Open House Is Saturday At The New Jail and County To Outsource Jail’s Healthcare

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept. will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new jail on Saturday and the public is invited to attend. The $22 million, 400-bed facility is located at 3176 Hillsboro Highway. The open house will take place from 1-5 p.m. Inside the new jail visitors will find separate quarters …

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Shelbyville Man Facing Sex Crime Charges

On Wednesday, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eddie P. Pilkington, age 62, of Shelbyville, for Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Pilkington’s arrest comes after good teamwork between the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Winchester Police Department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Unit. On March 25, 2015, investigators from both agencies …

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Proposal To Ban Alcohol Sales To People With Multiple DUI’s Fails

A House panel has defeated a proposal to ban alcohol sales to people with three or more drunken driving convictions. The House budget subcommittee rejected the measure on a voice vote this week. The bill would have required the words “No Alcohol Sales” be printed on the license of people with at least three DUI …

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The Non-Smoking “Gun”: E-cigarette Use Triples Among Young People

E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity and new data released from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates some of its success is due in part to a popularity among middle and high schoolers. New information indicates e-cigarette usage tripled among ‘tweens and teens from 2013 to 2014. …

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Father of Toddler Shot In March Indicted By Grand Jury

The father of a toddler, who was shot in March, was indicted by the April term of the Coffee County Grand Jury. Martin Jackson Anderson, 20, of A Street Hillsboro was indicted on charges of two counts of aggravated child abuse of children under 8-years-old and two counts of reckless endangerment by the April term …

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100 Million People Traveled In Tennessee During 2014

For the first time in history, Tennessee travel has exceeded 100 million domestic person stays. That’s according to the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. Tourism results for 2014 confirm a record-breaking year for Tennessee tourism. Total travel to Tennessee for 2014 was 101.3 million, up from 96.4 million in 2013, an increase of 5.1 percent. …

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Pool Construction To Impair Traffic In Tullahoma On Thursday

On Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Tullahoma from 6am to 11am, Cedar Lane from Iris Drive to Hogan Street (in the vicinity of the new pool at DW Wilson) will be reduced to one lane, and flaggers will be present. Seek alternate route and avoid area. If you must travel Cedar Lane, slow down and …

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Public Invited To Hiring Fair at Motlow College

Motlow College students and area citizens are invited to attend a Hiring Fair on Wednesday, April 29, according to Brenda Cannon, director of student and campus relations. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. inside the Lincoln County Dining Hall in the Forrester Student Center on the Moore County campus. There …

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Tullahoma Celebrates First Arboretum on Arbor Day

The City of Tullahoma will observe Arbor Day on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the Tree Board ceremony to honor the establishment of the city’s first arboretum. The ceremony will be held at the Sunrise Rotary Disc Golf Course, where the arboretum is located (at …

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Manchester Crash Injures One

A traffic accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon in Manchester on Hwy 55. The two vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of MacArthur Drive and Oak Street. Manchester Police Captain Victor Jones says that the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck involved in the wreck apparently ran a traffic light and collided with the other vehicle. …

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