New App For Job Seekers

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced a new iPhone and Android mobile app that makes finding available Tennessee jobs even easier. The free mobile application brings thousands of employment opportunities to smart phones with advanced location and sharing features. The new app’s functionality will allow users to access the …

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Board of Regents Looking At New Ways To Charge Students For College Classes

The Tennessee Board of Regents is taking a look at how students are charged for classes. Nashville Public Radio reports the board wants to encourage students to take more credit hours without reversing a 2009 decision. Six years ago, any additional classes past 12 credit hours, or about four classes, were offered free to students. …

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Former Coffee County Coach Brad Weir Arrested In Chattanooga

Former Coffee County head baseball coach Bradley Weir is in trouble again and this time it’s for a totally different reason. Police in Franklin County were searching for Weir, who allegedly threatened to kill people at the Blue Gill Grill restaurant just outside Coffee County. He threaten people at the restaurant with an assault rifle. …

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18-Year-Old Charged In Stabbing

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Moore County man following a stabbing on Friday in the Lynchburg area. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents began investigating the incident, which occurred Friday morning at a home on Pleasant Hill Road. The victim, …

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County Schools Need More Funding

It’s that time of year, budget time for government entities and the Coffee County school system says it needs more money for the 2015-16 school term. According to our news partner the Manchester Times, Dr. LaDonna McFall Director of Schools is asking the county for an extra $1.4 million. “The school system cannot keep functioning …

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Drive To 55″ Plan Working In Tennessee

Gov. Haslam’s initiatives to boost postsecondary education degrees in Tennessee are showing success. Recent enrollment figures show high interest in three programs the governor launched as part of his “, which aims to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with a degree beyond high school from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025. About …

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Classes For Family Members of Those With Mental Illness To Be Held In Manchester

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Family Members of Those With Mental Illness are Invited to Participate in an Upcoming With Hope In Mind class. The Coffee County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be sponsoring and teaching an educational course, “With Hope in Mind” for persons who have a loved …

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Men Win Lawsuit Against Former Employer

Four men from Grundy County have won a lawsuit against their former boss. Dennis Byers, Greg Smartt, Leslie Brent King, and Clarence T. Birdwell, plaintiffs in a wrongful firing lawsuit against Grundy County Road Supervisor Dwayne “Turkey” Hargis, were victorious in their case. The men, employees of the Grundy County Highway Department at the time …

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Scam Warning From The Tullahoma Utilities Board

It has come to the attention of the Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) that several utility customers in Tullahoma have received scam calls lately. The caller is spoofing TUB’s phone number. Spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is a …

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Haslam Says No Racial Profiling In Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that requires all of Tennessee’s law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling. The Republican governor signed the measure earlier this week. It unanimously passed the House 93-0 and was approved 27-0 in the Senate during the recent session. Supporters say the measure is in response …

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