State Demands Smoke Removal System Upgrades Needed Before New Jail Can Open

Many people have been asking when the new Coffee County Jail will open. Construction managers now say an additional $362,000 is needed for upgrades to the smoke removal system before inmates can be moved in. The upgrades were recently demanded by state fire marshals. Construction managers and county officials will meet at 1 p.m. on …

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Warren County Sheriff Deputy Hurt In High Speed Chase

Two people were arrested Friday following a high-speed pursuit that left a Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy slightly injured. Sheriff Jackie Matheny said an investigator was attempting a traffic stop on 24 year old Steven Matthew Brady and 29 year old Tammy Renee Cruisinberry, who were both wanted locally-Brady for violation of parole and Cruisinberry for …

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Former Youth Minister Pleads Guilty To Statutory Rape

A former Bedford County youth minister pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure Thursday. Joseph Todd Neill, 38, agreed to serve a sentence of four years at 30 percent, with both counts to be served concurrently. That sentence will also be served concurrent with the federal sentence Neill received in …

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Local Veteran’s Day Events Set For Tuesday

Manchester’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held on the Square in Manchester on Tuesday, November 11th at 11am. This year’s Ceremony will include a special appearance once again by famous country music star Naomi Judd, performances by the CCCHS Band, Choir, and much more. The Veteran’s Day Ceremony is held every year in Manchester in …

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Northgate Mall Asking For The County’s Help

The Coffee County Commission will hear a proposal from the Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation at its next meeting on Nov 18. The proposal will be for tax-increment financing (TIF) for proposed public improvements to Northgate Mall. In addition to the proposed public improvements of up to $1.8 million, Northgate LLC plans to invest an …

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Manchester Crash Injures Franklin County Woman

A crash occurred around 4:30pm Friday afternoon in Manchester. A Franklin County woman was traveling west on Hwy 55 in front of Ascend Credit Union. Allegedly due to medical reasons the woman crossed 2 to 3 lanes of traffic, ran thru the front yard of a business and ran into several curbs. She then traveled …

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Cannon County Attorney Disbarred For At Least 5 Years

An investigation by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in a Cannon County attorney pleading guilty to theft and agreeing to disbarment for at least five years. At the request of then-16th District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, TBI Special Agents began investigating Dale Peterson on July 16th. Peterson had been an attorney representing …

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Ebola Drills Held In Coffee County

For the past month, Coffee County First Responders have been preparing a plan of action to handle an Ebola Case if one were to strike in Coffee County. Through many meetings and drills, the local EMA, EMS, Fire, & Police Departments along with Coffee County’s 3 Hospitals have created a plan that includes extraction of …

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Man In Jail For Rape and Murder Will Spend The Rest Of His Life In Prison

39-year-old Donnie Frank Jones Jr. the man accused in the 2012 rape and slaying of 24-year-old Tullahoma, Tenn., nursing student Megan Sharpton will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a special motion hearing in Sequatchie County. Circuit Court Judge Curtis Smith heard and granted a new motion filed by Jones related to …

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