Flooding in certain areas of Coffee County is causing some issues with travel. With more rain falling, some roads may become impassable. Manchester and Tullahoma street departments, the county highway department, area law enforcement and Coffee County Emergency Management are all working together to keep roads open and clearing debris. On the state level the …

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12 Years Later, Grundy Co. Man Hopes New Evidence will Free Him from Prison

Attorneys for Adam Braseel, a Grundy County man, who has been in prison for more than 10 years are hoping that new evidence will free their client. Braseel was convicted in 2007 for the 2006 slaying of Malcolm Burrows, in Grundy County. His conviction included; first degree premeditated murder, first degree felony murder, especially aggravated …

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Democratic Lawmakers want to Ban Shackling Pregnant Women in Detention

Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee say the General Assembly should ban shackling pregnant women in detention, especially during childbirth. The bill would not only prohibit the state’s inconsistent use of shackling, but also provide prenatal and postpartum medical care. The bill would also ban solitary confinement for pregnant women before and after giving birth. The legislation …

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Tennessee Health Officials say 85% of All Maternity Deaths in 2017 Could Have Been Prevented

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health say 85 percent of all maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, with substance abuse being determined as the leading contribution in those deaths. The agency issued the report on Tuesday after the Tennessee General Assembly in 2016 passed the Maternal Mortality Review and Prevention Act. The …

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Westwood Middle School to offer ESP

Extended Schools Program (ESP) at Westwood Middle School (WMS) will begin on Monday, March 4. Info will be sent home with students this week, including registration information. The registration form will also be available on the Westwood Middle School webpage. Families can return the registration form along with the $10 registration fee at WMS next …

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Trial Date Set in Grundy Co. Murder Case

Daniel Chandler has received a new trial date for the slaying of his 26-year-old wife Samantha Chandler on May 1, 2016. Chandler’s body was found by off-road riders near Ross Creek in Gruetli-Laager in Grundy County. Daniel Chandler was charged with the murder in 2017, and at the time he was 29. He was located …

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SNAP Benefits Might Come Early

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is advising SNAP recipients that they may receive their March benefits early. Those who normally get their benefits on the first through sixth day of the month will receive benefits on their normal date. However, if you normally receive benefits on the seventh through 20th day of the month, …

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Lawmakers want to Ban Gay Marriage in Tennessee

A pair of lawmakers have proposed a bill that would ban gay marriage in Tennessee. WTVF in Nashville reports the bill states it would “defend natural marriage between one man and one woman, regardless of any court decision to the contrary.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015. The sponsors …

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Gov. Lee wants to Repeal “Gym Tax”

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he will repeal the state’s “gym tax” in his upcoming budget proposal. The state imposes a nearly 10 percent amusement tax on memberships to gyms, fitness centers and health clubs. It’s been on the books since the mid-1980s and represents about $10 million in state revenue. However, Lee says the …

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Coffee County Government meetings WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Tuesday, February 19 4:30 p.m. – Purchasing Commission Thursday, February 21 4:00 p.m. – Board of Zoning Appeals 5:00 p.m. – Ambulance Authority

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