Bonnaroo Set For June 9-12, 2016

Bonnaroo, the annual music and arts festival held on farmland in Manchester, Tenn., has announced its 2016 dates. It will make its usual four-day run from June 9-12, 2016. It will be the festival’s 15th year. So far, there is no information on tickets for 2016 on Bonnaroo’s website. Bonnaroo began in 2002 and brings …

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Tourist In Tennessee Generate $17.7 Billion In 2014

Tourism spending in Tennessee reached a record $17.7 billion in 2014 as more than 100 million people visited the state. The spending represents a 6 percent increase over the previous year, while tourism-related jobs grew by nearly 3 percent to 152,900 positions. State and local sales tax revenue from the tourism industry were more than …

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Instructional Robot To Help Some Tullahoma Students

Four Tullahoma City Elementary schools have partnered with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes to receive long-distance reading support with the help of an Instructional Robot. The focus of instruction will be in reading and language comprehension. Lindamood-Bell provides literacy solutions and professional development to schools/districts throughout the United States. The robot is a mobile device with an …

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New Task For To Help Rural Communities

Tennessee is creating a new task force to advance economic development in rural Tennessee. Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said in a news release the Rural Development Task Force is being created to help rural areas of the state reach the same economic success as urban areas. Goals include recruiting new businesses, increasing …

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Manchester Rite Aid Robbed On Tuesday

The Manchester Rite Aid was allegedly robbed by a female early Tuesday evening. The woman, identified as Rhonda Davis was apparently armed. Davis from Gruetli in Grundy County was arrested at the scene and taken to the Coffee County Jail for booking. Police were dispatched to Rite Aid for a call about a disturbance at …

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Shelbyville Man Facing Charges After Alleged Altercation In Tullahoma

A Shelbyville man was booked in at the Coffee County Jail under a $20,000 bond after being arrested on kidnapping and aggravated assault charges in Tullahoma. Andrew Steven Draine, 51, of Cherokee Trail, Shelbyville was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly beating up a Tullahoma woman. The victim told Tullahoma Officer William Pyrdom that she …

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Gas Prices Will Continue To Fall

The price of oil is on its longest weekly slump of the year, after reaching the lowest closing price since the ‘Great Recession’. This continues to put downward pressure on the price of gasoline, which dropped another 2 cents last week in the southeastern U.S. There continues to be a surplus amount of oil in …

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Bedford County Sheriff Making Changes To Secure Courthouse

Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing is looking at making changes in security at the county courthouse in Shelbyville. Last month 24-year old Tristan McMahon escaped out of the courthouse right after being sentenced on drugs and weapons charges. McMahon has so far avoided capture. A Bedford County committee has made a proposal to hire two …

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New THP Protective Services Bureau

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings. The Protective Services and Special Programs Bureau will oversee the governors’ protective detail, Capitol and state building security and the THP’s handgun unit. The specialized functions of the new bureau were …

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Fatal Crash In Tullahoma

A Manchester man died early Saturday morning after he was involved in a single vehicle crash on East Carroll Street in Tullahoma. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Sgt. Robert Weaver, around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning Justin John Reed, 21, of Stacy Ann Road, Manchester was traveling east on Carroll Street when his 2001 …

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