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Sidewalk Work In Manchester And Tullahoma

Work is moving ahead along Lynchburg Road in Manchester that will soon see a new sidewalk in the area. The cost of the project is $67,029. The sidewalks will be five-feet wide and stretch the length of the street from 700 Lynchburg Road to W. Taylor St – which is near the rear of WJH. …

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TEMA Wants To Get You Information Quicker

When emergency strikes– you probably reach for your cell phone for help. Now, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency wants to send important information your way– if a disaster is coming. More than 4,000 people already have the new emergency app called Ready Tennessee. It’s TEMA’s way of making sure people have a plan in place …

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Local State Trooper Is Trooper Of The Year

Trooper Jason Boles who works in Coffee, Franklin and Grundy Counties received Trooper of the Year honors for the Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga District after saving a child’s life on October 3, 2011. On that morning, Trooper Boles encountered a female walking along a county road in near freezing temperatures in Coffee County. The woman …

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Moore County Teenager Killed

A 16-year-old Moore County youth died Wednesday morning after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Ledford Mill Road. According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrolman Jackie Smith, around 7:45 a.m. a 1994 Ford pickup operated by Joseph Strasler of Ledford Mill Road collided with a 2003 Chevrolet pickup operated by Harold Collinsworth, …

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USDA Administrator Warns Local Horse Group

A Department of Agriculture representative who enforces the Horse Protection Act had critical comments for the local equine industry this past weekend. Dr. Chester Gipson, Deputy Administrator for Animal Care with USDA-APHIS, met Saturday with members of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) in Murfreesboro, telling members enforcement of the Act would be no different …

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TWRA Commission May Have Been Saved

A legislative impasse that threatened existence of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission may have been eliminated. According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, a House committee has approved a bill that would change the commission’s name, but not its basic functions. The House Conservation Subcommittee passed the measure sponsored by Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, after amending …

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TUB to Hold Public Meeting

Customers of the Tullahoma Utilities Board are invited for a meeting Feb. 22 on the Automated Meter Infrastructure. The hearing is one of the first steps in deploying new water and electric meters throughout the city. The meetings will be held at the TUB office at 901 S. Jackson Street in the TUB auditorium.

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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