Shelbyville Business Robbed on Saturday

A Shelbyville check cashing business was robbed late Saturday morning, police said. Two women at Check Into Cash, on Madison Street in the old Taco Bell building, said a man they could only describe as a “white male” came in and demanded money. “He never showed a weapon but acted like he had one,” Detective …

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Free Gift for Shopping Local

The Manchester Tourism and Community Development Commission has partnered with the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce to reward folks for shopping local! The idea is pretty simple, bring 3 holiday shopping receipts from local stores here in Manchester to the Chamber of Commerce and pick between a festive green or red soft-style “Team Manchester” t-shirt. …

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Coffee County Man Arrested after Shots Fired on Thursday

On Thursday morning (Dec. 6, 2018) at approximately 7:15am, Coffee County deputies rushed to a scene regarding shots fired at 321 Bush Lane in the vicinity of Deerfield Elementary School. Once Deputy David Young and other officers arrived, they secured the scene. Deputies spoke with alleged shooter 30-year-old Brian Gilley. He advised he did in …

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Normandy Lake Project being conducted to Improve Angler Catch Rates

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in Region II has built over 900 structures to be placed in area lakes as fish attractors. The North and South Reservoir crews along with those from Normandy and Springfield Hatcheries set up an assembly line of sorts to construct these odd-looking structures. Concrete blocks, corrugated pipes and concrete are …

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Tennessee 13th Deadliest State for Drug Overdoses

A new report says that Tennessee is the 13th deadliest state when it comes to drug overdoses. The CDC report says that in 2016 alone, there were 1,630 overdose deaths in Tennessee, for an average of 24.5 deaths per every 100,000 residents. Drug overdose deaths among US residents totaled 70,237 in 2017, nearly 6,600 more …

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Motlow Winter Break and Registration Information

Motlow State Community College will close for winter break on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 4:30 p.m., and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, according to college officials. The closing applies to computer labs, libraries and other facilities at all Motlow locations, including the Fayetteville, McMinnville, Moore County and Smyrna campuses. The registration deadline for …

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Coffee County Government meetings THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2018 Tuesday, December 11 5:00 p.m. – Budget & Finance Committee Wednesday, December 12 10:00 a.m. – Rural Solid Waste/Sanitation 4:30 p.m. – Personnel & Compensation Committee Thursday, December 13 5:00 p.m. – Law Enforcement Committee

Local Schools to Receive Grant Money

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Thursday the 218 public school recipients of the 2019 Read to be Ready Summer Grants, which will provide a total of $8,900,000 in funding for tuition-free, month-long literacy-focused summer camps for 8,910 students in need across the state. For summer 2019, the fourth year of the grant program, the department …

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Wreaths Across America to Place Wreaths on Military Veterans Graves in Coffee County on Dec. 15th

The Coffee County Wreaths Across America Committee will hold ceremonies at several locations in Coffee County and place memorial wreaths and wreaths on military veterans graves on December 15th. The first ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the old county court house on the square in Manchester where seven ceremonial wreaths will be …

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Mr. and Miss Motlow Named

Motlow State Community College’s Moore County campus recently selected its Mr. and Miss Motlow representatives for the 2018-19 academic year. Miss Motlow is Kallie Hill, from Pelham, who is majoring in health sciences; and Mr. Motlow, J.C. Williams, from Estill Springs, who is majoring in electrical engineering. Kallie and J.C. will represent Motlow at various …

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