Some Funding Requests Approved some Not by County Budget and Finance Committee

Members of the Coffee County Budget and Finance committee have been preparing for the full county commission meeting that will be held on Tuesday night (June 27, 2017). Recently, General Manager of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (MCCCC) Rebecca French, presented the budget request to the committee members. She asked for about $280,000 to cover …

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MTSU and Meharry Medical College teaming up to help provide more Doctors in Rural Tennessee

A university and medical college have created a new program to funnel doctors to rural Tennessee. The Tennessean reports that Middle Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College announced the partnership Thursday. Students accepted into the program will earn a bachelor’s degree from MTSU in three years, followed by three years of medical school at …

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Record number of traveler expected on Independence Day

AAA forecasts more Americans will travel this Independence Day than ever before. A record-breaking 44.2 million Americans (872,000 Tennesseans) will take to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways; an increase of 1.3 million Americans (34,000 Tennesseans) from last year’s holiday. “This Independence Day will be historic,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales …

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Feds Warn about Skimmers

A national warning was issued by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, warning people of card skimmers. Skimmers are devices illegally placed on things like gas pumps and ATMs that “skim” a credit or debit card’s information, giving criminals access to your bank accounts. The criminals then use the data to make online purchases or …

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Church Burns in Tullahoma

An investigation is underway after the Tullahoma Fire Department battled a blaze at a church Wednesday morning around 11:00am. It happened at the Pleroma Bible Church on Cedar Lane. Fire Chief Richard Shasteen said that when crews arrived flames were already coming from the building’s attic area. He added that the church was about a …

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Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday is in July this year

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday has been set for July 28th through 30th this year. The tax-free weekend was created several years ago as a way to ease the financial burden on parents who much purchase back-to-school supplies and clothes. The holiday weekend begins just after midnight on Friday, July 28th and continues through midnight on …

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Report: 2016 TN Wildfires May Add ‘Refinery’ Levels of Pollution

Parts of Tennessee continue to recover from the millions of dollars in damage done by last year’s wildfires – but new scientific research indicates the damage to the state’s air quality may be even worse than the EPA estimates. Two new studies from the Georgia Institute of Technology indicate particulates created by wildfire can have …

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Country Music Star Dustin Lynch Donates $10,000 to Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center

Broken Bow Records artist and Tullahoma native Dustin Lynch proved unbeatable in a December episode of Spike TV’s LIP SYNC BATTLE, taking on fellow country star Cassadee Pope. Hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, LIP SYNC BATTLE pits celebrities in a head-to-head fight to see who can deliver the most outrageous and entertaining …

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Update on Justice Center Shooting

We have an update on the two deputies with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department that were shot at the county justice center on Monday afternoon. Wendell Bowen is at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga where he underwent over 5 hours of surgery Monday night and is still in the intensive care unit, while Wade Bassett is …

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Theft at North Jackson Wine & Spirits in Tullahoma

According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Matt Pruitt, he was notified by the communication center on June 10 that a burglary had occurred at North Jackson Wine & Spirits. When the officer arrived he found a front window had been broken out. When owner Brian Uselton arrived they reviewed the security video and …

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