Trial Continues For Man Accused of Aggravated Rape and More

A Tullahoma woman recalled the horrifying incidents that she said occurred to her on New Year’s Day 2013 when she was abducted and allegedly raped during testimony in Coffee County Circuit Court Monday. The woman was the first witness to take the stand in the trial of Billy Joe Nelson, 33, of Tullahoma who is …

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Weekly Gas Price Report

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline remained relatively stable last week. However, prices in the southeast fell as much as a nickel. In the past week, the average price for gas dropped 4 cents in Tennessee. “Gasoline production is especially high this time of year, and is outpacing demand, which is …

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Former Bedford County Corrections Officer Wins Wrongful Firing Lawsuit

A Bedford County jury has awarded a former corrections officer $385,000 in damages following a civil trial over her firing in 2012. The jury found that Virginia Lynn Hall was terminated from her position at Bedford County Jail in violation of the Tennessee Human Rights Act, awarding damages following a four-day civil trial last week. …

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Register of Deeds Launches New Public Web Site

The launch of a fresh new website for the Coffee County Register’s Office went live on March 23, 2015. www.coffeecountyregisterofdeeds.com, it is a multipage Web site that brings two special services with it: It has a PRICING CALCULATOR; this feature allows someone who needs to know the costs of recording fees and provides an accurate …

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TBI Report Shows Little Crime At Motlow

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2014 Crime on Campus report that shows Motlow College has one of the lowest records of criminal offenses for that year. Of all the possible offenses listed Motlow College had two larceny-thefts and one burglary reported. In 2014, Motlow had a total campus population of 4,199 which …

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Abortion On The Agenda This Week At State Capital

A proposal that would require ultrasounds before any abortion is one of several abortion bills set for debate this week at the Tennessee General Assembly. The ultrasound bill is headed to a House committee. Sen. Mae Beavers also plans to push forward with an amendment that would enact mandatory counseling-called informed consent-and a 48-hour waiting …

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Adults Experience Cyber Bullying On Social Media

Cyber bullying can happen to anyone of any age, according to author Blair London, who heard some of her adult friends share stories of their experiences on social media. After researching, she realized they were not alone. She maintains the distance provided by online communication can sometimes make people crueler than in real life. “So, …

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Fundraiser For Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center

Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting its annual fundraiser “A Groovy Party with a Purpose.” This event will take place on Friday, April 10 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Manchester/ Coffee County Conference Center. At 6 p.m., the event kicks off with a silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction at …

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Manchester Man Facing Several Sex Charges

Gerald Albert Rogers, 64, of Tanglewood Drive, Manchester was arrested last week on sex related charges. The allegations against Rogers are sexual exploitation of a minor and unlawful photographing. After receiving a warrant, Manchester Police officers entered Rogers’ residence and confiscated three computers, a thumb drive and several hard drives, several hundred CDs that contained …

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Trial For 2013 Crimes Begins Monday

On New Year’s Day 2013 a Tullahoma woman was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, raped and robbed. Tullahoma resident Billy Joe Nelson, 31, of 1209 East Lauderdale Street, was charged with carjacking, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and robbery. His trial begins Monday. He has been held since his arrest under a bond of $1.25 million. …

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