Crash Injures local Pastor

A Tullahoma man was transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being injured in pickup/motorcycle crash earlier this week. According to an accident report by Tullahoma Police Officer Tyler Walls, Stephen Groves Yates, 46, of Quail Drive Tullahoma was riding his 2010 Honda motorcycle when he collided with 2006 Ford pickup operated by …

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Beware of IRS Imposters

Area law enforcement continues to receive tips about IRS imposters threatening arrests, lawsuits, and property seizures unless the victim pays up. Law enforcement says they’re investigating alongside several other law enforcement agencies across the United States. Police say these calls are not coming from the IRS. The department will never demand payment over the telephone. …

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Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Participating in …

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Beekeeping Classes to begin

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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be hosting a series of master beekeeping classes around the state beginning next week and continuing into June. The classes will feature hands-on training at a bee yard, and presentations and lectures will cover bee biology and behavior, disease and pest management, tools and equipment and tips …

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New Rules coming for Students concerning Physical Activity

According to the State Comptroller Justin Wilson, Tennessee high school students ranked below the national rate for being both physically active and attending physical education class based on a 2013 national survey of high school students’ health-related behaviors. Approximately 25 percent of Tennessee high school students indicated they were physically active for one hour per …

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Monteagle woman facing charges in Manchester

Jacquelin Gayla Sims age 44 of Trussell Road Monteagle was arrested by Manchester Officer Dustan Foster at the Goodwill Store in Manchester on Tuesday. According to the arrest warrant, Sims appeared to be in an intoxicated condition and was unsteady of her feet falling over the store displays. Allegedly the woman put on a shirt …

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Tax Collections Up in Tennessee

Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first nine months of the budget year. The Legislature adjourned last month without taking most of the surplus tax collections into account, meaning that the bulk of the money will not be appropriated until lawmakers return into session next year. Collections …

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Better Frame of Mind: Experts Raise Awareness of Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and experts are reminding Tennesseans about the importance of checking in on the psychological health of themselves and their loved ones. One in five adults experiences some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). While Tennessee has made some …

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New Bill would Help Disabled Vets

A new bill passed in the Tennessee General Assembly gives disabled veterans a property tax break. The Tennessee Senate passed a new bill and, if signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam, disabled veteran homeowners will receive a break when it’s time to pay the tax bill. The new bill will remove the annual income limit …

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Fire Damages Manchester Home

Over this past weekend, Manchester Fire-Rescue responded to a structural fire on West Coffee St. When crews arrived on scene they discovered a kitchen fire inside the residence. Crews attacked the fire quickly and were able to extinguish in a short amount of time. Firemen performed salvage and overhaul operations and during overhaul operations discovered …

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