Burch & Stanley Attorneys at Law Student of the Week 5 February 2016

The Burch & Stanley Student of the Week Blair Prydum with Trenena Stanley

The Burch & Stanley attorneys at law “Student of the Week” for 5 February 2016 is Blair Pyrdum. Blair is in the eighth grade at East Middle School in Tullahoma. She is the daughter of proud parents Kelli and Brad. She was nominated and selected to receive this award because she is positive and energetic, …

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Female Arrested For Filing False Report

A resident of Manchester was arrested after she allegedly filed a false report. Lisa Renee Milsaps, 49, of Butch Lane, Manchester was arrested Feb. 2 for telling Tullahoma Police Officer Willie Young that she had been struck by a car when she crossed North Jackson Street Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m. Doctors at Harton Regional …

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Shaw Industries to Close Franklin County Plant

Shaw Industries, which has had a carpet production plant in Franklin County since 1989, announced Wednesday it is consolidating operations and is closing its Winchester plant. At stake are 228 jobs, according to Al Scruggs, Shaw human resource director for manufacturing and distribution. He said that, although the plant is closing, employees will be given …

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Campaign 2016: Turning Point for Political Parties

It’s all hands on deck as presidential candidates migrate to New Hampshire for next week’s primary. Ted Cruz emerged as the GOP winner in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, and Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a slight victory over Bernie Sanders. It’s a “pivotal election,” says Dr. Gerard Lameiro, a retired college professor and …

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State Officials Visit Raider Academy

Coffee County Raider Academy recently hosted Tennessee Department of Education Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Vicki Kirk, and South Central Core Executive Director, Mr. Bill Byford. The CCRA goal of academic excellence for all students was evident as Dr. Kirk and Mr. Byford visited classrooms. “It was an honor for Dr. Kirk and Mr. Byford to visit …

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Motlow Students Perform Well in the Classroom

Motlow State Community College incoming freshmen who required remedial coursework achieved impressive results in their college-level courses in the Fall 2015 semester. Almost 70 percent of Motlow incoming freshmen require remedial instruction in math, reading or writing. Prior to the fall 2015 semester, students had to complete remedial courses before enrolling in the associated introductory …

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School Board continues Search for Director of Schools

The Manchester Board of Education is continuing to work through the process of hiring a new Director of Schools. During a recent work session school board members used a grading system to help judge each applicant. Board member Lisa Gregory said she didn’t want the grading system to be the exclusive judge of who gets an …

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CDC and TDH Wanting You to get your Flu Shot

The Tennessee Department of Health has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reports of influenza are increasing across the country. TDH officials are asking all Tennesseans who have not yet had their annual flu vaccine to do so immediately, helping to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the …

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Report Highlights Long-Term Cost of Smoking in TN

The average smoker in Tennessee will spend $93,000 dollars on his or her habit over a lifetime, according to new data from the personal-finance website WalletHub. Lifetime health-care costs are even higher, at $113,000, and tobacco-addiction specialist Donna Borowski said finding the motivation to quit comes down to very personal reasons. “One of my most …

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New Ruling from Supreme Court could effect Parents

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that parents have a constitutional right to be treated fairly during court proceedings in which they face losing their children but they cannot appeal termination orders on the grounds that their appointed attorneys were ineffective. In criminal cases, defendants have a right to a competent attorney. The court, in …

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