Armed Robbery in Shelbyville

On Tuesday (January 16, 2018) at 6:01am the Shelbyville Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery at the T and M Market located at 430 Depot Street. Video surveillance was reviewed by investigators which showed an armed individual lying in wait on the clerk who arrived to open the store. As the …

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Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Crashes Vehicle–Hits Gas Line

A Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a wreck near West Side School on Wednesday morning. The crash caused the vehicle to hit a natural gas line. Around 300 natural gas residents in the Bradyville and Readyville area were without gas service Wednesday morning. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas worked throughout the day to repair …

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More Work Needed on Tennessee Rape Kits

An audit suggests that Tennessee lawmakers require updates on the 9,000-plus rape kits statewide, including almost 7,000 in Memphis, that were awaiting testing in July 2014. The state comptroller’s audit says a 2014 law required a report on rape kits not sent to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation lab or other lab, but didn’t require …

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State wants to Increase Teacher Preparation Program Outcomes

Tennessee education officials plan to increase teacher preparation program outcomes across the state. The Tennessean reports the promise follows the launch of a Tennessee Board of Education database detailing how many of the state’s preparation programs aren’t meeting expected quality standards. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Mike Krause said on Tuesday the state can …

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Snow Hits Coffee County

Snow moved into Coffee County around 7am Tuesday morning. The weather system brought anywhere from a dusting to several inches of snow to parts of Tennessee. Here in Coffee County we received around 2 inches. Some areas in southern Kentucky saw at least nine inches of snow. The snow brought with it difficulties on our …

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Make Sure Your Mailbox is Clear of Snow and Ice

The U.S. Postal Service needs residents to help keep walkways and areas around mailboxes clear of snow and ice. The USPS said, “the Postal Service Tennessee District officials are making a concerted effort to raise public awareness of the importance of keeping walkways, sidewalks, and approaches to mailboxes clear from snow and ice in the …

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Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, yet states in the southeast still have some of the cheapest prices in the nation. Tennessee gas prices increased 6 cents during the past week. The state average of $2.34 is 10 cents more than a month ago and 20 cents more than …

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TBI Used Reserve Funding to Avoid Layoffs and More

A report says the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation used reserves over the last four years to avoid layoffs and operational gaps due to budget cuts required by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration. The state comptroller’s office review says TBI has underestimated its costs and annually expected to operate at a budget shortfall with reserve accounts filling …

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TWRA Asking for Public Input

Tennessee officials seek comments on hunting regulations Tennessee wildlife officials are seeking public comments on regulations for the 2018-19 hunting season. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it’s an opportunity for Tennesseans to offer ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with the agency’s staff. The agency says the comment period is open through Feb. …

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Camping Prices Going Up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have announced fee increases at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions, starting on March 1, 2018. According to a report from WBIR-TV in Knoxville, the increases range from 10 to 15 percent, which averages out to about $3 to $5, depending on the area. For example, a camping …

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