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Argument over Chicken Nuggets sends Bedford County Woman to Jail

23-year-old Lillian Barnett is accused of assaulting her girlfriend after an argument over chicken nuggets. Barnett is also accused of biting a Bedford County deputy who took her to jail. Allegedly she told detectives that she and girlfriend were in an argument over chicken nuggets. When Barnett was placed in the back of a deputy’s …

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Unemployment Rate Down in Area Counties

Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-eight counties went down. Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate of 3.2%. Cocke County had the highest at 8.5%. Coffee County went down from 5.2 percent in December to 4.7 …

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Bedford County Highway Department Receives $15,000 Safety Grant

Tennessee Risk Management Trust has presented a $15,000 safety grant to Bedford County Highway Department. According to Highway Superintendent Mark Clanton, the department will use the funds for safety equipment such as barricades, cones, and truck safety lighting. The presentation was made on Tuesday during an organizational meeting of a new county government safety committee. …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Renovates Drive-Up Facilities at 8 Branches

Ascend Federal Credit Union the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, announced today that it has completed an extensive renovation program that brings extended service hours to members.  Ascend members can now be served from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at all of the credit union’s branches with drive-ups, thanks to the addition …

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Bedford County EMA Encouraging Citizens to get their COVID-19 Vaccine

Scott Johnson of Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, who chairs Bedford County’s COVID-19 task force, says that many Bedford County citizens don’t realize they are now eligible to receive the vaccine. This week, the state entered Phase 1c of its vaccination plan, which includes people whose health conditions place them at greater risk from complications …

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Murder/Suicide in Shelbyville

The Shelbyville Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred in the parking lot of Oak Knoll apartments located at 1304 Union Street. Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 5:00pm on Monday when 911 operators received a call of shots being fired. Upon arrival, police discovered two male subjects deceased from apparent gunshot …

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Bedford County Arson Investigation Results in Arrest

A fire investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Bedford County woman on an arson charge. On September 22, 2020, TBI Agents joined the Bedford County Fire Department in investigating a fire that occurred at a home in the 600 block of Fruit Valley Road. …

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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Portal Opens Monday

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is administering a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for the majority of Tennessee**. Under guidance from the US Treasury, funds designated as part of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 will support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other home energy costs due to …

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Bedford County Highway Department releases information on continued Winter Storm Cleanup

The ice and snowstorms of the week of February 15 created havoc for the citizens of Bedford County. Not only a lack of power to several areas but downed trees and ice made travel impossible. Crews from the Bedford County Highway Department worked diligently through several nights. Those same crews are still in the process …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates to American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee

Ascend Federal Credit Union and its employees raised $1,150 to support the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) efforts to increase women’s heart health awareness. Ascend employees raised $575 by donating at least $5 to the Go Red For Women program to wear blue jeans and a red shirt on National Wear Red Day Feb. 5 – and …

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