Gas Prices on the Rise

Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. Since last week’s announcement, gas price averages have risen around 10 cents in Tennessee. Last week, crude oil prices reached their highest level since July 2015. The price for a barrel of WTI settled …

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110th Tennessee General Assembly begins Jan. 10

State lawmakers are scheduled to convene the 110th Tennessee General Assembly on Jan. 10. The three-day organizational session will kick off with the formal elections for speaker in both chambers, though heavy Republican majorities in both the Senate and House mean that little drama is expected for the Republican nominees, Sen. Randy McNally of Oak …

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Pedestrian Killed in Coffee County

At 5:45am Monday morning a pedestrian was struck and killed as she was walking along Blanton’s Chapel Road in the northern part of Coffee County. The 2000 Nissan, driven by a Manchester man was traveling eastbound on Blanton’s Chapel Road when the accident occurred. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Patsy L Johnson age …

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SCAM Alert

Area law enforcement would like to alert all citizens of another scam that is targeting our area. The caller will identify himself as a public defender and states that your grandson or granddaughter has been involved in a traffic crash and is ok but currently in jail. The SCAM will then instruct you to wire …

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Fatal Fire in Smithville

Officials say two adults and a child have died in a residential blaze in Middle Tennessee and two others were injured. A statement from Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins said five people were at the mobile home in Smithville on Sunday afternoon when firefighters responded. The statement says a passer-by and a firefighter were able …

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Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Creates way to Help Smoky Mountain Fire Victims

Vicious fires have swept through the Smoky Mountains, displacing thousands and leaving many jobless and homeless. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, no stranger to emergency response, has created the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits that are helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from …

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Motlow Offering New Program

Motlow State Community College has a new program that makes it easy for businesses to provide high-quality training for their employees—no matter how many employees they have or where they’re located. Motlow has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-facilitated employee training courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow …

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Manchester Christmas Parade Rescheduled

Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has announced the Manchester Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday Dec.10th at 6pm with lineup beginning at 5pm. Mr. Coolidge Holt has been selected to serve as the honored Grand Marshal for the 2016 ‘Under the Christmas Tree’ Manchester Parade. Sponsored by: Manchester Tourism & Development Commission Lovelady Auto …

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Monteagle Man Charged with setting Wildfires

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Crime Unit, along with authorities in Sequatchie County, have charged 24-year-old Dakota Ashton Tucker of Monteagle for deliberately setting a fire that burned 65 acres. Tucker is now charged with setting fire to personal property or land for the fire that occurred November 14 near Sunshine Road in Sequatchie …

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Man Dies while Hunting in Grundy County

Michael “Moty” Nunley, was found in the Clouse Hill area of Grundy County Saturday afternoon, according to Sheriff Clint Shrum. The area is between Monteagle and Tracy City. Sheriff Shrum says that Nunley is believed to have fallen out of his tree stand and succumbed to his injuries from the fall. The man’s body was …

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