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Coffee County Public Defender investigator Dale Conn, 69, has passed away

Coffee County Public Defender investigator Dale Conn, 69, has passed away

Jimmy Dale Conn, longtime member of law enforcement and the legal system in Coffee County, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 23. He was 69 years old. Dale Conn Dale Conn was a graduate of the FBI Academy and a former police offer of the Tullahoma Police Department and previously served as chief deputy of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He worked for many years as an investigator with the Coffee County Public Defender’s officer – which is where he worked at the time of his passing. FULL OBITUARY BELOW Mr. Jimmy Dale Conn,...

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Coffee County unemployment falls to near 3 percent

Coffee County unemployment falls to near 3 percent

New data revealed the employment situation continued to improve for a majority of Tennessee’s counties in October 2021, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment rates decreased in 65 counties during the month, while they remained the same in 20 counties, and increased in ten counties. Ninety-three counties reported October jobless numbers lower than 5% and two counties had unemployment rates slightly higher than 5%. In Coffee County, October unemployment rate is at 3.2 percent. That is down from 3.4 percent the previous month and down from 6.6 percent in October of 2020. Williamson County’s unemployment...

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Annual Manchester Christmas Parade is Saturday

Annual Manchester Christmas Parade is Saturday

Manchester Christmas Parade – themed “Christmas Through the Ages” – will be held Saturday. Parade lineup begins at 5 p.m. with festivities starting at 6:30 p.m. The annual downtown tree lighting will take place at the conclusion of the parade. A photo of the parade route is below. Click here for a link to the parade entry...

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Pay for Coffee County Schools substitute teachers to increase on Dec. 1

Pay for Coffee County Schools substitute teachers to increase on Dec. 1

Pay rates for Coffee County Schools substitute teachers will increases at the start of next month. Beginning Dec. 1, certified substitutes will earn $85 per day, while non-certified will earn $70 per day. This is an increase of $10 per day. If you are interested in applying, click here. You can get your substitute packet by clicking here. The new substitute handbook is available here. Contact Stephanie Langham at langhams@k12coffee.net with any...

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TDOT will halt lane closures during Thanksgiving travel period

TDOT will halt lane closures during Thanksgiving travel period

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2021. “Thanksgiving is typically the most traveled holiday of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner Joe Galbato. “Halting road work during this time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and...

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Falling oil prices could bring relief at the pump after Thanksgiving, AAA says

Falling oil prices could bring relief at the pump after Thanksgiving, AAA says

The Tennessee gas price average declined for the second week in a row, falling two cents over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.11 which is 4 cents cheaper than one month ago and $1.25 more than one year ago. However, gas prices during the Thanksgiving travel period are on pace to be the highest since 2013. But, that won’t stop the more than 48.3 million Americans planning to hit the roads this holiday. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Coffee County is currently $3.11 – which is right on par with the state average and 29 cents below the national average...

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Red Cross offers Thanksgiving cooking safety tips

Red Cross offers Thanksgiving cooking safety tips

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to prepare the holiday feast and brush up on home fire safety. Plus, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities, planning your celebrations may be a little different this year. “Home fires are a real threat to the Tennesseans over the Thanksgiving holiday,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional Executive Director for the American Red Cross Tennessee Region. “In particular, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and year after year Thanksgiving is the peak day for these tragedies. We at the Red Cross are urging families to follow cooking safety...

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Woodbury man among those arrested in human trafficking operation

Woodbury man among those arrested in human trafficking operation

Four men, including one from nearby Woodbury, have been arrested and charged with “Felony Promoting Prostitution.” The arrests occurred during an undercover operation this past Thursday by Human Trafficking detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department. The four men who were arrested: • Michael Swales, 49, of Nashville• William Joy, 46, of Goodlettsville• Stetson Brown, 25, of Nashville• Darin Slater, 37, of Woodbury During the operation, undercover detectives responded to internet sex ads. The four men arrested allegedly drove the women to hotels in the Rosa Parks Boulevard and Vantage Way area – reportedly to meet with clients. However, those alleged clients...

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Raiders cruise to Friday afternoon win in Woodbury

Coffee County’s Red Raider basketball team shook off the Thanksgiving food and took care of business Friday afternoon, dropping Loretto 54-33 in the Cannon County Thanksgiving Classic in Woodbury. After a slow offensive start, the Raiders caught fire from beyond the 3-point line and buried Loretto. CHS took a 31-13 lead and led by as …

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Elaine K. Churchill

Elaine K. Churchill of Tullahoma passed this life on Thursday, November 25,2021 at the age of 100. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time. A native of Greenfield, MA, Elaine was the daughter of the late Washingtonand Doris Merry Kilbourne. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Churchand was an avid reader.  …

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Jimmy Dale Conn

Mr. Jimmy Dale Conn, age 69 of Tullahoma, was born on November 29, 1951, in Tullahoma, TN to the late Freddie Lee Conn and Mary Agnes Clark. He graduated Tullahoma High School in 1970. Mr. Conn enjoyed deer hunting and attended the King’s Cross church. He also graduated from the National FBI Academy. Mr. Conn …

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Benny Thomas Vaughn

Benny Thomas Vaughn of Lynchburg passed this life on Tuesday, November 23at the age of 65. No services are scheduled. A native of Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Lucion and Gladys BolesVaughn. He was a logger and enjoyed his work. He loved people and never meta stranger. His favorite activity was playing …

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