110th Tennessee General Assembly Begins

State lawmakers convene the 110th Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday with new leadership in the Senate and a House speaker eying a gubernatorial bid. Both chambers featuring heavy Republican majorities are scheduled to begin their organizational sessions on Tuesday. Longtime Sen. Randy McNally of Oak Ridge is the Republican nominee to succeed Senate Speaker Ron …

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New K9’s at Coffee County Sheriff’s Department

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has two new officers. Congratulations to K9 Yoshi and handler Larry McKelvey. Yoshi received his certification and badge. Also congratulations to K9 Max and handler Jennifer Curbow. Max also received his certification and badge. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves wanted to thank VIAM Corporation of Manchester for their contribution that …

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Update on Officer Involved Shooting

We have an update on a story we reported late Thursday. A man from the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville died Thursday after he was shot by officers in Monteagle, Tennessee. The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Deep Woods Road off Fire Tower Road not far from St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School. The Tennessee Bureau of …

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Law Enforcement Searching for Missing Tracy City Man

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is asking your help in find a missing man. Brandon Lee Price, 25, was last seen Friday around 10 a.m. at his home in Tracy City. He was wearing a red hoodie, a flannel undershirt with a gray hood, black jeans and white tennis shoes. His family describes him as …

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Corrected–Manchester Man Arrested after 10th Revoked/Suspended Charge

On Thursday evening Tennessee Highway Patrolman Timothy Johnson stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Coffee County. A check of the subject’s driver license showed Johnny Ray Brooks age 39 of Murfreesboro Hwy Manchester to be revoked/suspended 10th offense. The Trooper states that Brooks is also listed as an indefinite habitual motor offender 3rd …

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New Civic Test for High Schoolers

It’s a new year and that means new laws, among the new laws is a test. Starting this year high school students will have to take a civics exam before graduating. Legislators hope the requirement will encourage Tennessee students to become active and productive citizens. Students will have to answer several questions from the U.S. …

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Haslam looking for “Comfort Level” with Lawmakers

With just over three weeks remaining until he presents his annual Tennessee spending plan to lawmakers, Gov. Bill Haslam is still trying to find what he calls a “comfort level” with lawmakers on his efforts to boost transportation funding in the state. Haslam argues that the state doesn’t bring in enough money to meet its …

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Motlow Closed Jan 16

Motlow State Community College will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, according to college officials. The closing includes all college facilities, including libraries and computer labs, on the Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville, and Smyrna campuses. Regular business hours for all sites will resume on Jan. 17. Spring …

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Officer Involved Shooting in Monteagle

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating an officer shooting in the Franklin County portion of Monteagle. According to Chris Guess spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, two officers from the sheriff’s department, a Sewanee Police Officer and an officer from the Monteagle Police Department answered a 911 call Thursday afternoon to the …

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Bonnaroo Ticket Information

Tickets to this summer’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester go on sale next week. The tickets go on sale Jan. 11, about five months ahead of the annual music fest that draws in tens of thousands of music lovers. A payment plan is available for fans. Tickets are $299.50 plus a $35.90 fee …

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