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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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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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One Man Arrested after Police Pursuit in Woodbury

On Sunday October 4th, 2020, Cannon County Sheriff’s Office assisted Woodbury Police Department in a vehicle pursuit that involved a red extended cab Dodge Dakota. According to the sheriff’s department, the driver, later identified as Dallas Ray Jacobs, traveled through the city of Woodbury eastbound toward Warren County when he turned off the McMinnville highway …

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Woodbury Receives $800,000 State Loan for Water Infrastructure

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers have announced a State Revolving Fund loan of $800,000 for the Town of Woodbury to improve water infrastructure. The Town of Woodbury’s loan comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program. It will address improvements to the …

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In the First Step Rezoning Proposal (Rock Quarry) Voted Down by Planning Commission

Hawkins Asphalt based in Bedford County made a proposal to the Coffee County planning commission on Tuesday for a zoning change. The proposal is to change the zoning on a portion of the 1,000 acre Waterson Farm in Beechgrove. The rezoning would allow a rock quarry to be built on about 1/3 of the land. …

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I-24 Rampage Survivor Aileen Stevens released from Chattanooga Hospital

A Tennessee family is mourning the loss of a man who was shot and killed over the weekend during a carjacking spree on I-24 in Coffee County. Jordan Stevens was shot in front of his wife Aileen, who was in the crash that ended the violent rampage in Marion County Sunday evening. Others were injured …

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Second Fundraising Account set up for Family of Murdered Victim

First National Bank of Middle Tennessee in McMinnville, along with members of the school community have established an account to receive donations for Aileen Stevens and her unborn child. Stevens’ husband, 23 year-old Jordan Stevens, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon by 29 year-old Dangelo Dorsey of St. Louis after he carjacked and kidnapped the …

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District Attorney gives statement on Murderous Rampage

From Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott: As you know, Dangello Dorsey went on a murderous rampage in Coffee County and many surrounding counties on September 13, 2020. However, we often focus on the murderer rather than the victims. This, in my opinion, is a crime in and of itself. Thus, I want to focus …

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