Follow-up on Drug Arrests in Tullahoma

On yesterday’s news we told you about Billie Jo Funk, age 44 of Morris Lane, Tullahoma, being 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 fled on foot. Now we have learned the alleged driver of the …

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Lane Closure as New Exit ramp opens Soon

Work continues on the new exit ramp on the eastbound side of Exit 111. Civil Constructers, who has been working on the new ramp since January, will be closing the right lane of traffic on Thursday. The lane of Interstate 24 on the eastbound side will be closed most of the day between exits 110-111 for …

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Grundy County Deputy Injured

A Grundy County deputy is at home recovering after being injured in a hit and run. Sheriff Clint Shrum told reporters Deputy Rusty Parker was working at his second job at the time with Cumberland Outdoors. Officials say the deputy approached a vehicle that was trespassing on Cumberland Outdoors property. When Deputy Parker asked the …

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold now in Jail

A US Magistrate revoked the bond of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, he was handcuffed in the courtroom and led away. Arnold will be incarcerated until his federal court trial set for February 7, 2017. That places Chief Deputy Randy Garrett in command. After that, the county commission has the power to name a temporary …

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TennCare Fraud Charges filed against Manchester Man

A Coffee County man is charged with TennCare fraud for using the program to obtain a prescription for a controlled substance, which he later sold to someone else. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office have announced the arrest of Harold Grant Lovelace, 54, of Manchester. He’s …

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Man Charged with Assault and more after trying to Evade

On Sunday Coffee County deputies received a call of a suspicious subject knocking on doors on the McMinnville Hwy in Manchester. Deputies made contact with the subject on McMinnville Hwy after the man’s vehicle had ran out of gas. Deputies state that the subject returned to his vehicle and when officers again went to make …

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Tourist Expenditures Help Coffee County Citizens Save Money

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In a news release received from the Manchester Tourism and Community Development Commission, According to the State of Tennessee’s Department of Tourist Development 2015 Economic Impact Study, Coffee County Residents saved over $361 per household in tax obligations thanks to Tourist Expenditures in 2015. That number was up from over $333 in the 2014 report …

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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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