Tennessee Lawmakers Reviewing 500-plus Public Records Exemptions

A state review has found that while Tennessee lawmakers began reviewing 500-plus public records exemptions this year, they approved more exclusions. A report from Tennessee’s Office of Open Records Counsel notes 29 changes to public records laws last legislative session, which ended in April. About 20 include exemptions. Some protect proprietary information, including in wind …

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Unveiles New Campaign

Federal highway officials have unveiled a campaign aimed at combatting drunk and drug-impaired driving. On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the campaign that will run national television, radio and digital ads through Labor Day weekend. The administration says state and local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement of impaired driving …

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Tullahoma Man Facing Several Charges After Foot Pursuit

On Saturday afternoon (August 11th, 2018) around 4pm Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jerimiah Kirk conducted a traffic stop on Cornish Street in Tullahoma. While on the traffic stop Kirk observed a subject driving a motorcycle at an extremely high rate of speed and driving dangerously. The deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle and the …

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Two Fires–Manchester Fire & Rescue Responds

Manchester Fire & Rescue responded to reported kitchen fire Sunday morning at around 6am at J&K Market on McMinnville Hwy. When crews arrived on scene, a person getting fuel for his vehicle acted quickly and extinguished the grease fire just prior to fire crews arriving on scene. His quick thinking most likely saved the establishment …

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Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment almost Complete

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs. To date, 1,796 schools – or about 99 percent of Tennessee’s public …

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Coffee County Fair Facilities Improving

The Coffee County Fair has been carrying on family traditions for 160 years. There are so many events to enjoy at the Coffee County Fair for all ages. There are carnival rides, beauty pageants, great food and more! Come out this year to join in the fun at the fair September 15-22, 2018. There have …

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Fire Destroys Hillsboro Home

On Saturday night (August 11, 2018) at 8:25pm, Sgt Dwayne Mullins and Corporal Keith Raney with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire at 100 West First Street in Hillsboro. According to Mullins’ report, upon their arrival, the fire was contained to the far west end of the residence with fire coming out …

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Gas Prices Fall Slightly

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. moved in opposite directions during the past week. While pump prices climbed in Florida, they moved lower in Tennessee and Georgia. Gas prices in Tennessee declined 2 cents last week. The state average of $2.63 per gallon is the 9th lowest in the nation. Sunday’s state average is the …

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All Motlow State Community College Campuses Closing Aug. 23 for Convocation

All Motlow State Community College campuses will be closed Thursday, Aug. 23, to permit faculty and staff to attend fall convocation. All campuses will reopen and resume normal business hours on Friday, Aug. 24. Faculty and staff from all Motlow campuses will meet on the Moore County campus for the annual assembly, when presentations are …

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New State Museum to Open in October

The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Grand opening events will take place throughout the weekend. The Museum hosted its final event in its former location …

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