Tennessee Promise Volunteer Day is Saturday at State Parks and Natural Areas

Tennessee State Parks and State Natural Areas are offering a variety of volunteer events across the state on Saturday, April 16 to help Tennessee Promise Scholars log community service hours required to meet their scholarship commitments. It’s a great opportunity for Tennessee Promise Scholars to improve a state park or natural area and bank volunteer …

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Fire Destroys Coffee County Home

Coffee County Deputy Mike Jarvis reported to a structure fire at 641 Lake Hill Road in the northern part of the county on Monday afternoon. Jarvis said in his report that when he arrived on the scene the home was already fully engulfed with flames. The report goes onto to say the residence was completely …

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Local Fire Truck involved in Crash

What started off as a kitchen fire on Perry Rd just outside Manchester turned into the Hickerson Volunteer Fire Department being involved in an accident on Monday afternoon. The fire truck and a Nissan Sentra collided as the Hickerson fire truck was in route to the scene. Manchester Fire Department provided mutual aid with other …

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Protecting Your Investments: Feds Issue Rule to Protect Retirement Savings

Until now, not all financial advisors in Tennessee and the rest of the country were required to put their clients first, before any investment funds they represent. This month that’s expected to change after the U.S. Department of Labor issued a fiduciary rule, taking full effect in 2018, that requires all financial advisors who give …

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It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists “Don’t be THAT driver: Work on safety. Get home safely. Every day.” TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work …

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Two Georgia Men Busted for Drugs and more in Coffee County

Lyndon Baines Williams... Photos provided by the CCSD

Lyndon Baines Williams age 27 of Atlanta, GA and Demetrius Eugene Smith age 48 of Jonesboro, GA were both arrested by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euller on Sunday. The arrests occurred after the trooper stopped Williams who was operating a vehicle eastbound on I-24 in Coffee County near mile-marker 109 for a traffic violation. Williams …

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UPDATED List: Candidates Qualify for August Elections

The City of Manchester will be electing its mayor, three aldermen and two school board members, all too four-year terms in August. Incumbent Mayor Lonnie Norman and Coffee County Commissioner Steven Jones have filed petitions to run for mayor along with Attorney James Threet. Russell Bryan, Ryan French and Tim Pauley are the current aldermen …

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Gas Prices may go up More

The low price of oil has given way to declines in prices at the pump. The average price of gas fell for the tenth consecutive day Sunday. State averages are 2-3 cents lower than a week ago. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said motorists filling their gas tanks got a brief reprieve from rising prices, thanks …

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Two Shelbyville Men Charged with Theft

Ernest Feinstein... Photo provided by the BCSD

Last Thursday, (April 7th, 2016) Investigators from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office were able to charge Ernest Feinstein, 27, of Shelbyville and Charles Beauchamp-Freeman, 21, of Shelbyville with 5 counts of Burglary, 4 counts of theft under $500, and 1 count of theft over $500 each. Investigators were able to recover some of the stolen …

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Fire Damages Manchester Home

On Saturday afternoon Manchester Fire-Rescue received a report of a kitchen fire at 140 Woodcrest Blvd. Fire crews from both stations responded to the scene. When they arrived there was heavy fire and smoke as the fire had vented itself thru the roof area over the kitchen. Crews attacked the fire aggressively and stopped the …

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