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Franklin County man in custody after shooting wife, kids

Franklin County man in custody after shooting wife, kids

A Franklin County man is in custody after allegedly shooting his wife and his two children Saturday afternoon. Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Guess told Thunder Radio News that deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at 1620 Vernon Ridge Rd. at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday. “While deputies were responding, the situation escalated with shots fired,” explained Guess. Upon arrival on the scene, deputies entered the residence and found Holly Raquel Maxwell (age 46),  on the floor of the residence. While processing the scene, authorities made contact with Christopher Maxwell, (age 47) in an adjacent milk barn,...

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Coffee Co Sheriff’s Department looking for stolen ATV

Coffee Co Sheriff’s Department looking for stolen ATV

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a Polaris Ranger XP900 side-by-side that was stolen from the Pea Ridge Rd. area early Friday morning. Anyone with information about this stolen Ranger is encouraged to contact CCSD investigator Sgt. Laura Nettles at 931-570-4425. ...

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Dog attack sends 11-year old to hospital

Dog attack sends 11-year old to hospital

A dog has been put down and an 11-year old child was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Friday after the dog attacked the child. According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, the dog was running loose and attacked the child. The dog was put down. The child suffered multiple injuries, including injuries to the face, but those injuries are not life...

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Unemployment rate near record levels in December for Tenn.

Unemployment rate near record levels in December for Tenn.

The state of Tennessee ended 2019 with steady unemployment that continued to sit near record low levels, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) .  For the second consecutive month, the state recorded a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3%. The December 2019 figure is 0.1 of a percentage point away for Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate of 3.2%, reached in February 2019. When comparing rates from year-to-year, unemployment in December 2019 is at the same level it was in 2018. “It’s good to start 2020 with news that unemployment held steady...

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Manchester Police Department hosts retirement ceremony for canine officer

Manchester Police Department hosts retirement ceremony for canine officer

Manchester Police Department held a retirement ceremony for one of its canine officers Friday at City Hall. After serving the department for five years, canine Roccon was officially retired by the department. The department obtained the dog in 2015 from the Lewisburg Police Department as a donation. Bradford Health Services sponsored a lunch, complete with dog treats, food and a cake for the occasion. Officer Dale Robertson served as Roccon’s handler. The police department recently swore in two new canine officers – Nalty, who will work with officer Daryn Gadeken, and Storm, who will work alongside officer Derek Bowles....

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Coffee Co., Manchester City schools remain closed Monday

Coffee Co., Manchester City schools remain closed Monday

Both Coffee County and Manchester City Schools are closed on Monday, January 27 due to widespread illness. The schools took off Friday and Monday in hopes of slowing down the spread of disease throughout the schools as absentee rates jumped over 10% last week. Both school systems said plans were in place to take the buildings through a deep cleaning while students are absent....

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Coffee Co. authorities looking for stolen Polaris Ranger

Coffee Co. authorities looking for stolen Polaris Ranger

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a Polaris Ranger XP900 side-by-side that was stolen from the Pea Ridge Rd. area early Friday morning. Anyone with information about this stolen Ranger is encouraged to contact CCSD investigator Sgt. Laura Nettles at...

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