More Election Returns

When returns were released last week for Coffee County we did not have complete results on the Republican Committeeman and woman races for District 16. For Committeeman Bill Green defeated Sam T Harper, 9,417 to 5,985 and for Committeewoman Frances Arthur defeated Iris Rudder, 8,093 to 6,755. In the only competitive race on the democrat …

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ACT Test Preparation Course To Be Held At Motlow

Motlow College has scheduled dates for the ACT test preparation course for high school students. The course is being offered on the Moore County campus and at the McMinnville Center. Registration forms can be obtained from the Motlow website. Separate forms are available for each testing location. Completed forms can be mailed or faxed to …

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Learn About New County Mayor Gary Cordell’s Goals

The August Elections took place last week at which time you selected a new Mayor for Coffee County, Gary Cordell. When asked what Gary Cordell’s goals were for the future of this county, he responded with answers including the following: he wants to address the Budget Needs for funding the New Coffee County Jail, he …

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Republicans Perform Well In Coffee County Elections

Plenty of surprises and a tie vote highlighted election night in Coffee County. For the first time in the history of Coffee County the County Mayor will be a republican as Gary Cordell defeated Tim Brown, 5,628 to 4,481. In what many are calling a huge upset Republican Craig Northcott won the district attorney’s race …

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Three People Charged In Multi-County Burglaries

Three people are being held in jails around the area in connection with multiple burglaries that have occurred in several counties. Johnny Jones of Lynchburg is being held in the Moore County Jail, Ernest Feinstein also of Moore County is being held in the Bedford County Jail and Jessica Reed of Shelbyville is being held …

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New Union Home Receives Smoke and Water Damage

Deangelo Rozier, was returning home around 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon, when he noticed smoke coming from the top of his family’s home located in Goodman Trace in New Union. He notified relatives in the home and someone called 911. New Union Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, where they found smoke coming from the …

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Older Tennesseans Find Purpose Fostering Older Pets

For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it’s not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning. That may include finding ways to give back and make a difference. Tara Shaver, interim communications director for AARP in Tennessee, …

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Time To Vote

Over 32,000 Coffee County citizens are registered to vote today (August 7th) in state and federal primaries, as well as the Coffee County General election and the Tullahoma and Manchester city elections. Locally, Manchester voters will elect 3 aldermen from 8 choices. Tullahoma voters will be weighing in on a mayor, two aldermen seats, and …

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18-Wheeler Burns On I-24

A fiery crash occurred on I-24 early Wednesday morning. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, this incident involved only one vehicle, a non-hazardous tractor trailer. The truck erupted into flames causing Interstate 24 west bound at mile marker 116 to be shut down. The vehicle crashed in the construction zone where work is being done …

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Will Dollar General or Dollar Tree Buy Out Family Dollar?

Discount retailer Dollar General Corp is considering a rival bid to Dollar Tree Inc’s $8.5 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Dollar General shares were up 3 percent at $57.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Family Dollar shares were also up 2 …

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