Tax Free Weekend Starts Friday

Tennessee’s sale tax free weekend is this week. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight Friday, July 29th and continues until midnight Sunday, July 31st. Even though the tax free weekend is earlier this year, the great news is that the benefits remain the same. No sales tax on clothing, school and …

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Trooper Cadet Academy Starting Soon

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online only, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, August 16. The THP anticipates the …

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High Speed Chase Case Bound to Grand Jury

The case of Garieon Simmons was bound to the Rutherford County Grand Jury yesterday. He is the man accused of taking a vehicle from Coffee County Funeral Chapel and leading law enforcement on a high speed chase into Rutherford County. He is charged with driving into a vehicle and killing a young Rutherford County woman. …

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Sheriff’s Department Adds Decal to Patrol Cars

On Tuesday (July 26) the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department began the process of installing stickers on the back of patrol cars. The stickers say “In God WeTrust”, and deputies are very proud to display the statement on their vehicles.  Sheriff Steve Graves says that this has been something his department has been wanting to do …

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Early Voting Ends July 30

Early voting is continuing in the county and voting is taking place at the election commission located at the Administrative Plaza in Manchester and at the C.D. Stamps building on South Jackson Street here in Tullahoma. The final day to take part in the early voting is this Saturday. As of Monday afternoon, there had …

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Veterans Program Coming This Fall to Coffee County

To help veterans who have had a problem with the justice system, Coffee County will initiate a new veterans treatment court program soon. The program will be an addition to other recovery programs, such as the mental health and the drug court programs. Judge Craig Johnson will preside over the veterans treatment court, beginning in …

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Helps Train in Cowan Tunnel

A rapid response this week by the Franklin County Sheriff’s department, Cowan firemen and CSX personnel to an incident in the Cowan tunnel may have averted a much worse-case scenario.Chuck Stines, with the Franklin County Sheriff’s department, said a train going through the tunnel “went into emergency mode and caused the train to come uncoupled …

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Missing Coffee County Woman Found Safe

Area law enforcement were searching for a missing female on Monday. Kelsey Feck, age 20 was last seen in Shelbyville around 9pm Saturday night (July 23). Kelsey was found safe last night (Monday). The family thanks the public and area law enforcement for their help.

Drug Court Program doing well in Coffee County

The Coffee County Drug Court program is continuing to grow with its largest number of graduates since the initiative began more than a decade ago. Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell says 17 participants graduated earlier this month. Drug court is a two-year treatment program for nonviolence offenders living in Coffee County whose current offense is …

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Man Escapes Mental Hospital–Captured in Monteagle

A man escaped from Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital in Chattanooga on Saturday. Chattanooga police said 33-year-old Brandon Robinson was on a law enforcement hold out of Bedford County with the Shelbyville Police Department. Robinson was captured on Sunday morning in Monteagle, according to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office. Officers responded to a call at McDonalds …

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