Manchester PD Officer Receives VFW’s Tennessee Officer of the Year

  Daniel Ray was born and raised in Coffee County. He attended Coffee County schools. He served in the United States Army for eight years from 1998 to 2006. Upon completing his military service, he served the community as a deputy with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department from 2006 to 2014. In 2014, he transitioned …

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Arrested in Grundy County

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Monday announced that Major Stacy Williams has been placed on discretionary leave and relieved of his official duties due to an incident that took place on Sunday, February 12 in Grundy County. Williams, 47, will remain on discretionary leave with pay pending an investigation into allegations of conduct …

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Local Woman Receives Governor’s Volunteer Star Award

Every year, Volunteer Tennessee recognizes volunteers from across the state for their service to their communities with the Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards. This year, Coffee County was represented by Bonnie Watts. Watt’s was honored for her countless hours of service to the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Back in 2002, Bonnie brought the idea of …

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Marion County woman Arrested for Embezzlement

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a South Pittsburg woman charged with stealing from her employer. At the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, in April 2016, TBI Special Agents began investigating an allegation that a former employee of Sequatchie …

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Coffee County School News

The Coffee County school system has announced their “Teachers of the Year.” Congratulations to the following educators: PK-4 – Shannon Reynolds (East Coffee), Grades 5-8 -Todd Reinholtz (Hickerson) and Grades 9-12 – Jonathan Higdon (CCCHS). Coffee County Central High School faculty and staff select six young men and six ladies each year as Outstanding Seniors. …

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Decherd Woman facing Several Charges in Coffee County

On Saturday night Coffee County Deputy Blake Simmons pulled a female subject over for a traffic violation on Fox Chase Rd. The arrest warrant says that upon making contact with the female, Simmons says that there was a very strong odor of possibly marijuana coming from the vehicle. According to the warrant, the deputy asked …

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90 Workers let go at Local Plant

Approximately 90 workers here in Coffee County will soon be looking for work. United Technologies Corp. Aerospace Systems, landing systems manufacturing plant in Tullahoma are letting the workers go after a new labor contract was approved. United Steelworkers Local 6817, representing hourly employees at the Tullahoma plant, voted to accept a new four-year labor contract …

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Local Bank Merging with Nashville Bank

Nashville based FirstBank recently announced its intent to merge with Clayton Bank & American City Bank. Jim Clayton founded Clayton Bank through the 2002 purchase of First State Bank of Henderson, Tennessee, the main bank of Jim’s childhood home. In 2004, Friendship Bank of Friendship, Lexington and Covington, and American City Bank of Tullahoma and …

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McMinnville Police Searching for Three Males that Allegedly Robbed a Store

McMinnville Police are looking for three men who robbed the C and A Market and assaulted two of the clerks. Police say the three Hispanic men entered the store Thursday afternoon. One of the female clerks was held at gunpoint, while two other female clerks were struck on the head. The men got away with …

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Mathis Out as Athletic Director at Tullahoma High School

In a move that surprised many involved in local sports, on Friday, Tullahoma City Schools Director Dan Lawson announced that Tullahoma High School Head Football Coach John Olive has been named athletic director for the 2017-18 school year, replacing longtime AD Jerry Mathis. Lawson and Mathis both said they met with THS Principal Kathy Rose …

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