Friday, February 12 Grundy County Schools open two hours late

Manchester Man Facing Drug Charges

On Wednesday Manchester Police officers went to room 228 at the Scottish Inn to talk with a male subject. After gaining permission to enter the room officers say they saw in plain sight a set of scales and a used crack pipe. In the arrest warrant officers say they ask if they could search and …

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School Voucher Program Fails

The House sponsor of a proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says he doesn’t have the votes to pass the measure aimed at covering private school tuition for children attending some of the state’s worst public schools. Republican state Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville called off a scheduled floor vote on Thursday …

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Motlow Gala set for March 12

Guests at the 24th annual Motlow State Community College Foundation Gala on March 12 will be treated to dinner, dancing, and the chance to bid on some outstanding items in a silent auction, according to Jan Rogers, director of advancement at the College. This year’s event will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom of the …

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Hill Family Benefit

A benefit and auction for the Hill family will be held Feb. 13 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. A terrible accident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Winchester that took the life of three people including twin 7 year-old boys James and John Hill of Hillsboro. Their parents Aaron and Lynetta Hill were also injured …

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Manchester Man Robbed at Knifepoint

According to an arrest warrant, on Wednesday police say that a subject went to Hills Chapel Apartments in Manchester and pulled a knife on a male victim as he exited his vehicle. The man with the knife allegedly held it against the victim’s stomach and demanded his wallet, money and anything he had of value. …

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Jack Daniels Plant Expanding

Tennessee whiskey giant Jack Daniel is set to make a $140 million expansion to its distillery in Lynchburg, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and state economic officials. Increased demand is driving the expansion, which will also create 30 new jobs, according to the announcement. The money will go toward building two new “barrelhouses” and expanding …

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State Officials Warn Against Fake Pills

Leaders of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued a warning Monday about an increase in counterfeit prescription drugs being sold in Tennessee. In recent months, investigators have worked two dozen cases …

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First Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Tennessee

The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely development. “We are not at all surprised,” says Jones. “We …

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Encounter Life Church of Manchester Hosting Prom for People with Special Needs

The Tim Tebow Foundation has announced that 200 churches, in 48 states and eight countries have signed up to host Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 16 and older. The event will occur at the same time in host churches around the world …

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