Carver resigns as Tullahoma Schools director; Hargrove to be interim

The Tullahoma City Schools accepted the resignation of director of schools John Carver Monday (Sept. 16) night, just about a year after the system decided to hire him. The board unanimously voted to accept Carver’s resignation. School Board Chairman Pat Welsh made a sudden announcement Friday (Sept. 13) that the board was working to reach …

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Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. needs help identifying person of interest in burglaries

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect who is wanted for questioning in relation to burglaries in the northern part of Coffee County.  Surveillance photos show the subject driving a 2000 model Nissan Xterra. According to the sheriff’s department, the driver appears to have a tattoo on his …

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Coffee County Fair continues Tuesday night

The Coffee County Fair continues Tuesday night! If you plan on riding some rides, it is $20 handstamp day from 6 p.m. until closing. Also on Tuesday night will be the Nick’s Kids Show at 5, 7 and 8:30 p.m. the Wool and Wollies Show at 5 p.m., the Junior Sheep Show is at 6 …

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Vietnam vets to receive special ceremony at Fort Campbell this weekend

Vietnam veterans will receive a proper “welcome home” this Thursday, in a special ceremony at Fort Campbell Army base. Organizers say the event aims to celebrate and thank service members, many of whom were scorned when they first came home from the war decades ago.  Memphis resident and Vietnam veteran Harold Beaver is traveling to …

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County to pave Benson Rd. this week

A travel alert for those of you who frequent Benson Rd. In Coffee County, which connects Asbury Rd. and Buck Jones Rd. The Coffee County Highway Department will be paving Benson Rd. This week. if you do travel that area, be aware and travel with caution as there will be heavy equipment, trucks and men …

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Tullahoma PD issues statement after tragic death of 12-year old

The Tullahoma community is mourning the loss of Marliana Noel “Marli” Tate, who passed away Monday, Sept. 9. She was a 12-year old, seventh-grade student at East Middle School. Visitation with the family was held Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home. The Tullahoma News reported that Tullahoma Director of Schools John Carver insinuated on Thursday that …

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Shelbyville police searching for suspects in home invasion

The Shelbyville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted in connection with an armed home invasion. Wanted are John Lewis Rippey, a while male last seen on foot in the area of Jack Pickle Rd. in Bedford County on Friday, Sept. 13. Police are also searching for Julius Dominick …

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Tullahoma schools attempting to separate from director Carver

Tullahoma City School System is attempting to reach a separation with Director of Schools John Carver. Carver’s tenure with Tullahoma schools has been brief. The school board announced the intent to hire him in August of 2018, and he took over from outgoing director Dan Lawson in November of 2018.   “The Board of Tullahoma …

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Rides begin at Coffee County Fair Monday

The Coffee County Fair is officially open for business! The 162nd annual fair got underway Saturday with beauty pageants, but the entire fair gets underway Monday (Sept. 16), including midway entertainment, exhibits and food. On the midway Monday night is “Fun Night,” tickets for rides starting at 6 p.m. Other events of note happening Monday …

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New scam targeting Tennesseans for ‘unpaid taxes’

There is a new scam to be aware of. This warning is coming from the Tennessee Department of Revenue and the Tennessee Department of Commerce and the scam is targeting Tennesseans who may be facing unpaid taxes.  In this scam, the scammer wants their intended victims to pay an “offer of compromise” to them which …

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