Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit will include Coffee County

Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a new Department of Justice pilot program to utilize data to help combat the devastating opioid crisis that is ravaging families and communities across America. This new unit will focus specifically on opioid-related health care fraud using data to …

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Police for Searching man that tried to Pass Fraudulent Check

Just before 10 am on Wednesday, a black male in a white T-shirt, dark blue jeans and a large gold belt buckle attempted to pass a fraudulent check at US Bank in Decherd. The male was rushed and got scared and fled the bank on foot. Police are unaware if he had a vehicle waiting …

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Two Coffee County Men Arrested on Multiple Charges

Two men, one from Tullahoma and the other from Manchester were arrested after they were stopped for a traffic violation. Jonathon Charles Burt, 27, of South Polk Street, Tullahoma was charged with burglary, two counts of theft, unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities and two counts of failure to appear. Burt was booked into the …

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Wanted Man Captured

The search is over for a wanted man. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department had been assisting other area law enforcement officers looking for Jon Canada Lovvorn. The 41-year-old was wanted for auto theft. Lovvorn eluded police in Shelbyville last Thursday, but was captured on Saturday night in Murfreesboro. The wanted man was spotted on U.S. …

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Gas Prices continue Upward Trend

Gas prices are mostly climbing around the country. After rising 6 cents in the past week, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.14 on Sunday. Last month, Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.03 per gallon. Nationwide, gas prices averaged $2.27-six cents more than July of 2016. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said motorists are finding gas prices that are …

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New State Law might end disputes between 911 Districts and Phone Companies

Tennessee officials hope a new state law will end legal disputes between emergency communications districts and telecommunications companies over 911 fee collections. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Monday that the law puts the Tennessee Department of Revenue in charge of ensuring companies like AT&T and others collect and turn over state-mandated surcharges on landline …

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Gov. Bill Haslam wants New Toyota and Mazda Plant built in Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam says he is making the case for Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. to build a new assembly plant in Tennessee. But the Republican governor says Tennessee is far from alone in its efforts to land the $1.6 billion facility that could create up to 4,000 jobs. Mazda and …

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Dr. Kim-Sue Tudor heads Medical Laboratory Program at Motlow State

Dr. Kim-Sue Tudor has been selected to lead the newly approved medical laboratory technology (MLT) program at Motlow State Community College, according to Pat Hendrix, dean of allied health. The goal of the Smyrna campus-based program is to obtain state approval and to be positioned to attain national accreditation by the summer of 2018, when …

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Man to face Charges for Stealing Utlity Trailers

On August 3, 2017 Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator James Sherrill received a call from Sheriff Patrick Ray with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department who advised that he may have a suspect in a trailer theft that occurred on the Woodbury Hwy on April 6, 2017. Colton Young was being held in the White County Jail …

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New School-Zone Cell Phone Law Starts in January

Students and parents and all motorists have until January to adjust to a new state law that makes talking on a cell phone – with the device in hand – illegal in an active school zone. Not only texting or reading texts, but also talking on a phone in your hand. The Tennessean reports State …

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