Manchester Woman Arrested For TennCare Fraud

A Coffee County woman has been charged with TennCare fraud for using the state’s Medicaid program to obtain a prescription drug, which she later sold. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has announced the arrest of Deborah Kay Copestick, 61, of Manchester, after a joint investigation with the Tullahoma Police Department. An indictment accuses Copestick …

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Two County Employees and One Other Man Facing Charges In Franklin County

Last week Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrested three Franklin County men on charges of theft from $1,000 to $5,000. The arrests are the results of a yearlong investigation conducted by Investigator George Dyer and working out to three indictments returned by a Franklin County grand jury. Charged were Warren Brown (54 year old male, …

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Tullahoma Police Receive Award

At the Law Enforcement Lifesaver’s conference in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, the Tullahoma Police Department was presented with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) award for the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) fitting station for Middle Tennessee. The GHSO recognized the agency in East, West, and Middle Tennessee that best demonstrates program participation. Statewide there are 89 …

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Special Meeting To Be Held At Tims Ford

Leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will be conducting a public hearing at Tims Ford State Park on Wednesday, September 10 to gather public input and discuss the current business and management plan for the park. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with an open house reception to meet park staff …

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Manchester Police Receive Certificate of Recognition

Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother and Investigator Jackie Matheny were recently presented a certificate of recognition for the department’s efforts in helping the Coffee County Raider Academy (9th grade). For the past 2 years the department has increased its presence in all of the schools in the city (both city and county schools). The department …

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SCORE PRIZE Followup

Westwood Elementary students await announcement last week... Photos by Samantha Watters

Last week we brought you a news story about Westwood Elementary School being named among the top 3 Elementary School Finalists for the 4th Annual SCORE Prize. Each year, the SCORE Prize is awarded to one TN Elementary School, Middle School, High School, & School District who are showing great achievements in student learning. However, the …

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WOW!! Thrilling Coffee County vs Columbia Football Game

Coffee County came up just short on Friday night in high school football. The Raiders hosted 11th ranked Columbia in District 8-AAA play. In the very high scoring game the Lions took the lead at 50-42 with 27 seconds left. Senior Jimmy Hollandsworth, who started at quarterback the first two games of the season switched …

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Police Chase Starts In Manchester Ends In Bedford County

Ricky Dale George   What started as a routine traffic stop in Manchester ended up in a chase that ended in Bedford County. According to Manchester Assistant Chief Adam Floied, around 11 a.m. Thursday morning Manchester Officer Ernie Colvin spotted a Chevrolet pickup truck around the Wiley Street and Spring Street area being operated by …

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UPDATE!! Serious Crash Thursday Afternoon Sends TDOT Workers To Vanderbilt Medical Center

Semi truck crashes on I-24 Thursday afternoon... Photos by Dennis Weaver

Two employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation were flown to a Nashville hospital Thursday following a serious crash on Interstate 24. The accident happened on I-24 West near mile marker 99 just northwest of Manchester around 1:00 p.m. Traffic was already backing up in the area due to a previous crash and crews were …

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