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Andrew Taylor named CHS head boys basketball coach

Andrew Taylor named CHS head boys basketball coach

Andrew Taylor has been named the head boys basketball coach at Coffee County Central High School. “Coach Taylor has significant experience as both assistant and head men’s coach here at CCCHS,” Coffee County principal Paul Parsley said in a press release. “There is a mutual respect between coach Taylor and our student-athhletes, and his competence in coaching the game is recognized in our community and within basketball circles in the surrounding area. We are happy to entrust leadership in our men’s basketball program to coach Taylor as we move forward.” It will be Taylor’s second stint as the basketball...

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Former Winchester Police Officer arrested on multiple charges

Former Winchester Police Officer arrested on multiple charges

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Winchester police officer. On October 2, 2020, 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor requested the TBI to investigate Tristan Delacruz, who was at the time a Winchester police officer, on sexual assault allegations. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that identified Delacruz as the individual responsible for multiple incidents of sexual assault during March 2020. He is no longer an employee of the Winchester Police Department Tristan Delacruz On May 3rd, the Franklin County Grand...

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17-year cicadas emerging in Tennessee

17-year cicadas emerging in Tennessee

By now you’ve heard the cicadas are coming. In fact, they are practically here. Entomologists predict the periodical cicada that are on a 17-year reproduction cycle will start emerging from the soil in mass within the next several days, and some early emergence has been documented in parts of Tennessee. What you may not have heard is that those young fruit trees you planted this year, or maybe in the last few years, are in danger if you have a large cicada population in your area. After all the noisy mating, the female periodical cicada will select woody shoots on...

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Tennessee House passes Firearm Information Protection act

Tennessee House passes Firearm Information Protection act

The Tennessee House last week approved legislation designed to protect the privacy of citizens related to firearm ownership. Republican lawmakers say this bill is similar to the protections guaranteed by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), House Bill 1171, also known as the Firearm Information Privacy Protection Act (FIPPA), will protect Tennesseans who are exercising their right to own and purchase firearms. This legislation will create a Class A misdemeanor for any public personnel that intentionally discloses information about an owner of a firearm for the purpose of compiling a federal firearms registry or confiscation of firearms. The bill will...

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House Bill 37 prohibits local governments from classifying workers as essential or nonessential

House Bill 37 prohibits local governments from classifying workers as essential or nonessential

Both chambers of the TN General Assembly passed legislation recognizing that every job in Tennessee is essential to the state’s economy. House Bill 37 protects Tennessee citizens and businesses from burdensome government restrictions.  House Bill 37 prohibits a local government body from classifying a category of workers as essential or nonessential, citing that Government should not be allowed to impose restrictions and inequities that threaten the livelihood of millions of Tennesseans. The bill states that all workers are essential and ensures government does not impede on any individual’s right to work or earn a living. This legislation clarifies a...

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Tuesday morning storms knock out power to over 4,000 DREMC customers

Tuesday morning storms knock out power to over 4,000 DREMC customers

Storms that featured 60-plus mile per hour winds and hail swept through our listening area Tuesday during the morning commute, causing some damage. According to Duck River Electric, more than 4,000 DREMC members were without power early in the day across the Coffee, Bedford, Maury and Marshall County areas. One of the hardest hit areas in Coffee County was near Hickerson Rd., which was closed due to multiple down trees and power lines in the...

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Over 21% of Coffee County fully vaccinated for COVID- 19

Over 21% of Coffee County fully vaccinated for COVID- 19

Over 1 in 5 people in Coffee County have received full vaccination for COVID-19, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. In total, there have been 28,145 doses of COVID-19 administered in Coffee County. Two doses of the vaccine have been administered to 21.49% of the Coffee County population – which is estimated over 50,000. Meanwhile, 28.56 percent of the population has received at least one dose. For more information on receiving a vaccine, click...

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The General Assembly passes the Mercenary Rioter Act

The General Assembly passes the Mercenary Rioter Act

The Tennessee House chamber last week approved the Mercenary Rioter Act which aims to ensure protests remain peaceful. House Bill 881 increases penalties for those who are paid to participate in riots and those who come from outside the state with intent to commit a criminal offense and riot.  This legislation makes it a Class E felony and increases the punishment for aggravated rioting to a mandatory minimum sentence of 45 days imprisonment for one offense or 60 days for two or more offenses. Tennessee law defines a riot as three or more individuals inciting a violent disturbance that creates grave danger...

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Andrew Taylor named CHS head boys basketball coach

Andrew Taylor has been named the head boys basketball coach at Coffee County Central High School. “Coach Taylor has significant experience as both assistant and head men’s coach here at CCCHS,” Coffee County principal Paul Parsley said in a press release. “There is a mutual respect between coach Taylor and our student-athhletes, and his competence …

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Lady Raider tennis advances to team finals in district play

Coffee County’s tennis Lady Raiders have advanced to the District tennis finals as a team after a 4-3 win over Marshall County in the semi-finals. In singles play, the Lady Raiders got wins from Lauren Perry (8-1), Rylea McNamara (8-1) and Wren Lawson (8-5). The doubles team of Perry and McNamara won 8-2 to give …

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Westwood soccer caps unbeaten season with championship win over Cascade

Westwood Middle School’s Rocket soccer team completed an unbeaten season with a 3-0 win over Cascade in the conference championship game on Friday at Dyer-Bouldin Field in Manchester. Westwood finished 10-0-1 on the season. Westwood dominated conference opponents, outscoring them 30-1 on the season in conference play.

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Former Winchester Police Officer arrested on multiple charges

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Winchester police officer. On October 2, 2020, 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor requested the TBI to investigate Tristan Delacruz, who was at the time a Winchester police officer, on sexual assault allegations. During …

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