Manchester Police asking for the Public’s Help

Manchester Police is looking for a man wanted for questioning in reference to a hit and run crash near Relco Dr. and Hillsboro Blvd. The man was possibly driving a Dodge truck. Also Manchester Police is searching for a male subject that is wanted for questioning relating to an attempted auto theft investigation. If you …

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Research: As Wages Rise, Crime Falls

Efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour are picking up steam, with California and New York approving plans to phase in the wage. Research is showing a higher wage could have benefits that reach far beyond families’ monthly budgets as well. A report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors finds …

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Several Arrested after Roundup

A sealed indictments and warrants roundup was conducted by law enforcement on Friday, August 12. Twenty-five people were charged by Coffee County deputies with assistance from Tullahoma officers. The operation was led by Coffee County Sheriff’s Investigator James Sherrill and Deputy Brandon Reed. A drug operation was conducted from January through August 12, Nine vehicles …

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Stolen Car leads to Pursuit and Three People Arrested

Early Saturday morning, (August 13) Coffee County Deputy Cody Lendley heard on his police radio that Manchester Police responded to a theft of property that had occurred at the Kangaroo Store on Interstate Drive. A Manchester patrolman began following the vehicle on Highway 55 and then it turned onto Interstate 24 going eastbound at mile-marker …

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Local Judge is new Commander of Tennessee State Guard

The Tennessee State Guard received a new commander on August 7, 2016. Brig. Gen. Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard officiated a formal change of command ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Smyrna Tenn. Brig. Gen. Kenneth T. Takasaki relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Craig Johnson, a former Tennessee Guardsman. Takasaki …

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840 to become an Interstate

State Route 840 will soon be designated as an interstate following a Federal Highway Administration ruling. Interstates allow drivers to travel faster and avoid congestion, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The FHA approved a request to change the road’s designation. TDOT has not said whether the speed limit will be …

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Cinderella’s Royal Masquerade Ball to be held at Rutledge Falls Baptist Church

Dreams Really Do Come True! Where can you go to meet Cinderella, Rapunzel, the Mermaid Princess, the Little First Princess, the all new Latina Princess, and the SNOW SISTERS, at the Cinderella’s Royal Masquerade Ball at Rutledge Falls Baptist Church on September 17, 2016. The event will take place from 6 – 8 pm. This …

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Case against Former Coffee Co. Coach delayed until September

Bradley Newton Weir, the former head baseball coach at Coffee County High School will return to the county for a court appearance next month. His case was continued last week until Sept. 28. The 45 year-old Weir is accused of having sex with a student. He was indicted by the Coffee County grand jury on …

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Lying on application cost Tullahoma Teacher his Job

Tyler Hatfield, is now a former special education Tullahoma City Schools teacher. Hatfield was fired recently for lying about his licensing on a teacher application. Hatfield had said he was a licensed teacher. Tullahoma City Schools officials learned that wasn’t true. Hatfield was terminated immediately from his job at West Middle School in Tullahoma. Hatfield …

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Busy Court Day in Coffee County

Coffee County judicial officials’ first ever Bonnaroo docket day has resulted in 277 criminal cases stemming from the four-day music and arts festival. The Tennessean reports two judges spent the day Friday working through a 43 page docket made up of defendants from across the country cited for drug-related charges during June’s festival. The newspaper …

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