Urban Forestry Tree Planting Project Proposals now being taken in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is now accepting urban forestry tree planting project proposals through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP). “Trees are vitally important to our state,” Commissioner Jai Templeton said. “Providing cost-share funding through TAEP supports tree planting projects. These activities benefit our commercial nursery industry and provide clean air …

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“Click It or Ticket” Increased Enforcement Going on Now

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacation, Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” From today (May 22) to June 4, participating agencies across the state will increase seat belt enforcement as part of the National Highway Traffic …

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Five people Injured after Shelbyville Graduation

Police are investigating after five pedestrians were hurt in a parking lot accident after a graduation in Shelbyville Saturday. It happened in the parking lot of the Calsonic Arena as graduation attendees were exiting the arena after Shelbyville Central High School’s graduation ceremony. Police said a total of five people were hurt. Of those, one …

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Two people Busted for Multiple Auto Burglaries and Theft of Property in Shelbyville

On Thursday, the Shelbyville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division arrested Dalton Tyree and Brittney Matthews of 400 Barksdale Lane in Shelbyville. They are charged with multiple counts of auto burglary and theft of property. Thousands of dollars in property was recovered from their apartment that links the pair to multiple burglaries and thefts occurring within …

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Unemployment Drops in Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of April was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March. That’s according to numbers from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The national unemployment rate for April was 4.4 percent, a drop of one-tenth of a percentage point from March. Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has …

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Benefit held for Former Lady Raider Coach

As many of you local sports fans know, former Coffee County Central High School softball coach Terry Floyd has battled serious health issues over the last couple of years. Coach Floyd experienced liver failure and anxiously waited on a liver for transplant. His condition forced him to stop working and give up the sport he …

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Lady Raider Softball is State Bound!!!

For the 5th time since 1999, the Lady Raider softball team is heading back to the TSSAA state tournament.  Coffee County punched their ticket courtesy of a dominant 3 to 0 win over Soddy Daisy on Friday night on the Lady Trojans home field.  Using an effective short game, 2 double plays triggered by outfield …

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Tullahoma Man facing Rape Charges in Franklin County

Following multiple Franklin County Grand Jury indictments, a Tullahoma man faces rape charges, including statutory rape, stemming from an incident that occurred in December 2016. Christopher Alan White, 24, 1707 Ovoca Road, Tullahoma, was arrested shortly after midnight May 3 at 609 Montgomery St. in Cowan. White was transported to the Franklin County Jail and …

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DREMC Warns about Scam

A power bill payment scam has hit the Shelbyville area of Duck River Electric Membership Corporation’s service area. This fraud appears to be aimed at members and originates from an (866) area code. The scammer informs the member that their DREMC bill is overdue, and the service is subject to immediate disconnection unless they call …

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Don’t Leave Children inside Hot Vehicles

People are reminded not to leave children inside vehicles. With the temperatures headed into the 90s, leaving children in a vehicle can lead to death. As the temperature inside a vehicle can escalate by 15 degrees in just 10 minutes and with the hot temperatures and high humidity death can come very quickly. Even if …

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