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Weekend COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing will be Open Saturday in Grundy County

On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group announced plans to open drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in three counties Saturday, October 24 to address rising case rates in the state’s rural areas. One location is nearby: Grundy County High School, 24970 TN-108, Coalmont, TN. Testing sites will be open from 9 a.m. to noon CST …

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Voters, Voters and More Voters; Records being Smashed

Through the sixth day of early voting, more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Through Tuesday, 929,744 voters had cast their ballot at early voting locations and 155,640 absentee ballots had been returned to local election commission offices for a total of 1,085,384 votes cast. Area …

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Tennessee making plans for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Tennessee Department of Health announced the state’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. Department officials said they developed a structure for allocating and distributing vaccines: Five percent of COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed evenly among all 95 counties. 10 percent of vaccines will be reserved by the state for use in targeted …

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Franklin County Man Charged Aggravated Sexual Battery and More

30-year-old Christopher Caleb Cole was arrested recently by Franklin County authorities and charged with an alleged aggravated sexual battery incident involving a grade-school-aged child. Cole’s official charges include with aggravated sexual battery, especially aggravated sexual exploitation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of community corrections in connection with an incident that allegedly …

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2020 Coffee County Youth Deer Rally Cancelled

The annual Coffee County Youth Deer Rally that was scheduled for October 31 at the Coffee County Fairgrounds has been cancelled for this year. TWRA Coffee County Wildlife Officer Tim Hancock told On Target News on Wednesday afternoon that the cancellation was made because of the concern about COVID-19. Hancock told us that hopefully the …

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General Motors Invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Plant to make New Cadillac LYRIQ

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and General Motors officials announced Tuesday that the automaker will invest nearly $2 billion in its Spring Hill manufacturing plant to build fully electric vehicles, including the all-new, luxury Cadillac LYRIQ. This announcement adds to the more than $2.3 billion GM has …

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IRS Extends Stimulus-Check Deadline to Nov. 21

More than 110,000 Tennessee residents have yet to receive their stimulus payments, according to data from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. More than $100 million could be left unclaimed if residents don’t file their taxes. Coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at United Way of Greater Nashville Tamara Kreigh cited many …

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Department of Corrections Launch Operation Blackout

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is responsible for the supervision of more than 3,800 registered sex offenders.  TDOC’s mission is to enhance public safety for all Tennesseans including our most vulnerable citizens – our children.  That’s why the department launches a special operation this time of year called Operation Blackout. During Halloween, sex offenders under …

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