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Slow Down Tennessee

Area law enforcement officials are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” Now thru April 30 law enforcement will increase education, awareness, saturation and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Online Financial Education Center Helps Improve Financial Literacy

 In recognition of April being designated Financial Literacy Month, Ascend Federal Credit Union has added a special section to its online financial education center to help Middle Tennesseans improve their money management skills.  The financial literacy resource features free interactive learning tools including tutorials, videos and quizzes that provide expert guidance on building a budget, buying a home, …

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Reappraised Property Values to be Released Soon in Bedford County

In the next few days, Bedford County property owners will begin receiving their reappraisal notices. Property values in the county have risen in the five years since the last reappraisal, and it’s common for owners who get their notice (and who aren’t looking to sell their property) to become alarmed, thinking a higher property value …

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Virtual Gala succeeds for Motlow College Foundation

Like so many other nonprofits, the Motlow College Foundation recently had to postpone its main fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala, due to the pandemic. Instead of canceling, the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees seized the opportunity to shift the event online and hosted its first-ever Virtual Gala. The week-long celebration and …

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Unemployment Rate Drops in 90 of 95 Counties

Ninety counties Tennessee experienced lower unemployment during the month of February. Four counties recorded an increase in unemployment, while Smith County remained unchanged. Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest jobless rate in February at 3.1%, down 0.1 of a percentage point from January. Area County Rates: Bedford 5.3 Jan. 4.8 Feb. Cannon 4.3 …

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Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide after a child was Killed in Two-Car Crash

Back on March 23 a five year-old child from Tullahoma was killed and a 6 year-old along with two adults were injured in a head-on crash on Highway 64 in Bedford County. Cristian Ruiz, age 19 from Madison, TN has now been charged one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. According …

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Murder, Drug Distribution Orchestrated in Tennessee Prison; 3 from Manchester and 1 person from Shelbyville Allegedly Involved

A federal indictment unsealed Friday charged 27 individuals with a host of federal crimes relating to a large scale conspiracy to distribute heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Eight others were charged in separate indictments last week and two other individuals had previously …

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Bedford County Officials Urging Residents to get Vaccinated

Press Release: The three COVID-19 vaccines being offered in the U.S. are safe and effective, and they have been tested on tens of thousands of volunteers. In Bedford County, vaccines are now available to anyone 16 and over who wants one. Vaccinating a significant percentage of the population is a key to defeating the virus …

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Aggravated Burglary Suspect Captured in Bedford County

Due to work by Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Trey Green and Chris Brown information was developed that led to Dakota Bryson, age 19 of Wartrace, as the sole suspect in an aggravated burglary that occurred in Wartrace on March 19th. Detectives Green and Brown recovered five stolen firearms from the aggravated burglary. Bryson has …

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Corrected: One Tullahoma Child Killed in Head-On Crash in Bedford County

A five year-old child from Tullahoma was killed and a 6 year-old along with two adults were injured in a head-on crash on Highway 64 in Bedford County Tuesday night. The original information that was reported indicated that both children had died, but that information was incorrect. According to information from released by Tennessee Highway …

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