Coffee Co. School employees to get 1% raise

Coffee County School System employees can expect a raise for this upcoming fiscal year – with the board of education approving a 1% raise for all employees fo the school system and step raises also coming While the raises are welcome, surrounding systems have offered as much or more. The city of Manchester is giving …

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Man charged with attempted murder, carjacking after Saturday stabbing in Manchester

A Manchester man sustained life-threatening injuries and a Gallatin man is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and carjacking after an incident Saturday afternoon that began at Foothills Crafts on Woodbury Highway.  According to a police report on file by the Manchester Police Department, Norman Vetter was leaving Foothills Crafts at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday …

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Kimball man arrested on homicide charge after Saturday altercation

A Kimball man has been arrested on a homicide charge. A joint investigation by special agents wit the TBI, the Jasper Police and Marion County Sheriff’s office led to the arrest of Benjamin Desrosier, 35.  According to a press release, Desrosier and Timothy Matthew Shirley were involved in an altercation Saturday outside of a business …

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Coffee County schools get over $2 million in grants for expansion of after-school program

The Coffee County School District has been awarded grant renewal for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program titled Coffee County Schools Excellence. This grant for the after school program receives federal funding from the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Extended Learning. Grants are awarded by 3 to 5 year contracts by a panel of independent …

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THP announces sobriety checkpoint for Coffee County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced that it will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Coffee County at US Highway 41 and Blanton’s Chapel Rd. This checkpoint will take place at 11 p.m. on September 27.  The scheduled checkpoint is contingent upon manpower and weather conditions. 

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in case of fentanyl laced drugs

A joint investigation including the Tullahoma Police Department (TPD), Special Agent with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(TBI) and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) has resulted in the arrest of Isaiah Kalil Clark, age 25. Clark was charged with two counts of second degree murder related to trafficking fentanyl laced …

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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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