Fire at Winchester’s Universal Linen Service Plant

Emergency crews including the Winchester Fire Department were called to 1280 Baxter Lane at 9 p.m. on Jan. 17 to a fire that had occurred at the Universal Linen Service plant. According to Winchester Fire Chief Gary Greeson, firefighters were at the scene until 2:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire chief stated that the plant was …

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TVA sets “11th Highest Winter Peak in TVA History.”

With some areas having outside temperatures of near zero, TVA saw near-record winter energy use Wednesday morning as millions of customers sought to ward off the sub-freezing cold that’s blanketing the South. Peak power demand for the giant utility registered at 31,640 megawatts at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Average temperatures at the time were about 12 …

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Coffee/Grundy County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Elects Officers

Coffee/Grundy County U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Charla Brannon announced that County Committee elections are over and the ballots have been counted. Baisel Hockett of Beechgrove was elected to represent local administrative area (LAA) #3 and Robert Wiser of Manchester will serve as the first alternate. Jerry Walling of …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Keira McFarlane!!! Keira, the daughter of Josh & Michelle Bare and Keith McFarlane & Andrea Pickney, is a fifth grader at Westwood Elementary school. Keira was nominated because she has a pleasant attitude, does her assignments and exhibits the school’s FISH philosophy every day. Keira is a cheerleader for …

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CITY OF MANCHESTER SPECIAL CALL BOARD MEETING

CITY OF MANCHESTER SPECIAL CALL BOARD MEETING AGENDA BOARD ROOM JANUARY 23, 2018 4:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER: Pursuant to a call by Mayor Lonnie Norman, there will be a special called Board Meeting on January 23 at 4:30 p.m. for the following resolutions and ordinances: Ordinances: a. 2nd reading of an ordinance to amend …

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Suspicious Theft– Newspapers Stolen from Walmart

Manchester Times newspaper Publisher Josh Peterson contacted WMSR News to tell us about an unusual story of theft. Peterson said he received information about several copies of the Manchester Times being stolen from Walmart. The publisher said he believes around 200 copies of the paper were taken from the store. He added, that the theft …

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Armed Robbery in Shelbyville

On Tuesday (January 16, 2018) at 6:01am the Shelbyville Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery at the T and M Market located at 430 Depot Street. Video surveillance was reviewed by investigators which showed an armed individual lying in wait on the clerk who arrived to open the store. As the …

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Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Crashes Vehicle–Hits Gas Line

A Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a wreck near West Side School on Wednesday morning. The crash caused the vehicle to hit a natural gas line. Around 300 natural gas residents in the Bradyville and Readyville area were without gas service Wednesday morning. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas worked throughout the day to repair …

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More Work Needed on Tennessee Rape Kits

An audit suggests that Tennessee lawmakers require updates on the 9,000-plus rape kits statewide, including almost 7,000 in Memphis, that were awaiting testing in July 2014. The state comptroller’s audit says a 2014 law required a report on rape kits not sent to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab or other lab, but didn’t require …

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State wants to Increase Teacher Preparation Program Outcomes

Tennessee education officials plan to increase teacher preparation program outcomes across the state. The Tennessean reports the promise follows the launch of a Tennessee Board of Education database detailing how many of the state’s preparation programs aren’t meeting expected quality standards. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Mike Krause said on Tuesday the state can …

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