Judge Retention Meeting To Be Held In Manchester On Monday

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. “Connie” Clark will be in Manchester Monday to hold an informational meeting regarding the upcoming retention vote of Tennessee Supreme Court justices. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. in the Coffee County Circuit Courtroom, 300 Hillsboro Boulevard. Also scheduled to be on hand at the meeting are former …

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Unemployment Rate For Tennessee

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 6.6 percent, a slight increase from the May rate of 6.4 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. The national unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, which was down from 6.3 in May. Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.4 …

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Pedaling Police

This past week officers from the Manchester Police Department and surrounding communities participated in a Police Cyclist Course under the direction of the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association. This 40 hour training course was held in Manchester and each day of the week focused on a new topic such as Basic Bicycle Riding Techniques, Defensive Bike …

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Former Grundy County Sheriff’s Captain Arrested By TBI, Accused Of Stealing Guns

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a former Grundy County Sheriff’s Department captain accused of stealing handguns from the department’s evidence room. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating Deke Matthew Stone on August 1, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Agents …

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Judge Orders Shelbyville To Issue a Permit For Wright Paving To Open Rock Quarry

The Shelbyville Board of Zoning Appeals has been ordered to issue a permit to Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC to allow a rock quarry on their property in the Bedford County city. The order was issued by the Bedford County Chancery Court by Senior Judge Ben Cantrell of Nashville. The permit according to the …

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Lost Funding Could Shutter 80 TN Community Health Clinics

More than a quarter-million Tennesseans without health insurance could also lose access to primary care, with Community Health Centers across the state now looking down the edge of a looming fiscal cliff. Funding to help the centers expand reach and capacity was part of the Affordable Care Act, but the operating grants are set to …

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Shelbyville Man Charged With Rape In Tullahoma

Graphic details, please be aware… A Shelbyville man is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a $250,000 bond after being arrested Monday. Aled Key Marable, 28, of Highway 41A South, Shelbyville is charged with rape and aggravated assault following an alleged incident Sunday. The victim told Tullahoma Police Officer Lynn Cannon that she …

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Two Tullahoma Businesses Fined For Selling Beer To Minors

Recently the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Alderman, meeting as the beer board, assessed the maximum penalties to two business that sold beer to minors during a compliance check conducted back in April. Gregory Jackson, who holds the permit in use at the Piggly Wiggly on East Lincoln Street, appeared before the board to answer …

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Early Voting Starts Friday

Over 32,000 Coffee County citizens are registered to vote in the August 7th state and federal primaries, as well as the Coffee County General election and the Tullahoma and Manchester city elections. Locally, Manchester voters will elect 3 aldermen from 8 choices. Tullahoma voters will be weighing in on a mayor, two aldermen seats, and …

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Lottery Has Record Sales Year

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The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has had a record year with $1.4 billion in sales for fiscal year 2014. According to the lottery, this year’s sales provided more than $337 million for targeted education programs. Those include college scholarships and grants, after-school programs for children and an initiative to make schools more energy efficient. In …

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