No Wheel Tax or Property Tax Increase At This Time– County Schools Additional Funding Request Denied

The Coffee County Commission met on Tuesday night to discuss the county budget. The county school system had originally asked for $1.4 million above last year’s budget plus other departments were asking for extra funding. After budget and finance meetings took place it came down to the county school system looking at possibly getting $300,000 …

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Report Says Manchester Hospitals To Merge July 1

Last July we reported that United Regional Medical Center (“URMC”) and Medical Center of Manchester (“MCM”) were taking the first steps towards a potential combination of the two hospitals. We can now report that the merger will take place on July 1. According to the Manchester Times, most of the public has been asking about …

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Manchester School System Drops Lawsuit Against County

In a meeting this week the Manchester City Board of Education voted to totally dismiss the $1.4 million sales tax lawsuit against the Coffee County government. The board voted to dismiss the litigation with prejudice so this means the Manchester city school eliminates the possibility of the lawsuit making another appearance in the future. In …

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Job Fair At VIAM

VIAM Manufacturing located in the Interstate Industrial Park is holding a job fair on Wednesday. They are looking to fill over 50 openings for different positions including machine operators for the Manchester and Tullahoma areas. If you are interested, interviews will be held, Wednesday, June 24th between 8:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. at VIAM located at …

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Kentucky Man Arrested In Coffee County For Aggravated Statutory Rape and More

On Sunday (June 21), a male subject was the operator of a vehicle that was stationary with his emergency flashers on located at Interstate 24 westbound near the 127 mile-marker in Coffee County. Upon approaching the vehicle, Tennessee State Trooper Jason Boles observed a male and female performing an inappropriate act. Further investigation revealed the …

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Weekly Gas Price Report

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline slipped 1-cent since last week’s AAA Gas Price Brief and is currently $2.79 a gallon. The average remains significantly lower than on this same date last year (-89 cents). The national average declined by fractions of a cent for six consecutive days. Meanwhile the price in Tennessee …

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EPA Wants to Apply Clean Air Act to Airlines

More than 5,000 airplanes are in Tennessee, and at this point their carbon emissions are unregulated by the federal government. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that greenhouse-gas emissions from airplanes should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Vera Pardee, staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, said it’s about time. “They are …

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TBI Releases Crimes On Campus Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual study into the volume and type of crime on school campuses in Tennessee. The study, which covers the years from 2012 through 2014, indicate a total of 30,232 offenses were reported, which included 21,813 victims. Females accounted for 52.9 percent of total victims. Simple assault by …

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Former Coach Gets Franklin Co. Charges Dropped; Still Facing Charge In Coffee Co.

Brad Weir, the former Coffee County teacher and baseball coach recently had domestic violence charges conditionally dismissed in Franklin County. Weir, 44 now living in East Ridge, TN was arrested on charges that were the result of an alleged incident that occurred May 3 at the Bluegill Grill on Tims Ford Lake. Weir’s domestic violence …

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Man Charged With Domestic Violence & Violation of Order of Protection Involving His Wife

A Coffee County man was booked in at the Coffee County Jail last week, charged with domestic violence and violation of an order of protection. Phillip Wayne Coppinger faces those charges after an alleged incident involving his wife. Deputy Charles Taylor, received a call of a female attempting to get away from a male subject …

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