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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BREAKING NEWS: 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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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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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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Judge blocks Tennessee’s new voter registration law

A federal judge blocked Tennessee’s new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on October 1st of this year.  For now, the ruling sets aside a law that fines groups that pay workers when too many incomplete registration forms are submitted. The law would criminalize intentional infractions of a new set of rules, exposing voting …

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UPDATE: Man arrested in pursuit was charged with 11th offense of driving on revoked license; had warrants in Warren County

We have an update to a story Thunder Radio brought to you Thursday in the case of a high-speed chase and the arrest of Daniel Rainey.  According to the official arrest report from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, deputy Blake Simmons observed Rainey, 35, at Ben’s Lakewood Market and was advised that Rainey was possibly …

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Coffee County Fair starts Saturday with pageants

The Coffee County Fair starts Saturday, Sept. 14. The midway events and rides will not begin until Monday, Sept. 16. Saturday will be the well-known beauty pageants. Miss Teen Coffee County will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and the Fairest of the Fair will be at 8 Saturday night. Sunday will be full of baby …

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Arrest made after Tuesday police chase in Coffee County

Coffee County deputies arrested Daniel Ray Rainey on Tuesday, Sept. 10 after a pursuit that ended at Lumley Stand and Ramsey Green Roads.  Rainey, who is 35, has been charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving on revoked or suspended license, manufacture, delivery, sale of methamphetaines and tampering with evidence. He was arrested by deputy …

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Commission vote ends in tie to fill district 8 seat

The Coffee County Commission met Tuesday night, Sept. 10 One key item on the agenda was to fill the vacancy on the commission for District 8. The commission voted three times in an attempt to fill that seat, but all three times ended in a 9-9 tie vote between Jeff Keele and Tim Brown. Two …

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Two arrests made in animal cruelty case

We have an update to a story that Thunder Radio News first brought to you last week. Arrests have been made in the case of animal cruelty in which 17 dogs were found in poor condition on Ute Dr. In Beech Grove.  Arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 10 were Sharon Lenore Chaffin, 46, and Earnest Doyle …

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