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UPDATE On Manchester Fire & Rescue’s “Fill The Boot” Campaign. Location Change

UPDATE On Manchester Fire & Rescue’s “Fill The Boot” Campaign. Location Change

Manchester Fire & Rescue, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate working for 60 years with firefighters with the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease. Due to a city ordinance firefighters postponed yesterday’s start to the fundraising and changed locations. Manchester Fire & Rescue members will be out with their boots on August 15-17 at the entrances to Wal-Mart from 9am-5pm. Funds raised during the Manchester Fill the Boot event will help support MDA’s programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending...

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Zombies To Take Over Motlow

Zombies To Take Over Motlow

The Motlow College honors program will host its first annual Survival Run fundraiser on the Moore County campus Sept. 13, according to Dr. Scott Cook, associate professor of history and honors program coordinator. On-site registration for the event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Forrester Student Center, and participants are invited to enjoy concessions and play volleyball in the courtyard after checking in. Zombie makeup will also begin at 6 p.m., with the run commencing at 8 p.m. “The Survival Run will serve as a fundraiser that will raise money for trips that promote learning outside the classroom,”...

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Property Taxes Going Up In Coffee County

The Coffee County commission met on Tuesday night with a property tax increase on the agenda. After a 12-6 vote Coffee County land owners will see a tax hike of 26-cents on their property and with updated appraisals it actually works out to 29-cents. Rural Coffee County land owners had their tax rate set at 3.2629. For example that’s an increase of around $73 on property valued at $100,000. In Manchester the rate was raised to 2.9456, that’s a about a jump of $72 on property valued at $100,000. In Tullahoma the property tax rate was set at 2.8705...

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The Latest Update On The  Suspicious Package At Tullahoma Wal-Mart

The Latest Update On The Suspicious Package At Tullahoma Wal-Mart

The Tullahoma Police Department continued the investigation of the suspicious package discovered at the Wal-Mart, N. Jackson St, on Saturday, Aug 9. As a result of the investigation, Detectives were able to determine the person responsible for the package. The investigation revealed an employee of the construction company had removed some mechanical displays during renovation. The employee disassembled the mechanical display and kept the lower portion which consisted of a box, battery pack, motor, shaft and wire with an on/off switch. The lower mechanical assembly was placed on the curb while the employee continued working. At the end of...

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Sobriety Checkpoints In Coffee County On Saturday

Sobriety Checkpoints In Coffee County On Saturday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Coffee County on Aug. 16. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of the state. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found that driver license roadside safety checkpoints are an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists. The scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon manpower and weather...

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New Jail For Grundy County

New Jail For Grundy County

Coffee County will be opening a jail soon and now another area county will begin the process of building a new facility. The Grundy County Commission is finally ready to accept bids for a new jail. Contractors have until September 4 to file sealed bids for the projected 96-bed detention center. The new facility will be located behind the courthouse in the town of Altamont. Estimates show the bare-bones type of facility being built for a cost between $6 million and $6.5 million. The current jail, built in the 1970s, remains uncertified since 1990s. At that time, state officials...

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No Winner Yet In District 14 Commission Race

No Winner Yet In District 14 Commission Race

The winner of the Coffee County District 14 commissioner’s race is no one, the vote remains tied. According to Vernita Davis Administrator of Elections in Coffee County, the person who cast a provisional ballot last Thursday did not vote in for either candidate. She added that the Coffee County commissioners will now decide in September who will be the person that will represent District 14. Proper identification had to be shown so the vote could be counted and that was done on Monday. The race remains deadlocked between Missy DeFord and Lamar Wilkie with 254 each, the same as...

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Two People Arrested After Allegedly Injuring a Child

Two People Arrested After Allegedly Injuring a Child

A Tullahoma woman was arrested last weekend for allegedly injuring her 3-year-old stepdaughter. Katrina Leigh Ratzlaff, 23, of Anthony Lane was arrested Aug. 8 on charges of child abuse or neglect by sheriff’s investigator James Sherrill after she allegedly admitted to kicking the child and fracturing the girl’s femur. According to warrants, she admitted to kicking the girl. Ratzlaff allegedly kicked the child after getting angry at the little girl. The woman is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a $100,000 bond. Meanwhile, her husband Michael Lee Ratzlaff, 26, is charged with failing to report a brutality,...

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