8th Person Charged in Connection with a Shelbyville Woman’s Death

An ongoing investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the Shelbyville Police Department has resulted in a man being arrested and charged in connection to the death of a Shelbyville woman. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the …

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TVA Considers Sale of Tennessee River Waterfront

The future of a 1,600-acre site on the Tennessee River could be decided this week. The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, at its meeting on Thursday, is expected to consider the possible sale of land originally allocated for the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station that was never completed. Although the land actually is in Hollywood, …

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Substitute Teacher Allegedly Strikes Student

A Tullahoma woman was arrested April 27 on charges of child abuse neglect or neglect in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred at Bel Aire School last February. According to a warrant obtained by Tullahoma Police Investigator Rana Pawlowski, Jennifer D. Huskey,35 of Crestwood Drive, Tullahoma was charged with an incident that allegedly occurred …

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Kidnapping Charges Filed Against Manchester Man

A Manchester man was arrested April 30 after he allegedly kidnapped three people. Bobby Joe Wade, 57, of Interstate Drive Manchester was named in an eight count indictment by the April term of the Coffee County Grand Jury for three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and employing a …

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Fire at Historic Hotel

An event and music venue caught fire Monday night in Bedford County, forcing crews to tape it and nearby buildings off. Crews believe the fire started on the second floor of the music hall and hotel on Spring Street in Wartrace just before 8 p.m. The second and third floors sustained smoke damage. A water …

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Moore County Woman Facing 150-plus counts of Identity Theft

Esther Jill Lewis of Moore County has been charged with 150-plus counts of identity theft in the past 60 days. The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department says that, Lewis age 53, was arrested about two weeks ago on 74 counts of identity theft, as well as two counts of theft of property up to $500. …

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Remember New Texting and Driving Law

If you like to text and drive you had better prepare to dig deep in your wallet, if caught by the police. A new state law keeps the fine for texting at $50 but adds points to driver licenses. The change will permit points to be assessed four points against a driver’s record. If sufficient …

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Vigil Held for Eli Grow

Family and friends gathered Monday night at Wilkins Stadium in Tullahoma to honor 17 year-old Eli Grow who died tragically Saturday in a two-vehicle accident. Tullahoma High School held a vigil on the school’s football field Monday night and mourners spelled his initials and football number on the bleachers using lanterns. Grow played football at …

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Homicide Investigation begins after woman’s body found in Grundy County

A woman’s body was found lying near a wooded trail Sunday and officials now say her death was homicide. The Grundy County Sheriff’s office discovered 26-year-old Samantha Chandler’s body in the Ross Creek area just after noon. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now helping with the case. “Sunday afternoon about 12:30- 12:35 p.m., we …

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Shelbyville Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A resident of Bedford County is charged with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Sonya Marie Leverette, 31, of Shelbyville. Leverette is charged with three counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain a controlled substance by doctor shopping for prescriptions, using TennCare as payment. District Attorney …

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