Fire Takes Down Coffee County Home

Heavy smoke covered the New Union community on Saturday as fire destroyed a home... Photo provided

A fire on Maple Springs Dr in the New Union Community destroyed a home around 3pm on Saturday. Eric Smith and Cassie Hudson Smith lived in the home along with their 3 small children. The family escaped but they lost everything to the blaze. New Union Fire Chief Sammy Morton said the home was fully …

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Unemployment Rates Drop In All Counties

County unemployment rates for February show the rates decreased in all 95 counties. Coffee County went from 6.7 to 5.9 percent. 23,290 people are employed in Coffee County and 1,470 are currently without a job in the county. Warren County’s unemployment rate for February was 6.4 percent it was 7.3 in January. Grundy County dropped …

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Burning Debris? Permit Needed Until May 15

The winter storms hit hard on Tennessee’s landscape. Heavy ice brought down limbs and trees across the state. Brush pile burning is one of the best ways for landowners to clean up woody debris from the storms. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that outdoor burning requires a permit through …

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Hope for Protecting Children from Kidney Disease

New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., is the co-principal investigator on the study, …

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Chicago Family Thanks Local First Responders

On Mother’s Day 2014 Manchester Police responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-24 at mile marker 110. The Fonseca family involved was traveling from their home in Chicago to a family vacation in Florida. Son Andy was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital due to his severe injuries. Andy sustained numerous fractures …

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New Restaurant Coming To Tullahoma

Buffalo Wild Wings has officially confirmed that it will open a location in Tullahoma on North Jackson Street! The new restaurant will open to the left of Office Max this fall. The restaurant’s menu includes over 21 signature sauces and seasonings, as well as made-to-order salads, wraps, flatbreads, and burgers. A building permit valued at …

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Local Man Gets 4 Years For Attempted Aggravated Sexual Battery

In a follow-up to a story we brought last August; Troy David Rogers was arrested August 2014 for having unlawful sexual contact with two girls under the age of 13 at a home day care operated by his wife. Rogers entered into a plea agreement on attempted aggravated sexual battery charges. According to Assistant District …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested For TennCare Fraud

A Bedford County man is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple providers to obtain controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest of Samuel L. Harris, Jr., 40, of Shelbyville. He is charged with three counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain controlled …

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Pregnancy a Life-Changing Event: TN Women Want Federal Officials Recognition

If a woman in Tennessee gets pregnant while not covered by insurance, she is not eligible to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act outside of the open-enrollment period. Pregnancy is not considered a life-changing event by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – while giving birth or adopting a child …

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Local Farmer Gives Money To John Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund

The John Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund has received a $2,500 donation from Coffee County farmer Johnny DeBerry and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization award an educational scholarship.  “I am honored to give the $2,500 donation to the John Willis Memorial Scholarship Fund,” said DeBerry. “I respected …

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