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County officials continue to discuss hiring a full-time county attorney instead of keeping a local attorney on retainer.

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Despite receiving an unfavorable recommendation from the Tullahoma Municipal-Regional Planning Commission, the City of Tullahoma will surplus an approximately 2,500-square-foot section of West Monroe Street.

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With the looming threat of heavy rainfall on the horizon and more than an inch of rain falling yesterday alone, local agencies are reminding residents to take caution when traveling.

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The Coffee County Sheriff Department’s investigation concerning an inmate being left outside overnight at the Justice Center has resulted in four officers facing disciplinary action.

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Cheers, competitive spirit and excitement filled the air of the gymnasium at Motlow State Community College on Friday, when several local teams participated in the Area 13 Special Olympics basketball event.

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Jennings Jones, District Attorney General for the 16th Judicial District serving Cannon and Rutherford counties, has been appointed to review the findings of a TBI investigation into the Tullahoma Police Department (TPD) launched in December.

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County officials are reviewing options to refinance bonds, with the goal of better managing the county’s debt.

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Following a three-day jury trial and approximately six hours of deliberation, a Coffee County jury on Thursday, Feb. 14, returned guilty verdicts against William Eugene Moon, of Tullahoma.

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As emcee Scott Shasteen tweeted, Saturday night felt like a reunion at the D.W. Wilson Community Center, when Tullahoma Sports Council held its inaugural Tullahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Award Banquet.

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Last Wednesday, Feb. 6, Healthy Tennessee held a meeting with local organizations with the goal of working together to find a solution to drug abuse in the community and statewide.

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In an effort to curb the number of deaths from opioid abuse, Tullahoma’s own Sen. Janice Bowling (R-16), along with Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) have introduced bills to the General Assembly that would allow for the legalization of cannabis for medical uses.

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Citing the Coffee County Board of Education’s reluctance to discuss extending her contract and what she feels is a lack of support from board members, Coffee County Director of Schools LaDonna McFall announced last week that she is actively exploring other job opportunities.

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Six members of the Tullahoma High School boys wrestling team earned their seats into the TSSAA State Individual Tournament after their performances at the Region 5-AAA Tournament in McMinnville on Saturday.

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While Olga and Corey Oakley may enjoy some chocolate on Valentine’s Day, they will most certainly talk about deer jerky, too, recalling how they first met.

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The Coffee County Jail now provides support group sessions focusing on improving inmates’ mental health.

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While state legislators debate legalizing marijuana for medical use, other state officials are encouraging Tennessee farmers to consider cultivating a different form of cannabis – specifically hemp – for industrial uses.

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The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) has advised Manchester City officials that Coffee County is the only governing body with authority to appoint members of the Public Building Authority (PBA), the board that oversees the operations of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.  

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Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) have launched an internal investigation after an inmate was left at the Coffee County Justice Center overnight on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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Mayor Lane Curlee is encouraging Tullahoma residents to participate in the annual Valentine’s Day flower giveaway at each of the four nursing and assisted living homes in the city this Thursday.

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Free tax services for locals are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tullahoma. The church is located at 705 Wilson St.

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Due to a high number of student absences and an increased rate of influenza-like illness going around the community, Tullahoma City Schools officials opted to end the school week early.

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“The library is not just for reading,” said Leslie Warren, youth services program director at the Coffee County Lannom Memorial Public Library.

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Tullahoma City Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7 and 8, due to illness.

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“In-laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)” is coming to the stage of the Manchester Arts Center Feb. 8- 17.

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More programs focusing on reducing recidivism would be possible at the Coffee County Jail if there were enough corrections officers working at the facility, according to Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin.

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It’s time to cast your nomination ballots for The Tullahoma News’ annual Tullahoma Finest awards, celebrating the best in local sales and service providers.

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Perennial community volunteer Rupa Blackwell was honored as the 2018 Citizen of the Year by the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual membership celebration and awards banquet on Friday night.

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The City of Manchester and Coffee County formed a sewer committee to discuss expanding the city’s sewer line down U.S. Highway 41 to Interstate 24 Exit 105. The committee met for the first time Monday, Jan. 28, but an email sent the next day created doubt concerning the county’s commitment t…

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The jail population in Coffee County has seen a 25-percent decrease in recent weeks, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC).

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For more than three decades, the University of Tennessee has been accepting a special kind of donations in the name of anthropological research.

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7 wrestlers headed to state

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The female inmates at the Coffee County Jail now have a chance to participate in a work program, with each day of work shaving two days off their sentences.

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With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, local medical professionals and the Tennessee Department of Health urge women to contact their health care provider and ask about routine screening for cervical cancer.

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There were only six structure fires in all of 2018 – a 45-percent reduction, according to an annual report from the Tullahoma Fire Department (TFD).

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Melody Davis has been cooking for friends, family and acquaintances for nearly 40 years. She has also been blending the traditional southern diet with specialty diets in ways that allow people who have to avoid certain food groups to continue to enjoy the foods they love. And, beginning Feb.…

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An audit of the city’s telecommunications services identified approximately $3,000 a year in savings for the city, according to City Administrator Jennifer Moody.

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The paychecks of several Coffee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees were significantly cut during the last two pay periods because the county personnel manual hadn’t been updated to include information about the unique way EMS payroll should be completed.

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Parents of Tullahoma City Schools students will have another chance to learn more about all the resources available to them and their children at a special summit next weekend.

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More flexible requirements for minimum residential setbacks in Coffee County outside of city limits may become a reality, if approved by the Coffee County Commission.

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A recent routine inspection of the Tullahoma City Schools bus fleet found one infraction. The issue was resolved immediately and all buses are up to code, according to school officials.

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The United States Navy Band is coming to Tullahoma High School, school officials announced.

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District Attorney General Craig Northcott has asked to recuse himself from deciding the outcome of a TBI investigation into the Tullahoma Police Department launched in December.