Coffee County Grand Jury Meets

The Coffee County Grand jury met Tuesday to consider 48 cases that were bound over to it from the General Sessions courts. There were also 37 sealed or original cases that were considered by the secret panel. Those cases are those that were presented straight to the grand jury by law enforcement. Those cases usually …

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Your Social Security Number May Have Been Used On Someone Else’s Taxes

April 15 is “Tax Day” and some area residents have had the rude awakening that their Social Security numbers were stolen. The residents found out when they filed their income tax forms this year with the Internal Revenue Service. They were told that their Social Security numbers had been used by other filers. When the …

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Weekly Gas Prices

Gas prices continue to fluctuate as refineries begin to move out of the spring maintenance season and prepare for the summer driving season. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, down a fraction of a cent from last week. Motorists continue to enjoy significant year-over-year savings, paying $1.24 per gallon …

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53 Applicants Want To Grow Hemp

Tennessee’s Department of Agriculture says it has received 53 applications seeking approval to grow industrial hemp. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the applicants will serve as test cases for the state law if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration gives its approval to the project. Officials say industrial hemp is the same plant species of marijuana, …

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ADA Anniversary: Wheels of Change Roll Through Tennessee

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on a disability. On Wednesday the ADA Legacy Tour is due to make a stop in Nashville. The tour includes information on how the landmark legislation has changed the lives of Americans like …

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Coffee County Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Coffee County woman is facing charges after nearly 100 small to medium dogs and several cats were found suffering and dying on her property over the weekend in Coffee County on Hickory Grove Road. The animals were found in cages rusted shut and covered with cobwebs, some matted to the wire and unable to …

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Tullahoma Police Department Solves Recent Vehicle Burglaries

On Monday morning, April 6, the Tullahoma Police Department began receiving reports of vehicle burglaries in the Colonial Acres, Brookfield Estates, and Macon Manor subdivisions. As the officers began completing the reports and listing the stolen property, information from citizens and businesses started coming in. As a result of the information, suspects were identified and …

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Two Tennessee Rivers Listed as “Most Endangered for 2015″

Tennessee is the only state in the nation to have two rivers listed as “endangered” by the environmental group American Rivers. The Holston River, in the northeast part of the state, ranks third on the list and the Harpeth River in middle Tennessee is listed ninth out of 10. Erin McCombs, associate conservation director for …

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Media May Have To Get Permission From Judges To Bring Electronics Into Court

Reporters may soon have to get permission from a judge any time they want to bring a cell phone, laptop or other digital device inside a courtroom. Officials with the Administrative Office of the Courts said Friday those requirements are part of a proposed Tennessee Supreme Court rule that regulates media coverage in the courtroom. …

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Suffering Animals Rescued In Coffee County

Nearly 100 small to medium dogs and several cats, suffering and dying in cages rusted shut and covered with cobwebs, some matted to the wire and unable to move were rescued in Coffee County from a home in the Fountain Grove community early Sunday morning. Local authorities found they were living in “extremely neglectful conditions.” …

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