Local Trooper Facing Investigation

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott has requested TBI Agents to investigate a report of missing training aids (drugs) assigned to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper and K9 handler Brent McCawley. THP reported the information to the TBI and the District Attorney General once they determined the training …

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Bonnaroo Works Fund Hands Out Grant Money

Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), the charitable arm of the world-renowned Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, has named more than 40 nonprofit organizations as 2015 recipients of the Fund’s grants, totaling nearly $200,000. BWF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports local, regional and national organizations that advance the arts, education and environmental sustainability, with a …

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Pomp and Circumstance: Tennessee Graduation Rates Up

It’s graduation season, and more Tennessee high school seniors are donning a cap and gown, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report. The numbers show Tennessee’s high school graduation rate rose slightly in 2013 to 86.3 percent, which is higher than the national average. Report co-author John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, says …

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State Needs Help With Serving Meals To Low-Income Children

Tennessee officials are looking for more groups to serve summer meals to make sure low-income children don’t go hungry when school is not in session. During the school year, about 650,000 Tennessee children get free or reduced-priced school lunches. But only a fraction of those youngsters participate in summer meals programs. That’s why the agency …

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Manchester Man Charged With Kidnapping and More

Michael Allen Davis of Manchester is facing several charges after being arrested over the weekend. Davis, 65, of Miller Lane, Manchester was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and kidnapping. According to a report by Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy David Reed, Davis had agreed to rent a bedroom from Charles Droysen and Mary Abel on …

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ATV Catches Fire At Local Gas Station

On Saturday Corporal Jim O’Neal of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department was in route to answer a call when he drove by Ben’s Lakewood Market, 53 Lakewood Park Drive. O’Neal observed a small four wheeler on fire in the parking lot and it was fully engulfed. He advised the Coffee County Communications Center of the …

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Rebates and No Rate Increases From ERPUD

As Elk River Public Utility District prepares to wrap up FY2015 and pass its FY2016 budget, general manager Mike Gundersen says that gas customers can expect fiscal-year-end rebates again this year and no rate increases for the year to come. In fact, the rebate amount will effectively credit customers for two month’s service charges, returning …

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Area and State Weekly Gas Prices

AAA forecasted that 33 Million Americans would drive 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day weekend. Those motorists saw the lowest gasoline prices for the holiday in up to five years. The average price in Tennessee is the lowest in five years; as the average was 12 cents lower than 2010. “Oil and gas …

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Update On Injured Skydiver

Attendees at the “Red White and You” event in Winchester on Saturday saw something they were definitely not expecting. A skydiver hit power lines and fell to the ground. The accident occurred at 5 p.m. during the National Anthem at Winchester City Park, next to Tims Ford Lake. Three jumpers were involved in the descent. …

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Two Teenagers Busted Inside Area Church

Two teenagers’ late-night visits to Blankenship United Methodist Church are over. A Bedford County deputy woke them up Wednesday just before midnight after a security camera system was installed. The teens, a boy and girl, admitted entering the building numerous times since Monday, May 11, Deputy Trey Green said. Authorities were notified by the man …

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