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Coffee Co FBLA makes large donation to breast cancer coalition

Coffee Co FBLA makes large donation to breast cancer coalition

Throughout this past fall, Central  High School FBLA members, officers, and advisors, along with special volunteers, spent many hours organizing the “Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer” event.  FBLA members sold t-shirts and Otis Spunkmeyer breast cancer cookies, and hosted a “pink out” game where participants at the game sported pink.  Funds raised from these activities have totaled $6000.  The donation is being presented to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition with all funds set to benefit breast cancer patients in Coffee County.  FBLA would like to thank everyone who participated in the various activities and donated so that one...

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SCHOOL PATROL, THURSDAY, FEB 13

COFFEE COUNTY SCHOOLS – closed due to hazardous travel conditions. No ESP. BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS – closed CANNON COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2 hour delay FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS – closed RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS – closed WARREN COUNTY SCHOOLS –...

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County government has clean audit for second straight year

County government has clean audit for second straight year

For the second year in a row, the Coffee County government operated with no audit findings in its annual report released by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.  This means that auditors did not discover any weaknesses or deficiencies in the entire government operations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019.   This is the second year in a row for the County to have no findings, which is rare across the state. It also marked the fourth straight year for no audit findings with the Coffee County School...

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TN set to funnel $650M to schools

TN set to funnel $650M to schools

Gov. Bill Lee recently announced Tennessee’s public schools will receive $650 million to improve student literacy, support school mental health services, and boost teacher pay and professional development. The state says a significant portion of the funding will be used to purchase high-quality reading materials for elementary-school students and to provide teachers with evidence-based training for literacy instruction. Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said the state continues to lag behind in teaching kids to read. “We know that only a third of our kiddos are on grade level, reading on grade level in fourth grade. And 27% are on...

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Tullahoma schools to interview 4 director candidates

Tullahoma schools to interview 4 director candidates

Tullahoma City School Board of Education will interview four candidates for its director of schools position. Scott Hargrove, who is currently serving as interim director of schools, will not be among those interviewed. Selected by the board from a list of candidates provided by the Tennessee School Board Association, are Dr. Edwin Nichols Jr., who is the president of Enspire Consulting; Dr. Kimberly Osborne, who is the coordinator of data and assessment with Murfreesboro City Schools, Dr. Catherine Stephens, who is associate director of schools for teaching and learning in the Franklin Special School District, and Dr. Aimee Wyatt,...

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Early voting begins Wednesday

Early voting begins Wednesday

Early voting for the March 3rd primary begins Wednesday, February 12, and ends on Tuesday, February 25. Coffee County voters voting in the Republican primary will be selecting a new General Sessions Judge to replace Tim Brock, who passed away late last year. The primary will also include the presidential primary  for both Republican and Democratic parties. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays in Manchester at the Coffee County Election Commission at 1329 McArthur St. Suite 6; or in Tullahoma at the C.D. Stamps Community Center...

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Murfreesboro police looking for man who shot store clerk

Murfreesboro police looking for man who shot store clerk

Murfreesboro Police Detectives are Investigating a robbery and shooting that took place at 1:34PM Monday (2/10/2020) afternoon at MGM Market, Beer and Tobacco Store at 2415 Halls Hill Pike. The owner of the business was the clerk on duty at the time, and was shot several times in the chest, stomach and arms. Then the shooter stole the injured man’s 2010 black Nissan Rogue and fled (TN license tag 4M7-2B1). Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services rushed the man to the ER at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. The victim was later taken to the Trauma Center at Vanderbilt where he...

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Coffee County Anglers Fish Nickajack on Saturday

The Coffee County Youth Bass Club traveled to Jasper on Saturday to compete in a joint region/state trail tournament on Nickajack Lake.  The high school squad had 3 boats finish in the top 30 in a field of 163 boats.  The Raider anglers also captured 7th place in the junior division. The boat of Tristen …

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