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Winchester Man Arrested, Charged With Murder & Kidnapping

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Winchester man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Morrison woman. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating Robert Troy Whipple on April 27th. Early that morning in Decherd, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop of Whipple’s vehicle. A pursuit soon followed through Franklin County, after which Whipple crashed the vehicle at a dead end in the area of Chase Bend Road and Rahn Drive in Estill Springs. When Whipple exited the vehicle,...

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Tennessee Receives $5 (M), To Try and Reduce The Rate Of Suicides In The State

Tennessee Receives $5 (M), To Try and Reduce The Rate Of Suicides In The State

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars, to reduce the rate of suicides in the state. The funds, from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be focused on preventing suicides statewide. “The rate of suicides in Tennessee has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s,” said E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). He went on to say, “Suicide is a serious public health problem and a...

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Important Information From The Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition

Important Information From The Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition

In a survey conducted through the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition, 1,923 students participated, giving the coalition solid feedback on the real scope of the drug/alcohol related problems that exist in Coffee County. The average “age of onset” (first use, whether it continues in addition or not) that students in our county try smoking cigarettes is 13 years old, according to information gathered through the Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation (PIRE, 2013). In a 2013 survey, 15 percent of our students had reported using marijuana in the past 30 days. 22 percent of students who participated in the same...

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Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week 31 October 2014

The Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the week for 31 October 2014 is Sebastian Carmona. Sebastian is in fifth grade at Westwood Elementary School in Manchester. He is the son of proud parents Luis and Araceli and has a little brother. He was nominated for this award because he academically minded, excellent student and helpful to all classmates. Sebastian plays soccer and basketball. They are also his favorite things to do outside of school. His favorite subject is social studies because he enjoys the stories of history. He hopes to be an industrial engineer one day, like his Dad. Sebastian was presented with...

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Election Results

Election Results

Yesterday (Nov. 4) was Election Day and counting early voting and Tuesday’s vote 11,705 people voted in Coffee County, that’s just over 36% of registered voters. Local voters cast ballots to approve all constitutional amendments. Coffee Countians also voted down the proposed wheel tax 80-20%. In separate city votes, citizens in Manchester and Tullahoma approved the referendums to sell wine in grocery stores. Statewide Governor Bill Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander return to office. Dianne Black won her congress race. All constitutional amendments were approved by voters, with the abortion amendment being the closest yes vote.Click here for Coffee...

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Former Coffee County Teacher Killed In One-Vehicle Crash

Former Coffee County Teacher Killed In One-Vehicle Crash

A one vehicle accident on Monday night took the life of a Manchester man. According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 49 year-old Bruce Rayfield of Manchester was driving westbound on Belmont Road around 6:30pm. Rayfield’s vehicle a 2002 Chevrolet SUV went off the left side of the road and rolled once. Rayfield a former Coffee County High School teacher was ejected from the vehicle and died early Tuesday morning at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga due to injuries sustained in the crash. The report states Rayfield’s seatbelt was not in use. Rayfield’s daughter Oliva Rayfield, 11, was...

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Gas Prices Keep On Falling

Gas Prices Keep On Falling

The national average for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since December 22, 2010 on Saturday. More than sixty percent of U.S. gas stations are currently selling gas lower than $3.00 a gallon, while twenty-three states currently have averages under the $3.00 mark today. Motorists in the Southeast United States are currently enjoying some of the cheapest gas prices in the country. The average price of gas in Tennessee is the 2nd lowest in the nation. “Gas prices are still falling,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “There is...

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Tennessee Could See 1 in 3 with Diabetes

Tennessee Could See 1 in 3 with Diabetes

The arrival of November means it is American Diabetes Month. It comes as the prevalence of the disease continues to rise across Tennessee and the nation. Meghan Beasy, director of the Memphis chapter of the American Diabetes Association, says the latest numbers show 29 million Americans with diabetes, and the toll on health can be great. “It can affect your heart, your lungs, your legs,” she points out. “We see a lot of people who lose a limb, a leg or a toe to diabetes. You also have quite a bit of eyesight – eye loss.” Beasy says about...

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Birthdays- May 25

James Harlow- 64- Pizza Winner! Helen Kirby- 80

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Birthday- May 24

Joy Hamm Lloyd Houseman- Pizza Winner!

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Birthdays- May 23

Anita Totherow- Pizza Winner! Kolter Grey Kirk- 2 Edge Allen Prince- 1

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Margaret Elizabeth Pearson Long

Margaret Elizabeth Pearson Long, age 96, of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passedaway on the 23rd of May, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare, Clinton, SouthCarolina.  She was a homemaker on the Long Centennial Farm as well asworking a number of positions outside the home, including a baker at theOwl Restaurant in Manchester and at the Cafeteria in AEDC, …

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