Benefit for Employee of Coffee County Emergency Management/Homeland Security is Saturday

Suddenly, without warning, the week of Bonnaroo, Daryl Welch who works for Coffee County Emergency Management/Homeland Security office experienced stroke like symptoms. He went to Murfreesboro to St. Thomas-Rutherford for an MRI and he was then transferred by ambulance to St. Thomas Nashville. The next day a biopsy was performed. The biopsy revealed he had …

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Tullahoma Woman facing charges of Stealing Money from Franklin Co. PTO

A Tullahoma woman has been arrested after she was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury. Kimberly Renee Austin, 34, of Overlook Circle, Tullahoma was charged with theft of property between $1,000 and $10,000, fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of property of $500 to $1,000. She was released from the Franklin County …

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IRS Imposters are back at again

Area law enforcement continues to receive tips about IRS imposters threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement says they’re investigating alongside several other law enforcement agencies across the United States. Police say these calls are not coming from the IRS. The department will never demand payment over the telephone. …

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Money available for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Coffee County has been awarded federal funds through the Department of Homeland Security for the local Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Coffee County’s $23,835 award is to be used specifically to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs. The award amount is based on the county’s total number of unemployed as compared …

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Franklin Co. Register of Deeds Files Petition against her County

The register of deeds in Franklin County says the county finance committee ignored multiple requests for staff salary increases, undermining her ability to run the county office with competent employees. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Lydia Curtis Johnson filed a Chancery Court petition July 7, asking the court for an order authorizing increased …

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Tax Free Weekend is Next Weekend

The state legislature has changed the date for TENNESSEE’S SALE TAX FREE WEEKEND, but the value remains the same. Freedom from sales tax on certain items begins at midnight Friday, July 29th and continues until midnight Sunday, July 31st. The great news is that the benefits remain the same. No sales tax on clothing, school …

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Tennessee Lottery Sets Record

The Tennessee Education Lottery contributed $394 million to education programs for the fiscal year ending June 30, a record high contribution that is $46 million more than last year’s record. According to a news release, the lottery had over $1.6 billion in total sales last fiscal year, also a record. The lottery set monthly total …

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New Jail Annex suggested by Tennessee Corrections Institute

The Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) is recommending the construction of a new jail annex for housing trustees to replace the one currently located at the old jail location in Manchester. TCI also recommends that the new annex be located adjacent to the new Coffee County Jail on the Hillsboro Highway in Manchester. Construction cost of …

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Breakfast in the Classroom at Deerfield Elementary

At the start of this school year, the students at Deerfield Elementary will be served breakfast in the classroom. Students wanting breakfast will receive it as they enter the classroom and eat at their desk. If the child is currently a paying student, the cost will continue to be $1.25 or $ .30 for a …

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New Standardized Testing in Tennessee will take Less Time to take

Education officials say changes in standardized testing in Tennessee are expected to reduce testing time for students and teachers by about 30 percent. The Tennessean reports the state has cut the first part of spring standardized testing to create only one assessment window at the end of the school year. The changes stem from the …

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