Process Starts Again– Director of Schools needed in Manchester

It’s back to drawing board for the Manchester City School Board. This week the board withdrew its offer to Dr. Don McPherson for the director of schools position. Chairman of the Board Mike Lewis has stated that apparently McPherson had received another job offer. The school board is hoping to fill the job opening by …

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Man Arrested after allegedly attempting to enter Contraband into the Coffee Co. Jail

Justin Blake Lee age 21 of Brookhollow Circle in Manchester was arrested Tuesday night by Coffee County Deputy Harmon Campbell. Lee was charged with; Criminal trespass, contraband in a penal institution, schedule II drug violations and resisting stop, halt, frisk, arrest or search (non-violent). While on a routine perimeter check of the Coffee County Jail …

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Manchester Man Charged for 11th time Driving on a Revoked License

For time number 11, Bryan Colby Lane has been arrested and charged with Driving on a Revoked License. The Manchester man was pulled over on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Lane was pulled over for a light law violation. During the stop police asked to search the vehicle, that was owned by passenger Nadia Berkman. …

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Appeals Court has upheld Ruling concerning Tennessee’s Medicaid program

A federal appeals court has upheld an order requiring Tennessee’s Medicaid program to provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time. By law, applications for most forms of Medicaid should be processed within 45 days. Applications based on disability are allowed 90 days. A federal judge in Nashville issued …

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National Trails Day is June 4

Tennessee’s state parks will offer free, guided hikes to celebrate National Trails Day early next month. State officials say the ranger led-hikes set for June 4 at all 56 state parks will include historical tours, waterfall viewing, trail building and more. The event is hosted annually on the first Saturday in June in coordination with …

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Need a Job? Several Openings

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is reporting almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016. That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site. According to Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips, as the unemployment rate …

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Gas Prices stay nearly stable

Gas prices rose throughout last week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. “Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy the lowest holiday gas prices since 2005,” said Mark …

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TN Ramps up Physical Education in Schools

“Let’s Get Physical.” And like the song, starting in July Tennessee students in elementary schools will be doing more of just that with a change in state law that will require them to get additional physical activity. Currently students are required to perform at least 90 minutes of physical activity a week, but that time …

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Click or Ticket Campaign going on Now

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept. and area police officers are beefing up patrols on roadways to make sure people are wearing their seat belts. This will be part of the National Click or Ticket campaign, which is running now through June 5. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 86 percent of Tennesseans …

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Tullahoma Man charged with setting Fire to Estranged Wife and her Clothing

David Arch Bass age 55 of Allen St Tullahoma was arrested by Tullahoma Police on Sunday on charges of Aggravated assault and setting fire to personal property. According to the arrest warrant, Bass got into an argument with his estranged wife at 317 Allen Street in Tullahoma. Allegedly Bass became angry and took articles of …

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