Hillsboro Elementary Honor Roll Students

Hillsboro Elementary Honor Roll Students 3rd Nine Weeks Period   Third Grade Gold Honor Roll Jianna Bare Zander Gomez Allie Ledbetter Everett Masters Marley Muehlhauser Toni Rhoads Kayla Steiner Lilly Thompson   Third Grade Silver Honor Roll Thane Burns Phoenix Henley Zabri Koon Brooklynn Partin Skylar Releford Alex Robertson J. Schuster   Third Grade Bronze …

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Juveniles facing several charges

Five juveniles were taken into custody on Wednesday night after they were found in the old Jones Elementary School located on Riley Creek Road. A report by Deputy Joey Ricco states that the officer arrived at the school building and found a car pulled in the back of the building. While checking the license tag …

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Local Industrial and Business Parks receive Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe have announced that 18 communities and local organizations will receive $6.2 million in Site Development Grants. The Site Development Grant program, part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed in 2016, helps communities prepare industrial sites for businesses. “Providing more opportunities for …

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Man Arrested after Stolen Semi-Truck is Recovered

On Monday, detectives with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the theft of a 2009 Volvo semi-truck, valued at $20,000 that was stolen from County Line Road in Bedford County. As a result of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigations, information led them to a location on Cobb Road in Christiana, TN. BCSO investigators …

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Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center receives Grant

Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Tullahoma has received a $4,000 grant to continue its work. The grant was presented by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the 40 Middle Tennessee counties it serves. Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will use the grant to …

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Seat Belts on School Buses Bill moves forward

A bill to require Tennessee school buses to be fitted with seat belts by July 2023 is advancing in the House. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the House Transportation Subcommittee advanced the measure on a voice vote on Wednesday. The vote came after a pediatric surgeon testified about how three-point safety belts could …

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Man who led Police on Deadly High Speed Pursuit headed to Court

28-year old Garieon Simmons of Decherd, Tennessee will soon face the Rutherford County courts. Simmons was the driver of a stolen SUV from Coffee County who allegedly led authorities on a high speed pursuit, which began in Manchester. Simmons later crashed the SUV on South Church Street in Murfreesboro. When Simmons crashed, he ran into …

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Survey being taken for Bike Pedestrian Plan

The Coffee County Health Council is working on a Bike Pedestrian Plan for the county to improve opportunities to walk/run and bike safely. Manchester Parks and Recreation wants people to experience physical activity in a positive manner. A survey has been put together so the health council can find out what you think can be …

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Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Fails

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year’s legislative session. Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison says there’s currently not enough support in the Senate for the change. Faison’s bill would have let people use prescribed marijuana to treat a variety of ailments, from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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House Education Subcommittee passes bill Opposed by the Tennessee Education Association

A bill that would allow school systems to deduct up to 10 percent of teachers’ unions dues from payroll has passed in a House education subcommittee. The proposal is opposed by the Tennessee Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union. Rep. Bill Dunn, a Knoxville Republican who sponsored the proposal, said the measure is designed …

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