Westwood Student Wins Essay Contest

Westwood Middle School is very proud to announce that Natalie Fibelkorn, 6th grade, has won first place in the Lions Club Outreach Anti-Drug Awareness Essay Contest. She has won first place in the local Manchester round and her essay will be submitted in the district level contest in January. Natalie and her family have been …

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Stolen Vehicle from Manchester Crashes in Bradley County–Man Charged

On Monday, November 21, 2016 a male subject allegedly stole a van from 2278 Hillsboro Blvd at the Circle K gas station. The vehicle was located the next day in the early morning hours in Bradley County, TN. The vehicle had been involved in a crash on Interstate 75. The man apparently fled the scene …

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More on Fatal Coffee County Accident and another one in Grundy County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol now confirms that four people lost their lives in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 on Saturday afternoon in Coffee County. The accident occurred at the 107 mile-marker eastbound. The vehicle was 1986 Toyota Celica with a TN tag and allegedly was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted …

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Motlow State adds Student Ambassadors

Seventeen Motlow State Community College students recently went through an intense 12-hour boot camp that culminated with them being named the inaugural group of Motlow State Ambassadors. Motlow’s Division of Student Affairs hosted the boot camp. The students, who represent all four of the Motlow campuses, went through intensive leadership training; including values clarification, leadership …

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Sheriff’s Department Receives Donated Firearm

The president of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing said earlier this year that his company was going to donate a REC7 AR 15 rifle to every Tennessee sheriff’s office or department. Barrett Firearms President Chris Barrett made the announcement at the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Sevierville. Barrett’s headquarters are located in Murfreesboro, and …

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Multiple People Killed in I-24 Crash on Saturday

A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 Saturday afternoon around 12:30pm resulted in fatalities. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the wreck happened at mile marker 107 in Coffee County. The THP says that multiple people lost their lives near Manchester. The Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga District has yet to report how many people actually died in …

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County Unemployment Rates Drop in most of Tennessee

County unemployment rates for October 2016 have been released and they show the rates decreased in 80 counties, increased in seven, and remained the same in eight counties. Coffee County’s unemployment rate dropped from a 5.1% in September to 5% in October. In nearby counties, Cannon County fell to 4.7% from 5.1%. Bedford County went …

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Grundy County Pharmacy Burglarized on Thanksgiving

Investigators are looking for two people who ransacked a Grundy County pharmacy. The Grundy County Sheriff’s department says two people broke into Palmer Drugs early Thanksgiving morning. They can be seen on surveillance video smashing out the front door and then heading for the stock behind the counter. One of the burglars trips and falls …

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Fire on the McMinnville Hwy Causes Heavy Damage

On Tuesday afternoon there was a structure fire at 4291 McMinnville Hwy. Coffee County deputies were first respond to the scene. A detached garage on the property was on fire. All volunteer fire departments were summoned to scene along with Manchester Fire & Rescue. The fire caused an estimated $11-15,000 in damage and the garage …

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Hwy 41 Brush Fire brings out several Fire Departments

Fire crews from all over Rutherford County began working a brush fire on Wednesday morning. About an hour after the fire was reported volunteer fire departments from Coffee County and Manchester Fire & Rescue were called to assist in the firefighting effort along Highway 41 just outside Coffee County. Authorities confirmed at least 15 structures …

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