarians to euthanize animals. The Tennessean reported earlier this month that the state currently does not have access to the drug. Drugs used in lethal injections have become harder …

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Tullahoma man in Jail after he’s arrested for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping

A man from Cedar Lane in Tullahoma was arrested March 27 on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping. Arrested was Randy Lee Hatfield, 51 of Cedar Lane. According to warrants obtained by Tullahoma Police Officer Phillip Smith, Hatfield assaulted a female and each time she tried to get away from him he would grab …

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Woman Claims her Debit Card was “Hacked”

A Riley Creek Road woman reported that her debit card had been used without her approval late last week. The woman told Tullahoma Police Officer Derrick Derlien on March 25 that she had made a purchase at Wal-Mart on March 21. She then noticed on March 23 that a charge of $199.99 had been taken …

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Gas Prices Stay Steady

Motorists in the southeast saw modest movement at the gas pump last week. While prices inched up in Florida and slipped slightly lower in Georgia, prices remained the same in Tennessee. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said falling oil prices have helped offset inventory declines in most states, keeping gas prices low. Also, demand has been …

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff to be Sentenced in September

A new judge handling the official corruption case of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is postponing his sentencing until early September. Arnold is awaiting sentencing in a West Tennessee prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen, who took the case this week from Judge Kevin Sharp, denied a request by Arnold to move …

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Transportation Funding Proposal Driving Forward

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to boost transportation funding is now on equal footing in the Tennessee House and Senate. The measure that would include the state’s first gas tax hike since 1989 was advanced by the House Local Government Committee on Tuesday. That means the measure is now before the finance panels of both chambers …

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