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Voters, Voters and More Voters; Records being Smashed

Through the sixth day of early voting, more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Through Tuesday, 929,744 voters had cast their ballot at early voting locations and 155,640 absentee ballots had been returned to local election commission offices for a total of 1,085,384 votes cast. Area …

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Bedford County Authorities Searching for Murder Suspect

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office announces a warrant and search for Rolando Esquivel Garcia. When found Garcia will face charges of Criminal Homicide and Attempted Criminal Homicide. Rolando Esquivel Garcia is wanted in the shooting of two men Sunday afternoon on Lower Halls Mill Rd. One man died from his injuries, the second is critically …

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Reports say the KKK recently made “Social Visits” to Homes in Shelbyville

In a report in Newsweek, cards describing a “social visit” from the Ku Klux Klan were left recently at the homes of Joe Biden supporters in Shelbyville. A female resident from Shelbyville, described to WSMV-TV how she noticed that a sign showing support for Biden in her neighbor’s yard had been disturbed. She said the yard was littered with around 20 …

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Need a Job? 5,000 Job Openings in Rutherford County

If you are needing a job, one nearby county leaders say they’re open; they’re booming; plus, Rutherford County has 5,000 jobs open right now. Rutherford County was at about 3.2 percent unemployment before the pandemic hit. Then the rate skyrocketed to about 13 percent during the lockdown, and now it’s down to 7.5 percent. Contact …

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Vanderbilt Buying Hospitals in Tullahoma and Shelbyville

Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton in Tullahoma hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS). At the same time, VUMC will acquire minority ownership in CHS’s Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville hospital. A definitive agreement has been signed by VUMC for the acquisition of the Shelbyville and …

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Lynchburg Music Fest is This Friday-Sunday

Lynchburg welcomes back the second-annual Lynchburg Music Fest this Friday-Sunday Oct. 2-4. The Fest has expanded to three days of music and camping in the beautiful Music Hollow with superstar Josh Turner headlining Friday night. Justin Moore joins the lineup this year as Saturday’s headliner and Sunday headliner Kip Moore will close out the event. …

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After 8 Years Two Bedford County Children have Not been Located

It has now been eight years since Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel disappeared. They lived with their grandparents in Bedford County, whose home was destroyed by fire that September 23, 2012. The children have never been found and remain the subjects of an ongoing AMBER Alert. TBI continues to pursue leads as they present. We …

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