Coffee County Government meetings WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2019

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2019 Monday, August 26 5:00 p.m. – Legislative Committee Tuesday, August 27 4:00 p.m. – Planning Commission 5:00 p.m. – Health, Welfare & Recreation Committee Thursday, August 29 5:00 p.m. – Special Called Rural Caucus

TDH asking for reports of vaping respiratory illness; CDC investigating cluster of pulmonary disease related to vaping

The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or …

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Motlow partners with TSU to expand Mechatronics program in McMinnville

Getting a four-year degree in the growing field of mechatronics just got easier for students in the McMinnville area, thanks to Motlow State’s partnership with Tennessee State University (TSU). “Motlow is very pleased to now offer a ‘2+2’ program in mechatronics with TSU for our McMinnville campus,” said Fred Rascoe, dean of career readiness at Motlow. “The …

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Manchester natives to take stage at Lynchburg fest Friday, Saturday

  The Lynchburg Music Fest begins Friday and runs through Saturday. There are a few local musical talents who will be on the stages at the festival. Manchester’s very own Macy Tabor will actually begin the festival with a quick 15 minute set from 12-12:15 p.m. Friday on the Jack Daniels Stage. Manchester’s Sarah Pearson …

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Naked man runs from Tullahoma police, dies in car crash

A Moore County man is dead after a police chase and then a crash in Tullahoma in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 21st.  Tullahoma Police report receiving a phone call around 1 a.m. Wednesday referencing a naked man walking around the Food Lion on West Lincoln Street.  As officers responded, the man, who …

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Saturday is ‘free hunting day’ in Tennessee

Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license this Saturday, Aug. 24th, which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. “Free Hunting Day” is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. On Free Hunting Day, state resident hunters are exempt from hunting licenses and …

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TE Connectivity to expand, add 100 jobs in Coffee County

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and TE Connectivity officials announced Tuesday that the company will expand in Tullahoma. The global technology company will invest more than $15.7 million and create approximately 100 new jobs in Coffee County. TE Connectivity, headquartered in Switzerland, is a $14 billion global …

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Tullahoma police need help finding person of interest (photo with story)

The Tullahoma Police Department needs your assistance in identifying a person  of interest regarding an incident at a local business on August the 16th. This person in question was driving a small black car.  If you have any information to the identity of this person, please contact Detective Johnny Gore at 931-455-0530 or at

Study ranks Tennessee as second friendliest state

A study produced by a group called Big Seven Travel recently ranked all 50 states according to “friendliness.”  This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most of us here, but Tennessee ranked as the second friendliest state in the country.  The study cited “classic southern charm” and “locals with an attitude and eagerness to …

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Tennessee democrats calling for ‘common sense’ gun control

By Public News Service As talk of federal gun-control legislation continues in the weeks following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that claimed a total of 31 lives, some Tennessee lawmakers are pushing for what they call “common-sense” gun laws.  Democratic representative and caucus chair Michael Stewart of Nashville said there are …

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