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Manchester Youth Baseball Parade

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Sleeping on another Person’s Couch puts man in Jail

Residents of a West Volney Street home reported to Tullahoma Police that they had found an individual asleep on their couch. On April 17 around 2 a.m. the residents reported to Officer Tommy Elliott that they went into the living room and found a man identified as Cory Michael Smith, 29, of South Franklin Street …

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Man Found Lying in Pool of Blood on Tullahoma Street

A Tullahoma man was found lying in the middle of East Grundy Street April 13. There was a pool of blood around his head. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Tyler Walls, Terry Lynn Ashley, 45, of Flowertown Road was transported to Tullahoma Airport and placed in a Lifeflight helicopter and flown to …

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Cascade High School Student Charged with making Threat School

At approximately noon Tuesday afternoon, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division were contacted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Fusion Center about an alleged threat they became aware of. The alleged threat was made online by a juvenile who, after some investigation was identified as a student at Cascade High School. …

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Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says she will Not Resign

On Wednesday, the Government Operations and Joint House Education Committees questioned Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen if she will resign, citing the numerous issues with the statewide testing during her time in office. McQueen responded saying she does not plan to resign. She said the commission plans to continue to move forward and work with …

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New Bill Bans Spanking Disabled Children in Tennessee Schools without Parents Permission

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that bans the spanking of disabled children at public schools. The bill passed in the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 28-0. It cleared the House earlier this month. If signed into law, the measure would bar school officials from using corporal punishment on kids with disabilities, unless …

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TennCare will Not Expand

Another effort to expand the Tennessee Medicaid program has failed after the state’s House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients. The failed amendment was brought by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a Democrat from Ripley who is running for governor. The amendment would have allowed the …

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TNReady NOT So Ready

The Tennessee Department of Education said that students taking the TNReady test experienced issues on Monday and again Tuesday. According to a tweet from the TN Department of Education, there may have been a “deliberate attack” on Questar’s data center. Questar is the company that administers the testing system. They added that the system is …

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Atlanta Man Arrested in Manchester for Allegedly Passing Counterfeit Money

On Monday (April 16th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to a call at WalMart for someone allegedly passing counterfeit $100 bills. Officers arrived and made contact with Peter James Odol age 27 of Atlanta, GA who was a passenger in a vehicle in the parking lot. After speaking Odol officers noticed a $100 bill hanging from …

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Coffee County Female Sports Programs Receive Grant

Athletes at Coffee County Central High School will benefit from the 2018 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. They are among 79 public middle schools and high schools in 32 states awarded a total of $83,000 to aid sports programs affected by tight budgets. Coffee County High School received $1,000. The grant will …

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Bill to Force Disclosure of who Paid for Political Ads on Social Media Fails in Tennessee

A Tennessee bill that would require the disclosure of who paid for political ads on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook are likely dead for the year. Other forms of advertising such as, radio, newspaper, TV, signs and others must state who paid for the ads. The state Senate passed the bill last …

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