Coffee County Unemployment Rate Rises In May

County unemployment numbers for the month of May show the rate increased in 92 counties, decreased in one county and stayed the same in two counties. Coffee County’s unemployment rate went up from 4.9 percent in April to 5.4 percent in May. Grundy County went from 7.3 to 7.5 percent and Cannon County went from …

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CSX Construction to Close Roads at Railroad Crossings

Tullahoma Director of Public Works, Wayne Limbaugh, has been notified by CSX that construction of the road crossings over the railroad tracks will be closed according to the following schedule: July 1 & 2: Warren Street and Lauderdale Street July 8 & 9: Grundy Street and Wiseman Road July 12, 13 & 14: Hogan Street …

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Tennessee Among Top 10 States For Death of Children In Hot Cars

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is working to raise awareness of the danger of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. A recent report shows Tennessee is among the top 10 states for death of children due to hot vehicles, claiming 23 deaths from 1998 to 2014. Speaker Harwell has recorded a PSA to address …

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Warning For Drivers Without Insurance

A new law that goes into effect July 1 means drivers in Tennessee caught without insurance could have their car towed. House Bill 606, which was approved earlier this year and is now law, is aimed at getting uninsured drivers off the roads. Starting in July, law enforcement will be authorized to have someone’s vehicle …

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Bonnaroo Donates Backpacks and Books

In 2009 the Bonnaroo Works Fund was created. Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Works Fund supports regional and national organizations with a mission of making communities healthy in areas of the arts, education, and environmental sustainability; with the goal of local reinvestment and asset building for the communities in which …

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Services Held For Sheriff’s Department Captain

Funeral services for Captain Jeffery Lynn McCullough, age 58, of Manchester, was conducted Sunday, at Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester. Jeff passed away suddenly on last Wednesday afternoon at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. He was a Captain for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, where he was also Captain of the …

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I-24 Crash Injures Four People From Illinois

Around 6:20am Tuesday morning a 2012 Chevy Sedan was traveling westbound in the left lane around mile-marker 102 on I-24. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a witnesses stated that the vehicle was driving erratically, attempted to avoid a tractor trailer in the left lane, traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected …

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Drug Bust In Manchester

Earlier this week Tennessee State Trooper Jason Boles observed an open beer can sitting next to a vehicle getting gas at the Kangaroo store near Exit 114. Upon walking over the passenger in the vehicle admitted to setting the beer down on the ground. The officer then went to talk with the driver, Jacob Wayne …

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New Principal At Westwood Elementary–Westwood Middle Students At National Jr Beta Club Convention

Thomas Fuhrman has resigned effective June 30 as principal of Westwood Elementary in Manchester. Thomas was principal of the school from 2013-2015. He replaced long time principal, Sandra Morris, who is currently the director of schools for Manchester City. Fuhrman has accepted a position with Putnam County Schools as principal of Jere Whitson Elementary. Melissa Glenn has been named …

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New Tullahoma Aerospace Center of Excellence Banners Unveiled

At Monday’s Mayor of Board and Alderman meeting, Alderman Mike Stanton unveiled Dream Tullahoma’s new street banners that brand Tullahoma as an Aerospace Center of Excellence. Dream Tullahoma Partnered with the Tullahoma Arts Council to coordinate a design contest. The winning design was created by Allison Lee. Second place went to Gwen Diller. The city …

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