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Tennessee opts out of $300 federal unemployment programs

Tennessee opts out of $300 federal unemployment programs

Tennessee is withdrawing from a $300 weekly unemployment supplement program, a decision by Gov. Bill Lee that comes as many argue the additional funds allow low-wage workers to make more money while staying at home. Lee cited a surplus of available jobs in Tennessee. Lee informed the U.S. Department of Labor of the decision Tuesday, joining several other Southern states in refusing the additional payments for unemployed people. “We will no longer participate in federal pandemic unemployment programs because Tennesseans have access to more than 250,000 jobs in our state,” Lee said in a statement about the decision. “Families, businesses and...

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Police pursuit goes through Coffee County Wednesday

Police pursuit goes through Coffee County Wednesday

Police are still looking for a man driving what appeared to be a blue Dodge Charger, that led authorities on a pursuit through Rutherford, Bedford, and Coffee County on Wednesday, May 12. The chase started after numerous motorists made calls to 9-1-1 to report a man outside of his vehicle waiving a handgun. The calls came into Rutherford County dispatchers with motorists saying the subject was stopping traffic on I-24 near I-840. The man reportedly got back in his car and led law enforcement on a chase toward Chattanooga. At one point, the suspect allegedly reached speeds of 130-miles-per-hour as he...

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Panic buy causes gasoline shortage in some areas of southeast

Panic buy causes gasoline shortage in some areas of southeast

More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel, primarily because of what analysts say is unwarranted panic-buying among drivers, because of the shutdown of a major pipeline. Government officials acted swiftly to waive safety and environmental rules to speed the delivery of fuel by truck, ship or rail to motorists and airports, even as they sought to assure the public that there was no cause for alarm. The Colonial Pipeline, the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., delivering about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast, was hit on Friday with a cyberattack by...

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Multiple COVID-19 pop-up vaccination sites available in Coffee County this week

Multiple COVID-19 pop-up vaccination sites available in Coffee County this week

Those wishing to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Coffee County will have multiple opportunities to do so over the coming weeks. Wednesday Southern Family Markets Building Manchester, 3-6 p.m. Lakewood Park CC, 2-5 p.m. Thursday Manchester Health Department, 9-11 a.m. Tullahoma Health Department, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Southern Family Markets Building Manchester, 11-2 p.m. Friday Manchester Health Department, 7-9 a.m. Tullahoma Health Department, 7-9 a.m. Saturday Westwood Middle School Vietnam Veterans Event, 10-2 p.m. Westwood Middle School 3-5...

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Six year old killed in gun accident in Shelbyville

Six year old killed in gun accident in Shelbyville

A 6-year old boy is dead after Shelbyville police say he accidentally shot himself in the head on Monday, May 10. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, Shelbyville police investigators believe the child picked up the gun while the mother was in the restroom. The mother called police and stated that the boy had accidentally shot himself in the head and was not breathing. The child was airlifted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to the Gazette article, two other children were in the room – ages 8 and 2, but they did not witness the...

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Ovoca Road Closure in Tullahoma

Ovoca Road Closure in Tullahoma

A portion of Ovoca Road in Tullahoma will be closed for construction from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12.  The road will be closed from Riley Creek Rd. to Country Club Rd.  The road will be open to local traffic only. Detour will be Fairways Blvd. to Country Club.  Public works crews will be working to replace a drainage culvert at 2125 Ovoca Rd. Next week crews will repave the road and it will be closed again. That date will be announced...

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Motlow Foundation Faculty Excellence Awards

Motlow Foundation Faculty Excellence Awards

The Motlow College Foundation announced its 2020-21 Academic Year Faculty Excellence Awards. The Faculty Excellence Awards recognize full-time and adjunct faculty who excel in professional activities and development; instructional activities, improvement, retention, completion activities; non-instructional college service; community service; and student evaluations. The Motlow College Foundation is proud to sponsor this Motlow tradition since the awards began in 1978. These faculty members join a distinguished list of instructors who are part of the great tradition of celebrating excellence in education at Motlow State. A reception for nominees and winners is planned for a later date. Faculty Winners: Kate Benson Charle...

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Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Approved for 12-15 year-old’s

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Approved for 12-15 year-old’s

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency use for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine on Monday to people ages 12 to 15. This means everyone ages 12 and up are now eligible for the vaccine. This is the first vaccine authorized for people under the age of 18. It was previously approved for people ages 16 and up. Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are still authorized for people 18 and older. Pfizer held a clinical trial that involved 2,260 12-to-15-year old’s which was then reviewed and approved by the FDA. The trial showed that the vaccine...

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CHAMPIONS! Lady Raiders crush Lincoln County in district title game

Coffee County ended the District 8-AAA Championship game before everyone had a chance to take their seats Wednesday night. The CHS Lady Raiders sent 8 runs across the plate in the first inning – 6 runs before the Lincoln County Lady Falcons could record the first out – and cruised to a 14-0 win over …

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Preds playoff tickets go on sale May 13

The Nashville Predators, having recently clinched the fourth and final Central Division berth in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, today announced that single-game tickets for Round 1, Games 3, 4 and 6* at Bridgestone Arena will go on sale tomorrow, May 13. In their seventh consecutive postseason appearance, the Predators will face the Carolina Hurricanes …

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Braves fall to Blue Jays Wednesday night

While it would be nice for everything to immediately come together every year, it doesn’t seemingly work that way too often in the baseball world. Thus, there is a need for the patience the Braves will continue to show while hoping to steadily feel better about both their offense and pitching staff.   Max Fried enhanced some …

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Juanita Mae Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Mae Brown, age 75 of Beechgrove, will be conducted at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Manchester Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in New Beechgrove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Mrs. Brown passed from this life on Monday, May 10, 2021, …

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