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Murder in Manchester: Child Victim

On Target News was where you read and heard the following information first. In less than a week, Coffee County has another murder case being investigated. We reported last week about a homicide at Lakewood Park that left a 68 year-old man dead and two people facing charges. Now this story; On Saturday afternoon personnel …

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Man Crashes into Little Duck River in Manchester; Walks Away

In what is considered a strange accident; a vehicle was found on its top just below the Little Duck River Bridge on Hwy 55 on Saturday morning in Manchester. One first responder told On Target News that it looked like the vehicle went airborne, clipping tops of trees on its way down. When Manchester Police …

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State Leaders to discuss bill requiring Child Sex Offenders to have Chemical Procedure before Parole

A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill to require certain convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration as a condition for parole. Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) filed House Bill 1585 for the introduction on Jan. 2. If passed, the bill would require any person convicted of a sexual offense involving a child under 13 …

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The Bucks back on The Duck Wednesday Night

The Motlow Bucks basketball teams will play host to conference foe Cleveland St on Wednesday night (Jan. 8, 2020). Women’s action starts at 5:30 pm followed by men’s play. Al Clark will handle the play by play duties for game one and Lucky Knott calls game 2. Hear all the hoops action from the Copperweld …

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Franklin County Authorities Searching for Two Burglary Suspects

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate the two individuals that are wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred on Friday, December 27th, 2019. They were last seen traveling in a 2014 charcoal gray Nissan Altima. If anyone has any information concerning their whereabouts, please contact Investigator Kalyn Machuta of the Franklin …

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TDEC Offers Free Radon Test Kits as part of ‘Radon Action Month’

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is offering free radon test kits for Tennesseans to test their homes in January. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed the month as “Radon Action Month.” Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and it is the No. 1 cause of lung …

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Legal Help Can Restore Lost Public Assistance Benefits

Story By: Russell Overby and Hanna Callicutt, Legal Aid Society For Tennesseans who are dependent on public assistance benefits, a difference of $100 or $200 in their monthly budgets can dramatically affect the way they live. If their monthly income drops by even a small amount, it can mean that bills don’t get paid and …

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New Football Coach at Franklin County

On Thursday, former Franklin County High School football player Justin Cunningham was named the new head coach of his previous team. Cunningham played for the Rebels and graduated in 2005 graduate. He played college football at Austin Peay. Cunningham had coached at 5 schools, including Blackman, Smyrna before accepting the job at Franklin County. Last …

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Record Deaths on Tennessee Roadways in 2019

The state is closing out the year with more than 1100 roadway fatalities, the alarming statistic sets a new record for the decade. Lt. Bill Miller of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said, 2019 has been an extremely difficult year for the state of Tennessee as far as traffic fatalities. The state has had around 100 …

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