Day: July 5, 2020

Bedford County Teacher/Coach Arrested for Rape of a Student

A Bedford County teacher was taken into custody following an alleged rape of a 17 year-old student.   Teacher Emily Perakes was arrested Thursday and booked in the Bedford County Jail on an aggravated statutory rape charge.  The 28-year-old from Murfreesboro woman teaches 6th grade at Harris Middle School and is the girls softball coach at the school in Bedford County. A sexual encounter allegedly took …

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Former Coach Red Roberts to be Honored by Boy Scouts July 28

The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Coach Harold “Red” Roberts with the Good Scout Award at a special luncheon Tuesday July 28, 2020, at Noon at the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Winchester, TN. Harold “Red” Roberts has been a long-time community figure in Franklin County. As head coach …

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Shelbyville Man Convicted for Federal Hobbs Act Robbery and More

Dale Clark, 47, of Shelbyville, was recently sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for Hobbs Act robbery, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and using a firearm during a federal crime. The convictions and sentence resulted from a plea agreement between Clark and the United States. Court documents reflect that after 10 p.m., …

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Gov. Lee gives County Mayors Authority to Mandate Face Coverings

Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order Friday, giving county mayors the authority to issue local mask requirements. Executive Order 54 impacts county mayors in 89 counties throughout Tennessee. The other six counties in the state, already have the authority to make such a requirement as needed. Those counties are Sullivan, Knox, Hamilton, Davidson, Madison …

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Covid-19 Update for Tennessee and Area Counties

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, July 5. The health department reported 1,291 new cases, bringing the state to a total of 51,431 total cases. TDH also confirmed nine additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 646 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 30,254 have …

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