Parent Meeting at Westwood Middle Concerning Gun Found on School Property

There will be a special meeting for parents of Westwood Middle School students on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. This meeting is being conducted because of the gun that was found on a student at the school last Thursday, September 14, 2017. Westwood Middle School is located at 505 Taylor St in Manchester.

Red Raider Golf Captures District Title

Teeing off at Bear Trace for the 3rd time in 11 days, the CHS Golf team entered the District 8AAA tournament on Monday with some unfinished business.  After dropping a match win to Tullahoma last week, Coach Mike Ray challenged his team on Thursday in advance of Monday’s District tournament.  And the Red Raiders answered …

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Graduation Rates show Overall Improvements in Most Areas–Coffee Co. Remains Steady

Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee has set a new high mark for its high school graduation rate. A news release from the governor’s office says the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent has set a record. The rates increased in about 56 percent of districts with high schools. The release says the rate is up …

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Coffee County Considering Appealing Court Ruling

Coffee County plans to appeal a district court ruling in a lawsuit that, if settled now, could cost county taxpayers nearly $600,000. Of that amount, $490,000 would be paid to plaintiff and former county employee Melinda Keeling, with $79,000 in attorney fees going to Jerry Gonzalez, who represents Keeling. Keeling, an employee of the Coffee …

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New Requirments for some Food Stamps Recipients

Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties starting Feb. 1. Haslam said Monday that Tennessee will re-establish federal work requirements in 70 counties for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That requirement was waived in 2008 amid recession. It won’t be reinstated for 16 …

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Gun Found on Local School Property

On Thursday afternoon, a student at Manchester’s Westwood Middle School (WMS) reported that another student was in possession of a handgun. School administrators immediately investigated and discovered an unloaded handgun in the possession of a student. Administrators immediately contacted the Manchester Police Department who confiscated the weapon and began an investigation. Manchester Police took the …

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Tullahoma Man Indicted for Child Pornography

A Tullahoma man was arrested Sept. 6 on sealed indictments for child pornography. Clyde Jefferson Trumbull, 33, of East Lauderdale Street was indicted by the July term of the Coffee County Grand Jury on charges of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. He was booked into the Coffee County Jail on Sept. 6 and his …

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Man Guilty of Murder in Shelbyville

Angela Kibble was murdered in her Shelbyville apartment in the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 2015. Exactly two years after Kibble’s shooting death, Kavaris Kelso was found guilty of the crime on Thursday. Kelso was pronounced guilty on charges of aggravated burglary and first-degree murder. Jurors were allowed to consider a combination of about …

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Rifle Found Inside Car at Eagleville School in Rutherford County on Friday

A tip led school administrators to the car of a student parked at Eagleville school in Rutherford County on Friday. Inside the trunk was an assault rifle that school officials describe as unloaded and unassembled. The student was arrested and expelled from school immediately, under a zero-tolerance policy of the Rutherford County School District. The …

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Unemployment Rate Down Again in Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August was 3.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in unemployment. The national unemployment rate increased from 4.3 to 4.4 percent. Over the past …

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