Conference Center in need of More Funding

Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center Manager Rebecca French says the center needs more money. Last week French presented the Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee with two proposals, one totaling $416,000. French says this one includes in-kind discounts given to nonprofit organizations and schools that rent the center. The second option, totaling about $316,000, does not …

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Alleged Stolen Car Leads to Four People being Arrested

On Thursday morning (May 17th, 2018) Tullahoma Officer Tommy Elliott stopped a vehicle and after checking the tag number it showed the vehicle as being stolen. James Matthew Hall age 32 of Tullahoma was the driver and Elliott asked Hall for consent to search and he allegedly told the officer that there was drug paraphernalia …

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Grundy County Looking for New Director of Schools

The Grundy County school board voted to part ways with Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey on Friday night. The board voted 5-3 in favor of buying out Kinsey’s contract at a price of $105,000. The system has been dealing with several issues since June of 2017. Kinsey and former board member Robert Foster filed a …

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Unemployment Rate Stay Steady

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for April was 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady. The seasonally adjusted rate represents 0.6 percentage point decrease in unemployment compared to the same time period in 2017. April …

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Dr Vaughn Leaving Coffee County High School–Will become Deputy Director

Coffee County High School Principal Dr. Joey Vaughn has been named the new Deputy Director of the Coffee County School System. Director of Schools Dr Ladonna McFall said in a statement on Wednesday that the school system is very excited about Vaughn accepting the job and now the search is on for a new principal …

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Man Arrested after Threat is made against Shelbyville High School

Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office were contacted on Thursday (May 17, 2018) by the student resource officer at Shelbyville High School about some information received out of state about an adult who had made a threat online against the school. Upon investigating the information, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office investigators contacted the Board of …

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New Study shows more teens are thinking about Suicide

A new Vanderbilt study says more and more teens are thinking about taking their own lives. In fact, the number of teens has more than doubled in the last decade. Some common factors are school related stress, and social media. Nearly 2/3 of trips to the emergency room for attempted suicides are girls, and the …

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Some Armadillos are making Tennessee Home

Rising temperatures have made Tennessee more hospitable to armadillos over the past three decades. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Agent Barry Cross said the mostly nocturnal animals are not native to Tennessee, and are instead migrants from the west and the south, including Alabama and Georgia. Cross says the animals are largely harmless to humans, with …

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CHS Softball Claims Region Title

Hosting Lincoln County at Terry Floyd Field on Wednesday, the Coffee County Lady Raiders were looking for the first region title since 2014.  Facing off against their District 8AAA rival Lady Falcons, Coffee County hosted an overflow crowd in the Region 4AAA title game.  Once again, it was a late rally that lifted Coffee County …

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Disturbance call in Tullahoma leads to man facing Several Charges

On Wednesday (May 16th, 2018) Tullahoma Police Sgt. Michael Wilder responded to a disturbance on East Moore Street. Upon arrival while speaking to the parties involved they told officers that James Randall Goff age 24 of Estill Springs was involved and had ran off as the police arrived. Information was given to Wilder that Goff …

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