Talks Continue About New 911 Center

911A resolution by the 911 Emergency Communications District Board (911 board) in Coffee County to build a new, $3 million communications center at its current location could be delayed by the county commission’s recent vote to consider using the old jail and sheriff’s quarters for that purpose instead.
The existing center is located on Jack Welch Drive, between Manchester and Tullahoma, adjacent to the fairly new 911 communication tower.
Although the board’s long-range plans, which already included building the new center at its exiting site, were authorized by the county commission years ago, the commission voted 13 to 6 last Tuesday to at least study the idea of renovating the old jail and adjacent sheriff’s department’s quarters, which will be vacated once the new jail is in operation.