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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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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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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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Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing Offered by Blood Assurance

Blood Assurance is currently offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for our blood donors at all centers and mobile drives! This is not a diagnostic test but will let you know if you have COVID-19 antibodies present. Mention to our staff you would like the antibody testing at check in and your results will be mailed …

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Congress Candidate Threatened after His Remarks about Grundy County

According to a candidate for Congress, Christopher Hale says he has received death threats from people in Grundy County. On Sunday, Hale talked with citizens in Grundy County. But it wasn’t his first visit. During a parade on July 4th, Hale campaigned in Tracy City, where Confederate flags were flown. The next day he posted …

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Shooting/Suicide Saturday in Monteagle

At around 8:15 Saturday morning Monteagle Police responded to a shots fired call at the Marathon Store at Exit 135. Police found a female victim inside that had been shot in the stomach. As the woman received medical attention law enforcement began looking for the person responsible. As officers were searching, they found the body …

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Former Grundy Co. Deputy Receives No Jail Time in Shooting Death

Back in February 2020, a jury reached a verdict in the trial of former Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes.Holmes was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide. The jury believed Holmes’ gunshot was what killed 20-year-old Shelby Comer in 2017. On Friday July,10, 2020 Holmes was sentenced to three years of probation and two years of …

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Tullahoma Man Arrested for Possible Involvement in Franklin County Homicide. Third Man Wanted

A Tullahoma man has been taken into custody in connection with a homicide that occurred in Franklin County Saturday June 27th, 2020. J’Shaun Laquan Myrick Tullahoma was apprehended on Thursday July 9th by Investigators from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshall’s Service. He …

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