Latest on E.coli Outbreak: 26 Cases Confirmed in Tennessee

The number of confirmed E. coli infections in Tennessee has grown from 21 to 26, according to the latest counts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People typically become sick from E. coli two to five days after being infected. Symptoms include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting, and anyone experiencing these should …

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TDOT to Suspend All Interstate Construction Work this Easter Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday at 6pm through Monday, April 22nd at 6am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel …

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Tennessee has Downward Trend in Reduction of Fire Deaths

Tennessee’s overall fire death rate continues to decline following the national downward trend in the reduction of fire deaths according to statistics compiled in the recently completed annual report for the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO). The report, which includes details of Tennessee’s overall declining fire death rate along with statewide fire prevention and …

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Doug Greene Named Coffee County CHS Football Coach on Monday

Former Coffee County Central High School head baseball and assistant football coach Doug Greene has been hired as the new Coffee County Red Raider football coach.  In an introductory meeting with the team on Monday, the hiring was made official.  Greene was tabbed to succeed Ryan Sulkowski who resigned last month to take a job …

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Micro Craft begins Apprentice Machinist Award Program

Micro Craft, Inc. has created an Apprentice Machinist Award Program. This program has been designed to support the local community surrounding its manufacturing facility in Tullahoma. The award program is for area high school students in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln and Moore counties who plan to pursue a technical career in machining. The program promotes …

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Two More Headed to Prison for Burglaries of Numerous Pharmacies

A 2016 federal case involving the burglaries of numerous pharmacies throughout the southeast is continuing. Kenneth Britton, 40, of Whitwell, Tennessee, and Christopher Land, 57, of Monteagle, Tennessee, were sentenced to prison last week. Britton had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone. According to the plea agreement, Britton participated in multiple …

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Expungement Fees could be Eliminated

State expungement fees could soon be eliminated because of a bill that’s passed both houses of the legislature. Currently, it costs $450 in many cases for someone to have their criminal record cleared. State Representative William Lamberth said the new bill would use general fund money to cover the costs of processing expungements. According to …

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Waiver will Help Children in Tennessee with Severe Disabilities that are Ineligible for Medicaid

The Katie Beckett Waiver will help to assist children in Tennessee with severe disabilities that are ineligible for Medicaid due to family household income. State Representative Tim Rudd from Murfreesboro stated: The money helps to pay for home-based medical services for children nineteen and under. If signed by the governor, a new Katie Beckett program …

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Motlow has New Chief of Staff

Motlow State Community College recently welcomed Dr. Marvin Thompson as Chief of Staff. Prior to coming to Motlow, Dr. Thompson was a consultant to the Delaware Department of Education, developing statewide needs assessment and school improvement policies and procedures to meet federal requirements in addressing the needs of all students. “Dr. Thompson has long been …

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Scam Alert!

The Manchester Police Department has received numerous reports indicating that residents are being contacted via telephone regarding fines of criminal cases. The complaint has been that a male subject is the caller and identifies himself as Bobby Johnson, an officer with the Manchester Police Department. The caller is stating that he is calling to collect …

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