Tennessee Promise Deadlines Coming Soon

Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1, 2017. All current Motlow State Community College students have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. The same deadline applies for anyone interested in volunteering to become a Tennessee Promise mentor. Students who …

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Travel News for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon Wednesday through 6am Monday, Nov. 27th. TDOT Commissioner …

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Sheriff’s Dept. Christmas Box Sign-Ups begin Monday

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will start taking sign-ups for the Christmas boxes beginning Monday November 27, 2017. If you want to sign your children up for this program, you will need to come in person to the sheriff’s department at 76 County Jail Lane in Manchester. Names will be taken Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm. You …

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Two People Die in Fiery Crash on I-24

Two unidentified people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. under the exit 110 overpass in Manchester. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler, the truck was operated by a 70-year man from Chicago, Illinois. He was injured in the accident. …

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TCI Approves Jail Annex to Open at Old Jail

On Thursday, (Nov. 16, 2017) Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) approved the Jail Annex to hold up to 42 inmates. The annex is the former location of the Coffee County Jail and located next to the Justice Center in Manchester. The workhouse is for certain non-violent offenders to be housed. These inmates do work for non-profits …

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Man Killed in Grundy County while Walking in the Roadway

A Grundy County man is dead after he was hit by a car. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 67-year-old Thomas Argo of Gruetli-Laager was walking in the middle of the road on State Highway 56 when he was struck by a car heading north. The THP said the driver did not see Argo. The Grundy …

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Man who Allegedly Sold Heroin Laced with Fentanyl Arrested in Murfreesboro

Authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested after two people suffered overdoses of heroin laced with the opioid fentanyl. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says two people in Murfreesboro suffered non-fatal drug overdoses on Friday. Heroin recovered from the victims was examined at a TBI forensics lab, and it tested positive for the presence …

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Wide Awake: Screen Time Affects TN Children, Study Finds

There’s new research about the importance of minimizing screen time for children during the evening hours. If children are falling asleep watching TV or with a cell phone tucked under the covers, they’re probably going to bed later and getting much less sleep than children without access to electronic devices. Monique LeBourgeois is the lead …

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Motlow Closing for Thanksgiving

Motlow State Community College will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow State campuses, including the Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna campuses. There will be no classes on …

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Indoor Practice Facility Approved for Coffee Co. Middle School

In August, talks began between local businessman Robert Gilley and Coffee County Middle School (CCMS) Athletic Director Kyle Harris about a possible indoor practice facility for football at the school. As Communications continued between Gilley, Harris, Principal Kim Aaron and others it became evident that there was a need for other sports as well. It …

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