Tennessee Promise Needs Mentors

Tennessee needs thousands of mentors for the young people graduating from high school and enrolling in community college. The Tennessee Promise plan pays for community college tuition, but it also pairs students with a volunteer mentor to offer some guidance. To date, more than 35,000 high school seniors are registered statewide. An important piece of …

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Early Voting Starts Wednesday

Next up in the election cycle is the November 4 General Election. 32,067 registered voters in Coffee County will have the opportunity to cast ballots either on November 4 or during early voting from October 15- 30. The Coffee County Election Commission says a high voter turnout is possible because of the wheel tax referendum, …

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Two Armed Robberies In Tullahoma

Tullahoma Police are investigating two robberies that occurred over the weekend. The first one was at the Quick Stop Mini Mart on East Lincoln Street Sunday morning and the second one was at United Food and Gas of Tullahoma on Sunday night. At the Quick Stop the store clerk told the officer that a man …

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Information On Two Amendments Coming Up On Voting Ballot

Tennessee voters begin casting ballots Wednesday on whether to keep but modify the state’s current method of selecting appeals judges and Supreme Court justices. Under the current system, the governor makes appointments to fill vacancies on the state’s top courts. Voters then decide whether to keep or replace them in uncontested retention elections. A proposed …

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Executive Director Of The Coffee County Industrial Board Earns Award

The Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) has recognized Ted Hackney, executive director of the Coffee County Industrial Board, as the 2014 Fred Harris Professional of the Year. Some of his most notable contributions include expanding local industries from 12, at the beginning of his tenure, to the 55 in operations today. His involvement in the …

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Raider Football Family To Host Special Benefit Dinner

A special benefit dinner will be held for Manchester resident Lori Flowers on Saturday night Oct. 18 from 5pm-8pm. She is fighting stage 4 breast cancer again. Lori is the mother of Senior Red Raider football player, Justin Flowers. The Spaghetti dinner will include salad, bread, dessert, and drink. To go plates will be available. …

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Two People From Beech Grove Arrested On Drug Charges

49 year old Thomas Hester Ezell of Cheyenne Circle, Beech Grove, TN was arrested Oct. 9 on charges of possession of schedule 6, possession of schedule 2, schedule 3, schedule 4, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture/sell/delivery of a controlled substance. He was released on a bond of $32,500 and is scheduled to appear in General …

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Normandy Mayor Charged With DUI

The mayor of Normandy was charged with DUI last Friday, Oct 3 in Coffee County, according to a court document. Larry Nee Jr., 62, of Poplar Street in Normandy was stopped by a Coffee County deputy on Riley Creek Road, said an affidavit filed in Coffee County General Sessions Court. Nee admitted having consumed alcohol …

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Man Facing Drug and Weapons Charges After Shots Fired

A Woodbury Highway man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly firing shots Thursday night. Leroy Marshall, 52, was charged with possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a weapon and public intoxication by deputies. Deputies were dispatched to the Woodbury Hwy home after reports of shots being fired. When investigators arrived they found …

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Home Damaged Because Of Grease Fire

Around 4:00pm Saturday afternoon a 911 call was received that there was a house fire in the North Coffee area of the county. The home is located at 281 Eaton Heights. When the North Coffee volunteer fire department arrived heavy smoke was coming from the home. North Coffee firemen made entry into the home where …

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