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Coffee County Softball Coach Steve Wilder Resigns

“We had planned on being here forever.”  Those were the words of Coffee County softball coach Steve Wilder on Thursday night shortly after informing his team of his impending resignation.  Coach Wilder is resigning to accept a job as the new head softball coach at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wilder told his …

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CHS Seniors Graduate Friday

Graduation will be held tonight (May 26) at 7pm night for Coffee County High School seniors. A crowd estimated of over 5,000 will watch graduates accept their diplomas behind Raider Academy in Manchester at Carden-Jerrell Field. Around 460 seniors will take their next step toward a future full of expectations as they will hear from …

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Parkpalooza Returns Saturday

Parkpalooza is tomorrow (May 27) in Manchester at Rotary Park. It is a celebration of our parks, families, and good health. The event features many activities for enjoyment by children and adults alike; such as, inflatables, carnival games, 5K color run, bike parade, gaga tournament, and outdoor movie! The entire event is free to the …

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TBI Seeks Public’s Help in Solving 2006 Murder

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s assistance in providing information about a homicide that took place on Memorial Day 11 years ago. At the request of then-17th District Attorney General Mike McCowan, TBI Special Agents were requested to work with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department …

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Federal Courthouse Named After Fred Thompson

The U.S. Senate has voted to name Nashville’s new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in at least 20 movies and in the TV series “Law & Order.” Sen. Lamar Alexander announced the Senate vote Wednesday on a resolution already passed by the House, leaving the final decision to …

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Man Runs from Police–Now Facing Charges in Three Counties

On Tuesday May 23, 2017 Deputy Brandon Reed and Investigator James Sherrill of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department observed a male in a maroon Nissan Altima that appeared to be under the influence. The vehicle pulled up to the gas pump at the Marathon Market on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma, TN. When the deputies …

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Suicides in Tennessee are Increasing with Middle-Aged People

A new report shows that suicides in Tennessee are increasing with middle-aged people being most at risk. The report by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network shows that suicides increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015, the latest year figures available. Three people die on average every day in Tennessee from suicide and it is the …

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Tennessee Tax Collections Exceed Expectations in April

Tennessee general fund tax collections have exceeded expectations by $159 million in April. The revenues reflecting economic activity in the previous month include corporate franchise and excise tax collections that came in at $141 million higher than projections. Sales taxes beat estimates by another $34 million. Through the first nine months of the budget year, …

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TDOT Suspends Construction-Related Lane Closures Friday-Tuesday Morning

Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 26 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for …

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Tennessee Traffic Deaths Down Slightly so far in 2017

Traffic fatalities in Tennessee are down by only five people as we head into the extended Memorial Day weekend. During this period in 2016, there were 376 fatal accidents in the state. Right now, the number stands at 371. As for the month of May, there have been 53 fatal accidents reported in Tennessee. In …

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