Prom Drug Awareness Rally Held At Coffee County High School

On Monday, the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition along with the Manchester City Police Department visited the Juniors & Seniors at Coffee County Central High School for a Prom Drug Awareness Rally. Manchester City Police Chief Mark Yother & the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition’s Christina Merino pointed out the dangers in substance abuse, especially on Prom …

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“Slow the Flow” Drug Roundup In Manchester

Officers get instructions before going out on operation "Slow the Flow"

Monday was a very busy day for the area law enforcement. The Manchester Police Department conducted a roundup of people that have been indicted by the Coffee Court system on drug charges. The operation is called “Slow the Flow”. The day got started at Coffee County High School with an assembly in the gym. Manchester …

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Case Against Bedford County Emergency Communications Director On Hold Until May

Court room

Negotiations are still ongoing in the case against the former director of the Bedford County Emergency Communications District accused of theft. Cathey D. Mathis’ case has been passed until May 16, after defense attorney Greg Reed told Circuit Court Judge Lee Russell that preliminary discussions are taking place with Coffee County Assistant District Attorney Felicia …

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Many Babies Are Missing Out On Bonding, Crucial To Success

The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting that needed secure attachment, which family therapist Susan Stiffelman …

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Will Jail Workhouse Remain Open?–Most Think It Should

The new Coffee County jail is set to open later this year but will the current workhouse remain open? The workhouse is the portion of the old jail where low-risk inmates sentenced to the work detail program are housed. Sheriff Steve Graves says the new jail is not being built to include a work detail, …

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Atfer 5 Year Search Man Indicted In Warren County

A man accused of driving a pickup truck that crashed into a motorcycle, killing two people, has been indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury on nine counts, including vehicular homicide. Harlin Alvarez faces charges in connection with the crash in 2008 that killed Samantha Roach and Billy Lynn Bell. The sealed indictment charges him …

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Receives Large Donation

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has received one of its largest cash donations ever, a $2.2 million gift from an anonymous donor. The money will be used to pay off an existing construction loan that funded a visitor center near the park’s Cherokee, N.C., border, opened in 2011. Money from the gift will also …

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State Leaders Debating Common Core

Legislative leaders are considering a one-year delay in the testing component for Tennessee’s Common Core education standards. Last month, a broad coalition of Republican and Democratic House members passed a bill seeking to delay further implementation of the new standards for two years. It also seeks to delay the testing component for the standards for …

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