Tennessee Falls in KIDS COUNT Data

Tennessee’s ranking on overall child well-being slipped from 36 to 38, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The change was largely driven by worsening economic indicators. The KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks child well-being in states across four domains. Tennessee’s overall ranking at 38 was compiled from its rankings …

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Machining Class Receives Grant at CCHS

Recently Machining Instructor Jeff Hinshaw was awarded another $10,000 grant for his machining classes at Coffee County High school. This is his second $10,000 award for the grant from the Gene Haas Foundation for his machining program. The awards are used to purchase lots of supporting items for his machining classes. Last year they built …

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Proposed County Budget has No Property Tax Increase

The Coffee County Commission will meet on June 28 to take its first vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee is proposing a budget with no county property tax increase. After a 20-cent increase in 2015 the county now has a fund balance of $2 million. A big …

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Area Law Enforcement Searching for Wanted Man

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted man. Authorities are searching for Stacy Craig Morris. Morris is 45 years-old and his last known address is East Grundy St in Tullahoma. He is wanted for a state of Tennessee parole violation. Morris is white male standing 5 feet …

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Manchester man facing several charges after Accident at Wal-Mart

On Sunday Manchester Police responded to Wal-Mart in response to an accident and a subject attempting to leave. Officers were given a description and a tag number. The man was located a short time later on Hillsboro Highway. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle and it continued traveling about a half mile before stopping. …

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Summer Safety: Experts Advise Precautions during Activities

There’s no shortage of summer fun in Tennessee, from Fun Fest in Kingsport, to Elvis Week in Memphis. And while those activities present great ways to celebrate the state’s heritage and support local economies, the Tennessee Department of Health advises you take precautions before heading out the door. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist with the …

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Former Coffee Co. Resident Running for Congress

Steven Reynolds is a lifelong resident of Middle Tennessee, growing up in Coffee County and hopes to move to Washington D.C. Steven is running for congress. He spent his first eight years growing up on a farm outside the small community of Summitville before later moving to Manchester. Steven attended public schools at College Street Elementary, …

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Chattanooga man facing Several charges after someone calls police about Road Rage

On Sunday night Coffee County Deputy Lee Marcom responded to Interstate 24 concerning a road rage incident with a subject with a gun. The deputy pulled over Randy Leslie Williams Jr age 25 of Chattanooga in a vehicle that matched the description of both vehicle and subject that was given out by the Coffee County …

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Coffee Co. authorities continue Searching for Wanted Female

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help once again. Authorities are searching for 30 year-old Candace Marie Walker, last known address Goosepond Rd Manchester. Walker is wanted for aggravated burglary, theft of property over $1,000, forgery under $500 and failure to appear. If you have seen Candace Marie Walker or know …

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Shooting near a home Leads to Arrest

On Sunday Deputy Lee Marcom responded to Commodore Lane in Manchester concerning a shooting. Marcom says when he arrived, the victim told him that Joshua St Paul Ledbetter fired a .45 caliber pistol near the home. Ledbetter age 22 of Volunteer Ave Manchester allegedly left on foot and was located a short time later on …

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