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Man Runs from Police–Now Facing Charges in Three Counties

On Tuesday May 23, 2017 Deputy Brandon Reed and Investigator James Sherrill of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department observed a male in a maroon Nissan Altima that appeared to be under the influence. The vehicle pulled up to the gas pump at the Marathon Market on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma, TN. When the deputies …

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Suicides in Tennessee are Increasing with Middle-Aged People

A new report shows that suicides in Tennessee are increasing with middle-aged people being most at risk. The report by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network shows that suicides increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015, the latest year figures available. Three people die on average every day in Tennessee from suicide and it is the …

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Tennessee Tax Collections Exceed Expectations in April

Tennessee general fund tax collections have exceeded expectations by $159 million in April. The revenues reflecting economic activity in the previous month include corporate franchise and excise tax collections that came in at $141 million higher than projections. Sales taxes beat estimates by another $34 million. Through the first nine months of the budget year, …

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TDOT Suspends Construction-Related Lane Closures Friday-Tuesday Morning

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for …

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Tennessee Traffic Deaths Down Slightly so far in 2017

Traffic fatalities in Tennessee are down by only five people as we head into the extended Memorial Day weekend. During this period in 2016, there were 376 fatal accidents in the state. Right now, the number stands at 371. As for the month of May, there have been 53 fatal accidents reported in Tennessee. In …

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Tullahoma will have only Local Election

With no city elections in Manchester this year, Tullahoma will be the only election. Four candidates have qualified to run for two aldermen seats; Robin Dunn, Stephen Landers, Paige Prescott Lashlee and incumbent Jerry Mathis, the sitting mayor pro tem. Aldermen are elected to three-year terms. Current Alderman Mike Stanton has opted not to seek …

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Franklin County needs New Director of Schools

Franklin County’s director of schools, Dr. Amie Lonas will be resigning from her job effective June 30. Lonas has accepted a position as dean of academic affairs at the Joint Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia. She will be overseeing faculty, academics and curriculum operations at the Department of Defense institution of higher learning. Before …

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Vanderbilt Warns about ATV Accidents

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials are warning that doctors are already treating numerous people injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles and it’s not even the peak trauma season of summer yet. VUMC officials say staff has treated nearly 50 ATV accident victims since the beginning of the year, including 34 adults and an additional 14 …

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Beware of Loan Scam

There is a new phone scam report. This time it happened in Rutherford County when a 30-year-old woman was called by a man named “Jimmy,” who told her she was eligible for a $5,000 loan. The man convinced the victim that the money would be deposited into her bank account if she would only pay …

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TN Communities Expand Access to Internet as End of Net Neutrality Begins

What you can access on the internet may soon change with the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to begin rolling back net neutrality regulations late last week. “Net neutrality” refers to the expectation that internet service providers will provide equal access to all content regardless of source. Opponents say it will limit access to information. But …

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