Coffee Countians Help Hill Family

Coffee County came together as a family to help a family on Saturday night in Hillsboro. A benefit/auction was held at Hillsboro Elementary School for Aaron and Lynetta Hill. The couple lost their twin boys, James and John, in a car accident in Winchester on New Year’s Eve. Lynetta was able to attend Saturday’s fundraiser …

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Tullahoma Woman Arrested for TennCare Fraud

A woman from Coffee County has been charged with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Vicki L. Hargrove, 33, of Tullahoma, she is charged with TennCare fraud for fraudulently obtaining Hydrocodone and Oxycodone by doctor shopping, using TennCare as payment. “Prescription drug abuse hurts individuals, families …

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Investigation into Conference Center Spending

The Coffee County Public Building Authority (PBA) could have avoided a state investigation into fraudulent spending, as well as several negative audit findings, if members had reviewed any number of “alarming” bank statements, according to Delanna Rhoton, CPA, with the accounting firm Bean, Rhoton and Kelley. Rhoton met with PBA members Friday to discuss audit …

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MTSU Raises $105 Million

Middle Tennessee State University officials say the school surpassed $100 million during a recent fundraising effort. The Tennessean reports that the more than $105 million raised during the six-year Centennial Campaign was a record-setting total for the school. The amount eclipsed MTSU’s previous fundraising record by more than $70 million. School officials said Friday the …

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Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation continues to Grow

Tennessee’s Department of Human Services says it has enrolled more than 300 Tennessee children in a program that aims to improve child literacy. The department says The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, together with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is available to children from birth to 5 years old in Tennessee. Once a child is enrolled, …

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Manchester Man Facing Drug Charges

On Wednesday Manchester Police officers went to room 228 at the Scottish Inn to talk with a male subject. After gaining permission to enter the room officers say they saw in plain sight a set of scales and a used crack pipe. In the arrest warrant officers say they ask if they could search and …

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School Voucher Program Fails

The House sponsor of a proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee says he doesn’t have the votes to pass the measure aimed at covering private school tuition for children attending some of the state’s worst public schools. Republican state Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville called off a scheduled floor vote on Thursday …

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Motlow Gala set for March 12

Guests at the 24th annual Motlow State Community College Foundation Gala on March 12 will be treated to dinner, dancing, and the chance to bid on some outstanding items in a silent auction, according to Jan Rogers, director of advancement at the College. This year’s event will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom of the …

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Hill Family Benefit

A benefit and auction for the Hill family will be held Feb. 13 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. A terrible accident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Winchester that took the life of three people including twin 7 year-old boys James and John Hill of Hillsboro. Their parents Aaron and Lynetta Hill were also injured …

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Manchester Man Robbed at Knifepoint

According to an arrest warrant, on Wednesday police say that a subject went to Hills Chapel Apartments in Manchester and pulled a knife on a male victim as he exited his vehicle. The man with the knife allegedly held it against the victim’s stomach and demanded his wallet, money and anything he had of value. …

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