Wheel Tax? Or Property Tax Increase?

The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee has decided to advise the Coffee County Commission to place a wheel tax referendum on the August ballot. How the referendum would be worded is still up in the air. The Budget and Finance Committee, had asked Vernita Davis head of the election commission if the voters could …

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108th Tennessee General Assembly Has Wrapped Up

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that does not give pay raises to state employees or teachers. Gov. Haslam had planned to give a one percent pay increase to state employees and a two percent raise to teachers, but later said …

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Unemployment Rate Down In March

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of March was 6.7 percent, which is two-tenths of one percentage point lower than the 6.9 percent rate in February. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The Tennessee rate is equal to the national unemployment rate, which remained unchanged at 6.7 percent. Over the past year, Tennessee’s …

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COMPASS Test Available At Motlow

Motlow College is offering the COMPASS Assessment test on the Moore County campus, and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. The COMPASS test is a computer testing system and helps determine students’ academic readiness in reading, writing and mathematics for college level work. Test results determine which courses are best suited to the students’ level …

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Manchester Youth Baseball League’s First Season Off and Running

Manchester has been the home of Little League Baseball for over 50 years; however, it recently underwent a change that would not only alter its name but also the way the game is played in our community. The league is now known as the Manchester Youth Baseball League and when asked what the game changes …

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The Latest Information On The Deadly Crash That Occurred On Monday

In a follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week a Coffee County man died in a two-vehicle accident on Monday afternoon. 74 year-old Patricia A McCollough was driving a Coffee County School bus traveling north on Highway 41. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, 63 year-old Freddie Reynolds was exiting his driveway …

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Hillsboro Man Charged With TennCare Fraud

A Coffee County man is charged with TennCare fraud after an undercover operation that led to indictments of 60 people. So far, a total of 40 have been arrested. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest in the investigation that involved officers from Manchester Police and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office. Most …

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Early Voting Continues On Friday

Early voting in continuing in Coffee County. Despite April 18 being Good Friday polls will be at the two voting locations. In Manchester you vote early at the election commission office in the Coffee County Administrative Plaza from 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri and Saturdays from 8:30am-Noon. In Tullahoma voting can be done at the C.D. Stamps Community …

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