Woman Arrested on Several Charges in Tullahoma

Early Tuesday morning, Billie Jo Funk, age 44 of Morris Lane Tullahoma was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation on East Grundy Street by Tullahoma Patrolman Tommy Elliott. Elliott reports that the driver and the front seat passenger fled on foot. Apparently Funk did not flee and the two …

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Report on Tennessee Accidental Gunshot Deaths was Wrong

A publicized report that Tennessee had 105 accidental gunshot deaths during 2014-more than any state in the nation-was wrong. There were actually just five such fatalities, according to the state Department of Health. The Safe Tennessee Project initially reported the 105 fatalities earlier this month, saying the surprisingly high figure had been verified at the …

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Lady Raider Golf Wins 4th Consecutive District Championship

Four in a row! For the 4th consecutive year, the Coffee County Central High School Lady Raider golf team captured the District 8AAA crown as they finished with 3 of the top 4 individual scores to outdistance their competitors by 36 strokes. The win advances them to Thursday’s Region 4AAA tournament in Murfreesboro. The Red …

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Man claiming to be a Clown Threatening Children Arrested

On Friday night the Coffee County Communications Center notified officers that a call had come in with the caller identifying himself as the clown who has been threatening children. According to the arrest warrant, the subject became very lewd with the dispatcher talking sexually with her and stating he was going to harm children. He …

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Fatal Crash in Franklin County on Sunday

On Sunday morning around 1:20am there was a one vehicle crash in Franklin County on the Old Alto Hwy at the intersection of Greenhaw Rd. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Tommy Lyles, a 2010 Mercury MPR driven by Gary L Jones age 36 of Winchester was traveling east on the highway when the …

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Franklin County Authorities Searching for Wanted Man

Authorities are attempting to locate Joseph Luther Garner, 219 Bethpage Road, Estill Springs, TN. Garner is wanted for Violation of Federal Probation in connection with Methamphetamine charges. Anyone having any information that could lead to the apprehension of Garner is asked to contact Investigation George Dyer of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 931-308-9420, 931-962-0123 …

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Tennessee Middle School Social Studies standards involving Islam might be dropped

School officials have dropped most of the Tennessee middle school social studies standards involving Islam as part of newly proposed standards. The Kingsport Times-News reports that an entire section on Islam currently taught to seventh-graders has been removed from the state Board of Education’s draft, which went online for public review Sept. 15. Most of …

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Baiting program begins in Tennessee

An annual baiting program to help prevent rabies in raccoons began on Monday in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the project. Oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons will be distributed along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Vaccine packets coated with fishmeal …

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Thanks for a Great Day of Fishing

A big thank you from Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves to all of you who participated in the 18th Annual Fishing Tournament on Saturday to benefit the needy children of Coffee County at Christmas. The event sponsored by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department was held at Normandy Lake, Barton Springs Boat Ramp and had a …

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SCAM ALERT!!

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves and Investigator Jason Dendy has issued a warning about a scam making its way around Coffee County. The scammers in the past have posed as a deputy from the sheriff’s department, this time they are spoofing phone numbers that seem to be local. Sometimes the scammer even claims to be …

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