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Tennessee sees decline in infant sleep-related deaths

Tennessee’s infant mortality rate is on the decline for the first time in three years, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. The data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 compared with the year prior.  Dr. Morgan McDonald, deputy commissioner for population health at the …

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS – (brought to you by Spring Street Market) Nov. 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Grundy County Schools – 2 hour delay Warren County – 2 hour delay

SCHOOL CLOSINGS – (brought to you by Spring Street Market) Nov. 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Coffee County School System – 2 hour delay; Franklin County School System – CLOSED; Warren County – 2 hour delay; Cannon County – 2 hour delay; Spring Street Market – your local, hometown grocery store (bread and milk experts, of course). 801 S Spring St. Manchester

Coffee County General Sessions judge Tim Brock has died

Coffee County General Sessions Judge Timothy R. Brock has passed away.  According to Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott, Brock’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Nevada on Monday (Nov. 11) while attending a conference. No foul play is suspected, but a cause of death is pending an autopsy, according to Northcott. He …

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Coffee Co. Schools, Manchester City to host mobile food pantry Friday

Coffee County and Manchester City Schools are partnering together to host a Mobile Food Pantry for families in need on Friday, November 15th at First Baptist Church of Manchester. A Mobile Food Pantry is a large scale food distribution in which food items are delivered via Second Harvest Food Bank to a designated location for …

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East Coffee teachers get over $4,000 for projects from Sonic project

SONIC Drive-In concluded its annual Limeades for Learning Fall Voting campaign in support of public school teachers last month, and Manchester, Tennessee teachers received funding to support their innovative and creative learning projects. In partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org and with the help of SONIC fans, three teachers in Manchester received a combined $4,047 for necessary …

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Future of TN’s Natural Parks Up to Land and Water Conservation Fund

Congress is considering a bill that would secure permanent and full federal funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a pot of money from offshore oil revenues used to protect the country’s natural parks. Mike Butler, CEO of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, says over the past 50 years, around $200 million from LWCF have gone …

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Man charged, Manchester resident dies after Wednesday crash

A longtime Manchester resident has passed away and another man is in jail after a crash near the Rutherford and Coffee County line Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Severely injured in the crash was Scott Cutshaw, a longtime resident of Coffee County. Cutshaw was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries …

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Tullahoma teacher suspended pending investigation

Tullahoma High School drama teacher Aaron Miller has been suspended pending an investigation, according to a report from The Tullahoma News.  Interim Director of Tullahoma Schools Scott Hargrove said that Miller has been suspended without pay and there is no timeline for the investigation. It is unclear what the school system is investigating. Aaron allegedly …

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Warren Co. man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

An investigation by Special Agents with the Technical Services Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, and Homeland Security Investigations, has resulted in the arrest of a McMinnville man on exploitation charges. In 2018, TBI Agents received information via a cyber tip from the National Center …

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