National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists that work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility and to ask them to move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT is spreading that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate …

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Student Testing to be Reduced in 2018-19

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19. The recommendations are the first to be released by the state’s third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment – which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state – and they resulted from months …

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New Motlow president Dr. Michael Torrence selected to serve on OLC Board

Even before he arrives for his first day as the new president at Motlow State Community College, Dr. Michael Torrence, Ph.D., is already busy bringing international attention to the region. Torrence was recently selected from more than 230 nominees to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a …

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Drug Bust in Tullahoma

On Sunday morning (April 8th 2018) Tullahoma Police officers served a search warrant at 313 1/2 South Anderson Street. Officers searched an apartment belonging to Lisa Pauline Clark age 51 and allegedly located 1.88 grams of DAB. DABS are doses of cannabis concentrate. 1.09 grams of a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, 2.56 …

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Wright Paving asking for Zoning Change in Hillsboro

Grady Wright of Wright Paving has made a proposal to change zoning of his company’s property in Hillsboro. On Tuesday the Coffee County Commission is expected to vote on a prospective new zoning designation – M-3 – which would allow the establishment of a quarry outside of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Wright owns 230 …

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Crash Closes Portion of Hwy 41 on Saturday Night

At approximately 9:45 PM Saturday night there was a non-injury crash on Hwy 41 near Hills Chapel Road in Manchester. A vehicle left the roadway striking an electric pole and caused damage to several others. Hwy 41 had to be closed from Hills Chapel Road to Clover Lane while clean-up work was done. Duck River …

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Grundy County Student Arrested after Voicing His Opion about Valedictorian Process

A Grundy County High School senior was arrested last week for saying something about the selection process of the school’s valedictorian. Trevor Sanders tried speaking up after a controversial selection. Last week, Sanders and the rest of the school found out this year’s graduation would be a little different. The school announced the valedictorian for …

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Legislature Passes New Corporal Punishment Bill

The Legislature has passed a bill that would require public schools in Tennessee to report to the state Department of Education on their use of corporal punishment. If the governor signs the bill, school systems must give details that include: each school where children were spanked, the reason corporal punishment was used and whether the …

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Man and Woman Arrested after 2-Year-Old Child Found Wandering on a Manchester Street

A Manchester man and woman are being held in the Coffee County Jail on charges of child endangerment and reckless endangerment after a toddler was found walking alone on Madison Street Tuesday. According to warrants obtained by Manchester Police Officer Daniel Ray, on April 3, a 2-year-old boy was found alone in front of the …

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Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Department Looking to Identify Suspicious Person

An incident took place on Ragsdale Road on April 3 that the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. An unknown person stopped at a residence and told the person at the home that he was needing work. When the man was told that there was no work available at that location, the person turned away. …

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