Saturday bomb scare turns out to be false alarm

Tullahoma residents in the Jennings Point subdivision were given quite a scare Saturday when a 42-year old homeowner there called authorities claiming that an explosive device was in his residence. Members of the Tullahoma Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol bomb squad worked the scene and residents within 300 yards of the home were evacuated …

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Tullahoma government does not want new hotel-motel tax going to county general fund

City of Tullahoma’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed a resolution at its meeting last Monday (July 8) requesting that revenues from the county’s new occupancy tax – more commonly know as a hotel / motel tax, be used to promote and enhance tourism in Coffee County.  According to The Tullahoma News, before the vote …

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Smyrna child dies after being left in vehicle; father charged

A child in Tennessee has died after suffering a heatstroke inside a hot car.  Three-year old Daylin Palmer, was left unattended in a Dodge Charger for approximately two hours in Smyrna Thursday, July 11th. Smyrna Police and Rutherford County EMS rushed to the residence but were unable to save the child’s life. The father, Dylan …

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Manchester Rotary collects laundry detergent for school systems

At its most recent meeting, members of the Manchester Rotary Club brought in laundry detergent and scissors to donate to the Coffee County School System and the Manchester City School System for the schools to assist students and families in need of these necessities. The Manchester Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. on the second …

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Section of Little Duck River Greenway closed behind Riverview School

Folks who enjoy use of the Little Duck River Greenway will have to avoid the section behind the old Riverview Alternative School for about a month as crews work on sewer rehabilitation in the area.  Work the began a few weeks ago has closed that section down for the time being as workers replace some …

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Coffee County Government Meetings WEEK OF July 15, 2019

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF July 15, 2019 Monday, July 15 4:30 p.m. – Personnel & Compensation Committee Thursday, July 18 5:00 p.m. – Ambulance Authority

Manchester police searching for man who broke into Food Lion Thursday

Manchester Police are searching for a suspect who broke into the Manchester Food Lion during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 11th.  According to Manchester Police Department Chief Investigator Jackie Matheny, someone made entry into the Food Lion between 12:30 and 3 a.m. Thursday and attempted to gain entry  to the ATM machine located …

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Supply lists for Manchester City Schools are here

The Manchester City School system is gearing up for the start of school as the first abbreviated day for students will be Thursday Aug. 1, with the first full day of school being Friday, Aug. 2. Manchester City Schools includes College Street Elementary, Westwood Elementary and Westwood Middle School. If you aren’t sure what supplies …

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Franklin County police searching for church vandal

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding a burglary and vandalism that occurred at 1325 Floyd Lane, at Greenhaw Baptist. A report filed by Sgt. Chuck Stines states that between 9:30 p.m. Monday July 8th and 1:00 p.m. Tuesday July 9th, unknown person(s) forced their way into the church by breaking a window. …

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Bill Haslam announces he will not run for US Senate

Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced yesterday that he will not run for US Senate to replace US Senator Lamar Alexander, who announced in December that he would not seek reelection in 2020.  In a letter to the USA Today Network Tennessee, Haslam said, “While I think serving in the United States Senate would be …

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