THP makes POT Bust in Manchester

On Wednesday, (August 16th, 2017) Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark stopped a vehicle on Interstate 24 west-bound near the 114 mile-marker in Manchester for a traffic violation. The Trooper spoke with the driver and allegedly detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Driver, Ben Patrick Mullavey age 57 of Cedar Town GA …

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VIAM makes Donation to the Manchester & Coffee Co. Sr Citizen Center

On Thursday morning (August 17, 2017) VIAM manufacturing presented a donation of $25,000 to the Manchester & Coffee County Senior Citizens Center for operational expenses. This is second year in a row that VIAM has contributed to the center. A couple of years ago former County Mayor David Pennington met with State Rep. Judd Matheny, …

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Home Damaged by Fire in Manchester

Manchester Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire on Wednesday morning on Woods St around 7am. Fire crews arrived on scene and had light smoke coming from the middle of the roof area. Crews entered the home and quickly found the fire above the ceiling. Crews laddered the home and cut a hole in …

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Stolen Semi-Truck Recovered in Coffee Co.-Three People Arrested

On Monday, (August 14, 2017) Coffee County Deputy Nick Graham was dispatched to the area of I-24 for a call involving a semi-truck that was trespassing on property at 6172 Murfreesboro Highway near Exit 105 before entering onto the interstate. The complainant informed the deputy that he confronted three subjects informing them he had called …

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Students Fulfill their Tennessee Promise Community Service Requirements at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced more than 800 high school students fulfilled their “Tennessee Promise” community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks in June, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016. Outgoing high school seniors helped mulch flower beds, build trails, paint signs, install playground …

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Teen Suicides Up in Tennessee

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high. Mental health experts in Tennessee say they are seeing a similar pattern. According WBIR-TV in Knoxville, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network says there are many …

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Grants for Agribusiness

Tennessee officials are offering a new grant to develop agribusiness in the state. A state Department of Agriculture news release says the Agriculture Enterprise Fund will award grants to aid agricultural and food businesses, farmers, nonprofits, local governments and other entities in Tennessee, particularly rural counties. It will support new and expanding business ventures. The …

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Three Local Men Honored by the Tennessee Highway Patrol

July 17, 2017 on Highway 41 in Coffee County a pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver who fled the scene. The Tennessee Highway Patrol received critical assistance that led to identifying the fleeing vehicle which contributed to the arrest of the felony hit and run suspect. On Wednesday, Colonel Tracy Trott presented the …

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Matheny for Congress adds Ted Cruz, PR Strategist Group to Campaign Staff

As the momentum builds in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District, Judd Matheny for Congress campaign has a new member of its team, John Drogin of “The Drogin Group.” John leads the political consulting & digital media company which advises clients on national, state, and local levels. John has more than 15 years’ experience working for successful, …

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Grundy County Receives Clean Tennessee Grant

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau have announced that $1.9 million has been awarded to 24 communities for clean energy projects, including 11 distressed counties. “Clean Tennessee Energy Grants help our communities reduce costs, increase savings, waste less energy and promote clean air,” said Haslam. “I appreciate …

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