Dollar General Employee Allegedly Cut after Altercation with Theft Suspect

On Thursday morning Coffee County deputies responded to the Dollar General store on McMinnville Highway in reference to a theft and assault. When Corporal Stephen Sharketti arrived the victims told Sharketti that they were attempting to detain the subject for theft of items valued at $40.00. According to the arrest warrant the victims told officers …

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Stolen Vehicle recovered after Traffic Stop

On Friday morning Manchester Officer Jordan Watson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 55 near the Red Raider Academy. A check of John T Anderson’s driving privileges revealed his license to be revoked/suspended. The vehicle was allegedly stolen out of the state of New Mexico. Anderson age 52 of Sewanee, TN was …

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Manchester School Board meeting again concerning Director’s Position

A special called meeting of the Manchester City School Board will be held at 5pm on Monday inside the administration building on Fort St. This meeting is being held to further discuss the Director of Schools position. Board member Susan Parsley made a motion last week to approach current Coffee County High School Principal Dr …

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Coffee Co. Authorities Work with other Law Enforcement Agencies to close several Burglary Cases

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has been involved with several law enforcement agencies in the investigation of a recent rash of burglaries in Coffee and other surrounding counties. As a result of partnering with the Shelbyville Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office five individuals have …

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Blackman High Booster Club Accused of Wrongdoing-Coffee Co. Director of Schools answers local Questions

A Rutherford County high school booster club paid out almost $100,000 in gift cards and cash over a four-year period in numerous unauthorized transactions, according to an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. John Dunn, spokesman for the office, described what investigators found, which has since been turned over to the county district attorney to …

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Beware!! 13 Year Cicadas are back in May

It has been more than a decade since Middle Tennessee has dealt with swarms of cicadas. The last time the 13-year periodical cicada emerged from the ground was in May of 1998. Come May of this year, most of Middle Tennessee will again see the cicadas, Brood XIX. Various populations are called broods and scientists …

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Manchester Man facing Drugs and Weapon Charges

On Wednesday Tullahoma Officer Tommy Elliott stopped Leonard F Pike on 315 East Lincoln Street for suspicious activity in the area. According to the arrest warrant, Officer Elliott made contact with Pike and detected in plain view a used hypodermic needle lying in the back seat of the vehicle. Elliott then allegedly searched the vehicle …

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New Leader at National Guard in Tullahoma

Tennessee Army National Guard Colonel Milton Thompson on Tuesday took command of the 30th Troop Command, headquartered at the Tullahoma Readiness Center. Thompson assumed the leadership role from Colonel John Krenson, who served as the 30th’s commander since March, 2014. Brigadier General Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General, Army, officiated over the change of command ceremony. …

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Marijuana Stopped in Committee

A bill that would have allowed Tennesseans to weigh in on whether to decriminalize possession of low-level amounts of marijuana has failed in the Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee killed the proposal on Tuesday. The measure, which was sponsored by Memphis Democrats Antonio Parkinson and Sara Kyle, would not have legalized marijuana possession. Instead, it …

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Tennessee Courts make it easier for people to have Criminal Records Wiped Clean

Tennessee courts are going to make it easier for people who have been arrested but never convicted of a crime to have their criminal records wiped clean. On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of legislators, judges and criminal justice officials gathered to announce a statewide court initiative where judges will ask eligible people if they want …

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