Computer Program Fails on Tennessee Assessment Tests

Students in Coffee County and around the state were prepared to take the TNReady Assessment Tests this week only to find out the online system at the state level failed. Late Monday, the technology failures at the state caused the Tennessee Department of Education to notify school directors across the state that tests would be …

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Controversy over High School Club

A club meant to unify students of different backgrounds in Franklin County, Tennessee was the focus of a passionate debate Monday – from both supporters and detractors. Franklin County High School is home to a Gay-Straight Alliance, a club that organizers say is meant to provide a safe space for youth who identify as lesbian, …

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Two Men Arrested in Winchester Armed Robbery

Winchester Police Department Detective Robert Morris obtained warrants for Jonathon Armentrout and Austin Bolden of Huntland, Tennessee for an Armed Robbery of a convenience store, Scott’s Market on Dinah Shore Blvd, in the City of Winchester that occurred on Feb. 4. Winchester Detectives lead by Sgt Kelly Gass worked around the clock for over 36 …

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Area Man Charged in “Operation Watchful Guardians”

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn joined Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan to announce the results of a three-day, multi-state effort to combat human trafficking and the online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia. The agencies conducted “Operation Watchful Guardians”. According to TBI Director Mark Gwyn, the results of “Operation Watchful …

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Less than 1% Mandated Drug Tests for Welfare

Officials say less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare since July 2014 have failed a drug test mandated for some. Citing data provided by the Department of Human Services to The Tennessean, the newspaper reports that 65 of 39,121 people applying for Families First cash assistance benefits tested positive for drugs …

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Applying for College Aid is Free: Buyer Beware of Services Offering Help

Applying for college can be daunting enough. Add to that the pressures of finding the financial aid available and many students and parents can feel overwhelmed. Experts say those feelings are what scammers and unscrupulous businesses are preying on during this time of year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first …

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Early Voting Starts Wednesday

Early voting is set to begin Wednesday, February 10, and runs until Tuesday, February 23. Early Voting Hours: Manchester: Coffee County Administrative Plaza 1329 McArthur Street, Suite 6, Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM and Saturday 8:30-12:00 PM. In Tullahoma: C.D. Stamps Community Center 810 South Jackson Street, Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:30 PM and Saturday 9:00-12:00 PM. Tennesseans must bring valid …

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Man Busted for “Sizzurp”

An Antioch man has been charged with distributing bottles of sizzurp — a modified cough syrup — in Bedford County. Chance Lyndell Norman, 27, of Antioch was charged with possession and sale of schedule II and III drugs Tuesday by the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Metro Nashville police. “We have been involved …

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Confusion over Grave Markers

In recent days a number of people have expressed concern about a posting of a video on Facebook of military grave markers being found in a ditch. In the video, which has since been taken down, an unseen narrator alleges that the grave markers had been illegally removed from a Tullahoma cemetery. However, according to …

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“Operation Watchful Guardians” nets more than 20 Arrest

Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to sex trafficking and online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday that law enforcement officers conducted “Operation Watchful Guardians” this week in the two states. Agents conducted operations that …

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