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Decherd Police Officer Charged in Road Rage Case on Interstate 24

An off-duty Decherd Police officer was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed his department-issued handgun at a driver Sunday in Murfreesboro, a Rutherford County supervisor said. Mathew Ward, 31, of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro was charged after an investigation of the road rage case starting on Interstate 24, said Patrol Cpl. William Travis, …

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Most to Vote on Union at Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

Federal regulators have denied a union push to try to organize fewer than 100 employees at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna. The ruling instead set a July union election of 4,300 plantwide production and maintenance workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said it disagrees and is requesting a review of the …

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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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Best Counties to raise a family in Tennessee

For people looking to find a home to raise a family in, choosing a county is an important decision. Most families place affordable homes, safe neighborhoods, a quality school system, and family-friendly activities at the top of their wishlists. Stacker compiled a list of the best counties to raise a family in Tennessee using data from Niche. …

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Motlow State Announces Return to Normal Activities on All Campuses

Motlow State Community College is excited to announce a return to normal student and staff activities on all its campuses. The College recently moved to Pandemic Level 1, allowing it to open its campuses completely to students, staff, and visitors. All student support services are now fully open. Walk-in service is available. Students are welcome …

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Motlow Student Helping during Covid-19 Pandemic

When COVID-19 appeared in Tennessee, Guardsmen from across the state were ready to serve their community. Thousands volunteered to help in the fight against COVID-19, which gave some Guardsmen valuable experience while protecting the state. Airman 1st Class Marialuz Deavers, a combat medic with Nashville’s 118th Medical Group, was training to become an Advanced Emergency …

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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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Murfreesboro Man Busted for TennCare Fraud

34-year old Christopher L. Lotito of Murfreesboro has been charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly participating in the sale of a controlled substance to an undercover agent. The painkiller Oxymorphone was obtained using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits. Lotito was charged with one count of TennCare fraud, which is a class C felony.   The case is …

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High-Speed Pursuit starts in Rutherford Co. travels into Coffee Co. and called off in Grundy Co.

A male driver of Dodge Charger hit speeds of 130 mph as authorities pursued him late Wednesday morning through Rutherford County into Coffee County. Motorists in Rutherford County reported to police that a man outside of his vehicle waiving a handgun and was stopping traffic on I-24 near I-840. The subject got back in his …

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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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