Coffee County CHS Football Coach Ryan Sulkowski Resigns to Take Job in North Carloina

[This story contains updated information from the story we first published on Tuesday, March 19th] After meeting with principal Paul Parsley and the CHS football team on Tuesday morning, Ryan Sulkowski has tendered his resignation as head football coach at Coffee County Central High School.  Sulkowski, who was hired in December of 2013 as the …

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Normady Woman Arrested after trying to use Deceased Woman’s Prescription

A Normandy woman attempted to obtain drugs prescribed to a now-deceased woman on Thursday at a Shelbyville pharmacy. A pharmacist said, the date and quantity of Lortab pills listed on the prescription had been modified. Tiffany Dawn Anderson, 35, of Center Street in Normandy told officer Sam Campbell her boyfriend, who has the same last …

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Broadband Coming to Normandy

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses in 17 counties across Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed and expanding broadband in the areas that need it most,” said Lee. …

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Seatbelt Usage Up in Tennessee

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced a significant increase in the state’s overall seat belt usage rate, compared to previous years. The usage rate rose from 88.5 percent in 2017 to 90.9 percent in 2018. This marks the first year Tennessee’s usage rate surpassed 90 percent. Tennessee’s 2018 usage rate also exceeded the national …

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4 Student School Safety Officers Sworn In at New Union Elementary

On Tuesday afternoon WMSR News was invited to New Union Elementary School for a special swearing in ceremony of 4 Student School Safety Officers. Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin with the help of AAA (The Auto Club Group), and SRO Hassan Peterson began a school safety officer patrol. The program began a few months ago …

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Hotel/Motel Tax Request by County Leaders Decreases

In June of last year (2018) the Coffee County Commission approved a resolution asking the state legislature to approve a private act that would establish a hotel/motel tax in Coffee County. The county had originally asked for the state legislature to approve a hotel/motel tax rate of up to 5 percent, but that request has …

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Unemployment Rate Up in Coffee County snd Other Areas

State estimates show the unemployment rate went up in all 95 counties in Tennessee during the month of January. Coffee County’s unemployment rate for January was 3.3 percent up from December’s rate of 2.9 percent. This means 850 workers are reported as unemployed in Coffee County. Warren County jumped up 0.6 percent, going from 3.5 …

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Motlow Signs Agreement Murray State University

Motlow State Community College and Murray State University have signed an articulation agreement that will provide students seeking a bachelor’s degree with a seamless transfer process into Murray State’s College of Business. The agreement will allow students to transfer their existing Motlow State credits toward a bachelor’s degree at Murray State, ensuring no disruptions in …

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Tennessee’s Hunger-Free Students Act Faces Defeat

It’s National Nutrition Month, and two pieces of proposed anti-bullying legislation have lawmakers engaged in a public war of words. Senate Bill 606 and House Bill 827, known as the Tennessee Hunger-Free Students Act, would prohibit schools from taking certain actions against students who can’t pay for school lunch, and would make sure a meal …

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Coffee County Students Perform Well at FBLA State Leadership Conference

High schoolers from Coffee County attended and competed at the recent 2019 Tennessee Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference. 102 students from Coffee County High School and Raider Academy attended. Some of those honored included Weston Hargrove as he was listed in Who’s Who in FBLA and received Bronze Level for the …

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