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Bedford County Schools are closed Thursday.

Moore County Schools are closed Thursday.

Rutherford County Schools are closed Thursday.

Hickerson Station church of Christ is closed Wednesday.

Forest Mill Church of Christ is closed Wednesday.

Red Hill church of Christ is closed Wednesday.

Coffee County Solid Waste convenience centers will be open from 2PM-6PM Wednesday. The recycling center behind the Coffee County Administrative Plaza will be closed Wednesday.

Wednesday’s North Franklin @ CCMS basketball games are postponed.

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Snow Hits Coffee County

Snow moved into Coffee County around 7am Tuesday morning. The weather system brought anywhere from a dusting to several inches of snow to parts of Tennessee. Here in Coffee County we received around 2 inches. Some areas in southern Kentucky saw at least nine inches of snow. The snow brought with it difficulties on our …

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Make Sure Your Mailbox is Clear of Snow and Ice

The U.S. Postal Service needs residents to help keep walkways and areas around mailboxes clear of snow and ice. The USPS said, “the Postal Service Tennessee District officials are making a concerted effort to raise public awareness of the importance of keeping walkways, sidewalks, and approaches to mailboxes clear from snow and ice in the …

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Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, yet states in the southeast still have some of the cheapest prices in the nation. Tennessee gas prices increased 6 cents during the past week. The state average of $2.34 is 10 cents more than a month ago and 20 cents more than …

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TBI Used Reserve Funding to Avoid Layoffs and More

A report says the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation used reserves over the last four years to avoid layoffs and operational gaps due to budget cuts required by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration. The state comptroller’s office review says TBI has underestimated its costs and annually expected to operate at a budget shortfall with reserve accounts filling …

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TWRA Asking for Public Input

Tennessee officials seek comments on hunting regulations Tennessee wildlife officials are seeking public comments on regulations for the 2018-19 hunting season. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it’s an opportunity for Tennesseans to offer ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with the agency’s staff. The agency says the comment period is open through Feb. …

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Camping Prices Going Up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have announced fee increases at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions, starting on March 1, 2018. According to a report from WBIR-TV in Knoxville, the increases range from 10 to 15 percent, which averages out to about $3 to $5, depending on the area. For example, a camping …

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Manchester man facing Multiple Charges

Nicholas Dillon Murphy age 23 of Old McMinnville Hwy, Manchester was charged over the weekend by Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jason Dendy with Theft of Property. According to the arrest warrant, on December 1, 2017 Murphy removed two vehicles from 386 Sharp Lane in Beechgrove without the owner’s permission. The vehicles were allegedly taken …

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Special Election being held in Nearby Counties

Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy of Shelbyville resigned his seat in November to take a job with the Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture. There will be a special election for voters in Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Rutherford counties to fill the Tennessee Senate District 14 vacancy. Candidates are former State Representative Joe Carr and …

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Legislation to Pursue TennCare Work Requirements Filed

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has filed legislation to pursue TennCare work requirements for able-bodied adults without young children. The bill directs the state to file a federal waiver to impose “reasonable” work requirements for able-bodied, working age adults without dependent children younger than 6. On Thursday, House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh said that …

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