Coffee County man headed to Federal Prison

A Coffee County man will serve nearly 22 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a number of drug offenses. Brian Lee Fielding, a.k.a. “Bull”, 35, was sentenced to serve 262 months in prison by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Judge last Wednesday. Fielding pleaded guilty in March to a federal indictment …

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Church Burglary in Grundy County

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a church burglary. The Chestnut Springs Congregational Methodist Church (better known as Orange Hill Church) was burglarized sometime between Sunday July 17 and Wednesday July 20. A witness reported seeing two white vans at the church earlier in the day on Wednesday and …

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has decreased from 5.7 percent to 4.1 percent …

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Missing Person report from Bedford County

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a missing person’s case. On Thursday July 21st, 2016, Jennifer Campbell left her Uncle’s home walking in the Unionville area at approximately 5 p.m. Jennifer told her family she was going to meet her friend Mike that she met off the internet at the El Bethel Church …

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First National Bank Announces Staff Promotion

First National Bank of Manchester Community President, Brent Parsley, recently announced the promotions of a branch manager, loan officer, and head teller at the Hillsboro Highway location. Vice President, Brad Goodwin, has been named Branch Manager. Goodwin brings a wealth of knowledge in both lending and management to the position, Parsley said. Kim Hopkins, former …

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Dusty Elam Foundation makes donation to Coffee County Teen Expo

The Dusty Elam Foundation graciously donated $5,000 to Coffee County Teen Expo to go toward backpacks for students. “We are grateful for community partners like the Dusty Elam Foundation who continue to lookout for those without. We appreciate them always going above and beyond for our students,” said Taylor Rayfield, Coffee County Schools Family Resource …

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Pursuit in Coffee County leaves THP Cars Damaged and Montana Man Arrested

A Montana man is facing several charges after leading Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a high speed chase. Erik Taylor Shalosky, 20, of Billings, Montana is charged with theft of property, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond was set at $105,000 and he’ll be in court on Sept. …

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It’s Official; Hastings to Close

Retailer Hastings will be liquidated and all 126 of its stores will close including the store in Tullahoma by October 31, 2016. Amarillo.com reports that Hilco Merchant Resources LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC co-purchased Hastings and will oversee the liquidation of its assets. According to the court documents filed Wednesday, the two companies …

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Master Distiller leaves George Dickel

Allisa Henley of Manchester, the master distiller at George Dickel in Tullahoma has left the company to become the master distiller at Popcorn Sutton Distilling LLC, the Ohio-based whiskey maker that operates a large distillery in Newport. According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Henley was named to the top distiller spot at the Dickel distillery near …

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County Commission Meeting set for Tuesday Night

BOARD OF COFFEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COFFEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE PLAZA JULY 26, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. A G E N D A 1. Sheriff Proclaims Commission Open for Business 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 4. Roll Call 5. Approve agenda. 6. Review and approval of the minutes of previous meeting. 7. Resolution …

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