Boating Accident Causes Man To Drown In Tims Ford Lake

64-year-old Jerry Woodard of Estill Springs died last week in an accident on Tims Ford Lake when his small fishing boat apparently hit a stump, causing him to lose control and fall into the water. Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency personnel are investigating the incident after authorities were notified of a boating related accident on Tims …

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Westwood Middle Student Austin Burch Elected National Junior BETA Club President

Students from Westwood Middle School attended the National Junior Beta Club Convention at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The convention brings together Junior Beta Clubs from across the country for four days of competition, learning, leadership development, and fellowship. At the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held back in November of 2014, Westwood Middle …

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Coffee County Unemployment Rate Rises In May

County unemployment numbers for the month of May show the rate increased in 92 counties, decreased in one county and stayed the same in two counties. Coffee County’s unemployment rate went up from 4.9 percent in April to 5.4 percent in May. Grundy County went from 7.3 to 7.5 percent and Cannon County went from …

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CSX Construction to Close Roads at Railroad Crossings

Tullahoma Director of Public Works, Wayne Limbaugh, has been notified by CSX that construction of the road crossings over the railroad tracks will be closed according to the following schedule: July 1 & 2: Warren Street and Lauderdale Street July 8 & 9: Grundy Street and Wiseman Road July 12, 13 & 14: Hogan Street …

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Tennessee Among Top 10 States For Death of Children In Hot Cars

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is working to raise awareness of the danger of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. A recent report shows Tennessee is among the top 10 states for death of children due to hot vehicles, claiming 23 deaths from 1998 to 2014. Speaker Harwell has recorded a PSA to address …

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Warning For Drivers Without Insurance

A new law that goes into effect July 1 means drivers in Tennessee caught without insurance could have their car towed. House Bill 606, which was approved earlier this year and is now law, is aimed at getting uninsured drivers off the roads. Starting in July, law enforcement will be authorized to have someone’s vehicle …

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Bonnaroo Donates Backpacks and Books

In 2009 the Bonnaroo Works Fund was created. Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Works Fund supports regional and national organizations with a mission of making communities healthy in areas of the arts, education, and environmental sustainability; with the goal of local reinvestment and asset building for the communities in which …

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Summer Fest Is July 11

Hwy 55 Summer Fest presented by Thunder Radio and The Ticket Sports Radio is Saturday July 11 at Waggoner Park in Tullahoma. There will be music, a cruise-in, a poker run and more. Title Sponsor – Al White Ford Lincoln Stage Sponsor – Bud Light Jessica Meuse (American Idol Finalist) – sponsored by Middle Tennessee …

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Services Held For Sheriff’s Department Captain

Funeral services for Captain Jeffery Lynn McCullough, age 58, of Manchester, was conducted Sunday, at Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester. Jeff passed away suddenly on last Wednesday afternoon at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. He was a Captain for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, where he was also Captain of the …

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I-24 Crash Injures Four People From Illinois

Around 6:20am Tuesday morning a 2012 Chevy Sedan was traveling westbound in the left lane around mile-marker 102 on I-24. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a witnesses stated that the vehicle was driving erratically, attempted to avoid a tractor trailer in the left lane, traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected …

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