Local High Schoolers go to D.C. to learn about the Political Process

Nearly 1,800 high schoolers from rural America packed their suitcases and boarded airplanes and buses bound for Washington, D.C., to learn about the political process, meet elected officials and gained an up-close understanding of U.S. history as they toured numerous monuments and memorials and visited renown sites in and around the D.C. area. It’s all …

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Coffee County Government MEETINGS THE WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2019

MEETINGS THE WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2019 Monday, June 24 Caucus Meetings: 4:00 p.m. – Manchester Caucus – CCAP Conf. Room #2 5:00 p.m. – Rural Caucus – CCAP Conf. Room #1 6:00 p.m. – Tullahoma Caucus – Marcum Building Tuesday, June 25 4:00 p.m. – Planning Commission 6:00 p.m. – Full Commission

Manchester City Board of Mayor and Aldermen Special Call Meeting

Special Call 6-25-19 BOMA Notice (1)

Strong Storms Power Through Coffee County

A strong storm with straight-line winds passed through Coffee County Wednesday night causing power outages affecting approximately 3,500 members in the northeast part of the county. At least seven poles were broken, five of which were in a row, and damage was reported in several other areas. With Duck River Electric Membership Corporation’s (DREMC) alternate …

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Woman Charged with Murder in Georgia Arrested this week in Tullahoma

In July of 2018, the body of a prominent Atlanta, GA attorney Gary Farris was found in a wooded area in Cherokee County, GA. After several months of testing, it was determined by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Harris had been shot. His body had been severely burned. At least one .380-caliber bullet was …

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Man with Heavy Criminal Past on the Run

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Dunlap Police, and other local law enforcement need your help finding a Hamilton County man wanted for aggravated sexual battery and false imprisonment of a child. The Dunlap Police Department says Jacky Wayne Bean is believed to be in the Dunlap-Sequatchie County area. Bean was previously arrested and sentenced in …

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MTSU Tuition and Fees Rise

Middle Tennessee State University’s Board of Trustees has approved a 2.37% increase in tuition and fees beginning this fall. The Daily News Journal reports that increase averages to $109 more per semester for students. The increase is expected to generate $3.8 million. Beneficiaries of the new funds will include the campus recreation center, health services, …

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70% of Americans think they won’t get Stopped by Police while Driving High on Marijuana

Nearly 70 percent of Americans think it’s unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA For Traffic Safety survey. A finding shows an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days. A …

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Identity of Man who Died at Bonnaroo Released

We have an update on the death at Bonnaroo. We now know the identity of the 27 year-old man that died Saturday morning inside the campground area of Bonnaroo in Manchester. According to local authorities, Ryan Dunleavy of Brentwood, TN died from an “underlying medical condition” while attending Bonnaroo with his Father. According to crisis …

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New Hands-Free Law begins July 1

Drivers on Tennessee roadways will have to put down their phones in less than two weeks. The state’s new hands-free law takes effect on July 1. The key to the new law comes down to whether the car moving. If it is, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers say you can’t touch your phone in any way, …

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