Man from Tullahoma Arrested for Sending Inappropriate Text Messages

A Tullahoma man was arrested December 1st for solicitation of a person under the age 18 among other charges. Erol Jovan Bedolla, 21, of College Street was arrested after a woman reported to an officer that Bedolla had been sending text to her 15-year-old daughter asking for explicit pictures as well as asking for sexual …

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Shelbyville Man Facing Multiple Charges after Traffic Stop

On Saturday, December 3rd Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler stopped a vehicle on Hwy 55 in Manchester for a traffic violation. The trooper made contact with the driver who Euler says had the odor of an intoxicant about him. The trooper also states that the subject had blood shot eyes and slurred speech. The driver …

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Small Fire at Tullahoma High School

The Tullahoma Fire Department was called to the Tullahoma High School on Monday afternoon around 5:45pm. An alarm was pulled by custodians on duty and that’s when the fire department was called. Apparently a heating unit malfunctioned causing a small fire to break out. Tullahoma Fire Department arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire. …

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Important Information for Residents of Tullahoma

Residents in Tullahoma have been very generous donating items to assist residents affected by the November 29th tornado. Most of the victims’ immediate needs have been met. There is no immediate need for food or clothing. If your property has been affected by the storm, there are supplies available provided by the Salvation Army located …

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Gas Prices on the Rise

Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. Since last week’s announcement, gas price averages have risen around 10 cents in Tennessee. Last week, crude oil prices reached their highest level since July 2015. The price for a barrel of WTI settled …

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110th Tennessee General Assembly begins Jan. 10

State lawmakers are scheduled to convene the 110th Tennessee General Assembly on Jan. 10. The three-day organizational session will kick off with the formal elections for speaker in both chambers, though heavy Republican majorities in both the Senate and House mean that little drama is expected for the Republican nominees, Sen. Randy McNally of Oak …

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Pedestrian Killed in Coffee County

At 5:45am Monday morning a pedestrian was struck and killed as she was walking along Blanton’s Chapel Road in the northern part of Coffee County. The 2000 Nissan, driven by a Manchester man was traveling eastbound on Blanton’s Chapel Road when the accident occurred. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Patsy L Johnson age …

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SCAM Alert

Area law enforcement would like to alert all citizens of another scam that is targeting our area. The caller will identify himself as a public defender and states that your grandson or granddaughter has been involved in a traffic crash and is ok but currently in jail. The SCAM will then instruct you to wire …

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Fatal Fire in Smithville

Officials say two adults and a child have died in a residential blaze in Middle Tennessee and two others were injured. A statement from Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins said five people were at the mobile home in Smithville on Sunday afternoon when firefighters responded. The statement says a passer-by and a firefighter were able …

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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Creates way to Help Smoky Mountain Fire Victims

Vicious fires have swept through the Smoky Mountains, displacing thousands and leaving many jobless and homeless. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, no stranger to emergency response, has created the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits that are helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from …

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