Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Summitville

On Monday morning (October 16, 2017) around 5:45am, Sgt. Dwayne Mullins and Deputy Michael Sharp with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a structure fire at 329 Summitville Road. Upon their arrival, the Summitville Fire Department was on the scene with a mobile home fully engulfed. All seven people in the …

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Lynchburg Man Charged with Burglary and Theft in Tullahoma

A Lynchburg man has been arrested in connection with the theft of items from a residence on West Carroll Street in Tullahoma. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Brooke Earhart, Alyson Forsyth reported to the officer that someone entered her residence through an unlocked bedroom window and took her Dell wide screen laptop …

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Grundy County Football team will Keep Playing–Interim Coach Named

The Grundy County School Board voted 6-2 Monday night to allow the football team to finish its season. The school system forfeited the team’s game against Upperman this past Friday, due to five players being charged with attempted aggravated rape of a teammate. Because of the cancelled game, school board Attorney Chuck Cagle says the …

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Gas Prices Down Again this Week

Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.31 per gallon on Sunday, after dropping 8 cents during the past week. As of Tuesday, the state average has declined for 37 consecutive days, falling a total of 28 cents during that time. Although Tennessee gas prices are 27 cents less than a month ago, the state average remains 19 …

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Make sure your Halloween is Safe and Not to Scary

If the weather isn’t an indication Halloween is around the corner, the pumpkin patches, mazes and haunted houses surely are. While getting spooked is a holiday tradition for many, state officials want to make sure haunted houses don’t provide a real-life scare. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance – charged with protecting the interests …

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First it was Fake $20 Bills Now Fake $100 Bills in Coffee County

In a follow-up to a story we reported last week about fake $20 bills popping up around Coffee County, now we have learned counterfeit $100 bills are also showing up. County Sheriff’s Department Investigators Jason Dendy and Kelly Smith say the counterfeit bills have been passed at businesses. Some of the $100 bills have pink …

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Five Fromer Grundy Co. Football Players Appear in Court

Five Grundy County students appeared in court on Monday after being charged with attempted aggravated rape. The charges against the students stem from an early-morning incident on Oct. 11, when the five students — who range in age from 14 to 17 — allegedly sexually assaulted another football player. Sheriff Clint Shrum said that the …

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Man Takes Off From THP in Coffee County and then Crashes in Hamilton County

On Sunday (October 15th, 2017) According to a warrant issued to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Dylan Culver, it states that a man was driving at a high rate of speed going east bound on I-24 in Manchester. The Trooper states that he attempted to stop Jermaine Quintrail Crockett age 25 of Chattanooga, but the man refused …

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Administrative Office of the Courts Extends Dealine for Court Security Applications

The State Administrative Office of the Courts is taking steps to improve security at courthouses all across Tennessee. Officials have approved new minimum security standards for courtrooms, which include more training, armed guards in court and extra protection on the bench. Preference will be given to counties with courtrooms that do not currently meet the …

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Search Advisory Committee and Others to Meet on Choosing Motlow’s Next President

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee will convene for the first time Oct. 24 at the college, immediately after a public forum to gather campus and community input. The 18-member committee includes five members of the Tennessee Board of …

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