Fatal Crash in Coffee County

Sunday afternoon around 12:30pm near AEDC on the Wattendorf Memorial Highway at the Exit 117 Interstate 24 overpass there was a 2-vehicle crash. In Tennessee Highway Patrolman Larry Fraley’s report a 2002 Ford Mustang driven by 18 year-old Mary E McBee of Decherd was traveling north when she allegedly failed to yield while turning onto …

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Haslam Speaks on IMPROVE Act

Gov. Bill Haslam was in Franklin County on Monday discussing his plan for a 7 cent tax increase per gallon on gasoline and 12 cents on diesel to go toward roadway improvements. The purpose of the event, was to provide a forum on a plan focusing exclusively on increasing much-needed funding to repair and maintain …

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State “Operation SOS” Begins

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working together to make drivers aware of the state’s Move Over law. The new campaign is called “Operation SOS”, Safety on the Smart Ways, and came about after 3 TDOT workers were killed within 12 months. Drivers are to move over to give space …

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Tenn. Mental-Health Care Availability Could Be at Risk

While the fate of the Affordable Care Act hangs in limbo, one sector of the population is particularly vulnerable to changes in the health care system. Over the last eight years, access to mental health care for those who need it has increased through availability of coverage and safeguards to ensure access to that care. …

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Coffee County Authorities Arrest Fugitive from Justice

Last week Coffee County Sheriff Investigator James Sherrill received information from Capt. Frank Watkins that Stacy Sibley Stewart, 36, could be found at a residence on Thornberry Road in Normandy. The investigator learned that the man was wanted on warrants from Coffee Warren and Bedford Counties, as well as Coles County, Illinois. Watkins had received …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing items from a Tullahoma Business

We have a follow-up to a story we reported a few weeks ago about a man that allegedly had stolen money and product from a Tullahoma business. Gary Wayne Dodson, 37, of Tate Avenue, Shelbyville was arrested by Tullahoma Police last week on charges of theft over a $1,000 in connection with the theft from …

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Traffic Fatalities Down in Coffee County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga district announced this week that they were the only district out of eight to report less traffic fatalities in 2016 than in 2015. Lt. John Harmon says that in the twelve county district (that includes Coffee County) there were sixteen less traffic fatalities. Coffee County went down from fourteen to …

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McMinnville Man Charged with Criminal Homicide

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the McMinnville Police Department and the 31st Judicial District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a McMinnville man charged with a homicide that occurred earlier this month. At the request of the DA, TBI Special Agents joined the McMinnville Police …

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Scammer Shutdown in Coffee County

Around one month ago a person using the name of Nicholas Christopher Douglas contacted the Coffee County mayor’s office about the possibility of creating a volunteer fire department in Beechgrove. Coffee County Mayor Garry Cordell contacted the sheriff’s department and Coffee County Emergency Management about the legitimacy and credentials of Douglas. The man apparently was …

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Murder Suspect appears in Court

We reported to you earlier this week that Connie King who was out of jail on house arrest after being charged with first degree murder in the Nov. 13, 2012 death of Thomas Colucci of Manchester was arrested again last week. Her hearing for her bond being revoked was set for this week, but was …

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