Shooting in Tracy City

Tracy City Police are searching for two white males in connection with a shooting. 34 year old Cody Hill of Tracy City, told police that two men kicked in his door and demanded drugs at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. After Hill informed them there were no drugs in the home, the two men questioned him …

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Great Tennessee Airshow is this Weekend

Members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will visit MTSU this coming Friday (6/3/2016) in advance of this year’s Great Tennessee Airshow June 4th and 5th at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport. The special combined appearance by representatives of both groups, free and open to the public, will …

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Experts Say, Screen Time Impacts Kids’ Communication Skills

Smartphones and tablets make communicating easy in some ways and yet, experts warn there may be consequences for youngsters. A new poll from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association found the biggest concern of speech pathologists is that excessive technology use is replacing conversation and human interaction. Senior Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Dr. …

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State Reminds Employers about Working Teenagers

As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials are reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe. State officials say students as young as 14 can work on a limited basis in Tennessee. When school is out, teens ages 14 and 15 can work …

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Motlow Receives Grant

Motlow State Community College was recently selected to receive a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Student Engagement, Retention, and Success (SERS) grant for the 2016-2017 academic year in the amount of $25,000. The SERS grant is based on a TBR initiative that focuses on institutions using high impact practices (HIP) identified by the American Association …

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Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Searching for Wanted Woman–Decent Captured

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help once again. Authorities are searching for 30 year-old Candace Marie Walker, last known address Goosepond Rd Manchester. Walker is wanted for aggravated burglary, theft of property over $1,000, forgery under $500 and failure to appear. If you have seen Candace Marie Walker or know …

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Tullahoma Female Facing TennCare Fraud Again

Vicki Hargrove, 34, of Tullahoma, is charged in Moore County with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by doctor shopping. In addition, she was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. District Attorney General Robert Carter will prosecute. Hargrove was arrested just three months ago, in February, on an indictment in Coffee County for TennCare …

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Man Accused of Killing His Child to go on Trial in August

A trial date for Robert ‘Blaine’ Roper, 27, has been set for Aug. 8 according to court officials. Roper and his wife Carol Michelle ‘Keri’ Roper, 21, were arrested in November 2014 and charged with killing their newborn child following an investigation by the TBI in conjunction with the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department. The pair …

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Unemployment Down in most Counties

County unemployment rates for April 2016 show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in two, and remained the same in three counties. Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for April was 4.3 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month’s revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for April was 5.0 percent, unchanged from …

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Memorial Day Event held in Manchester

The Coffee County Veterans groups (American Legion Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Disabled American Veterans Chapter) held the annual Memorial Day event on the square in Manchester on Monday morning. The guest speaker was Dr. David Black, a Vietnam Veteran and businessman. He is the husband of 6th District Congressman Diane Black, who …

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