Two People Charged In The Death Of An Area Teenager

Two Franklin County residents have been charged with murder in the alcohol related death of a teenager there last February. Anthony Peavyhouse, 33, of Estill Springs and Jessica Bohanan, 27, of Winchester have been charged with reckless homicide and three counts of providing or purchasing alcohol for person under 21 years of age and for …

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Avoid Summer Tragedy: Never Leave Kids In Cars or Outside For Long Periods Of Time

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, but it happens every summer: kids suffer heatstroke and, in some cases, die after being left in hot cars. Registered nurse Phyllis Larimore points out that children left inside a vehicle can suffer fatal hyperthermia in just minutes, even when the outside temperature is mild. She says a change in …

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Election Day Is Coming Soon

Over 32,000 Coffee County citizens are registered to vote in the August 7th state and federal primaries, as well as the Coffee County General election and the Tullahoma and Manchester city elections. Locally, Manchester voters will elect 3 aldermen from 8 choices. Tullahoma voters will be weighing in on a mayor, two aldermen seats, and …

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Fires In Manchester and Tullahoma

We have a couple of fires to report to you that occurred this week. The Manchester Fire Department was called to a utility trailer fire in the Indian Springs subdivision just off Hills Chapel Road on Wednesday. Manchester Fire & Rescue Chief George DeShields says when firemen arrived at the scene they found a pressure …

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School Starting Back Soon

We know that it is not even mid-July, but believe it or not school will be starting back soon. Sorry kids. Director Dr. LaDonna McFall says Coffee County schools will start as planned with the first day set for July 29 for registration with students released at 10am and the first full day will be on July …

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Sales Tax Holiday Is Coming

The Tennessee Department of Revenue is reminding Tennesseans that the eighth annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 1st at 12:01am, through Sunday, August 3rd at 11:59pm. During those three days, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, School and art supplies, and computer purchases. During that time, consumers will …

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Highway Patrol Report From 4th of July Weekend

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say preliminary figures show a decline in traffic fatalities during this year’s Fourth of July holiday period. Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state during the 96-hour holiday, a decrease from the 19 vehicular deaths during last year’s holiday period. State troopers arrested 119 individuals …

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STEM Program Takes To The Air

This summer the students involved in Westwood Middle School’s STEM Aviation Program finally reaped their reward for the hard work they put in this past school year. The STEM Aviation Program at Westwood Middle School is an afterschool voluntary class for students to learn engineering principles through aviation concepts. Students built models, used flight simulators, …

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Five People Transported By Emergency Medical Services After Monday Crash

We now have information on an accident that occurred on Monday morning. Preliminary information indicates that the incident took place at approximately 5:30 am on Monday morning on Hwy 53 at Hwy 280 in Coffee County. A 1987 Chevrolet S10 pickup, driven by Shane Smith (age & residence unknown), was traveling eastbound on Hwy 280. …

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Coffee County High School Receives Donation For CTE Department

Coffee County Schools continue to benefit from a strong partnership with the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber solicited funds from local businesses/organizations and raised well over $19,000 for a new CNC mill for the CCHS CTE department. Dr LaDonna McFall said, “It’s hard to believe they were able to top the 3D printer from …

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