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Coffee County baseball loses heartbreaker to Lawrence County

Both teams were strong on the pitcher’s mound on Wednesday, but Lawrence County was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Coffee County Red Raiders on Wednesday. Jacob Holder started the game for Coffee County and recorded 16 outs.  Coffee County Red Raiders lost despite out-hitting Lawrence County six to …

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Dollar General to Hire 20,000 Workers

Dollar General plans to hire 20,000 workers this spring as the discount chain continues its expansion during the pandemic. The company said Wednesday it’s looking to hire full- and part-time workers in stores and distribution centers, as well as drivers for its private-trucking fleet. Dollar General does not disclose its minimum wage for workers, but …

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Bill Requiring Schools to Alert Parents of Instruction on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity heads to Gov. Lee

A Tennessee bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out is heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The legislation cleared its last hurdle in the GOP-supermajority Legislature with a 64-23 House vote Wednesday. The Senate approved the bill last week. …

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Reappraised Property Values to be Released Soon in Bedford County

In the next few days, Bedford County property owners will begin receiving their reappraisal notices. Property values in the county have risen in the five years since the last reappraisal, and it’s common for owners who get their notice (and who aren’t looking to sell their property) to become alarmed, thinking a higher property value …

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Lady Raiders avoid upset as they get past Shelbyville in Extra Innings

After defeating Shelbyville earlier this season 13-0, the Coffee County Lady Raiders softball team had its troubles on Tuesday night at home. The Eaglettes held a 3-0 lead after 2 ½ innings. The Lady Raiders battled back to cut the advantage to 3-2 in the bottom of the third. That scored held up until the …

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Shelbyville baseball falls to Columbia Central on the road

Shelbyville Golden Eagles watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 10-6 loss to Columbia Central on Tuesday.  Shelbyville collected eight hits and Columbia Central had 11 in the high-scoring affair.  Marquis Wilson took the loss for Shelbyville. The righty allowed nine hits and nine runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking …

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