Coffee County Sheriff’s Department asking for the Public’s Help

On Sunday night around 8pm, Coffee County deputies received a call from a Hillsboro resident about an aggravated burglary. The victims told deputies that an unknown man in a ski mask forced his way into their home and robbed them at gun point. One victim stated he was able to see the man’s face and …

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Former Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center Facing Serious Charges

Alyce Heifner, former manager of Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center has been arrested in New Mexico on charges brought by the District Attorney’s office. The charges are based on an investigation conducted by the Tennessee Comptroller of Treasury. Heifner is facing three to six years in jail for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the conference …

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Domestic Violence Victim Witness Coordinators Receive Training

Tennessee’s 15 newest domestic violence victim witness coordinators, who will work with domestic violence victims across the state, recently completed training focused on ways to recognize the signs of domestic violence, how domestic violence cases are prosecuted and how to keep victims safe. “Victims of domestic violence are often ashamed or frightened to come forward,” …

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Gas Prices Remain Steady

Motorists saw little movement in pump prices last week. But gasoline could soon be on the rise as spring approaches due to refinery maintenance, an increase in driving and the switch to summer-blend fuels. Currently, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.28, up four-tenths of a cent from last week, …

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TDOT Message Board Contest Continues

If you’ve ever wanted to help choose the messages that show up on TDOT signs, now’s your chance! TDOT has narrowed down 15 finalists from 2,000 submissions. Voting ends March 7 at 4:30 p.m. The winner will be announced March 13. The catchphrase with the most votes will be put into the message board rotation …

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Here comes Dunkin Donuts

If you’ve been wondering what’s going in the former location of Pizza Hut in Manchester, well soon it will be the home of Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts sells a wide variety of donuts, coffee beverages, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. There are over 11,300 locations worldwide. The franchisee is looking for part-time and full-time …

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Fatal Crash in Coffee County

Sunday afternoon around 12:30pm near AEDC on the Wattendorf Memorial Highway at the Exit 117 Interstate 24 overpass there was a 2-vehicle crash. In Tennessee Highway Patrolman Larry Fraley’s report a 2002 Ford Mustang driven by 18 year-old Mary E McBee of Decherd was traveling north when she allegedly failed to yield while turning onto …

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Haslam Speaks on IMPROVE Act

Gov. Bill Haslam was in Franklin County on Monday discussing his plan for a 7 cent tax increase per gallon on gasoline and 12 cents on diesel to go toward roadway improvements. The purpose of the event, was to provide a forum on a plan focusing exclusively on increasing much-needed funding to repair and maintain …

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State “Operation SOS” Begins

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working together to make drivers aware of the state’s Move Over law. The new campaign is called “Operation SOS”, Safety on the Smart Ways, and came about after 3 TDOT workers were killed within 12 months. Drivers are to move over to give space …

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Tenn. Mental-Health Care Availability Could Be at Risk

While the fate of the Affordable Care Act hangs in limbo, one sector of the population is particularly vulnerable to changes in the health care system. Over the last eight years, access to mental health care for those who need it has increased through availability of coverage and safeguards to ensure access to that care. …

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