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One person perishes in Sunday fire

One person perishes in Sunday fire

One person has perished in a structure fire Sunday, according to authorities. Fire crews were called to a house on Boynton Valley Rd. in Coffee County at about noon on Sunday to a structure fire. According to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department investigators, an elderly male lived at the home and one person did perish in the fire. Authorities say the remains in the home were not immediately identifiable. Investigators went on to say preliminary investigation shows that the fire appears to have been an accident that may have started with a wood- burning stove. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will...

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Police searching for Coffee County man who allegedly stole camper

Police searching for Coffee County man who allegedly stole camper

Area authorities need your help locating Randall Curtis – a suspect who allegedly stole an RV Camper from Newby RV Sales in Smartt Station (Warren County) on Saturday. The stolen camper has since been recovered. But Curtis has not been apprehended, according to Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Warrants are on file for Curtis’ arrest. He is 57 years old with brown eyes, brown hair (possibly shaved), with a beard or goatee, standing 6’1″ and weighing 185 pounds. He is a resident of Coffee County and could possibly be in the Franklin County area, authorities say. He is driving a...

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Orders for at-home COVID tests begin Wednesday

Orders for at-home COVID tests begin Wednesday

For anyone wanting to get their hands on at-home COVID-19 tests, they can do so beginning Wednesday. According to Tennessee Department of Health, every home in the United States can order four at-home COVID-19 tests beginning January 19. There are no direct costs or shipping costs and you will not need to enter a credit card number to get the tests. Visit covidtests.gov on January 19 to...

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Plan to vote in May primary? Details here on how to register

Plan to vote in May primary? Details here on how to register

There have been over 40 candidates pick up petitions for various elected offices across Coffee County in the upcoming 2022 elections. Candidates for the upcoming May 3, 2022 State and Coffee County Primary Elections began picking up petition papers on Dec. 20 at the Coffee County Election Commission. The deadline to have petitions returned is Thursday, Feb. 17 at noon with a withdrawal deadline of Feb. 24. Anyone wishing to vote in the May 3 primary must be registered by Monday, April 4. You can register by visiting the Coffee County Election Commission on McArthur St. Early voting will...

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Coffee County under Winter Storm Watch

Coffee County under Winter Storm Watch

US National Weather Service snowfall predictions for Saturday night, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 16. Coffee County and all of Middle Tennessee has been placed under a Winter Storm Watch by the National Weather Service. The watch is for Saturday night into Sunday. Here are the bullet points for this watch offered by NWS: * A major winter storm will cause significant impacts from the Midwest down to the Tennessee Valley, then up the east coast. * Significant snow accumulations are expected across all of Middle Tennessee.* Travel will become very difficult, maybe impossible in some areas.* Over the...

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TBI, Franklin County authorities make drug arrest in Belvidere

TBI, Franklin County authorities make drug arrest in Belvidere

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department officials, in conjunction with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI, executed a search warrant at 489 Benson Ln. in Belvidere that resulted in two arrests and confiscation of multiple weapons and drugs. Law enforcement discovered approximately 14.2 ounces of what is believed to be methamphetamine, various pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Law enforcement also recovered several firearms from the scene. Arrested were Eric Douglas Maxwell – charged with manufacture, sell of schedule II, possession of schedule I substance, simple possession / casual exchange of schedule IV and simple possession of schedule VI, possession of...

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TN Hotline Received More than 1,000 Human-Trafficking Tips in 2021

TN Hotline Received More than 1,000 Human-Trafficking Tips in 2021

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and state public health officials said it is important to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of exploitation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 25 types of human trafficking spanning numerous industries, from sex trafficking within escort services to the labor trafficking of farmworkers. Tobi Adeyeye Amosun, assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Wellness, said the economic and social distress caused by the pandemic has exacerbated risks and vulnerability. “From a statistics standpoint, through mid-December 2021, Tennessee had...

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One person perishes in Sunday fire

One person has perished in a structure fire Sunday, according to authorities. Fire crews were called to a house on Boynton Valley Rd. in Coffee County at about noon on Sunday to a structure fire. According to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department investigators, an elderly male lived at the home and one person did perish in …

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Police searching for Coffee County man who allegedly stole camper

Area authorities need your help locating Randall Curtis – a suspect who allegedly stole an RV Camper from Newby RV Sales in Smartt Station (Warren County) on Saturday. The stolen camper has since been recovered. But Curtis has not been apprehended, according to Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Warrants are on file for Curtis’ arrest. He …

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Orders for at-home COVID tests begin Wednesday

For anyone wanting to get their hands on at-home COVID-19 tests, they can do so beginning Wednesday. According to Tennessee Department of Health, every home in the United States can order four at-home COVID-19 tests beginning January 19. There are no direct costs or shipping costs and you will not need to enter a credit …

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LADY ROCKETS CAP PERFECT CONFERENCE SEASON WITH CHAMPIONSHIP

Westwood had one final hurdle standing in the way of the Lady Rockets and a perfect season in the Duck River Valley Conference. Hurdle cleared on Saturday. The Lady Rockets jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter and finished off Community 46-25 in the DRVC Championship game at Cascade. It was familiar …

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