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Shooting in Bedford Co. leads to man Charged with 4 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder

At 2:59 AM Monday morning, Bedford County deputies responded to a call of a shooting on Whitaker Road in the Wheel community. A female suffered a gunshot wound to the head and survived her injuries. An adult male and two small children were also in the vehicle. After further investigation, it was determined that Gulberto …

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Desiree IV makes Children feel More Comfortable when they come for their Medical Visit

Desiree IV visited the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center June 2. Desiree IV is the Our Kids facility dog. Our Kids Clinic has a location at the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. The clinic provides medical exams for children in Coffee and surrounding counties when there are concerns of child sexual abuse. Many children who …

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Area County Unemployment Rates for April Improve

Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. The rates remained the same in two counties, while six counties did experience higher unemployment. Bedford County 5.2 in March. 4.6 in April Cannon County 4.4 to 3.6 Coffee County 4.9 to 4.0 Franklin County 4.7 to 3.9 Grundy County 6.5 to …

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Renovation to make Bedford County Courthouse More Functional

Bedford County Board of Commissioners and its standing committees will have new temporary meeting places beginning in June, as Bedford County Courthouse prepares for a renovation project. The renovation project, bids for which will be opened in June, will make the second-floor circuit courtroom more functional and accessible while preserving its stately, historic appearance. In …

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Vaccinations to be held at Bedford County Volunteer Fire Stations

Bedford County Health Department is partnering with Bedford County Fire Department to offer the COVID-19 vaccine at volunteer fire stations in Bedford County.             The initial project will include the Unionville, Wartrace, Bell Buckle and Flat Creek stations; if demand is sufficient at those first four sites, the program will be expanded to other volunteer …

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Caution Urged On The Duck River

Summer is a time for outdoor fun, and this summer as life begins to return to normal, people are looking to put the past year behind them and enjoy themselves. Safety is an important consideration in any outdoor activity, and as kayakers return to the Duck River, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse rivers …

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Wartrace Man Dies after Emergency Responders Delayed by Train Blocking Crossing

A Bedford County man died Monday after first responders were delayed reaching him due to a train that was stopped on the tracks. The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported that family members had been performing CPR when they called 911. The ambulance reached the tracks but could not pass due to a train blocking the crossing at Highway …

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Yates Services at Nissan’s Decherd Plant in need of Workers

Yates Services provides Nissan’s engine plant in Decherd facility maintenance to assembly, from material handling to administration and everything in between. Yates Services is currently looking to adding 100 employees to their talent base. Yates’ offers some of the most competitive wages in the mid-South including a newly announced $14.50/hr rate for entry level Picker/Kitter positions with the …

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Accidental Shooting takes the Life of Shelbyville Boy

A horrific tragedy occurred Monday afternoon in Shelbyville when a 6-year-old boy accidentally fatally shot himself. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, the mother called 911 shortly before 2 p.m. She told the operators her son had accidentally shot himself in the head and was not breathing, The child was airlifted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where …

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Umpire Calling the Coffee Co./Shelbyville Baseball Game Saturday Passes Away

On Saturday afternoon Rooster 101.5 FM was broadcasting the district tournament baseball game between Coffee County and Shelbyville at Shelbyville when a tragedy occurred. Umpire Gerald Tidwell collapsed on the field at the end of the 4th inning. Coffee County Head Coach David Martin told On Target News that he heard someone say, “Get the …

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