Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow

Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer Assessment Test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2018 calendar year. The Accuplacer replaced the Compass test. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the summer and fall semester who need to take the Accuplacer, which is used to assess a student’s readiness for college-level …

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Update–Mortorcycle Crash takes the life of Coffee County Resident Jerry Bartlett

A motorcycle driven by Coffee County resident Jerry Bartlett crashed yesterday in Georgia, taking the man’s life. Limited information is available at this time as we are waiting for police in that area to return our call. Bartlett is the former pharmacy director at Unity Medical Center (former Medical Center of Manchester). Linda Hershman was …

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Death at Bonnaroo

At approximately 10:30 A.M. central time on Friday the Coffee County, TN Sheriff’s Department was summoned to the Bonnaroo campground for a medical issue. When deputies and investigators arrived at the scene a male victim was deceased inside a vehicle. The man has been identified as Michael Donivan Craddock, Jr age 32 of Mount Juliet, …

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I-24 Crash Injures Four

On Saturday (June 9th, 2018) Tennessee Highway Patrolman Adam Malone responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 24 near mile-marker 119. Upon arrival it was discovered that Robert Lauren Burdick, III age 25 of Nashville had allegedly struck a vehicle from behind causing it to overturn and entrap four victims, 2 adults and two children, …

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Shelbyville Man Arresterd for Attempted Kidnapping

Shelbyville police have arrested 26-year-old Robert J. Bransford, a man wanted for questioning regarding two attempted child abductions. Bransford was arrested Saturday night and charged with one count of attempted kidnapping, according to police. He was taken to the Bedford County Jail and booked in. No other details were immediately available. (Courtesy of WKRN-TV)

New State Laws Help Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Tennessee judges are praising two new state laws they say will help protect domestic violence victims. According to a state Supreme Court news release Thursday, one law lets judges order cellphone providers to grant domestic violence victims control over their cellphone numbers if they are on an account held by an alleged abuser. The second …

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Tennessee U.S. Senate Heating Up

The race for a key U.S. Senate seat is taking shape in Tennessee, where Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn continues to tout a recent visit by President Donald Trump on her behalf and former Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen is opposing Trump’s moves on tariffs. Bredesen instead has aligned himself with the Republican he wants to replace, …

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Manchester Board of Education Meets Monday at 5pm

MANCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING – BOARD ROOM JUNE 11, 2018 – 5:00 P. M. 1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER 1.1 Recognition of Visitors 1.2 Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance 2. APPROVAL OF CONSENT ITEMS 2.1 April 30 and May 2 Minutes 2.2 Additions/Deletions and Acceptance of Agenda 2.3 Tennessee Risk Management …

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Jeff Johnson Named Principal at Koss Center

Coffee County Director of Schools Dr Ladonna McFall has announced that Jeff Johnson has been hired as the new Principal of the Koss Center. Johnson began his career in Coffee County and is coming back from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Center in McMinnville where he served as the Supervisor of Student Services. Johnson …

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Update on Kirchhoff Automotive Manufacturing Fire

Wednesday afternoon at approximately 5:45pm Manchester Fire-Rescue was notified of a fire at Kirchhoff Automotive Manufacturing in the Coffee County Industrial Park. Fire units arrived on scene and reported a large fire in the rear of the facility in a container storage area. Command requested a response from AEDC Fire, Tullahoma Fire, Hillsboro, Hickerson Station, …

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