Two Teenagers Busted Inside Area Church

Two teenagers’ late-night visits to Blankenship United Methodist Church are over. A Bedford County deputy woke them up Wednesday just before midnight after a security camera system was installed. The teens, a boy and girl, admitted entering the building numerous times since Monday, May 11, Deputy Trey Green said. Authorities were notified by the man …

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Police Looking For Sexual Offender

James Joseph Odell is currently wanted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office for Violation of Sexual Offender Registry Law. Odell is classified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a violent offender and has failed to report to Bedford County Sheriff’s Office as required by law. Odell also has two outstanding drug warrants in Bedford …

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Unemployment Rate Down In Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of April was 6.0 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the March rate of 6.3. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4 percent, down slightly from the March rate of 5.5. Tennessee’s April unemployment rate is the third …

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Tullahoma Utilities Board Awarded RP3 Designation

For the fifth consecutive evaluation, Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) has been awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) certification from the American Public Power Association (APPA). TUB is one of 94 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the RP3 recognition from APPA for providing consumers with the highest degree of …

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Local Students Awarded Scholarships

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (MTAR) recently presented college scholarships to seven high school seniors in the 8-county area served by the Association. Two of the scholarships awarded were presented to Coffee County High School graduating seniors at their senior awards ceremony. These students were chosen from 79 applications in the 8-county area. Receiving …

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Memorial Day Event Held In Manchester

Wreaths were placed at the war memorials... Photos by Rob Clutter

A Memorial Day remembrance of fallen soldiers and honoring local veterans was held in Manchester on Monday. The annual event was again attended by a large crowd. Something new this year were signs with pictures and names of fallen soldiers and veterans still living in the area. Ulysses Ray Jr who fought in Japan during …

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Skydiver Hits Power Lines During Event In Winchester

Attendees at the “Red White and You” event in Winchester on Saturday saw something they were definitely not expecting. A skydiver hit power lines and fell to the ground. The accident occurred at 5 p.m. during the National Anthem at Winchester City Park, next to Tims Ford Lake. Three jumpers were involved in the descent. …

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Graduation 2015 For CCCHS

Graduation was held Friday night for Coffee County High School seniors. A crowd estimated to be over 5,000 saw 373 graduates accept their diplomas. The seniors took their next step toward a future full of expectations as they heard from fellow classmates and Principal Dr Joey Vaughn. Many of the grads will take a break …

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Woman Facing Animal Cruelty Charges Was In Court On Thursday

A Coffee County woman facing 10 counts of animal cruelty was in court on Thursday in Coffee County. Carolyn Irby was charged earlier this year after nearly 100 small to medium dogs and several cats were found suffering and dying on her property on Hickory Grove Road. In testimony Thursday, Coffee County Sheriff Sergeant Danny …

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Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013

A report from the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP shows Tennessee is among the 20 worst states when it comes to rural non-Interstate traffic deaths. Citing U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Highway Administration data, Tennessee reported 459 non-Interstate traffic deaths in 2013, twelfth-most in the nation. Kentucky followed close behind with 449 deaths reported. Both states …

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