Manchester Man Facing Serious Charges

Pernell James Rollins age 31 of Murfreesboro Hwy in Manchester was arrested earlier this week by Manchester Police for theft of property, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, 2 counts of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary. According to arrest warrants, on Sunday (October 15, 2017) Rollins allegedly forced his way into a home on …

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Charged Grundy Co. Students will go on Homebound after Suspension

Grundy County School Board attorney Chuck Cagle told the media on Thursday that Grundy County Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey and a judge have agreed on guidelines for the homebound education for the five students charged with attempted aggravated rape of a fellow student are currently suspended from school. They will be suspended for 10 …

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Tennesseans Surrender nearly 43 tons of Pills and Pill Waste in 2016 although Overdoses are Up

Tennesseans have surrendered nearly 43 tons of pills and pill waste over the last year, a rise in volume even as the death toll from drug overdoses continues to climb. The Tennessean reports that U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration collection events over two days this past year collected more than 35,489 pounds, while the Tennessee Department …

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Study Shows Tennessee Ranks 4th in the Nation for Women being Murdered by Men Per Capita

A new study shows Tennessee ranks fourth in the nation for women being murdered by men per capita. The study by the Violence Policy Center says 71 Tennessee women were murdered by men in 2015, which amounts to 2.10 per 100,000 people. Four of the victims were under the age of 18 and 10 were …

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Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen Considering Senate Bid

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Bredesen said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that he is mulling an entry into the race after several people urged him to reconsider …

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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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