Man Accused of Murder as a Teenager has been Arrested

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the …

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Shelbyville Man Wins $2 Million

Twice was nice for a lucky Shelbyville man, who won big the second time he played Powerball. Matthew Reed, a cabinet maker, won a cool $2 million Saturday, June 16, 2018, playing the popular game. Matthew, went to the Tennessee Lottery’s Nashville headquarters office with his grandparents on Monday to collect the prize. Because he …

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Independence Day Coming Soon

Come celebrate Independence Day, July 4th with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department! They will have live music, concessions, and fireworks. Live music will begin at 7:00 pm at the Rotary Amphitheater, followed by a fireworks display at 9:00 pm. The Fourth of July Celebration will take place on July 4, 2018. Musical entertainment this …

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After Three Years and Three Postponements–Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

  The trial of former Coffee County High School baseball coach Brad Weir was delayed for a fourth time on Monday due to a medical emergency in Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott’s family. The new court date has been pushed back to November, with a status hearing preceding the trial on Wednesday, Sept.12. The …

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says be Wary of Scammers

With new Medicare cards slated to arrive in Tennessee sometime after June, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is warning Medicare beneficiaries to be wary of scammers who might use the cards pending arrival as an opportunity to fleece unsuspecting consumers. Federal laws enacted last year required the removal of Social Security numbers …

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Slight Rise in State Unemployment Rate

Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower. While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the April rate of 3.4 percent, year-to-year, it is 0.3 of a percentage point lower than …

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Fatal Crash in Wartrace

Authorities say a woman is dead after a head-on rollover crash in Bedford County on Sunday. A juvenile driver veered off the road, overcorrected and struck the second vehicle. Emergency officials said that 35- year-old Crystal Jones was traveling on CX Troxler Road in Wartrace when her car was struck by the juvenile’s car. 35- …

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Warren County Commissioner Facing Assault Charge

A long-time Warren County Commissioner is facing an assault charge in connection with a confrontation that took place at Thursday night’s meeting of the Health and Welfare Committee. Michael Martin has been summoned to General Sessions Court on June 26th to answer the charge. Witnesses said Martin got into an argument with Animal Control Director …

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Motlow holds Groundbreaking at New Robotics Training Center

Motlow State Community College recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art Automation and Robotics Training Center (ARTC) that will be located on 4.5 acres adjacent to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Motlow McMinnville campus. The Warren County Commission donated the land to the College. Funding for the ARTC comes from a …

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Three Years Later Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery

A Manchester man is facing up to 24 years in prison after he was found guilty of 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery. Lynn Frank Bristol, 61, of Manchester, was indicted June 2015 for aggravated sexual battery and the rape of a child. The victim in this case testified against Bristol. The man is set …

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