Child Struck by Car at Bus Stop

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, they worked a crash involving a Coffee County student that had exited a school bus on Ragsdale road in Manchester on Tuesday afternoon. The child had gotten off the school bus and the bus driver had apparently turned the stoplights off and proceeded to the next stop when …

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“White Lives Matter” adds Murfreesboro to Tennessee Rallies

Add Murfreesboro to what may be a growing number of “White Lives Matter” rallies across Tennessee. We told you last week the group “League of the South” is planning a demonstration October 28th in nearby Shelbyville. Now, in a press release from the National Socialist Movement, the Detroit, Michigan-based group will hold the organization’s winter …

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Expect Increased Police Presence at Dangerous Intersection

One of the most dangerous intersections in Manchester is the Old Tullahoma Hwy @ Belmont Rd. A high number of crashes that occur at the intersection result in injuries. The speed limit was lowered to try and reduce the injury-related crashes, but statistics show this is still an issue. The Manchester Police Department recognizes another …

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Skeletal Remains Identified in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death after skeletal remains were found last week in Altamont. The discovery was made on October 6, in a wooded area of Altamont. Sheriff Clint Shrum says the body has been identified as 35-year-old Dylan Winton from Tracy City. Winton was reported missing on March 13 of …

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Bonnaroo Works Fund Grants Awarded

Bonnaroo Works Fund, the charitable arm of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced its annual grant distributions of more than $225,000 to over 30 organizations with an emphasis on Tennessee-based nonprofits. “This year’s Bonnaroo Works Fund recipients are vital organizations, projects, programs and events that make communities stronger and healthier,” said Nina Miller, BWF …

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Crash Sends Two Children to the Hospital and One Adult to Jail

A resident of Manchester was arrested after being involved in a single vehicle crash. Susan Marie Mowery, 31, of 16th Model Road, Manchester was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of vehicular assault and DUI. According to a warrant obtained by Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputy Shaun Greene, on Oct. 8 he was …

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ACT Scores Showing Record Results

Education Department Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that Tennessee public school students have crossed a new threshold, earning an average composite score of 20.1 on the ACT. Tennessee public high school students improved from the 2016 average of 19.9, with more than 3,500 additional students taking the exam this year. The results also show that …

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Gas Prices are Falling

Tennessee gas prices have been on a steep slide for the last three weeks and should drift even lower this week. The state average declined for the 28th consecutive day on Sunday, dropping a total of 20 cents during that time. Tennessee motorists are paying an average of $2.39 at the pump, an 8-cent discount …

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Tennessee Supreme Court Looking to Help Poor People with Legal Needs

Tennessee’s Supreme Court is suggesting changes to help poor people get proper legal representation. A court news release recommends a bump from a $40 or $50 hourly pay rate for appointed lawyers to a $65 hourly rate. It would be the first increase in two decades. Additionally, the court seeks a $500 boost to today’s …

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New Tennessee State Museum continues to Receive Donations

The new Tennessee State Museum project has yielded more than $25 million in donations by corporations, foundations and individuals. In a news release this week, museum officials said the money committed during the initial “silent phase” puts the campaign more than halfway toward its $40 million fundraising goal. Some notable companies that contributed include CoreCivic, …

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