Big Smo Will Be Kickin It In Tullahoma

Big Smo is coming to Tullahoma. The man from Bedford County who took the country by storm last year with his hit TV show on A&E will be performing live in September at the 41-A Music and Arts Festival. The always fun event will be held September 25 & 26 in downtown Tullahoma with profits …

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NRA Annual Meeting This Week In Nashville

70,000 gun enthusiasts are descending on Nashville this week for the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. Members won’t be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker commended the governor’s office for helping bring the convention to Tennessee. But she said the NRA was unable to accommodate a speaking role …

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Free Education For Adults

Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It also ties in with Haslam’s “Drive to …

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Deadly Crash In Coffee County

An accident on Blanton Chapel Road in Coffee County early Saturday morning took the life of a Manchester woman. In a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Harrison Fisher, a 2000 Ford Expedition driven by 23 year-old Whitney C Austin of Eagleville ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Passenger Nettie R Austin …

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Two Hurt In Normandy Crash

A one vehicle crash late Friday night on Normandy Road at Ralph Broadwick Rd injured two people. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 25 year-old Felicia McGee of Wartrace, TN was driving a 2008 Chevy Equinox and lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway and struck a tree. McGee was injured and taken …

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9 Year-old Recovers As Caregivers Face More Charges

A 9-year-old special needs child from Shelbyville continues to recover from injuries allegedly inflicted by a caregiver. Maurice and Rochelle Clayton were first charged in the case. Maurice with failure to report child abuse and filing a false report. Rochelle was facing one charge of aggravated child abuse. The District Attorney has now added two …

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Autism Awareness Month: Highlighting Dangers of Wandering

Nearly half of the children on the autism spectrum are believed to engage in wandering, a behavior that can end in tragedy. The U.S. Senate is considering a bill known as Avonte’s Law, which would provide funding for police departments to purchase equipment that can help locate people with autism who go missing. Wendy Fournier, …

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Coffee County Included In Disaster Declaration

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Tennessee on Thursday following February’s ice and snowstorms that slammed the southern and eastern portions of the state. The President ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storm and flooding. The funding is available to state, eligible …

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5-Year-Old Boy’s Death Being Investigated As a Homicide

A prosecutor says the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is treating the death of a 5-year-old boy as a homicide. Few details have been released in the death of Lucas Michael Dillon. He died Monday at a hospital after suffering an injury Saturday at a home in Whitwell. Marion County District Attorney Mike Taylor told media …

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Party Day At Westwood Middle

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6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Westwood Middle School that were top sellers in the Yankee Candle and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie sale fundraiser enjoyed a fun day on Thursday. The students enjoyed a ride in “The Party Bus” and a pizza party on Thursday. (April 2nd) Fundraiser organizer Frank Miller said “The kids did …

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