Arrests and Citations Up Slightly at Bonnaroo

The 16th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ended late Sunday night and Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says his department wrote 295 citations during Bonnaroo 2017. The number is up somewhat from 2016 when deputies wrote 277 citations. Graves added that the citation number is about normal for the festival. Manchester Police Chief Mark …

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State Rep. Judd Matheny wants to run for Congress

State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) says he is running for Congress, saying he is 100 percent in the race for Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. Matheny said in an interview that he is not making a formal announcement until current Congresswoman Diane Black announces for governor. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), who currently represents the 6th Congressional …

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Things Are Looking Up for TN Children, According to Report

Tennessee is doing something right when it comes to its children. The state is seeing improvements for children in education, health and economic well-being according to the Annie E. Casey 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday. The state ranks 35th in the country when it comes to overall well-being, up from 38th last year. …

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“Sister Act” try-outs coming up at the South Jackson Civic Center

South Jackson Civic Center’s Theatre Series will present “Sister Act” scored by award-winning composer Alan Menken. Show director Erik Petersen invites singing actors to try out on Saturday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday July 16, at 2:00 p.m. in the Center’s annex rehearsal hall in Tullahoma. The cast consists of nine women of …

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New Director of Schools in Franklin County

The Franklin County School Board decided in a split vote Monday to avoid a school director candidate search and give the position to current employee, Stanley Bean. Bean, the school system’s director of student support services and facilities who also serves as county wide athletic director, will replace Dr. Amie Lonas who has accepted a …

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Home Prices on the Rise in Tennessee

A new economic report shows housing prices are increasing across the state and rising higher than the rest of the U.S. A report released by the Middle Tennessee State University Business and Economic Research Center shows the cost of buying a home went up in the last year in every area of the state tracked, …

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Lawsuit Filed against Opioid Makers

Three Tennessee county prosecutors and the guardian of a baby born dependent on drugs have filed a lawsuit against the makers of several opioid drugs, accusing the companies of unleashing an epidemic by deceptive marketing practices that downplayed the addiction risks with their painkillers. The suit was filed Tuesday by three conservative district attorneys who …

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Tennessee Department of Correction asking the FCC to lift its ban on Cell Phone-Jamming Technology

To help keep contraband from being smuggled into state correction facilities, the Tennessee Department of Correction asked the Federal Communications Commission to lift its ban on cell phone-jamming technologies in jails and prisons. They also partnered with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, saying they’d be cracking down on offenders. TDOC officials said smuggling is out …

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ACCUPLACER Assessment Test to be given at Motlow

Motlow State Community College is offering the ACCUPLACER assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2017 calendar year. The ACCUPLACER assessment test replaced the COMPASS test. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the fall semester who need to take the ACCUPLACER, which is used to assess a student’s readiness for college-level …

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Coffee County Commission Meeting is Tuesday at 6pm

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COFFEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE PLAZA June 13, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. A G E N D A 1. Sheriff Proclaims Commission Open for Business 2. Invocation 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag 4. Roll Call 5. Approve agenda. 6. Review and approval of the minutes of previous meeting. 7. Resolution of Memorial, …

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