Questions arise because of Downtown Manchester Mural

Something new is going up in Downtown Manchester, but it is being met by some controversy. A new mural is being painted on the side of Wheeler’s Construction and Restoration, Inc. The mural, painted by a Murfreesboro artist, is an American flag in the shape of a magnolia with the word “Manchester” on it. The …

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Tullahoma Police Investigating Fraud Case

The Tullahoma Police Department is asking for your help identifying a female that might have been involved in a fraud case. Anyone with information regarding the woman’s identity is asked to contact Tullahoma Police Investigator Tyler Hatfield by calling 931-455-0530 or email the investigator, thatfield@tullahomatn.gov. The Tullahoma Police Department thanks the public for any assistance …

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647 Allegations of Child Abuse or Neglect Involving Students in 20 Months

An analysis has found Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services investigated 647 allegations of child abuse or neglect involving students at more than 460 schools during a recent 20-month period. Data obtained by USA Today’s Tennessee Network showed DCS investigated claims at both public and private schools serving 74 of 95 Tennessee counties between January 2016 …

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Gas Prices Jump Up Again

Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market’s response to the President’s decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal. Sunday’s national average of $2.87 is 53 cents more than this time last year. Prices at the pump jumped 6 cents nationwide last week. Gas …

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TNReady Test Scores Can’t Lower Student Grades

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says school districts can decide whether student assessment scores will be included in student grades as long as the scores don’t lower final grades. More than 2.5 million TNReady tests were administered this spring, with about 300,000 online. But there were several flaws. The state also won’t give districts or …

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Coffee County Softball Stuns Smyrna in Region Tournament Victory

Welcoming the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs to Terry Floyd Field, the Coffee County Lady Raider softball team hosted the Region 4AAA semifinals on Monday night.  In a rematch from last year’s semifinal in Smyrna, these 2 rivals treated a capacity crowd to a game full of excitement and drama.  Trailing 6 to 2 entering the bottom …

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Sharp is New Coffee County Industrial Board Executive Director

Coffee County Industrial Board Executive Director Ted Hackney retired earlier this year and Kimber Sharp has been serving as an interim director since January. Last week Sharp was approved by the Industrial Board of Coffee County to serve as its next executive director. She has served as assistant to the executive director of the industrial …

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Grundy County Man Dies in ATV Accident

Law enforcement and an ambulance were dispatched to the area around Pryor Ridge Road, near the Marion County/Grundy County line, around 10:30 CST Friday night. 23-year-old Garret Bryant of Grundy County was killed in an ATV accident late Friday night in Marion County. Bryant was ejected from a side-by-side ATV when it flipped. According to …

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Tullahoma Receives Downtown Grant

State officials say 12 communities in Tennessee will participate in a program aimed at revitalizing their downtown commercial districts. Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said Friday that the communities will receive a $15,000 grant to complete a commercial improvement project as part of their inclusion in the Tennessee Downtowns program. The …

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Bell Buckle man facing Charges in Murfreesboro

A man stopped for a traffic violation in Murfreesboro now faces three drug related charges and a charge for driving on a revoked license. Kenneth Shane Fox of Bell Buckle was pulled over on Old Fort Parkway for a tag violation and failing to come to a complete stop while exiting a business. Evidently, Fox …

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