New Jail to be Certified in Grundy County

Almost two years ago the new Coffee County Jail opened and then became state certified and now another jail in a nearby county jail is about to be certified for the first time in 26 years. The old jail on the mountain in Grundy County was 43 years old and had aged over time and …

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Former Sheriff Pleads Guilty

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold entered a guilty plea to the wire fraud, honest services fraud and extortion charges against him Wednesday morning. The charges stem from the sale of e-cigarettes inside the Rutherford County jail. Arnold listed the company as a source of income. Each count carries a sentence of five to 20 …

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1/18/17–Coffee County Elementary Schools Release Second Quarter Honor Roll

East Coffee: *Gold* Patrick Jacobs Sarah Weaver Kanyen Alvarez Autumn Gokey Tia Buchanan Ethan Stephens Melena Gibbons Derek Green Zyler Spinner Allie Floyd Jaheim Weeden Linley Freeze Skylar Morris Ellis Pichulo Conor Waring Kieran Welch *Silver* Holden Clark Baylee Holt Blake Lemons Sarai Munoz Lily Norman Makenna Rowe Seth Beaty Allison Escamilla Isabella Johns Mario …

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Missing Man Last Seen in Manchester

A man with a Decherd, TN address has not been seen in nearly two months. He was last seen in Manchester. Justin Zeigler worked the Dollar Tree in Manchester and picked up his paycheck from the store on Nov. 20. His Mother says the last time she heard from him was on Nov 19, 2016. …

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Two Men Wanted by Coffee County Authorities

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an ongoing burglary investigation that occurred recently in Hillsboro. Some arrests have made, but 2 other subjects are being sought. The two men were last seen in Marion County, TN at a Motel 6. If you have any information about these two men or you can identify them please …

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Update on Interstate 24 Meth Bust

We have a follow-up to a story we brought you on Monday. A routine traffic stop on Interstate 24 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol led to the discovery of a large amount of methamphetamine and more. Highway patrolmen took two subjects into custody late Sunday morning after they found a little over 2 pounds of …

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Friday the 13th Unlucky Day for Manchester Man

On Friday (January 13th 2017) Manchester Police Officer Dustan Foster stopped a man on McArthur Street in Manchester for having prior knowledge that the man was not to be operating a motor vehicle. A check of David Andrew Melton’s driver’s license showed it to be revoked/suspended 9th offense and habitual motor offender 3rd offense. Melton …

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Former Sheriff to Plead Guilty

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. A hearing in federal court has been scheduled for Wednesday. In addition, former jail administrator Joe Russell and Arnold’s uncle John Vanderveer are expected to reach plea deals as well. NewsChannel 5 TV is …

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State Rep pulls Bill concerning Food Stamps

Last week a Tennessee Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia introduced legislation seeking to ban the use of food stamps to buy items without nutritional value. However, due to ongoing discussions regarding this very issue in the newly GOP controlled federal government under an incoming Trump administration, Butt is pulling the legislation in hopes of …

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Two People Dead in Cannon County Incident

Two people are dead and another woman is in the hospital after an incident in Cannon County Saturday night. It does not immediately appear the women were shot, but instead injured with another type of weapon. The TBI reported that 42-year-old David Wooten died from a gunshot wound. Officials also say 19-year-old Elizabeth Clement and …

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