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Manchester Police need help identifying subjects in two incidents

Manchester Police need help identifying subjects in two incidents

Manchester Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify individuals in two separate incidents. There is a photo of a small, white extended-cab pickup truck that was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident at Murphy Oil on April 10. Police also need help identifying three individuals – a white female and two white males – who were involved in a shoplifting incident at Walmart. If anyone has information regarding either incident, contact MPD investigator Ben Sneed at...

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Dream for Weave Foundation offering two scholarships to CHS athletes

Dream for Weave Foundation offering two scholarships to CHS athletes

The Dream for Weave Foundation – founded after the passing of Dennis Weaver – has announced that it will be awarding two scholarships to deserving Coffee County Central athletes next month. There will be one scholarship each awarded to a graduating male and female athlete at CHS. These scholarship recipients will be selected by the Dream for Weave Foundation and will be awarded to graduating athletes pursuing a college degree or trade certificate in any field. Interested athletes are encouraged to fill out an application, which is available at the CHS Student Counseling Center. The Dream for Weave Foundation...

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Pop-up vaccine location in Coffee County begins Wednesday; no appointments required

Pop-up vaccine location in Coffee County begins Wednesday; no appointments required

Coffee County Health Department has announced that there will be a pop-up vaccine site at the old Southern Family Markets parking lot this week. The location at 2050 Hillsboro Blvd. will have COVID-19 vaccines in the parking lot at 2050 Hillsboro Blvd. on Wednesday, April 21 from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no appointment needed and the vaccines are available for anyone age 16 and older to simply walk up and receive a...

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TN House passes legislation strengthening TANF program

TN House passes legislation strengthening TANF program

The Tennessee House chamber last Thursday unanimously passed legislation strengthening and improving the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. House Bill 142 was recommended by a group appointed to study possible changes to the program, which currently has $710 million in reserves. The funds, which come from a federal block grant, provides support to working families such as child care assistance, temporary cash assistance, transportation, job training, employment activities and other support services offered through the state’s Families First Program. This legislation creates a two-year pilot program which provides enhanced cash assistance to individuals who are actively...

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Pop-up vaccine location in Coffee County this week; no appointments required

Pop-up vaccine location in Coffee County this week; no appointments required

Coffee County Health Department has announced that there will be a pop-up vaccine site at the old Southern Family Markets parking lot this week. The location at 2050 Hillsboro Blvd. will have COVID-19 vaccines in the parking lot at 2050 Hillsboro Blvd. on Wednesday, April 21 from 3-6 p.m. and Thursday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no appointment needed and the vaccines are available for anyone age 16 and older to simply walk up and receive a...

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House passes legislation to ban roadway sales

House passes legislation to ban roadway sales

The Tennessee House chamber last week passed legislation aimed at increasing public safety by making it a Class C misdemeanor offense for a person to solicit from the roadway, shoulder, berm, or the right-of-way of a controlled-access highway as well as entrances or exits of a highway. House Bill 978 makes camping on the shoulder of a state highway or under a bridge or overpass punishable by warning citation on the first offence and $50 fine and 20-40 hours of community service on subsequent offenses.  The Equal Access to Public Property Act of 2012 generally makes it a Class...

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Gas prices bump up 2 cents in Tennessee

Gas prices bump up 2 cents in Tennessee

Tennessee gas prices saw upward momentum at the pump over last week, mainly due to rising crude oil prices. On average, pump prices across the state rose by two cents over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.70 which is the same price as one month ago and $1.10 more than one year ago.  The average price for a gallon of gas in Coffee County is $2.68, which is 2 cents below the state average and 19 cents below the national average at $2.87.“Refinery utilization is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels, and with gasoline stocks seeing builds in the last month amid...

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National drug takeback day is Saturday

National drug takeback day is Saturday

The National Drug Take-Back day is set for Saturday, April 24. Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition encourages everyone to round up unused prescriptions and bring them to the Walmart in Tullahoma – 2111 N. Jackson Street – to be disposed of safely. The Coffee County Anti Drug Coalition will join the Tullahoma Police Department in front of the Walmart from 10 a.m. until 2...

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