Coffee County Authorities Arrest Fugitive from Justice

Last week Coffee County Sheriff Investigator James Sherrill received information from Capt. Frank Watkins that Stacy Sibley Stewart, 36, could be found at a residence on Thornberry Road in Normandy. The investigator learned that the man was wanted on warrants from Coffee Warren and Bedford Counties, as well as Coles County, Illinois. Watkins had received …

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Shelbyville Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing items from a Tullahoma Business

We have a follow-up to a story we reported a few weeks ago about a man that allegedly had stolen money and product from a Tullahoma business. Gary Wayne Dodson, 37, of Tate Avenue, Shelbyville was arrested by Tullahoma Police last week on charges of theft over a $1,000 in connection with the theft from …

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Traffic Fatalities Down in Coffee County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga district announced this week that they were the only district out of eight to report less traffic fatalities in 2016 than in 2015. Lt. John Harmon says that in the twelve county district (that includes Coffee County) there were sixteen less traffic fatalities. Coffee County went down from fourteen to …

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McMinnville Man Charged with Criminal Homicide

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the McMinnville Police Department and the 31st Judicial District Attorney General’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a McMinnville man charged with a homicide that occurred earlier this month. At the request of the DA, TBI Special Agents joined the McMinnville Police …

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Scammer Shutdown in Coffee County

Around one month ago a person using the name of Nicholas Christopher Douglas contacted the Coffee County mayor’s office about the possibility of creating a volunteer fire department in Beechgrove. Coffee County Mayor Garry Cordell contacted the sheriff’s department and Coffee County Emergency Management about the legitimacy and credentials of Douglas. The man apparently was …

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Murder Suspect appears in Court

We reported to you earlier this week that Connie King who was out of jail on house arrest after being charged with first degree murder in the Nov. 13, 2012 death of Thomas Colucci of Manchester was arrested again last week. Her hearing for her bond being revoked was set for this week, but was …

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2/17/17-H&R Block Student of the Week Ethan Hargrove

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Ethan Hargrove!!! Ethan, the son of Brent and Emily Hargrove, is a fifth grade student at Hickerson Elementary School. Ethan was chosen to be honored because he is very respectful to everyone, students and teachers. He is very involved in all school activities, and he is very responsible and …

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2/17/17–Westwood Elementary School gets a new outdoor basketball court

If you have driven by Westwood Elementary School on Oakdale Street recently, you may have noticed some changes to the playground. A concrete slab for a new basketball court was poured this week. It’s been a labor of love for the entire school, especially School Counselor, Rachel Sain. Here is Rachel to talk about the …

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Schools Close because of Illnesses

Due to illnesses among students and teachers Coffee County Schools and Manchester City Schools are closed Thursday and Friday. ESP closed in both systems. Manchester City School system teachers will need to report Thursday only from 8am – 11am. Schools are also closed on Monday, February 21 for Presidents Day. Dr Ladonna McFall Director of …

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Old Scam back in Action

It has come to the attention of Duck River Electric Member Corporation that one of their members has been contacted by someone claiming to be a representative of the cooperative requesting payment. The member was threatened with disconnection if payment wasn’t made. Fortunately, the member became suspicious and hung up. Do not share identity information …

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