Eye Exam Among Most Important Tests for Tennessee Students

With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded that the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success. Tonya Reynoldson, president of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, says this is a great time of year to get students in for eye exams, especially the …

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Rumors Flying About Monteagle Elementary Closing

Rumors are flying on the mountain that Monteagle Elementary a Pre-K through 8th grade school will be closed by the Marion County school system. Director of schools for Marion County, Mark Griffith says the system is doing a study on if it would be cost effective to the county/system to make it a true elementary setting …

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Update On I-24 Crash On Tuesday

Tractor-trailer crashes on I-24... Photos by Barry West

An accident stalled traffic on Interstate 24 on Tuesday afternoon. 3 tractor-trailers collided near Exit 105 eastbound. Several emergency crews were called to the scene around 1pm. Traffic was rerouted to Highway 41 off Exit 97 for approximately 2 hours while the wreckage was cleared. All 3 tractor trailers were traveling on I-24 eastbound around …

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High Speed Police Chase Ends With An Arrest

A Manchester man was arrested after a high speed chase on the interstate by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Jason Elton Frakes, 36, of Willow Oak Road was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 26) with evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, restriction of firearm ammunition, DUI and reckless endangerment. Trooper Jason Boles was pursing Frakes on his motorcycle …

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Man Arrested For Trying To Pass Counterfeit Money

A Winchester man was arrested after allegedly attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the South Jackson Street Shell in Tullahoma. A store clerk told Officer Randy Baltimore that Garieon J. Simmons, 26, of Industrial Drive, Winchester attempted to pass the bill in the store for a gas and beer purchase. When the store …

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Woman Charged With Being Under The Influence Of Alcohol At An Area School

A Tullahoma woman faces criminal charges in Franklin County for entering an elementary school while under the influence of alcohol. A report filed by School Resource Officer Jason Brockman, stated that while he was conducting security checks, Danielle VanOhlen (560 Lake Haven Drive, Tullahoma) entered the office area of North Lake Elementary School and made …

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Gas Prices Down Across The Nation-Up Slightly In Coffee County

Motorists preparing for a Labor Day road trip will likely see the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2010. Oil and gasoline prices slipped again in the past week and that decline is likely to continue into the holiday weekend. “Record high oil production is keeping downward pressure on gas prices,” said Mark Jenkins, …

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$100 Is Worth More Than $100 In Tennessee

A study released last week shows the cost of goods and services in the Volunteer State goes farther than some other states in the U.S. The study from the Tax Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based ‘think tank’ shows the value of $100 state-by-state. In Tennessee, that $100 is really $110.25, which is 16th in the nation. …

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Manchester and Tullahoma Will Vote On Wine Sells In Grocery Stores

In November Coffee County voters will be voting yes or no on a wheel tax. Now Manchester and Tullahoma are among municipalities across the state that obtained enough signatures to have wine-in-grocery-stores referendums placed on the Nov. 4 ballot. If the “yes” votes win, shoppers will still have to wait nearly two years for wine …

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Army Surplus Items Helping Police

Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state’s smaller cities and counties. According to a Tennessean report based on data from the state Department of General Services, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office leads the pack at $9.7 …

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