Wednesday’s Snow Patrol

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Grundy County Schools are closed due to power outage. – Snow Patrol brought to you by Spring Street Market – Located at the corner of Spring and Coffee Street in Manchester  

Man who led Police on Deadly High Speed Pursuit headed to Court

28-year old Garieon Simmons of Decherd, Tennessee will soon face the Rutherford County courts. Simmons was the driver of a stolen SUV from Coffee County who allegedly led authorities on a high speed pursuit, which began in Manchester. Simmons later crashed the SUV on South Church Street in Murfreesboro. When Simmons crashed, he ran into …

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Survey being taken for Bike Pedestrian Plan

The Coffee County Health Council is working on a Bike Pedestrian Plan for the county to improve opportunities to walk/run and bike safely. Manchester Parks and Recreation wants people to experience physical activity in a positive manner. A survey has been put together so the health council can find out what you think can be …

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Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Fails

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year’s legislative session. Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison says there’s currently not enough support in the Senate for the change. Faison’s bill would have let people use prescribed marijuana to treat a variety of ailments, from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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House Education Subcommittee passes bill Opposed by the Tennessee Education Association

A bill that would allow school systems to deduct up to 10 percent of teachers’ unions dues from payroll has passed in a House education subcommittee. The proposal is opposed by the Tennessee Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union. Rep. Bill Dunn, a Knoxville Republican who sponsored the proposal, said the measure is designed …

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All Night Stage will run at this year’s Bonnaroo

Music fans will have more options to dance the night away at the 16th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which is unveiling an all-night stage focusing on dance, electronic and hip-hop artists. The Other stage will run all night at this year’s festival, scheduled June 8-11 in Manchester. This year’s lineup includes U2, the …

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Storms Roar through Coffee County

Severe thunderstorms caused power outages and damage in Middle Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Electric crews responded in power outages throughout the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and Tullahoma Utilities coverage areas. Several thousand people in Coffee County lost power at some point during the evening, with Manchester being one of the stronger hit …

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Beechgrove Man Arrested for Allegedly Dislocating his Mother’s Arm

A Beechgrove man was arrested March 18 after he allegedly dislocated his 91-year-old mother’s arm. Rondal Ray Teroy, 56, of Oak Drive Beechgrove was charged with aggravated assault and physical abuse or gross negligence. According to warrants obtained by Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Antonio Frost, Teroy assaulted the woman after opening some mail. He became …

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Gas Prices down for now– Going up Later

Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. During that time, the national average price has declined 2 cents. Pump prices have drifted lower on increased inventories and declining oil prices. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said gas prices are falling now, but gulf coast refineries are moving into their peak maintenance season, causing …

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Drug known as “Pink” Not meant for Humans causing Overdoses

A drug developed in the 1970s and never approved for human use by the FDA is emerging as a street-level drug now linked to multiple deadly overdoses across the country. The drug, U-47700, also called “Pink” due to its color, is an opioid more potent than heroin. “The drug was manufactured in the 1970s by …

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