Skydiver Hits Power Lines During Event In Winchester

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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Graduation 2015 For CCCHS

Graduation was held Friday night for Coffee County High School seniors. A crowd estimated to be over 5,000 saw 373 graduates accept their diplomas. The seniors took their next step toward a future full of expectations as they heard from fellow classmates and Principal Dr Joey Vaughn. Many of the grads will take a break …

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Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges Was In Court On Thursday

A Coffee County woman facing 10 counts of animal cruelty was in court on Thursday in Coffee County. Carolyn Irby was charged earlier this year after nearly 100 small to medium dogs and several cats were found suffering and dying on her property on Hickory Grove Road. In testimony Thursday, Coffee County Sheriff Sergeant Danny …

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Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013

A report from the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP shows Tennessee is among the 20 worst states when it comes to rural non-Interstate traffic deaths. Citing U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Highway Administration data, Tennessee reported 459 non-Interstate traffic deaths in 2013, twelfth-most in the nation. Kentucky followed close behind with 449 deaths reported. Both states …

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$46,000 Spent On New State Logo

Tennessee has spent $46,000 for the design of a new logo featuring the white letters TN on colors patterned on the state flag. WSMV-TV reports that the state hired advertising and marketing company GS&F to design the new logo. A spokesman for Gov. Bill Haslam said the new logo is needed to give the state …

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Warrants Served On Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and The Sheriff’s Home

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI have executed search warrants at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the sheriff’s home. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement on Thursday that the warrants are part of an ongoing investigation into possible public corruption involving multiple targets within the sheriff’s department. DeVine said he couldn’t …

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Local Citizens Appointed To State Boards

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of 201 Tennesseans to 87 boards and commissions. “Tennessee will be well represented by these men and women from across the state, and we appreciate their time and effort in serving the state on these boards and commissions,” Haslam said. The governor continues to evaluate the state’s …

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Breaking News!! Floyd Resigns As Lady Raider Softball Coach

Coffee County Head Softball Coach Terry Floyd has decided to resign his position effective July 1st. Coach Floyd has been dealing with some health issues for the last couple of years and he says that it is time that he gets those under control as well as spending more time with his family. Athletic Director …

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TDOT Suspends Most Road Construction For Memorial Day Weekend

Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel …

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Report: It Takes a Village, and a Family, to Raise a Child

Tennessee is doing something right when it comes to caring for foster children in the state. According to a report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Volunteer State has reduced the percentage of children in custody who are housed in residential settings by nearly half since 2000. Linda O’Neal, executive director with …

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