Update– Three Missing Teenagers

We have an update on two females missing in the area. We can now report that a 15 year-old male, Nicholas Brazier of Manchester is missing as well. As we reported earlier, the two females are Katrina Lynn Blackburn is from Coffee County and Kaylee Lenoria Stephens is from Cannon County. The three teenagers are …

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Fire Damages Home in Manchester

On Sunday afternoon Manchester Fire-Rescue crews responded to a structure fire on Woodrow Street. When crews arrived on scene, the front of the structure was fully involved. Crews began resetting the fire from outside the home. Once the fire was reset, crews entered the area attacking the fire on the left side of the home. …

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Woman Wanted in Coffee County among Three Arrested in Dunlap

Three people, including a Grundy County man, a woman wanted for a crime in Coffee County and a man from Decherd were arrested by Dunlap, TN police at a hotel there on Friday. Dunlap Police say that the US Marshals Office along with local officers had been actively pursuing 52-year-old Doyle Wheeler Bivens of Gruetli-Laager …

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Public Safety Department at Motlow Receives Grant

The Motlow State Community College Public Safety Department was recently awarded a $2,500 grant through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), according to Ray Higginbotham, director of public safety at Motlow. The grant funds will be used as part of THSO’s mission to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities through local highway safety initiatives. The …

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After 5 Long Years Coffee County Murder Case is Over

Accused killer Connie Sanders King and her and her husband Troy King were in court Friday morning in Manchester. The King’s were charged with the Nov. 13, 2012 murder of Thomas Colucci of Manchester at a residence in the Pocahontas Road area of Manchester. After entering a plea of guilty, Connie King was sentenced to …

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Three Family Members Die in Moore County House Fire

A father and two of his children died in a house fire in Moore County on Saturday morning. Because of their injuries, the mother Elizabeth Robinson, age 36, and son, Mason, 11 were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Moore County officials say the father, Nathan Robinson, age 33, and the family’s daughters, Kailyn, 13, …

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Police Looking for Manchester Man Wanted on Charges

Investigators with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department are searching for 27 year-old Corey Franklin Keele. His last known address 8734 Murfreesboro Hwy in Manchester. Keele is wanted for being in possession of weapon where prohibited, failure to appear and promotion of methamphetamine. If you have any information leading to the location of Keele please call …

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Bridge on Cat Creek Road over Crumpton Creek will be Replaced

The bridge on Cat Creek Road over Crumpton Creek will be replaced in 2018, according to Benton Bartlett, Coffee County’s road superintendent. The project will cost about $1 million, and funds raised through the state’s IMPROVE Act (Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy) will cover the expenses completely, according to Bartlett. …

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Winter Break Hours and Spring Semester Sign-Ups at Motlow

Motlow State Community College will close for winter break on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 4:30 p.m., and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow locations, including the Fayetteville, McMinnville, Moore County and Smyrna campuses. The registration deadline for …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Devin Thompson!!! Devin, the son of Gina Thompson and Billy Dunlap is an eighth grader at Westwood Middle school. His teacher, Mrs. Askins had this to say, “Devin Thompson is hard-working, considerate, and helpful. Devin takes pride in his work and sets very high standards for himself. In addition, …

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