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Manchester Guardsman Volunteers to Serve on COVID-19 Task Force

When the Tennessee National Guard needed volunteers to help Tennessee’s Department of Health fight the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Soldiers and Airmen volunteered. One Soldier that immediately answered the call was Sgt. Jessie James, a motor transport operator with Tullahoma’s 1175th Transportation Company. A Manchester native, James was not going to miss the opportunity to …

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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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Infant Nearly Drowns in Cannon County

An infant was airlifted to a Nashville hospital after a near-drowning in Cannon County over the weekend. WKRN-TV reports that Cannon County Emergency Management said the child was discovered in a swimming pool on K. Parker Road Sunday night. The infant was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, according to emergency officials. There has …

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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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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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Motlow Reopening Campuses

Motlow State Community College will re-open its campuses to in-person students for the fall semester. Motlow’s re-opening aligns with the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions across the state.  The college will initiate its return to campus plan beginning May 10. Specific details for accessing campuses and services are available at www.mscc.edu or by calling 1-800-654-4877 between 8 am – 4:30 …

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More Tennessee Schools named Trauma-Informed

The Tennessee Department of Education is pleased to announce 176 schools were selected for the second cohort of trauma-informed schools in Tennessee. This new cohort more than doubles the original 73 schools from the first trauma-informed schools cohort which launched in 2018-19.  In Tennessee, the model trauma-informed school designation recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical supports for students. Schools implementing trauma-informed approaches have seen …

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Unemployment on the Rise in Most Tennessee Counties

Following a slight rise in the statewide unemployment rate in March, jobless statistics experienced minor increases in most of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Five counties across the state did experience lower unemployment for the month, while rates went up in 86 counties, and remained the same in four.Williamson County’s jobless statistic of 3.3% was the lowest …

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Motlow College to conduct Virtual Graduation for Class of 2021

Motlow State Community College will hold its 2021 Commencement ceremony on May 9 at 2 p.m. Graduates, their friends and families, and the public can view the ceremony at Motlow.com/graduation. According to Mae Sanders, Motlow registrar, the College will confer degrees on 1,226 students, who make up the 2020-21 graduating class, in the virtual ceremony. Motlow’s …

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Slow Down Tennessee

Area law enforcement officials are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” Now thru April 30 law enforcement will increase education, awareness, saturation and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a …

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