Three Years Later Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery

A Manchester man is facing up to 24 years in prison after he was found guilty of 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Lynn Frank Bristol, 61, of Manchester, was indicted June 2015 for aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child. The victim in this case testified against Bristol. The man is set …

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Altercation Sends Hillsboro Man to Jail

Last Monday (June 11, 2018) Kale Wayne Campbell age 32 of Hillsboro is accused of being involved in an altercation with his ex-girlfriend and her children in Hillsboro. Campbell allegedly went into the residence while 2 of the children were inside and began throwing and breaking items. Later in the day, Campbell is accused of …

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Body Found in Tims Ford Lake

According the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department officials, a body was found in Tims Ford Lake on Thursday afternoon around 2:30pm. Two kayakers were in Tims Ford Lake when they discovered the body of 30-year-old Jessie Farris in the water. Farris had been reported missing. Farris leaves behind three kids, the oldest eight years old, the …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested for TennCare Fraud

A resident of Bedford County was arrested last week for using TennCare benefits to doctor shop for drugs. The man has faced the charge multiple times in the past. Doctor shopping involves going to multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits as payment. Samuel L. …

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Honor Flight Currently Recruiting Veterans

The next “Honor Flight” of Middle Tennessee will take off on Sept. 26, 2018. The Honor Flight team is currently recruiting WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veterans* *Accepting Applications from Vietnam Veterans with at least 70% VA Disability due to exposure to Agent Orange. Seats will be filled based on availability as priority remains for WWII …

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Manchester Police File Charges after Stolen Truck is Recovered

On Tuesday morning (June 12th 2018) around 6am Manchester officers responded to a location on Oakdale Street in reference to a vehicle theft. The victim told officers that his truck had been taken. Officers were given a tip that the vehicle had been spotted on the Woodbury Highway and they responded to the area and …

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Man Wanted by Bedford and Coffee County Authorities Strangely Released from Texas Jail

Andrew Marshall who has escaped the Bedford County Jail five times and is not only wanted in Bedford County but is also wanted in Coffee County is out of jail again. After Marshall escaped the last time in Bedford County he was named a suspect in a car theft in Tullahoma. Texas authorities discovered the …

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Man Falsely Accused of Attempting to Touch Young Girl Released from Jail

Shelbyville Police have dropped all charges against a man falsely accused of attempting to touch a young girl. A family member, Ashley Marie Vaughn, 24, of Barksdale Lane in Shelbyville has been charged with filing a false report. She posted $5,000 bond at Bedford County Jail. Robert James Bransford, 26, of Woodland Avenue was released …

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Traffic Stop leads to Drug Bust in Franklin County

On Wednesday June 6th, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel initiated a traffic stop on Highway 64 in the eastbound lane. A report filed by Deputy Jason Brockman stated that the traffic stop led to an investigation that resulted in law enforcement seizing 58 pills believed to be MDMA (Ecstasy) with a …

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Changes coming to TNReady Testing

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced on Thursday several new steps to improve the state’s TNReady student assessment, including re-competing the state’s current testing vendor contract. These improvements are being made after ongoing conversations with teachers, parents, education leaders, and policy-makers over the past several weeks and are aimed at addressing a number of areas of …

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