“Great American Eclipse” is August 21

The sun is going to disappear. And no, it is not the end of the world. On August 21, what is being dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” will put us in the dark in parts across the country. It’s been 99 years since a total solar eclipse crossed the United States from the Pacific Ocean …

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Traffic Stop leads to Serious Charges against Manchester Woman

A Manchester woman was arrested March 14 on drug charges. Teresa Lynn Jacobs, 37, of Murfreesboro Highway, Manchester was charged with manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance, unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities, contraband in a penal institution and driving while in possession of methamphetamines. According to the arrest warrant, Manchester Police Officer Daryn Gadeken stopped …

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Three Charged after Weapons are Found

Three Tullahoma men were arrested March 14 after they had been reported to be prowling around a residence on East Lincoln Street. Arrested were Gabriel Thomas Carkhuff, 19, of Hamilton Lane, Jacob Alexander Stebbing, 19, Lemont Lane and Derek Allen Mayes, 19, of Riley Creek Road. They were all three charged with unlawful possession of …

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Crime is Down on College Campuses

Crime is up slightly on college campuses in Tennessee – according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s recent “Crime on Campus” report. 27% of all crimes reported were considered theft. Assaults went up by 21% and fraud increased by 8%, compared to the year before. There was a 27% decrease in reported Rape offenses, from …

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CSX Delays Crossing Work

CSX Transportation notified the Town of Bell Buckle that scheduled closure of the railroad tracks at State Route 82, right in front of the town square, has been postponed due to this week’s cold weather. A new date has not yet been announced. The closure had been scheduled to last 24 hours. Repair work on …

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3/17/17–H&R Block Student of the Week Ethan Chessire

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Ethan Chesshire!!! Ethan, the son of Andrew & Niki Morris and Christopher Chesshire, is a ninth grader at the Coffee County Raider Academy. Ethan was chosen to be honored because “he took a stand against bullying”, says school librarian Michelle Vaughn. Ethan said that he “had to do something …

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Shooting Suspect Caught in Coffee County

On Tuesday (March 14, 2017) just after 6pm Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Harmon Campbell responded to I-24 around the 108 mile marker in regards to a driver of a Chrysler 300 shooting into a vehicle. The victim advised the suspect shot his window out of his vehicle while on Interstate 24. Corporal Campbell says …

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Missing Hillsboro Man Found Safe

A 77 year-old man went missing late Tuesday night. Charles E Harrell from Hillsboro left his residence just before midnight. The man’s daughter stated her dad would leave the residence and be gone for 15 minutes or so in the past but has always returned. Due to Mr Harrell’s medical conditions, the family requested that …

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68 Cats Rescued from Tullahoma Home

Sixty-eight cats were found living inside a home this week in Tullahoma that had dangerously high levels of ammonia gas. The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) and animal control worked to rescue the cats, who were surrendered by the property owner. Officials say the cats, which included newborn litters and pregnant females were running loose inside …

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Haslam Approves of Transportation Funding Changes

Gov. Bill Haslam says he approves of changes to his transportation funding proposal made in the state Senate earlier this week. Haslam had originally proposed raising the tax on gasoline by 7 cents per gallon and diesel by 12 cents. The Senate Transportation Committee voted to change the gas tax hike to 6 cents and …

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