Police trying to identify remains found in Beech Grove; one in custody

Human remains have been discovered in the Beech Grove area of Coffee County.   According to Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott, human skeletal remains were discovered in Beech Grove off of Cole Ridge Rd. at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 and a joint investigation is underway involving the Manchester Police Department and …

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Rutherford Co. Mayor Ketron’s company searched by Murfreesboro police

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron’s Insurance company in Murfreesboro was being searched by officer’s of the Murfreesboro Police Department as part of an investigation related to insurance fraud involving the business Wednesday.  Kelsey Ketron, a Tennessee Republican Party official and the daughter of Mayor Ketron, has been accused of fraud in cases related to Ketron’s insurance …

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9,000 mentors needed for Tennessee Promise (Find out how you can volunteer)

Applicants for the Tennessee Promise from the class of 2020 will all need sponsors and tnAchieves has started its effort to recruit 9,000 volunteer mentors.  Nearly 64,000 students from the class of 2019 applied for the scholarship, which has a universal acceptance policy. Program administrators are expecting more in the class of 2020.  Mentors are …

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Grundy Co. fugitive caught Tuesday in Sequatchie County after 3 years on run

A former Grundy County resident was arrested by an FBI SWAT team and US Marshals Tuesday evening after three years on the run as a fugitive.  Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tullahoma FBI Agents, along with U.S. Marshals located 53-year-old Vincent Garner at a mobile home in rural Sequatchie County Tuesday evening. He was taken into custody …

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BREAKING — Human remains found in Coffee County, one in custody

Human remains have been discovered in the Beech Grove area of Coffee County.   According to Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott, human skeletal remains were discovered in Beech Grove off of Cole Ridge Rd. at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 and a joint investigation is underway involving the Manchester Police Department and …

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Manchester Police officers run over 30 miles this week to raise awareness for Special Olympics

Manchester Police Department chief Mark Yother and officers were at it again Monday, logging another “patch run.” Officers from day and night shifts started running the 16-mile route Sunday night from Manchester City Hall to the Wartrace Police Department and then continued 11 more miles Monday to the Shelbyville Police Department and Bedford County Sheriff’s …

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20 people sentenced for trafficking of meth, fentanyl

The Department of Justice has made a dent in methamphetamine and fentanyl being trafficked into middle Tennessee. Twenty people have been sentenced for their roles which resulted in 21 kilograms of meth and one kilogram of fentanyl being trafficked into Middle Tennessee.  Two dozen people from Tennessee and Georgia were arrested on drug trafficking charges.  …

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Gas prices creeping up in Tennessee

Gas Prices in Tennessee have been creeping up over the past week, according to AAA. Last week, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.46 and that average as of Tuesday was 2.53. That price is 20 cents more than a month ago, but still 9 cents cheaper than this same time …

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Coffee Co. School employees to get 1% raise

Coffee County School System employees can expect a raise for this upcoming fiscal year – with the board of education approving a 1% raise for all employees fo the school system and step raises also coming While the raises are welcome, surrounding systems have offered as much or more. The city of Manchester is giving …

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Man charged with attempted murder, carjacking after Saturday stabbing in Manchester

A Manchester man sustained life-threatening injuries and a Gallatin man is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and carjacking after an incident Saturday afternoon that began at Foothills Crafts on Woodbury Highway.  According to a police report on file by the Manchester Police Department, Norman Vetter was leaving Foothills Crafts at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday …

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