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Manchester Christmas Parade Postponed

christmas3christmas3Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has announced the Manchester Christmas Parade has been postponed. Norman added that he and the others helping with the parade will meet on Monday to decide on a make-up date.
WMSR Radio will keep you informed.

Stolen Property Recovered

Coffee Co BadgeOn November 14, 2016 Deputy Eva Villegas responded to a call on Fredonia Road. The owner of the property said he noticed his John Deere tractor valued at $11,000 and bush hog missing. He said there were some visible tracks on the road heading toward Gnat Hill Rd. A previous burglary was reported at the same address that occurred a few days earlier.
On Wednesday November 30, 2016 investigators located the property at an undisclosed location in Cannon County. The recovery of these items and more has helped solve at least a half a dozen thefts in Coffee, Cannon and Rutherford counties.
Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jason Dendy says that charges are pending and the investigation remains ongoing. He also wanted to thank the citizens for their tips that helped lead to the discovery of the items.
As always Sheriff Steve Graves thanks you for your assistance.
More details will be released when deemed necessary.

Tornado Aftermath Drug Bust

drug-bust 4Two Tullahoma men riding around looking at the aftermath of Tuesday’s tornado, were arrested Wednesday Nov. 30 for possession of drugs by Tullahoma Police officers.
According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Matthew Pruitt, Paul Isaac Son, 28, of Mt. Vernon Road, was charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,500.
Joseph Daniel Phelps, 33, of Decherd Street was charged with possession of schedule II, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,000.
The officer’s police report states that while directing traffic at Setters Point Drive and Country Club Drive a vehicle driven by Phelps approached him. Phelps told the officer that they were just driving through the area looking at the damage caused by the tornado. While the officer spoke with the men, he allegedly detected a strong odor of marijuana coming out of the vehicle. According to the police report, the men told the officer that they had been smoking marijuana.
Officer Pruitt searched Phelps and found a small amount of marijuana and a container with a white crystal rock which the man said was meth. Officer Josh Leverette searched Son and allegedly found a white crystal like rock which Son said was meth. Both men were arrested.
During a search of the vehicle officers found two glass pipes and rolling papers.
The men were booked into the Coffee County Jail. They are to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Jan. 26, 2017.

Tennessee to receive Federal Grant

grant_moneyTennessee is among 18 states that will receive more than $247 million in federal grants to continue expanding access to high-quality preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.
The grants are jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. This is the third year of awards to states working with local communities to prepare vulnerable children to succeed in school and afterward.
Tennessee’s share of the funds announced Wednesday is $17.4 million.
The Education Department said in a news release that the Preschool Development Grant program has invested $750 million and expanded access to new high-quality preschool classrooms, or improved classrooms, in 230 high-need communities.

Manchester Christmas Parade is this Saturday

christmas4The City of Manchester’s annual Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7 P.M.
Sponsored by:
Manchester Tourism & Development Commission
Lovelady Auto Parts
Great Lakes Cheese
People’s Bank and Trust
Toliver’s Gun and Pawn Shop
Sherrill’s Pest Control
Ambassador Inn
Lion’s Club
Jiffy Burger
Bush Insurance
WMSR’s Rob Clutter along with local businessman John Mancini will be on stage announcing the parade. Duck River Dance will perform at 6pm. The 5k ugly sweater race has been canceled. Be sure and check out the free dog adoption by the stage on the square.
Charter channel 193 will be filming for a future showing.
Remember Santa will be on the city float.

Open House set for the Sheriff’s Department

open-houseThe Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting its annual open house on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 8am until noon at the new jail at 76 County Jail Lane. Sheriff Steve Graves and his staff will be providing public tours and refreshments at the new facility. This will be the 2nd year for the open house at the new jail so the sheriff and his staff would love to see everyone.
They will be accepting donations to the sheriff’s Christmas charity fund such as unwrapped toys, non-perishable food, hygiene products and monetary donations; this is not required to attend. Sheriff department employees will be helping Santa as they distribute items to those in need later in the month of December.

12/2/16—H&R Block Student of the Week David O’Connor

Congratulations to Student of the Week -David O’Connor!!! David, the son of Ray and Patricia, is an eighth grader at Coffee County Middle School. David was chosen to be honored because “he is a good kid, a good math student and treats people well”, says Holly Rodriguez, math teacher at David’s school. David wants to be a police officer or a member of the military like others in his family. Rosalyn Partin, owner of the Manchester H&R Block, has been inspired to recognize great kids in our community all through hockey season. What does hockey season have to do with our local students? Well, H&R Block gives each Student of the Week a set of Nashville Predators Hockey tickets, a commemorative plaque, as well as a special letter of recognition. Check back here every Friday for H&R Block’s next Student of the Week award!
Pictured with David is Rosalyn Partin of H & R Block and Kim Aaron, Principal of Coffee County Middle School.

Two Tornados Hit Coffee County

Tree downs power line in Tullahoma... Photos by Barry West

Tree downs power line in Tullahoma… Photos by Barry West

According to officials with Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, the storms on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning brought several trees and power lines down.
No one was injured as emergency crews worked through the night Tuesday into the early morning hours on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-2 tornado hit Tullahoma Tuesday night.

Electric pole pulled from the ground in Tullahoma.

Electric pole pulled from the ground in Tullahoma.

A few homes sustained damaged with trees falling on them. This included damage from a tornado in the Jones Village community near the Bonnaroo grounds. One home there was twisted on its foundation. Also, a tree fell on a home nearby, and a barn on the property received damage as well.
The National Weather Service says around 9:06 p.m. a tornado was spotted in Tullahoma by a trained spotter. About 8 minutes later is when the tornado hit Jones Village.

Tree falls on a house in Jones Village

Tree falls on a house in Jones Village

There were reports of downed trees damaging homes and cars, and cell phones were reportedly jammed so it was hard to make outgoing calls.
Other damage was reported in the Lakewood Country Club and Reeves Street area where a tree fell on top of a car. The McDonald’s on North Jackson Boulevard in Tullahoma also suffered minor damage to its roof.

Two People Injured in Coffee County Crash

Coffee County deputies on the scene of injury accident on Tuesday... Photo by Barry West

Coffee County deputies on the scene of injury accident on Tuesday… Photo by Barry West

Two people were injured on Tuesday afternoon, around 5:30 PM after two vehicles collided on the Woodbury Hwy. The two individuals were transported by Coffee County EMS with unnamed injuries.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to the scene along with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and EMS.
An apparent request was made to airlift the injured, but choppers were unable to fly due to high winds and incoming storms.
We have not received official information on the extent of the injuries.

SCAM working through Franklin County

scam4The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking all citizens to assist in spreading the word of a recent scam that targets senior citizens. If anyone contacts you or a family member and identifies as Mike Bell, Sgt. Ricky Summers or Judge Thomas C. Faris and advises that you are in contempt of Federal Court for failing to answer a Grand Jury summons that was signed for, it is a scam.
The individual will attempt to persuade you to obtain a Green Dot card from Wal-Mart in the amount of $700.00 and send it in. Please do NOT comply!! The phone # associated with this scam is 931-488-4496. Once again, do NOT comply with this call due to the fact it is a SCAM.

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