Need a Job? Several Openings

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is reporting almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016. That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site. According to Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips, as the unemployment rate …

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Gas Prices stay nearly stable

Gas prices rose throughout last week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. “Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy the lowest holiday gas prices since 2005,” said Mark …

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TN Ramps up Physical Education in Schools

“Let’s Get Physical.” And like the song, starting in July Tennessee students in elementary schools will be doing more of just that with a change in state law that will require them to get additional physical activity. Currently students are required to perform at least 90 minutes of physical activity a week, but that time …

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Click or Ticket Campaign going on Now

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept. and area police officers are beefing up patrols on roadways to make sure people are wearing their seat belts. This will be part of the National Click or Ticket campaign, which is running now through June 5. According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 86 percent of Tennesseans …

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Tullahoma Man charged with setting Fire to Estranged Wife and her Clothing

David Arch Bass age 55 of Allen St Tullahoma was arrested by Tullahoma Police on Sunday on charges of Aggravated assault and setting fire to personal property. According to the arrest warrant, Bass got into an argument with his estranged wife at 317 Allen Street in Tullahoma. Allegedly Bass became angry and took articles of …

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Sheriff’s Dept. Searching for Wanted Man

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help. Authorities are searching for 32 year-old Christopher James Decent of Hillsboro Blvd Manchester. Decent is wanted on a burglary charge, violation of probation, child support and failure to appear. If you have seen Christopher James Decent or know his whereabouts please call the Coffee …

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Meth and Pot Bust in Grundy County

Grundy County Sheriff Deputies and Tracy City Police Department seized more than 50 grams of crystal meth and several marijuana plants. Deputies went to 133 Sims Street after receiving information of a fugitive that could be located at the location. Deputies found several marijuana plants in plain view. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of …

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Zika Virus Confirmed in Rutherford County

Rutherford County is now the third Tennessee county to have a confirmed Zika virus case. The City of Murfreesboro is increasing efforts to battle mosquitoes this spring by attacking larvae with mosquito-attacking bacteria-based larvae. Killing larvae before they have a chance to become adults is the recommendation of both the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension …

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Medicine “Black Box” Increased

The effort to reduce prescription drug-related problems in Tennessee received a boost when the Food and Drug Administration announced it was expanding its boxed warning, commonly referred to as a “Black Box Warning,” to include certain immediate-release pain medicines. The announcement comes after the Tennessee Neonatal Abstinence Working Group petitioned the FDA for the expansion …

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Holiday Closing at Motlow and Summer Classes to begin

Motlow State Community College will be closed on May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The holiday includes all facilities on the Moore County campus and at the Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna campuses. All campuses will close at 4:30 p.m. on May 27, and will remain closed until May 31, when normal business hours will …

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