Monteagle Man Charged with setting Wildfires

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Crime Unit, along with authorities in Sequatchie County, have charged 24-year-old Dakota Ashton Tucker of Monteagle for deliberately setting a fire that burned 65 acres. Tucker is now charged with setting fire to personal property or land for the fire that occurred November 14 near Sunshine Road in Sequatchie …

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Man Dies while Hunting in Grundy County

Michael “Moty” Nunley, was found in the Clouse Hill area of Grundy County Saturday afternoon, according to Sheriff Clint Shrum. The area is between Monteagle and Tracy City. Sheriff Shrum says that Nunley is believed to have fallen out of his tree stand and succumbed to his injuries from the fall. The man’s body was …

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Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Encouraging Workers to gain a GED

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain a high school equivalent diploma. The chamber says more than 300,000 people currently working in Tennessee have not completed their high school education. The trade association is partnering with GEDWorks to provide access to advisers, online study materials, practice tests …

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Preventing Another Disaster Like Gatlinburg’s

Thousands of residents and business owners are returning to their properties, or what’s left of them, after historic wildfires swept through Gatlinburg. While they confront the losses and cleanup ahead, there’s talk about what advanced the fires so quickly and what could be done to prevent them. Josh Kelly, a public lands biologist with the …

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Manchester Christmas Parade Postponed

Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has announced the Manchester Christmas Parade has been postponed. Norman added that he and the others helping with the parade will meet on Monday to decide on a make-up date. WMSR Radio will keep you informed.

Stolen Property Recovered

On November 14, 2016 Deputy Eva Villegas responded to a call on Fredonia Road. The owner of the property said he noticed his John Deere tractor valued at $11,000 and bush hog missing. He said there were some visible tracks on the road heading toward Gnat Hill Rd. A previous burglary was reported at the …

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Tornado Aftermath Drug Bust

Two Tullahoma men riding around looking at the aftermath of Tuesday’s tornado, were arrested Wednesday Nov. 30 for possession of drugs by Tullahoma Police officers. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Matthew Pruitt, Paul Isaac Son, 28, of Mt. Vernon Road, was charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia. …

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Tennessee to receive Federal Grant

Tennessee is among 18 states that will receive more than $247 million in federal grants to continue expanding access to high-quality preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families. The grants are jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. This is the third year of awards to states working …

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Manchester Christmas Parade is this Saturday

The City of Manchester’s annual Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7 P.M. Sponsored by: Manchester Tourism & Development Commission Lovelady Auto Parts Great Lakes Cheese People’s Bank and Trust Toliver’s Gun and Pawn Shop Sherrill’s Pest Control Ambassador Inn Lion’s Club Jiffy Burger Bush Insurance WMSR’s Rob Clutter along with …

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Open House set for the Sheriff’s Department

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting its annual open house on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 8am until noon at the new jail at 76 County Jail Lane. Sheriff Steve Graves and his staff will be providing public tours and refreshments at the new facility. This will be the 2nd year for the …

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