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Let the celebration begin. Coach Ryan Sulkowski won his first game as the Raider head coach. The team, coaches and fans celebrated after the OT win in McMinnville... Photo by Barry West

The Coffee County football team had not won a game since the 9th game of the 2012 season until last night. After 14 losses in a row the Raiders came from behind on the road Thursday night at Warren County to win 28-27 in overtime. The Raiders were down 21-13 with less than 2 minutes …

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Manchester Police Asking For The Public’s Help

The two suspects leaving  the bank counter

Manchester Police are investigating a fraud case that occurred at a local bank. Two suspects will try and confuse a bank teller into giving more money back to them in a transaction than is owed. One of the suspects will grab the money while the other person talks to the bank employee to keep them …

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Purse Stolen From Harton Hospital Leads To Two Arrests

Danita Sue Taylor of Tullahoma was arrested this week for forgery and counterfeit after she allegedly stole a woman’s purse. Rose Kincade who works at Harton Regional Medical Center reported to Tullahoma Police that someone took her purse from under a desk. The officer asked her to check her on line banking to see if …

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Man Tells Police He Wanted To Go Back To Jail

A Tullahoma man told police that he shoplifted so he could “go back to jail.” On Sept. 9 James Crockett Dodson, 24 of Bragg Circle allegedly told Tullahoma Officer Derrick Derlien that he took $98 worth of beer from Food Lion because he wanted to go back to jail to finish his parole. He was …

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Study Shows Some Doctors May Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics

A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job. Health officials say overuse of antibiotics is helping to breed dangerous bacteria that are increasingly resistant to treatment. Faced with an unknown infection, hospital doctors often prescribe a couple of antibiotics. …

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Fewer Students Using Driver Education

Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in driver education. State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that teens that skip driver’s ed are involved in more crashes and receive more …

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More Soring At The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

A federal Department of Agriculture report shows there were almost double the number of soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration competition this year compared to 2013. The Tennessean reports monitors found 219 violations of the Horse Protection Act during the competition, which was held over 11 days in Shelbyville. That’s compared to …

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The Coffee County Fair Begins Saturday

The Coffee County Fair is back. For 157 years the fair has preserved the past and looked toward the future. The year’s theme is “Rockin at the Fair”. This weekend’s events include:  Saturday, September 13 5:30 PM Miss Teen Coffee County Contest 8:00 PM Fairest of the Fair Contest Sunday, September 14 1:00 PM Baby …

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2013 Murder Investigation Continues

It’s been a long time since we have heard any new information on the murder of 73 year-old Patricia Collins of Manchester. The murder occurred Oct. 17, 2013 at her home on Powers Bridge Rd. A friend found the body of Collins on that day when he stopped by the residence to pick Collins up …

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