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Area authorities searching for suspect, wanted for vehicle burglaries

Area authorities searching for suspect, wanted for vehicle burglaries

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators are attempting to locate Chris Shearer (902 Cindy Hollow Road, Estill Springs). Mr. Shearer is wanted on charges that include evading arrest, theft from a motor vehicle, and various other vehicle burglaries. Anyone having any information regarding Mr. Shearer’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lt. George Dyer at...

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept. makes arrests for meth, pills

Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept. makes arrests for meth, pills

On Wednesday October 13th, 2021 Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators, in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Winchester Police Department executed a search warrant at 196 Lockmiller Road, Estill Springs, TN. The search resulted in Sheriff’s Office personnel finding what is believed to be a schedule 2 substance (methamphetamine) and what is believed to be a schedule 4 (pills) substance. Law enforcement also recovered an altered .22 rifle from the scene. Two males were taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Joe James (196 Lockmiller Rd.) was charged with Possession of...

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Coffee County Sheriff’s Department needs help solving Lakewood Park theft

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department needs help solving Lakewood Park theft

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for public assistance to help solve an alleged theft that happened in Lakewood Park. According to CCSD, on Oct. 11 a blue, Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck was involved in a theft. Anyone with information on who owns the vehicle should contact Sgt. James Sherrill at 931-570-4404. The truck is four-door and blue in color. See a photo...

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How to talk with children to prevent child abuse

How to talk with children to prevent child abuse

By Joyce Prusak, Executive Director of Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center To prevent child abuse and to ensure children would let you know if someone tries to talk with them or touch them in an inappropriate way, it’s important to have honest conversations with your children and to build trusting relationships.   Tell your children their private parts are special and ask them to let you know if anyone tries to touch their private parts. Use proper names (vagina, penis) for private parts. We teach children the proper words for nose and ears, so, why should their private parts be...

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Burn permits required beginning Friday

Burn permits required beginning Friday

Anyone wanting to burn leaves or brush in the state of Tennessee must have a burn permit, beginning on Friday, Oct. 15. Burn permits will be required from Oct. 15 through May 15. This is standard practice every year from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Tennessee Division of Forestry. For residents inside the city limits of Manchester and Tullahoma, burn permits should be acquired through city fire departments. County residents should get permits through the Tennessee Division of Forestry by clicking here. https://www.tn.gov/tnwildlandfire/prevention/safe-debris-burning/permits.html The following tips should be followed when it is safe to conduct a debris burn: Check...

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Coffee Co School System makes big schedule adjustment

Coffee Co School System makes big schedule adjustment

Coffee County School System has announced that all remaining 1 p.m. dismissal days for this school year have been converted to full days of school – this will affect about 5 days of the school calendar. This change applies to every school in the county school system – Deerfield, New Union, East Coffee, North Coffee, Hillsboro, Hickerson, Koss, Coffee Middle School, Raider Academy and Central High School. This change does not apply to Manchester City Schools, which operate on their own schedule. According to the system, this change was made “so that we will have additional days to use...

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Drug endangered children are abuse endangered children

Drug endangered children are abuse endangered children

By Joyce Prusak Executive Director of Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center Children whose parents use alcohol or drugs are three times more likely to be abused, neglected and to develop substance use disorders themselves. Substance use disorders are characterized by recurrent use of alcohol or other drugs, resulting in significant impairment, according to the National Criminal Justice Training Center, According to the NCJTC, 1 in 8 children live in households with at least one parent who has a substance use disorder. One in 10 children live in households with at least one parent who has an alcohol use disorder....

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Grundy County searching for suspects who are possibly from Coffee Co area

Grundy County searching for suspects who are possibly from Coffee Co area

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department officials are asking for the publics help to identify three individuals. The department posted security camera footage that features two white females and one white male who they say are possibly involved in a case that spans three counties. Authorities say these individuals could be from the Coffee County area. Anyone with information should contact 931-692-3466×5. (see still photos below or watch the video on facebook by clicking here...

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Birthdays- October 15

Birthdays: Amelia Johnson- 11- Pizza Winner! Samantha Kirby- 16 Weekly Winners: Cake- Nathan Helms Flowers- Donovan & Anna Weaver

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Birthdays- October 14

Birthdays: Brad McNeese- Pizza Winner! Krista Cole Ola Lowery- 87 Anniversaries: Bonnie & Jimmy Parsley

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Helen Stone Merrill

Funeral services for Ms. Helen Stone Merrill, age 88 years of Hillsboro,will be conducted Friday, October 15, 2021, at 3 PM, in the Coffee CountyFuneral chapel, with Brad Brown and Robert Davidson officiating. Burialwill follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the familywill begin at 12 Noon on Friday until time of service …

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Raiders return to action Friday; look to guarantee playoff spot

After a 1-4 start, things have turned around nicely for the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team. The Raiders pieced together back to back wins over Spring Hill and Warren County (the latter being a region win) to improve to 3-4, and after a week off to rest and recover from a physical 7 …

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