State Officials Visit Raider Academy

Coffee County Raider Academy recently hosted Tennessee Department of Education Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Vicki Kirk, and South Central Core Executive Director, Mr. Bill Byford. The CCRA goal of academic excellence for all students was evident as Dr. Kirk and Mr. Byford visited classrooms. “It was an honor for Dr. Kirk and Mr. Byford to visit …

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Motlow Students Perform Well in the Classroom

Motlow State Community College incoming freshmen who required remedial coursework achieved impressive results in their college-level courses in the Fall 2015 semester. Almost 70 percent of Motlow incoming freshmen require remedial instruction in math, reading or writing. Prior to the fall 2015 semester, students had to complete remedial courses before enrolling in the associated introductory …

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School Board continues Search for Director of Schools

The Manchester Board of Education is continuing to work through the process of hiring a new Director of Schools. During a recent work session school board members used a grading system to help judge each applicant. Board member Lisa Gregory said she didn’t want the grading system to be the exclusive judge of who gets an …

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CDC and TDH Wanting You to get your Flu Shot

The Tennessee Department of Health has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reports of influenza are increasing across the country. TDH officials are asking all Tennesseans who have not yet had their annual flu vaccine to do so immediately, helping to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the …

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Report Highlights Long-Term Cost of Smoking in TN

The average smoker in Tennessee will spend $93,000 dollars on his or her habit over a lifetime, according to new data from the personal-finance website WalletHub. Lifetime health-care costs are even higher, at $113,000, and tobacco-addiction specialist Donna Borowski said finding the motivation to quit comes down to very personal reasons. “One of my most …

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New Ruling from Supreme Court could effect Parents

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that parents have a constitutional right to be treated fairly during court proceedings in which they face losing their children but they cannot appeal termination orders on the grounds that their appointed attorneys were ineffective. In criminal cases, defendants have a right to a competent attorney. The court, in …

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Homecoming is Saturday at Motlow College

Motlow State Community College will welcome students, alumni, friends and supporters to the Moore County campus on Saturday, Feb. 6, for the annual Homecoming celebration. The Student Government Association sponsors the event, which commences at 1 p.m. in Nisbett Center. Homecoming activities are centered on the men’s and women’s basketball teams hosting Roane State Community …

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Names of Fire Victims Announced

A deadly fire was reported just before midnight on Tuesday evening Jan 26, 2016 on Lloyd Boynton Road in the northern part of Coffee County. Authorities have now released the names of the deceased, 65 year-old Brenda Joyce Clark and 62 year-old Evalardo “Joe” Ortiz. You can read funeral arrangements on our website. All local …

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Woman Arrested for Counterfeiting

A Tullahoma resident was arrested Jan. 27 on a charge of criminal simulation or counterfeiting. Stacey Baker, 39, of Freeman Street was arrested after a fake $20 bill was passed at Krystal on North Jackson Street. In a warrant obtained by Tullahoma Police Detective Johnny Gore states that information was gathered that she was the …

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Gas prices continue falling at a rate of a half cent a day, despite increases in the price of oil last week. Crude prices rose more than $3 last week, while the national average dropped 3 cents. Pump prices have fallen 25 out of the past 30 days. The current average price for a gallon …

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