New Fire Chief For Manchester

George Chambers was voted in as the new fire chief for the city of Manchester on Tuesday night. Aldermen Cheryl Swan, Tim Pauley, Lana Matthews-Sain and Tim Kilgore voted in favor of Chambers. Alderman Russell Bryan abstained and Vice-Mayor Ryan French did not attend the meeting. Alderman Swan says that Chambers is set to take …

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Scam Warning From Sheriff Graves

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves has issued a warning about another scam making the rounds in Coffee County. “It has been here in the past but it seems to have started again,” the sheriff said Tuesday. The scammers call an individual poising as a deputy from the sheriff’s department. “They say that they are a …

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May is “National Drug Court Month”

Since 2003 Recovery Drug Courts in Tennessee have offered intensive judicial supervision, substance treatment services, sanctions, and incentives to address the needs of drug-addicted non-violent offenders. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has been providing funding for the courts since 2012. May is “National Drug Court Month” and Tennessee is joining with …

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Tennessee Residents Remain Concerned About Nuclear Facility

Residents of northeast Tennessee are speaking out against what they say is a questionable safety record of Nuclear Fuel Services, located in Erwin. The manufacturing facility makes materials for the U.S. Navy and for private companies. Recently the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it was reducing the number of regular safety inspections NFS will undergo, …

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Man Injured After Falling Near Summitville Cave

Michael Finchum was injured after falling off of the edge of a cliff near a cave in Summitville. According to a Coffee County sheriff’s department report, officers were called to the scene around 4:30pm Monday afternoon. Finchum was found about 60 feet off the side of the bluff hanging on by a tree branch. The …

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Two Manchester People Injured In a Accident

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a Monday night one-car crash on Highway 41-A near Christiana Hoovers Gap Road. Reports indicate that the 23-year old driver, Selby L. Lacewell of Manchester, was seven months pregnant. Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bill Miller says that Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services rushed Lacewell to the ER at St. …

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Weekly Gas Price Update

Motorists headed to the pump are finding the highest gas prices of 2015. The national average price for regular unleaded is $2.62 per gallon, up 59 cents since this year’s low of $2.03 in late January. “Rising crude oil has pushed gas prices to their highest levels of the year,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesperson, AAA …

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Cannabis Oil Bill Signed Into Law

Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Monday allowing the use of cannabis oil to treat certain medical conditions, including debilitating seizures. While Haslam earlier opposed Senate Bill 280, after a review from the state attorney, he was on board. Cannabis oil is used by people who suffer from seizures or epilepsy where medications have failed. …

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Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Set For Thursday In Tullahoma

The community is invited to the 3rd annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 a.m. This is the same day as the annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is being sponsored by Mayor Lane Curlee and First Baptist Church and will be held in the church’s Fellowship …

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Lady Raider Tennis Claims District Team Tennis Title

A hard forehand off the racket of Lady Raider Alex Crossland struck the tape at the top of the net and eased across to give Coffee County their first district tennis team title this century on Monday afternoon.  The Lady Raiders scored wins in 4 of their 5 singles matches to upset Shelbyville on their …

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