Possible Meth Production found in Franklin County

On Tuesday August 24th at approximately 1:00pm the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search of a residence located on Burks Ln. in the Huntland area. As a result of the search, Sheriff’s Office Investigators discovered components and materials associated with the production of methamphetamine. The scene was processed and charges are anticipated through the …

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Free Hunting Day is Saturday

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 27 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves …

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library License Plates can be Pre-Ordered

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is accepting pre-orders of license plates featuring the country music star. Production will begin once 1,000 pre-orders are made, according to a release from the Imagination Library. A total of 282 plates had been sold as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cost for a license plate is $35, and proceeds benefit …

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Al White Motors and Thunder Radio to Honor Local Law Enforcement

Al White Motors and WMSR (Thunder Radio) are teaming up to honor those who serve that thin blue line, our local law enforcement. Each month one deputy or police officer will be honored as a Hometown Hero. We are looking for the public’s help. Go to the Thunder Radio or Al White Ford Lincoln Mercury …

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Update–Missing Man Found Deceased

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department received a call on Friday (August 19, 2016) that Benjamin Cox was missing from his residence in the Summitville, TN area. Apparently he went missing on Wednesday (August, 17) around 2 pm. On Tuesday morning Cox was found deceased at a location in Summitville. No foul play is suspected at …

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Stolen Gun from Coffee County found on man in Bedford County

A loaded Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnum revolver reported stolen in Coffee County was found in the possession of a man being arrested on drug charges Sunday night in Bedford County. Matthew Tyler Cook, 25, of Pinkston Road was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and possession …

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Many Businesses Opening in Tennessee

Tennessee’s economy is outpacing pre-recession strength, based on the flow of new business filings and a slower pace of closings, according to Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Tennessee recorded 8,919 new businesses from April to June, up 7.2% from the same time last year. The increase is the state’s 19th consecutive year-over-year, according to a …

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Group wants All State Prisons run by the State

An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons. The Tennessean reports that Tennessee State Employee Association President Bryan Merritt is calling on the Tennessee Department of Correction to end the use of private prisons because he says state employees already do a great job managing prisons. He says …

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Nashville Takes Steps to Take Crime Out of Pot

As it stands, getting caught with marijuana in Tennessee could leave you with a criminal record or even jail time. But a measure to decriminalize the drug has made it through one vote at Nashville’s Metro Council. While legalizing pot is a hard sell to some, the push to decriminalize the substance has picked up …

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Gas Prices expected to go Higher

Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. Since last Sunday, the state average for a gallon of gas rose 4 cents in Tennessee. The average price of gasoline is $1.95 in Tennessee. On Sunday, the state average rose for the …

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