State Troopers Make Drug Bust On I-24

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered approximately one and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop last week in Coffee County. Trooper Jeremy Miller initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for speeding in a construction zone near mile marker 124 on …

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Local Business To Grow At Tullahoma Airport

A Florida company has announced that it is joining with a company based at the Tullahoma Regional Airport. Sarasota Avionics will be teaming up with XP Services in providing Garmin equipment for aircraft. XP Services is located in the northwest section of the airport property. The Florida company is known worldwide for installing flight equipment …

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Large Drug Bust In Winchester

Late last week Winchester Police executed a search warrant in a joint operation with the FBI and other special agents at a residence located at 815 North High Street in Winchester. The residence has become known as a dispensary of Mexican ICE (methamphetamine). The search produced multiple ounces of crystal methamphetamine (ICE), powder cocaine, marijuana, …

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1st National Bank of Manchester Receives Grant

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $15,014 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to First National Bank of Manchester. Incumbent Worker Training Grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs of their employees. “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to …

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Plane Crash In Winchester

Authorities confirmed a small plane crashed just after takeoff at the Winchester Municipal Airport on Saturday. Officials said the Mooney 21 aircraft had 5 people on board. All 5 suffered injuries and were taken to nearby Southern Tennessee Medical Center for treatment. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said they were expected to survive. The names …

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Jail Workhouse Program Will Remain Open

The Coffee County Commission voted this week to continue to operate the jail workhouse once the new jail begins full operation. The workhouse will be run out of the current jail annex used for housing low-risk inmates. These inmates are known as “trustees,” and by law must be housed at a separate location of the …

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Drug Take-Back Program Working In Coffee County

The Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition is proud to work with the Coffee County Sheriff’s, Manchester City Police and the Tullahoma City Police Departments on the stand out and nationally recognized Prescription Drug Permanent Disposal Program. Since its inception in April 2011, the Departments have partnered with the Coalition to bring an essential proactive tool to …

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Woodbury Police Chief Facing TBI Investigation

Woodbury Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham is facing questions concerning an audit conducted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Officials are questioning about how grant money from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety was spent. The money from the grant was to go toward helping DUI enforcement. The investigation has spread to the Tennessee Bureau of …

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Rutherford County Sheriff Under Investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. District Attorney Jennings Jones said he asked the TBI to join the investigation into Arnold. Jones said the TBI will work in conjunction with the state comptroller’s office. Arnold has come under fire after a WSMV report uncovered the sheriff’s family and chief …

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Not Wearing Your Seat Belt May Cost You More In Tennessee

For the first time in years, the penalty for not wearing your seat belt in Tennessee is set to increase. The fine will increase from $10 to $25 for first time offenders if a new bill is passed. Governor Bill Haslam is expected to sign the new fines into law in the next couple weeks. …

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