Fugitive from Justice Caught in Manchester

A traffic violation led to the arrest of an Illinois’ man on Dec. 6. Tennessee Highway Patrolman Jason Boles stopped a vehicle at mile marker 114 for a traffic violation. In warrants, the trooper alleges that Frankie Wydell Simmons, 50, of Banks Street, Rockford, Illinois gave a false name and date of birth. After further …

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Franklin County Authorities Executed Search Warrant–Find Weapon and Drugs

On Wednesday December 6th at approximately 11:00am Franklin County Sheriff’s Office authorities executed a search warrant at 808 4th Avenue SW Winchester, TN. The search resulted in authorities recovering a .40 caliber handgun and ammunition as well as approximately half a pound of a green plantlike substance believed to be marijuana with a street value …

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New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar

Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes. The polling data was released Monday from the conservative polling firm, North Star Opinion Research. The survey was conducted among voters from a variety of ages, races, genders and geographic locations. Brian Bickel, …

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Tennessee Ranks 6th when it comes to Early Retirement

Do you want to retire early? Starting your golden years sooner may sound enticing but it’s a difficult proposition. You’ll probably need to earn a lot, and you’ll definitely need to save aggressively and budget carefully. There are some states in the U.S. that are better suited for retirees, where your retirement savings would go …

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Water Service to Improve around Bonnaroo and Nore

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a $500,000 grant that will help provide additional water access at the Bonnaroo grounds in Manchester. The water infrastructure in Manchester will also be improved. The grant will be matched with $650,000 contributed by the owners of Bonnaroo, $100,000 funded by the City of Manchester and $150,000 funded by …

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Scam Alert in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents to be wary of holiday-themed scams. TDCI says scammers use the holidays to prey on people’s good nature and reminds people “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” TDCI offered the following precautions: Be suspicious of anyone …

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Kroger Recalls Baby Water

The Kroger Company has recalled Comforts for Baby Purified Water with Fluoride Added. The company has received complaints about mold in the product. The gallon-sized jugs being recalled have sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018. The container is clear, but the mold may not be visible. The recalled products are labeled with the UPC …

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Motlow to Offer New MLT Program

Motlow State Community College Interim President Hilda Tunstill is pleased to announce the College will be offering an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), beginning fall semester 2018. The degree will prepare graduates to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs). Students interested in enrolling in the program for the 2018-19 academic …

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Christmas Tree Shortage

A Tennessee region has not been immune to the effects of a nationwide Christmas tree shortage, which is driving up costs and potentially endangering future years’ supply. Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm owner Leo Collins told the Knoxville News Sentinel that this year’s shortage largely stems from a tree surplus more than a decade ago. The …

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Man Reports he was Assaulted while walking in Tullahoma

An East Grizzard resident reported to Tullahoma Police that on Dec. 3 that he was assaulted as he walked home. Austin Grap reported to Officer Jeremiah Kirk that around 11 p.m. he was walking along East Lincoln Street when he was confronted by three males, whom he did not know. He told the officer that …

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