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Coffee County CAC offers Free Training to Empower Adults to Prevent Child Abuse

The Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center offers free training to community members. The Coffee County CAC empowers adults to spot red flags and react responsibly to child abuse. The center’s authorized facilitators use Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program to fight child abuse through education and prevention.  The Coffee County CAC held a training session June …

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West Tennessee Prison Escapee located by Federal Agents at Manchester Hotel

Federal agents on Wednesday captured a prison inmate who escaped from a minimum-security facility in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Cecil Corey Haggins was found at a hotel in Manchester, about 215 miles east of Federal Correctional Institution Memphis’ satellite camp in Millington. Haggins, 33, was discovered missing from the prison on Monday, the …

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Blood Assurance in Tullahoma needs Our Help

To celebrate World Blood Donor Day, Blood Assurance is having a celebration for donors called Peace, Love, and Give Blood. Donors who give now through June 28 will receive special gifts and can be entered to win special prizes. Blood Assurance Tullahoma is open this weekend and they are giving away free Ben & Jerry’s …

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Man that ran away after Police Pursuit ended being sought

On Tuesday June 15th at approximately 7:00pm the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pursuit of a vehicle believed to be operated by Anthony Scott May. The pursuit proceeded into Madison County, Alabama where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. If anyone has information regarding May’s whereabouts you are asked to …

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Important Coffee County Virtual Academy Information

We have some important information for Coffee County High School (9-12) parents and students. First some questions; Does the traditional 8am-3pm school not work for you? Do you need a flexible schedule to be successful in school? Did distance learning appeal to you? If you answered yes then you need to go online to apply …

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The Smoke is coming back to Lynchburg

The Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ is back. It’s an international event like no other. Taking place Lynchburg Tennessee, the event draws more than 60 BBQ teams from around the world. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns but returns this year Oct. 8 & 9. This will be the 32nd …

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Decherd Police Officer Charged in Road Rage Case on Interstate 24

An off-duty Decherd Police officer was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed his department-issued handgun at a driver Sunday in Murfreesboro, a Rutherford County supervisor said. Mathew Ward, 31, of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro was charged after an investigation of the road rage case starting on Interstate 24, said Patrol Cpl. William Travis, …

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Most to Vote on Union at Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

Federal regulators have denied a union push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna. The ruling instead set a July union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said it disagrees and is requesting a review of the …

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Scam Warning from the TBI

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would like to warn the public about a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task force. The scheme reportedly uses the phone number of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as a number associated with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. …

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