Jury Duty SCAM is Back

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints of the number 931-447-0287 calling and pretending to be with the Decherd Police Department. Eventually the individual will try to get you to pay a fine for missing jury duty etc… When the number is called back even the voice mail is set up as Decherd Police. …

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Coffee County FBLA Donates Money to Fight Cancer

Throughout this past fall, Coffee County High School “Future Business Leaders of America” (FBLA) members, officers, and advisors, along with special volunteers, spent many hours organizing the “Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer” event. FBLA members sold t-shirts and Otis Spunkmeyer breast cancer cookies and hosted a “pink out” game where the football team wore …

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“Operation Candy Crush”

Almost two dozen stores were padlocked Monday morning during a joint operation across Rutherford County, targeting stores allegedly selling illegal marijuana products that look like candy. Officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne police departments, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed …

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25,000 Volunteers Planting 250,000 Trees in Tennessee

A Tennessee organization is working on a statewide event to oversee 25,000 volunteers planting 250,000 trees later this month. The Tennessee Environmental Council says its Tennessee Tree Project was created to plant 1 million native trees across the state. The intention is to help repopulate trees in Tennessee. So far, the organization has planted more …

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Manchester School Board Meeting is Monday Night

Manchester Board of Education Regular Board Meeting at the Administrative Building on February 12, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Work Session at 5 p.m. 1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER 1.1 Recognition of Visitors 1.2 Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 2. CONSENT ITEMS 2.1 Approval of Minutes of January 9, 2018 2.2 Additions/Deletions and Acceptance of Agenda 2.3 Declaration …

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Man Runs Over Policeman after Pursuit

On February 8th, 2018 at approximately 1:00am, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel, while on patrol in the Belvidere area of Franklin County observed a vehicle being operated by an individual they believed to be Hugh Lawson Hill, who they were attempting to locate due to a harassment complaint. Sgt. Chuck Stines attempted to initiate a …

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Leader of TBI to Retire

McMinnville native and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn plans on retiring later this year. Gwyn made the announcement to TBI employees on Thursday morning. Gwyn will remain in place as director until June 1, 2018. The selection process will begin soon to find his successor. Gwyn has served as the director of the …

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Tennessee College of Applied Technology to Offer Classes in Manchester

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) – McMinnville is accepting enrollment applications for an Industrial Maintenance program at its Instructional Service Center in Manchester located at 1877 Volunteer Parkway, (VIAM Building). Class will begin February 26, 2018 and will meet from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Tuition and fees are $1,246 …

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Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Maury County woman is charged with TennCare fraud in Williamson and Coffee Counties, and it’s her second round of charges in Williamson County. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Williamson and Coffee County Sheriff’s Offices, have announced the arrest of Ashley M. Craig, 31, of Spring Hill. She was …

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Home Damaged by Fire

No injuries were reported after a fire heavily damaged a home in Decherd on the Tullahoma Highway early Wednesday morning. Decherd Public Safety Director Ross Peterson said the fire was reported at 1:43 am. Fire departments from Decherd, Winchester, Estill Springs and Tullahoma responded to assist in extinguishing the blaze around 3:00 am. Director Peterson …

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