It’s Voting Time Again

Next up in the election cycle is the November 4 General Election. 32,067 registered voters in Coffee County will have the opportunity to cast ballots either on November 4 or during early voting from October 15- 30. The Coffee County Election Commission says a high voter turnout is possible because of the wheel tax referendum, …

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Police Return Money To Local Restaurant After 2012 Burglary

Back in September, 2012 Potrillo Mexican restaurant located in the shopping center next to Wal-Mart in Manchester was a burglary victim. At the time Manchester officers reported thieves cut a hole in the back of Potrillos. Once inside the business they took an undisclosed amount of money before leaving. On Wednesday Manchester Police Investigator Jackie …

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Tools Stolen In Tullahoma Have Been Recovered

On Monday of this week Keith Neal, a local contractor, reported that several power tools, air tools and various other equipment had been stolen from a job site on Wilson Avenue in Tullahoma. Investigator James Sherrill with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department received information that some of the stolen items were located at a residence …

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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The issue of domestic violence has garnered a great deal of national attention. Domestic violence is a major problem in all communities and it crosses all socioeconomic, racial, and gender boundaries. October was first recognized as Domestic Violence month in 1987. Since that time many changes have occurred in the investigation, enforcement, and attitudes related …

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No Burning Before Getting Your Burn Permit

The Division of Forestry is reminding landowners in Coffee County that if you intend to do any outdoor burning, you are required by state law to obtain a burning permit. The permits issued by the Forestry Division are for the sole purpose of burning untreated wood waste or woody vegetation such as branches, leaves and …

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Fundraiser For Arnold Community Council

The Arnold Community Council, a community support group for Arnold Engineering Development Complex, will host its annual dinner on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the official program at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Gov. Bill Haslam who …

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Local Attorney Turns Herself Into The Coffee County Jail

Manchester area attorney Christina Stanford turned herself into the Coffee County Jail Monday night after being named in sealed indictments by last week’s grand jury. According to the indictment, Stanford used another person’s identity including a partial social security number without that person’s permission. She allegedly was trying to prevent Jamie Stanford from receiving her …

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Gas Prices Fall Below $3 Per Gallon

Drivers across the United States paid the lowest September gas prices since 2010. The national average was $3.39 per gallon, which was about 13 cents less than last year and 44 cents cheaper than 2012. Today’s national average is $3.27. Throughout September, the average price in Tennessee was $3.17, which was 56 cents less than …

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Gov. Bill Haslam Questions State’s Unemployment Rate

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is questioning why Tennessee’s unemployment rate remains well above the national level. The most recent national unemployment rate released Friday was 5.9 percent – the lowest level since July 2008, in the middle of the Great Recession. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s jobless rate was 7.4 percent in August. Haslam says Tennessee is among …

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Inspirational Speaker and Former Vol Inky Johnson To Speak At Motlow

Inspirational speaker, author, and budding media personality Inky Johnson will bring his positive message of hope and perseverance to Motlow College on Wednesday, Oct. 22, as part of Motlow’s observance of National Employment Disability Awareness Month. The public is invited to hear Johnson at 10:50 a.m. in Room 105 inside the Marcum Technology Center on …

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