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No Injuries after Deputy’s Vehicle Struck in Grundy County

At approximately, 5:55pm on Sunday evening Grundy County Deputy Logan Faulkner was struck while checking on a disabled vehicle on Hwy. 399. Deputy Faulkner was headed west on Hwy 399 when he observed a disabled Chevy Blazer pulling a small trailer sitting in the west bound lane. Deputy Faulkner activated his blue lights for visibility. …

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Senator Bowling wants to change the way we Vote

The way we vote in Tennessee would change under a bill proposed by Tullahoma State Senator Janice Bowling. The 16th District Rep. has introduced a bill that would require the state to only use watermarked paper ballots that would be hand marked by the voter.  SB1510 was introduced to the General Assembly Feb. 11. “As introduced, …

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COVID-19 Vaccines have begun at Select Pharmacies

Tennessee’s Department of Health says that access to COVID-19 vaccinations has been expanded under the launch of a federal government program. The vaccinations will be provided for free under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a state and federal partnership that targets getting immunizations in underserved areas. Many pharmacies across the state will participate in the …

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Grundy County Man Charged with Murder

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Palmer man on a murder charge. On or around November 11, 2020, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the disappearance of Scottie Dewayne Tate age 48 of Palmer. Investigators …

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Dollar General in Pelham Robbed at Gunpoint on Tuesday Night

On Tuesday night, at approximately. 9:05 p.m., deputies responded to an armed robbery call at the Dollar General in Pelham. Two black males and a male of unknow ethnicity entered the store with the faces covered. One of them presented what appeared to be a black handgun and pointed it at the cashier’s head and …

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January Deadliest Month of Pandemic in Tennessee

January ended as Tennessee’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The first month of 2021 accounted for more than a fourth of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths with more deaths reported than during the first seven months of the pandemic combined which was 2,454 through Sept. 30, 2020. January saw an average of 88 deaths per day …

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More People Needing Jobs

The latest jobless numbers show unemployment increased in each of Tennessee’s counties during December 2020. Williamson County recorded December’s lowest unemployment rate among Tennessee’s 95 counties. Lake County had the state’s highest unemployment rate for the month at 10.6. Area Counties Nov./Dec.: Bedford-4.8/6.2 Cannon-4.1/5.3 Coffee-4.6/5.9 Franklin-4.4/5.4 Grundy-6.0/8.0 Lincoln-5.3/6.6 Moore-3.5/4.6 Rutherford-3.9/4.9 Warren-5.4/7.0

Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Health Departments in the On Target News coverage area continues to book appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore or Rutherford counties. Plan 1b is now available in Warren and Cannon counties the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Residents can find out if they’re eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 …

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Fire in Grundy County at TDOT Building

Several Grundy County fire crews were called to Coalmont Thursday afternoon to put out a blaze at a Tennessee Department of Transportation regional office. TDOT employees inside the building when it caught fire said they smelled smoke and heard a popping noise before the electricity went out. The two employees were able to safely evacuate …

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Head-On Collison in Grundy County takes Two Lives

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says two women from Grundy County died after a head-on collision Thursday morning on Hwy 56. The THP report says a car driven by 38-year-old Stephanie McGee of Tracy City was heading north when it crossed over the center line. Trying to avoid a crash 44-year-old Melanie McCormick, pulled over …

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