AEDC Prepares for Possible Strike

The commander of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex headquartered at Arnold AFB has directed the reconfiguration of gates and installation of barriers in preparation for a possible labor dispute. The Air Engineering Metal Trades Council, and the National Aerospace Solutions, LLC, the test, operations and sustainment contractor at Arnold AFB, have not agreed to a …

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Industrial Board gives Hackney One-Year Deal

We reported recently that the Industrial Board of Coffee County had officially launched a search for a new executive director. Current Executive Director Ted Hackney has served in that capacity for many years and agreed to stay on until a committee decided on their next move, if any. The board last week decided in a …

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Grundy County School Board Member Arrested

A Grundy County school board member was arrested Monday night for public intoxication, indecent exposure, false reports/statements and resisting arrest. Amanda ‘Kasey’ Anderson was arrested after an early morning phone call on June 27 which led deputies to her home. An unknown male caller called 911 dispatch and reported a domestic situation. The call was …

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Gas Prices Continue Downward Trend

Gas prices opened the summer travel season averaging the lowest price in 12 years. Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07, which is 9 cents less than the same period last year and the lowest since 2005. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said lower gas prices will make it more enticing for Americans to take extended, or more …

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Head-On Crash takes the Life of McMinnville Teen

A McMinnville teenager was killed and two other people critically injured in a head-on crash Sunday night on Highway 70 near Centertown. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2005 Toyota pickup truck, driven by 56 year old Craig Mears of Woodbury was headed east bound in the west bound lanes when it crashed head-on …

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Manchester Man Arrested for Theft and More

On Sunday (June 25, 2017) Clifford Joe Mangum age 60 of Stroud Dr Manchester allegedly entered a residence at 43 Poplar Lane Tullahoma without permission. The arrest warrant states that Mangum removed items without the owner’s permission. Coffee County Deputy Ben Sneed went to the subject’s residence and as deputies approached the residence Mangum allegedly …

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Kayaker Drowns in Warren County

Authorities say a man has drowned after his kayak overturned on the Collins River Sunday. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Ernest Wade age 59 of McMinnville was kayaking the river with a family member Sunday morning when his kayak overturned near the Shellsford area. The family member was unable to find Wade after …

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Public Notice of Vacancies for Manchester Commissions and/or Committees

There are vacancies for volunteer reappointments and/or appointments for beginning months of October and November 2017 to The Manchester Planning Commission, Water/Sewer Commission, Recreation Commission, Manchester Housing Authority, ADA Compliance Committee, Tourist & Community Development Commission, Historic Zoning Commission, and Manchester Arts Commission. All appointments are for 5 year terms and will be made at …

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Operation Dry Water begins Friday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 30-July 2. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4) …

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As TN Temperatures Climb, Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illness

After a rainy weekend, temperatures are expected to climb this week across the state – and with them, the risk of heat-related illness also climbs. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are both serious medical conditions, but the ways they are treated are very different. Sports Medicine Doctor A.K. Misra, certified in internal medicine and sports …

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