Suspicious Person call leads to Arrest of Alabama man

Foster arrest

On Monday Manchester Police received a call of a suspicious person at Sonic. The male subject was said to be acting erratic. After receiving information about a vehicle the person was in, Manchester Officer Dustan Foster located the maroon Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot at Walmart. Foster made contact with the driver and then …

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Unemployment Rate Falls in Coffee County-Up in other areas

County unemployment rates for July show the rates decreased in 73 counties, increased in 11, and remained the same in 11 counties. Coffee County went from 4.9 in June, down to 4.8 percent July. Warren County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, down from 5.3. Bedford County fell from 5.6 percent to 5.5. Franklin and Moore …

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Bear Seen Again

Residents in the Tullahoma area are reporting seeing a bear cub near the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) on the Wattendorf Highway. Some residents say that it has been seen for several weeks in the area. One person told WMSR News that he saw it near the Arnold Golf Course. Authorities have had several calls …

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Warning about Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Compounds

A public health alert was issued recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on increased risk of overdose and fatalities associated with Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills and compounds. Commissioners and directors from four Tennessee departments are urging the public to have increased awareness about the substance.  They include: Commissioner, Tennessee Dept. of Health, Commissioner, …

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Coffee County Fair begins Sept. 17

The Coffee County Fair is coming up September 17-24 at the fairgrounds in Manchester. This year’s theme is “Country Scenes and Children’s Dreams.” Booth space is still available to showcase your business or product to fair attendees and you can call the fair office at 723-1546 for more info. The deadline to enter the beauty …

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Former Tullahoma Resident found Murdered

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the TBI, have identified the woman whose body was found in a remote area in Bethesda/College Grove last Monday night. Britney Rose Cole, 21, formerly of Tullahoma was found with a fatal gunshot wound by a neighborhood resident who was riding an ATV on Cross Keys Road. Thomas …

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Forgery Case in Manchester needs Your Help

Personnel with the Manchester Police Department are searching for a female that is wanted for questioning in theft and forgery case. The theft occurred at the Manchester Recreation Center. She was allegedly seen at a local bank drive-up. These pictures are of the female subject. If you can identify this person, please contact Investigator Jonathan …

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26 Percent late fee being added to Coffee County EMS charges

Beginning Sept. 1, the Coffee County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will implement a 26-percent collection fee on late payments. According to a report in the Tullahoma News, the fee will affect those who are 120 days late with their payments for services they have received from EMS. After 120 days of nonpayment, those owing payments …

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100 pounds Marijuana found after Traffic Stop

A traffic stop in Tennessee turned into a big drug bust when authorities found 100 pounds of marijuana stashed in a motorhome. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper observed several indicators of possible criminal activity after making the stop in Marion County. The trooper called for backup and received permission …

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American Legion Post in Manchester Hosting 3rd annual “Stomp”

The American Legion Post in Manchester will be holding its third annual “Stomp” on September 3rd at the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center. A “Stomp” is a gathering of bikes; however, they have designed this for all in the community. Over 30 vendors will be set up similar to a “street fair”. A Poker Run will take place …

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