Additional Information–Attempted Murder Trial Ends with Guilty Verdict

A Coffee County Jury returned guilty verdicts against William Eugene Moon for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder (Class B Felony) and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony (Class C Felony) on Thursday following a three-day jury trial and approximately 6 hours of deliberation. Moon was originally charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder …

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Tennessee Lawmakers considering move to Reininstate Certain Felons Voting Rights

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a move to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored. The legislation would lift Tennessee’s unique requirement for formerly incarcerated individuals to be up-to-date on child support before restoring voting rights, in addition to other court fines and restitution. It also aims to simplify the process. …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Cole Addison!!! Cole is a fifth grader at Hillsboro Elementary School. Cole is the son of Christopher and Bethany Addison. Cole’s teachers, Tera Williams and Cassie Harrell say that Cole is, “hardworking, friendly, responsible, a good citizen, polite, mannerly and always does his best.” Cole’s favorite subject is science. …

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Conference Center still Losing Money, but Less

The Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center is set to lose less money this fiscal year that last. The losses for 2017-18 were $366,692 and the losses for the conference center for 18-19 will be around $307,000 about $59,000 less. All expenses, including losses, are split between the Coffee County government and the City of Manchester. January …

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New Scam– Watch Your Mailbox

A scam involving the United States Postal Service is circulating in Tennessee. It’s asking residents to update their address in an attempt to steal information. Jim Winsett of the Better Business Bureau says scammers have gotten more creative over the years. People say they have been getting letters in the mail that appear to be …

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New Bill could affect Abortion Access in Tennessee

Two Tennessee lawmakers introduced a new bill that could affect abortion access across the state on Wednesday morning in Nashville. The “Human Life Protection Act” is going to get a lot of attention in the halls of the state legislature. The legislation would only go into effect if passed and if the Supreme Court overturns …

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Gov. Bill Lee Announces the Future Workforce Initiative

On Wednesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the Future Workforce Initiative to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training in K-12 schools as part of his first-year legislative agenda for education. “Our agenda advocates for increased access to career and technical education for K-12 students and a key part of this includes prioritizing STEM …

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Motlow’s Claire Mason Advances to Finals of State SOAR Competition

Motlow State Community College student Clair Mason, a sophomore from Tullahoma, was selected as an institutional finalist and invited to compete at the state level for the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Outstanding Achievement & Recognition (SOAR) Student Excellence Award for community colleges in Tennessee. Mason was nominated by Motlow State faculty and attended the …

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City of Manchester BOMA Work Session “Strategic Planning & Goals”

BOMA Work Session “Strategic Planning & Goals” will meet on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the Ada Wright Building beginning at 8:30 am till 4pm.

Evaluation begins on County Director of Schools

Last week we reported that Coffee County Director of Schools Dr LaDonna McFall told the school board that she was seeking other job opportunities. Her contract runs until June of 2020. This year’s evaluation committee has been formed. School board members serving this year are Shannon Duncan, Gary Nester and Pat Barton. The evaluation will …

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