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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Police Looking For Sexual Offender

James Joseph Odell is currently wanted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Sexual Offender Registry Law. Odell is classified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a violent offender and has failed to report to Bedford County Sheriff’s Office as required by law. Odell also has two outstanding drug warrants in Bedford …

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Unemployment Rate Down In Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of April was 6.0 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the March rate of 6.3. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4 percent, down slightly from the March rate of 5.5. Tennessee’s April unemployment rate is the third …

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Tullahoma Utilities Board Awarded RP3 Designation

For the fifth consecutive evaluation, Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) has been awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) certification from the American Public Power Association (APPA). TUB is one of 94 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the RP3 recognition from APPA for providing consumers with the highest degree of …

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Local Students Awarded Scholarships

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (MTAR) recently presented college scholarships to seven high school seniors in the 8-county area served by the Association. Two of the scholarships awarded were presented to Coffee County High School graduating seniors at their senior awards ceremony. These students were chosen from 79 applications in the 8-county area. Receiving …

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