TBI Releases School Crime Study

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual School Crime Study Tuesday. According to the TBI, “the study presents the nature, volume and extent of reported crimes on school campuses, excluding colleges and universities in 2017.” The TBI explained the report found: From 2015 to 2017, a total of 27,038 offenses were reported by Tennessee …

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Estill Springs Police Searching for Two Burglary Suspects

The Estill Springs Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Montana Drive-In located on Tullahoma Hwy. The burglary took place on May 8, 2018 sometime between 1:00 am-3:00 am. It is believed that two males entered the concession area. Anyone with any type of information would be greatly appreciated, you can call …

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Mid-State Trucking Company Agrees to Settle Contract and Common Law Allegations

Tracie McCormick, Inc., d/b/a McCormick Trucking (“McCormick”), based in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle contract and common law allegations of double billing the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) under its contracts for hauling mail, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. The settlement agreement addresses conduct that …

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Tennessee Attorney General Suing Purdue Pharmaceuticals

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slattery III and a bipartisan group of attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceuticals for their alleged unlawful marketing of OxyContin and other drugs that have caused and prolonged the opioid epidemic in the state. The 270-page complaint outlines the state’s argument, which accuses the company of causing …

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Questions arise because of Downtown Manchester Mural

Something new is going up in Downtown Manchester, but it is being met by some controversy. A new mural is being painted on the side of Wheeler’s Construction and Restoration, Inc. The mural, painted by a Murfreesboro artist, is an American flag in the shape of a magnolia with the word “Manchester” on it. The …

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Tullahoma Police Investigating Fraud Case

The Tullahoma Police Department is asking for your help identifying a female that might have been involved in a fraud case. Anyone with information regarding the woman’s identity is asked to contact Tullahoma Police Investigator Tyler Hatfield by calling 931-455-0530 or email the investigator, thatfield@tullahomatn.gov. The Tullahoma Police Department thanks the public for any assistance …

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647 Allegations of Child Abuse or Neglect Involving Students in 20 Months

An analysis has found Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services investigated 647 allegations of child abuse or neglect involving students at more than 460 schools during a recent 20-month period. Data obtained by USA Today’s Tennessee Network showed DCS investigated claims at both public and private schools serving 74 of 95 Tennessee counties between January 2016 …

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Gas Prices Jump Up Again

Gas prices rocketed higher last week in most markets, due to reductions in domestic supply and the oil market’s response to the President’s decision to leave the Iran Nuclear Deal. Sunday’s national average of $2.87 is 53 cents more than this time last year. Prices at the pump jumped 6 cents nationwide last week. Gas …

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TNReady Test Scores Can’t Lower Student Grades

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says school districts can decide whether student assessment scores will be included in student grades as long as the scores don’t lower final grades. More than 2.5 million TNReady tests were administered this spring, with about 300,000 online. But there were several flaws. The state also won’t give districts or …

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Coffee County Softball Stuns Smyrna in Region Tournament Victory

Welcoming the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs to Terry Floyd Field, the Coffee County Lady Raider softball team hosted the Region 4AAA semifinals on Monday night.  In a rematch from last year’s semifinal in Smyrna, these 2 rivals treated a capacity crowd to a game full of excitement and drama.  Trailing 6 to 2 entering the bottom …

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