15 volunteers worked to place the sandbags inside the center so they could possibly absorb ammunition in the event of an attack in Manchester.
“It’s personal for us to protect these guys and help them the best that we can,” Assistant Cheif Adan Floied said.
Manchester PD, along with the Manchester Street Department, rallied together, filled sandbags and delivered them (approx 300) to the U.S. Army recruiting office. These were installed as a safety measure to better protect soldiers or citizens while inside the office. MPD and the Army work shoulder-to-shoulder to provide the best service and protection to our communities. This was a team effort and a successful mission.
The sandbags are temporary, but Army leaders are looking at a more permanent security measure at recruiting centers.
A Cookeville woman suffered minor injuries when the car she was driving rear-ended a tractor trailer. It happened Wednesday morning on Highway 55 near Morrison.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 27 year old Heather Renner was driving eastbound on Highway 55 in a 2012 Nissan Altima when she was momentarily distracted and ran into the back of a flat-bed trailer. The tractor trailer was driven by 36 year old Mark Hale of McMinnville. Renner suffered minor injuries and was treated at Unity Medical Center in Manchester and released.
The staff at the Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are pleased to invite the public to the ribbon cutting and open house for the new Splash Island and indoor pool. The ribbon cutting will be held on Monday, July 27 from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm.
Visitors are asked to enter through DW Wilson, tour the new indoor pool and exit on to the new deck of Splash Island. The Island Snack shack will provide samples of their new menu.
“This is a great time for people to stop by and see this great new facility,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “The staff is doing an excellent job managing the new facility. They have been averaging more than 600 visitors per day, and many of these visitors are traveling from out of town to Tullahoma.”
The new Splash Island has many new features for children and adults. These include three 25-foot tall slides, a 300 foot lazy river, basketball goal and splash area with features for young children.
Improvements for the indoor pool include a regulation size 25-yard pool with racing lanes, starting platforms and backstroke markers. Another feature is the new touch sensors for the new scoreboard. These changes allow the pool to be sanctioned by USA Swimming, the national governing body for competitive swimming.
For more information go to http://www.tullahomatn.gov.
Daniel James Williams was charged with DUI 2nd offense, violation of implied consent law, possession of schedule III and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was released from the Coffee County Jail after posting a $10,000 bond and has a court date of August, 24.
A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.
The Tennessean reports the enhanced penalties under consideration would boost the prison population in Tennessee by 4 percent over a five-year period, according to a report by Vera Institute of Justice that the newspaper has obtained.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security communications director Jennifer Donnals says the governor’s task force has been at work for a year and could reveal its recommendations as early as next month.
With many consumers expected to file claims with their insurers to cover the damage, the state wants to make sure people understand the best way to do that and how to protect themselves from scammers trying to make a quick buck.
Kevin Walters, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI), says the first thing to remember is to act quickly.
“The most important thing that consumers can do is file their claim as soon as possible,” he advises. “Call your insurance company or your agent with your policy number and relevant information.”
Walters also recommends taking pictures and video to document the damage.
Also, ask your insurer for a complete list of documentation needed and an explanation of how to go about the process.
It’s also important to save all receipts, including those for temporary repairs.
Walters says every time there is an increase in property damage because of storms, there are a bevy of unscrupulous businesses ready to take advantage of the situation.
“People should be wary of contractors who demand up-front payment before the work is initiated, or payment in full before the work is completed,” he stresses. “If a contractor needs payment to buy the supplies, you should go with the contractor and pay the supplier directly.”
The state recommends asking for at least three references and getting more than one bid for repairs.
You can also use the TDCI’s website to verify a contractor’s license.
Motlow College is offering the COMPASS assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the end of the 2015 calendar year. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the fall semester who need to take the COMPASS, which is used to assess a student’s readiness for college-level work, should do so as soon as possible.
Before taking the test, students must have the following on file in Motlow’s admissions office: a completed admission application, official high school and/or college transcripts, and if applicable, official test scores. Special test accommodations are available for students who require other than standard conditions for taking the test.
The COMPASS test is a computer testing system that helps determine students’ academic readiness in reading, writing and mathematics for college level work. Test results determine which courses are best suited to the students’ level of readiness.
The first initial test is provided free of charge. Students who take the COMPASS test and feel their test results have placed them incorrectly, may challenge their initial placement score and retake the test or portions of the test. The college charges a $10 challenge fee for each portion of the test or $20 to challenge the entire test.
Students who are 21 years of age or older must take all three portions (reading, writing and math) unless they have valid ACT scores on file or collegiate credit from an accredited college or university.
For the next available test dates and registration, please visit the Motlow College testing website (www.mscc.edu/testing) or call 931-393-1763 or 1-800-654-4877 ext. 1763.
Officer Rocky Reughling took Jones, age 28 into custody and charged him with Disorderly Conduct, 3 charges of Child Endangerment, Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest. He was booked at the Coffee County under a $45,000 bond.
Bievenue and two children were transported by Coffee County EMS to Unity Medical Center in Manchester for treatment of their injuries. Benedict and a child in the Toyota were uninjured.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was in charge of the accident scene.