Tennessee Promise Sign-up Day is Oct 1 at Motlow

Motlow State Community College’s Moore County and Smyrna campuses will open up computer labs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise. Motlow State staff will assist students in registering for Tennessee Promise, applying to Motlow State, and completing the Free Application …

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County to receive Reimbursement

After a problem was identified by the State Fire Marshal’s Office $225,000 will be reimbursed to Coffee County. The money coming back to the county is because of a problem with the smoke evacuation system at the county jail. Because of the problems with the smoke evacuation system, inmates were not moved until May 2015. …

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20 Year-old Arrested for Child’s Death

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Fayetteville man in connection with the death of an infant earlier this year. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents joined detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department in investigating the May 18th death of 3-month-old …

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Fatal Crash on Monteagle Mountain

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a Wednesday morning wreck in Marion County as 32-year-old Matthew Ross Burke of Seymour, Indiana. Preliminary investigation reports state that the semi was traveling west bound on Interstate 24 near mile marker 141 in Monteagle. The driver attempted to negotiate a curve to the left …

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Gas Pipeline Repaired

The pipeline company working to repair a leak that led to gas shortages and higher prices for drivers across the South says its bypass repair is complete and restarted its main gasoline line Wednesday. Company spokesman Steve Baker told The Associated Press that crews have been working around the clock to get fuel to markets, …

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Follow up on Clown Story

Following up on our story of freighting clowns in the area and also in Chattanooga, two juvenile Red Bank Middle School students, described as both male, were charged by the HCSO for making online threats against schools via social media. These threats were directed to Red Bank High and Red Bank Middle Schools and were …

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Coffee County Authorities Investigating Scary Clown Possibly Injuring Local Resident

Recent claims concerning scary clowns frightening people that have been heard in other parts of the country have now been heard here in our area. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a possible incident in Summitville Monday night concerning a clown cutting an individual. Deputies responded to the area and conducted a …

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Fire Heavily Damages Hillsboro Home

While Coffee County Deputy Eric Clem was patrolling the Prairie Plains area of Hillsboro on Monday night around 10:45pm he observed a structure fire at 1853 Prairie Plains road. Hillsboro Fire Department was called to the scene along with other departments. Clem says in his report that flames were coming out from under the front …

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Man Facing Charges after Alleged Incident at the Coffee Co. Jail

On Monday, Coffee County Deputies received a call of a subject causing a disturbance in Beechgrove. Upon arrival, Clay Lee Cockerham age 21 of Cheyenne Circle Beechgrove was at the bath house in Lakewood Park. As deputies were on the scene a man and woman pulled up and said the man had allegedly gone through …

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Kasai Opens New Headquarters

Kasai held a grand opening ceremony for its new North American headquarters last week in Murfreesboro. The new office is across the street from Murfreesboro Medical Clinic in the gateway district. In late 2014, the Japanese-based company, which supplies Nissan and other automotive companies, announced plans to invest $13.4 million and add 250 jobs in …

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