Motlow College Is Fastest Growing College In Tennessee; Enrollment Up 19.4%

Fueled by an astonishing 60 percent increase at the Smyrna Center, Motlow College began the first week of fall 2015 classes as the fastest growing college in the state of Tennessee. That’s not just community colleges, but rather all public universities, community colleges and Tennessee colleges of applied technology (TCAT) under the Tennessee Board of …

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Don’t Leave Your Mark On The Park

Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on the park. Rangers say graffiti detracts from the park’s natural beauty and in some cases can permanently damage resources that can’t be replaced, such as log structures made from historic wood. Park rangers and volunteers educate visitors about …

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Operation “Breaking Ice”

In December 2013, Manchester Police arrested two local major ice dealers. An investigation revealed that the illegal drug was coming from Mexico to Atlanta, GA and then to Manchester. The investigation also revealed that a suspect in Coffee County had connections in the Atlanta area. The person was making regular trips bringing ice back to …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested For Rape In Tullahoma

Raul Monroy of Shelbyville was arrested Thursday night for raping a Tullahoma woman at her residence. Monroy, 23, of Sims Road, Shelbyville has been charged with rape and domestic violence following an incident at a residence on Chestnut Alley. The victim, who was someone that he had known in the past, told Tullahoma Police Officer …

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Shelbyville Man Charged With TennCare Fraud In Coffee County

A Bedford County man is charged in Coffee County with doctor shopping for prescription drugs, using TennCare as payment. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest of Samuel L. Harris, Jr., 40, of Shelbyville. A Coffee County Grand Jury indicted Harris on two counts of fraudulently obtaining controlled substances by doctor shopping …

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County Unemployment Numbers Released

County unemployment rates for July show the rates increased in 53 counties, decreased in 21, and remained the same in 21 counties. Coffee County stayed the same in July at 6.0 percent. Warren County’s unemployment rate went up slight in July from 6.9 percent to 7.0 percent. Cannon County was unchanged at 6.3 percent. Grundy …

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Bank Scam Working In The Area

Attention Citizens Tri-County Bank customers and non-customers! If you receive a text message on your phone regarding your debit card, please DO NOT follow the link in the text. This is a scam, and if you follow the link, you could be tricked into providing your debit card number and other sensitive information that could …

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Social Security Scam Warning

The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) continues to warn the public and Social Security beneficiaries in particular, to be aware of fraud scams that target personal information. The SSA website reminds people that criminals use phone calls, emails, and other methods to obtain personal information, then use it to commit identity theft. …

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Some Libraries To Receive Grant Money

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is providing more than $305,000 in grants to help libraries upgrade their computer equipment and software. State officials say the grants will go to 128 public libraries across Tennessee. The grants will help finance technology upgrades for equipment used directly by patrons, as well as computers needed by library …

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