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Rising COVID-19 Cases Cancels Labor Day Fireworks Display in Tullahoma

The City of Tullahoma has cancelled its annual fireworks show for the second time. City Administrator Jennifer Moody announced that the Labor Day fireworks event this year would not take place. The display in September was set to replace the Independence Day celebration that was postponed. Concern over the recently rising COVID-19 numbers is the …

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Motlow to host ‘FASTPASS’ Enrollment Events This Week

Fill out an admission application. Register for classes. Complete dual enrollment requirements. Confirm your financial aid status. Each of these steps is required if you plan to attend Motlow State in Fall 2020. Classes begin Aug. 24. Motlow wants to help you get those tasks completed. The College is hosting application, orientation, and enrollment events, …

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New Murder Case in Franklin County

A Franklin County resident has been taken into custody by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office authorities and charged with criminal homicide. The arrest is a culmination of an investigation that originated from a police report filed with the Winchester Police Department. Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s initiated an investigation Tuesday August 4th in the early morning hours. The …

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Franklin County Murder Suspect Arrested in Rutherford County

A man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the Pleasant Grove area of Franklin County in June has been located and taken into custody. Paul Wayne Fletcher was located in the early morning hours of Monday August 3rd, 2020 in Rutherford County and arrested by U.S. Marshall’s. Fletcher was booked into the …

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Several Counties Quarantined because of Emerald Ash Borer

65 Tennessee counties have been quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) after the beetle was detected earlier this month. The quarantine prohibits the movement of firewood, ash nursery stock, ash timber, and other material that can spread EAB. The tree-killing beetle was recently intercepted through the United States Department of Agriculture’s EAB detection program. The …

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Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors® and area Car Dealerships holding a Food Drive

Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors® will be holding its first CAREavan Donation Food Drive, partnering with several car dealerships in Murfreesboro and surrounding counties. The food drive will run through Friday, July 31, 2020. Boxed and canned goods can be dropped off at these locations: Chevy Buick GMC of Murfreesboro Ford of Murfreesboro Stan McNabb …

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Most Unemployment Rates Fall in Tennessee Counties

Unemployment rates in a vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to drop in June, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Seventy-four counties had lower jobless rates for the month, but Unemployment did increase slightly in 17 counties during the month and remained the same in four counties. …

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