Two Accidents Lead to the Arrest of Tullahoma Man

On Saturday (January 20th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to a hit and run accident on the Tullahoma Hwy. Officers state that Orlando Ferez Hayworth age 42 of Johnson Lane, Tullahoma allegedly struck another vehicle and then fled the scene of the accident without reporting it. According to the arrest warrant, Officer Jamie Norris states that …

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Road Work to Close Manchester Street on Tuesday

The City of Manchester Street Department will be conducting some needed work on Tuesday (January 23. 2018). The work being done is to repair the tile under the roadway. This will have Rye St (from Hwy 41 to Hwy 55) closed for the time it takes to repair the tile. The City of Manchester Street …

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Coffee County to Receive $6 MIllion for Road Work around Bonnaroo

Coffee County has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for $6 million. The road construction project will widen New Bushy Branch and Ragsdale roads in Manchester. The work will widen a 2.9-mile section to three lanes. This is main road that attendees use to enter Bonnaroo each June. The replacement …

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TennCare Paid Out $2.7 Million to Managed Care Organizations for Patients that are Deceased

A federal audit estimates Tennessee’s Medicaid program overpaid managed care organizations by $2.7 million over seven years for patients who were already deceased. A December audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says TennCare should recover the money and return a $1.8 million federal share. TennCare Deputy Commissioner Wendy Long …

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Tennessee Creates 28,700 Jobs in 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips recently announced Tennessee ended 2017 with more than 28,000 new jobs across the state in the last year and an unemployment rate nearly 2 percentage points lower than 2016. In 2017 a total of 28,700 nonfarm jobs were created across the …

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Fire Burns Manchester Home

On Friday night at 11:15pm Manchester Fire & Rescue received a report of a house fire at 412 W High Street. Crews arrived on the scene and the home was fully engulfed in flames. Firemen made an aggressive attack on the fire extinguishing it about an hour later. Tullahoma Fire & Rescue responded to provide …

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DUI Suspect Stopped in Coffee Co. After Allegedly Hitting Nashville Policeman

A Nashville Police officer was injured while responding to an early Sunday morning hit and run crash on I-40. Several lanes were shut down at the time after two people were hit by a driver who didn’t stop. The officer was taken to an area hospital to be treated. A witness called police with a …

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Bedford County Jail Escapee Captured

Authorities captured a man who escaped from the Bedford County Jail. Andrew Marshall was visiting his wife’s grandmother in Estill Springs when taken into custody by Franklin County deputies. Marshall escaped the jail twice in 2017. Marshall had just finished taking a shower around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when he ran out the door at the …

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Bomb Threat at Shelbyville Bank Building

Police are investigating a bomb threat that was made Friday morning against the US Bank building downtown Shelbyville. Detective Lt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department said, “The caller stated, ‘There is a bomb in the building, it is going to explode.” Crews said the caller is believed to have been a male. Shelbyville …

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Senator Janice Bowling appointed as Deputy Speaker of the Tennessee Senate

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) was appointed to a key leadership role in the Tennessee Senate by Lt. Governor Randy McNally. She will be the first woman to hold the position of Deputy Speaker of the Senate. The announcement was made on Friday on the floor of the Senate. “Janice Bowling is a strong, valuable …

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