South Cumberland State Park is Honored

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized South Cumberland State Park on Monteagle Mountain for Excellence in Resource Management for park staff’s work to improve trails, combat invasive pests and provide richer recreation experiences for visitors over the past year. “All 56 Tennessee State Parks strive and succeed in achieving our mission to …

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Homicide in McMinnville

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in a homicide investigation in McMinnville. According to a news release, McMinnville Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Lind Street on Monday afternoon. Upon their arrival, Barry Cole’s body was discovered inside an outbuilding located on the property. Authorities said Cole, 55, lived …

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Man Attempts to Cash Stolen Lottery Ticket

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify a male subject. The individual allegedly entered EZ Mart and then traveled to Tullahoma and attempted to cash in a stolen lottery ticket. The male then forced his way into the Dollar General store on Highway 50 in Franklin County. Anyone having any information is asked …

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Body of Missing Grundy County Man Found

The body of a man who was reported missing out of Grundy County last month was found Monday. Sheriff Clint Shrum says the body that was found in Grundy Forest is identified as 25-year-old Brandon Lee Price of Tracy City. Price was reported missing by his family on January 6. “The preliminary investigation does not …

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Possible New Internet Sales Tax Law Hits Snag

Gov. Bill Haslam says the state’s move to require all major online vendors to collect sales taxes on purchases made in Tennessee has drawn a legal challenge. Under current federal law, states are only allowed to require sales taxes to be collected by companies that also have a physical presence within the state. The Haslam …

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The Former Sheriff of Rutherford County now in Federal Prison

The former Sheriff of Rutherford County is now in a federal penitentiary and out of the jail he was being held in that was located in Grayson County, Kentucky. Robert Arnold was being held away from the general jail population in the county operated facility. According to the Murfreesboro Post, “U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp …

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Your Photo could be required on EBT Card

Senate Speaker Pro Tem Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation requiring photos to be added to the state’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the method used for delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to eligible Tennesseans. The bill aims to deter theft and the selling or trafficking of the cards, while ensuring eligible Tennesseans continue …

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Stolen Car discovered after Traffic Stop

On Saturday Coffee County Deputy Kevin Smith stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 55. Upon making contact with a female subject gave the deputy identification of another person. When the officer asked if there was anything in the car he needed to know about the woman handed him a black powder pistol …

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Meth and Counterfeit Bust in Shelbyville

Shelbyville Police say Methamphetamine use drove the manufacture of a large number of counterfeit bills passed in Shelbyville over the past few weeks. Five suspects are in custody – William Wesley Bates, 46, whose address is listed on jail records as America’s Best Value Inn, North Cannon Boulevard; Aaron Zane Little, 33, of Murfreesboro; James …

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Lawmakers to Vote on Cannabis Bill

A Tennessee lawmaker has been hoping to change some minds about the use of medical marijuana in the state. Representative Jeremy Faison has been working for three years gathering information and even visiting grow operations in Colorado. He has now drafted an extensive 52-page bill that covers everything from seed to delivery. The bill would …

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