Shelbyville police to have citizen police academy

The Shelbyville Police Department will have a citizens’ police academy. If you’ve wondered about the day-to-day actions of police, this is a good opportunity for you. This is a seven-week academy, and along with activities each member of the Citizens Police Academy will be allowed to ride along with an officer on regular duty and …

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Manchester Recreation Center has after school bike club, children’s program

The Manchester Recreation Department has a couple of after school programs to let your kids know about. First is the “Mud, Sweat and Gears” mountain bike club. This is after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays and is designed for grades 5-8. Participants are provided bicycles and take group rides at …

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Severe weather possible Tuesday afternoon

All of Middle Tennessee, including the Coffee County area, is under a slight risk of severe weather for Tuesday afternoon. According to NWS, a cold front will approach later in the day Tuesday, bringing with it the potential for severe weather. Strong winds and heavy downpours are the primary concern. Heat is also a concern …

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Coffee County’s Jennifer Hunt featured in state “Tennessee Faces of Opioid Crisis” awareness campaign

Manchester, Tenn. – Coffee County resident Jennifer Hunt is featured in the Tennessee Department of Health’s “Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis“ public education and awareness campaign. This project will include people from every county of Tennessee sharing personal stories of how they have been impacted by the opioid crisis. The campaign also provides resources …

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Coffee Co. Schools to hold substitute teacher orientation

Coffee County Schools will have a substitute orientation for those interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the system. Non certified teachers earn $60 a day and certified earn $75 per day to substitute. Orientation is Friday, August 30 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Coffee County Board of Education at 1343 McArthur Street. …

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State approves $3 million to invest in rural initiatives

To help strengthen and expand workforce development   programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce   Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support   Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. The Rural Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (RIFOA) will   make monies available to local workforce development boards over the   next three years. “Our hope is this …

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Coffee County Schools’ Student Support Services Department Receives Walmart Foundation Gran

Coffee County Schools’ Student Support Services Department has been awarded a $2,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant, which will be used to focus on our homeless student population. “This funding will be used to focus on ensuring the needs of our homeless population are met,” said Connie Sekulich, School Social Worker for Coffee County Schools. Coffee County …

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Tennessee commemorates ratification of women’s suffrage

NASHVILLE – Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives will mark the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ushered in women’s right to vote, with events August 16-17. Votes for Women: Commemorating Women’s Suffrage will provide living history programs and hands-on activities …

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Manchester City Schools to cancel school Oct. 11 due to Exit 111 Festival

The Manchester City School system is announcing calendar changes due to the upcoming Exit 111 festival, which will take place October 11-13 at Great Stage Park – also known as the home to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  The changes include the following. There will now be no school for city schools on Friday, Oct. …

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Autopsy shows 2019 Bonnaroo death caused by accidental overdose

The autopsy released for Ryan Dunleavy, who passed away at the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, reveals that he overdosed on drugs. Dunleavy, 27, was found to have fentanyl, MDMA (otherwise known as ecstasy) and clozapine in his system, according to the report conducted by Davidson County Assistant Medical Examiner David Zimmerman. …

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