Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves Suspends Inmate Work Detail In Tullahoma

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves has temporarily suspended the use of an inmate work crew by the City of Tullahoma because of a disagreement over medical expenses. Graves told The Tullahoma News that an inmate from the Coffee County Jail had incurred $10,000 in medical expenses while on work detail with Tullahoma Public Works Department, …

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I-24 Crash Disrupts Traffic For Several Hours

Saturday there was a crash around 1pm involving a tractor trailer that ran off the roadway between mile markers 111 and 110 on I-24 in Coffee County. Wreckers and other emergency crews worked for many hours to remove the truck and debris. TDOT had to close the westbound side on Interstate 24 at the 111 …

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Tullahoma Woman Charged With Attempted First-Degree Murder

An Estill Springs woman is in a Chattanooga hospital and her accused attacker is in the Franklin County Jail following an incident in Estill Springs Thursday night. According to Estill Springs Police Chief Allen Rhodes, Amanda Mines, 40, of East Grizzard Street, Tullahoma entered the Ake Street residence of David Miles and Andrea Gurien and …

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All Inmates Removed From The Grundy County Jail

Large yellow school buses began pulling up in front of the Grundy County Jail in Altamont in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16. Responding to a call from the sheriff’s office, the school system provided buses and drivers to transport approximately 73 inmates to seven different facilities throughout the state, the result of …

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Man Heads To State Prison For Child Rape

Last week a Franklin County resident was sentenced in Franklin County Circuit Court after being found guilty on charges of Rape of a Child and Sexual Battery. The conviction was the culmination of a criminal investigation conducted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigator George Dyer. William Julian Pillars (196 Sunshine Circle Decherd, TN.) was charged …

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Judge Retention Meeting To Be Held In Manchester On Monday

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. “Connie” Clark will be in Manchester Monday to hold an informational meeting regarding the upcoming retention vote of Tennessee Supreme Court justices. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. in the Coffee County Circuit Courtroom, 300 Hillsboro Boulevard. Also scheduled to be on hand at the meeting are former …

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Unemployment Rate For Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 6.6 percent, a slight increase from the May rate of 6.4 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The national unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.3 in May. Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.4 …

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Pedaling Police

This past week officers from the Manchester Police Department and surrounding communities participated in a Police Cyclist Course under the direction of the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association. This 40 hour training course was held in Manchester and each day of the week focused on a new topic such as Basic Bicycle Riding Techniques, Defensive Bike …

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Former Grundy County Sheriff’s Captain Arrested By TBI, Accused Of Stealing Guns

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a former Grundy County Sheriff’s Department captain accused of stealing handguns from the department’s evidence room. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating Deke Matthew Stone on August 1, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Agents …

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Judge Orders Shelbyville To Issue a Permit For Wright Paving To Open Rock Quarry

The Shelbyville Board of Zoning Appeals has been ordered to issue a permit to Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC to allow a rock quarry on their property in the Bedford County city. The order was issued by the Bedford County Chancery Court by Senior Judge Ben Cantrell of Nashville. The permit according to the …

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