October 24th World Polio Day in Coffee County

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion and countless volunteer hours to vaccinate more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor …

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Theft Call Leads to Drug Arrest

On Friday, Moore County deputies were called to Woodards’ Market for a Theft of Property. Upon arrival, suspect Hollie Kilgore was questioned, and was eventually found to be in possession of the stolen item. After being detained, Deputy Brandon Thomas noticed Kilgore behaving strangely in the patrol unit. Further investigation by Thomas and Deputy Taylor …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Answers Call for Help

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) answered the call for help after Hurricane Michael bashed the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon. Twelve DREMC linemen and two supervisor/managers volunteered to head to Southern Georgia and sister-electric cooperative Colquitt Electric Membership Corporation to assist with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. The close to Category 5 strength hurricane brought …

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Mentors Needed

With only a few weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise in 84 counties, needs 4,500 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the class of 2019 with a local support system. tnAchieves asks mentors to give one hour per month to high school …

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Firehouse Expo 2018 National Conference is this week in Tennessee

Murfreesboro will be the scene of Firehouse Expo 2018 National Conference taking place October 16-18, 2018. Firefighters from across the nation will be attending seminars in Murfreesboro and Nashville. Several Middle Tennessee fire agencies are hosting hands-on training exercises this week as part of the Firehouse Expo 2018 National Conference. The exercises include live burns …

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Coffee County Government meetings

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2018 Tuesday, October 16 5:00 p.m. – Capital Outlay Committee Thursday, October 18 4:00 p.m. – Board of Zoning Appeals 5:00 p.m. – Ambulance Authority

Traffic Signal at Publix and 41-A Lights Up October 15

The new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 41-A, Publix and William Northern Boulevard in Tullahoma will go into service at 9 a.m. Monday, October 15. “Motorists are urged to be cautious at the intersection of 41-A and William Northern Boulevard in front of the new Publix where a new traffic signal is being …

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“ICE” Bust in Moore County

Late last week, Moore County Deputy Dustin White conducted a traffic stop on Highway 50 near the Moore/ Lincoln line. Deputy White began questioning the driver, and noticed the driver was acting suspicious. Deputy Jerod Bradford, K-9 Dabbs, along with Lt. Gary Tankersley came to assist in the stop. As the driver was being asked …

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Judge Hearing Class-Action Lawsuit Against the State concerning TennCare

A federal judge is hearing arguments in a class-action lawsuit that claims delays in processing TennCare applications have left thousands of low-income Tennesseans without timely access to medical care. TennCare applicants testified in court in Nashville on Tuesday in a lawsuit that was originally filed in 2014 after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. …

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Distracted Driving one of the most Prevalent Traffic Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says distracted driving is one of the most prevalent traffic safety problems among drivers of all ages. Statistics indicate distracted driving resulted in 3,450 fatalities nationwide in 2016, with nearly one-tenth of fatal crashes reported involving distractions. In Tennessee, 622 distracted driving fatalities were reported between 2012 and 2016. …

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