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New Rules for Cleaning-up Crashes

State safety and transportation officials have unveiled new protocols aimed at getting major highways reopened more quickly after crashes. Among them: a goal of 90 minutes maximum to re-open highways at crash sites, a reassessment of a wreck situation every 30 minutes and new rules regarding towing companies. The departments began working on new procedures …

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Miss Buttercup Pageant

The Coffee County School Nurses are co-sponsoring the 1st Annual Miss Buttercup Pageant on April 21, 2012. The proceeds for the pageant will go towards the construction of a walking track on the Hickerson Elementary School campus. Angela Ridner, RN School Nurse at Hickerson Elementary has been working with the students at Hickerson this year …

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Tax Collections Are Up

Sales tax collections are up throughout Coffee County. Tax revenue in January was just over $2(M). In the county collections were just above $215,000 up $64,000 over last January. Manchester received $711,000 up $43,000 over the same time last year. In Tullahoma they collected over $1.1(M) that’s an increase of over $145,000 over January of …

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Crash Injures Deputy

At around midnight an off-duty Coffee County corrections officer lost control of his vehicle in Manchester and hit a tree on Tuesday night. Deputy Dustin Blackwood was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries by ambulance after apparently over-correcting his vehicle at Fredonia Road at Big Oak Drive. THP who handled the incident noted …

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Tullahoma Man Headed To Jail For Child Porn

Denver C. Cole, 40, of Tullahoma, Tenn., pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga, to receipt of child pornography in interstate commerce by means of a computer. Sentencing was set for 9:00 a.m., May 21, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga. Denver Cole faces a minimum …

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Tullahoma Dealing With Gang Members

Tullahoma has prison ex-convicts with connections to gangs, but their presence is under law enforcement scrutiny and doing any illegal business here is “not going to be pleasant,” according to Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne. A report that was recently published in The Tullahoma News quoted Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Poole, who is the …

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Moore Co. Man Indicted In Rutherford Co.

A Lynchburg man was indicted in Rutherford County on two counts of selling a schedule two drug. The indictment came after several months of investigating Derrick S. Holden who was allegedly selling illegal mushrooms. The investigation started at 1706 New Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro. During the investigation, detectives seized 1 pound of illegal mushrooms, a …

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Power Rates Going Down

Residential monthly bills for customers using Tennessee Valley Authority power will decrease up to $1 in March. The federal utility said Monday the fuel cost for next month will be the lowest in almost two years. Most of the decrease is related to lower sales projections for March and, consequently, lower fuel cost expectations. TVA …

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The Beach Boys Are Coming To Bonnaroo

The reunited Beach Boys are coming to Manchester. The boys are just one of many acts announced yesterday on Bonnaroo.com. The 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and Bon Iver. The always eclectic four-day festival also will include Skrillex, The Roots and Alice Cooper June 7-10. Several …

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Tullahoma Man Busted For Drugs

A Tullahoma man was arrested Monday night after authorities received information from California. An investigator with San Bernardino County, California notified investigators with the Tullahoma Police Department that they had intercepted a package that was being mailed to an addressed in Tullahoma.  Police decided to work with the California authorities and the package was shipped …

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