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Former state representative Judd Matheny held a special meeting with members of law enforcement to discuss the rise in catalytic converter thefts and what can be done to slow down the thefts. Read more at the link. 

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Governor Bill Lee has authorized a limited state of emergency to continue through April 28 as COVID-19 cases continue to drop in the state. Read more here. 

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight is expanding its ground ambulance advanced life support transport capability to Coffee County and will be adding a base of operations in Tullahoma, along with two ground ambulances. Read more here. 

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The Tennessee gas price average continues to climb, jumping nearly 10 cents since last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.50 which is 27 cents more than one month ago and nearly 29 cents more than one year ago.  Tullahoma saw prices ranging from $2.45 to $2.49 as its average for…

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A Hillsboro man faces aggravated cruelty to animal charges after he allegedly cut the heart out of a dog in order to appease demons during some type of ritual. Read more here. 

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Starting this week, library patrons can once again visit the Lannom Memorial Library in-person as the facility entered Phase 3 of its reopening plan. Click the link for more. 

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With the deadline for paying county taxes without penalty falls today, Coffee County Trustee John Marchesoni said at least one Tullahoma resident is proud to do his part. Read more here. 

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After well over a year of construction, Parkview Senior Living Community finally opened its doors to retirees who want live the affordable luxury life. Click the link for more. 

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To commemorate her five year anniversary as a realtor for Weichert Realtors – Joe Orr & Associates, Renee Keene held a special ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more at the link. 

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The Glam Room Spa is a new business in town that is hoping to raise a few eyebrows in the community. Click the link for more. 

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Felony assault charges have been leveled against a local man after his ex-girlfriend told police he rammed her car and then pulled a gun on her. Read more here. 

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The Tennessee Department of Health's latest report shows COVID-19 cases are continuing to drop in Coffee County. Out of 6,294 total cases, there are 115 active cases, 6,065 cases considered inactive/recovered and 114 deaths.

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If you forgot to tune in to the History Channel Monday night to “American Pickers” pick Couch’s in downtown Tullahoma, all is not lost, as the episode lives on through on-demand programming. Click the link for more. 

The court system is taking a step back toward normalcy as COVID cases continue to decline across the Volunteer State as in-person court proceedings will again be permitted beginning March 15. Read more here. 

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An alleged drunk driver gave up on trying to pass a field sobriety test, telling officers to “forget it” when he was unable to complete the simple tasks. Read more here. 

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Because of last week’s brutal winter storm creating an abundance of potholes along interstates and state highways, TDOT is launching a massive effort to repair the damaged areas as quickly as possible. Read more here. 

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State Senator Janice Bowling’s bill that would have done away with the state’s early voting option has been taken off the table less than two weeks after it was filed. Read more here. 

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Dr. Lisa Piercey pointed to a light at the end of the tunnel this week as the state plans to lift restrictions on visitation at assisted living facilities and rest homes given the success of vaccinations. Read more here. 

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More than 200 Tullahoma City Schools employees attended a closed clinic at Tullahoma High School to receive their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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This year’s annual Miss Tullahoma pageant will be held on March 27. Signups are going on until Friday, March 9. Click the link for more. 

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The Coffee County Communications Board unanimously approved and named Scott LeDuc as the interim 911 Director during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17. Read more here. 

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A new bill introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly may reduce government transparency in notifying local businesses of bids. Click the link for more. 

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The school system used all its banked snow days last week, though Director of Schools Catherine Stephens is seeking a waiver from Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Read more here. 

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Given the enormous interest shown by readers in sharing their winter photos during the recent snow and ice storms, a new email has been created just for reader submissions at pix@tullahomanews.com. Click the link for more. 

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Tennesseans are finding the most expensive prices at the pump this week since September 2019 - up 12 cents over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.41 which is 21 cents more than one month ago and nearly 18 cents more than one year ago. In Tullahoma the average price of a ga…

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This week, Robert E. Lee Elementary School principal Mary Gilbert has been invited to speak at a national virtual summit on supporting student learning and engagement. Click the link for more. 

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Micro Craft has named Michael Gray as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Mr. Gray will report directly to the President and CEO, Dr. Kenneth Sullivan.

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J Harmon Home Team realty celebrated its expansion into the Tullahoma market through realtor Rachel Ferrell with a ribbon cutting from the chamber of commerce. Click the link for more. 

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The Webb School’s orchestra classes, including seven Coffee County residents, will be joining forces with well-known electric violinist and original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood. Read more here. 

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After 125 years in business, Couch's closed its doors late last year. If you want to get one last glimpse inside the store as it was, watch "American Pickers" at 8 p.m. CT Monday, Feb. 22 on The History Channel.

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In a recent survey by the U.S. Small Business Administration, 46.09% of workers are employed at small businesses in the the micropolitan area of Tullahoma-Manchester. Read more here. 

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This year's chamber banquet has been set for 7 p.m. March 4. It will also be virtual this year, rather than in-person.

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Readers of the Tullahoma News were busy capturing the beauty of the one-two winter punch Mother Nature dealt the city over the past week, dumping ice and snow on the area in a pair of events that paralyzed parts of the country.

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Blood Assurance needs the help of all eligible blood donors in the community. Inclement weather closed several of their facilities and blood drives earlier in the week, and the threat of more severe weather could mean a shortage of blood if area donors don’t give now.

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In an effort to improve safety for motorists traveling on Wattendorf Memorial Highway, guardrails are being installed in the vicinity of steep shoulders and bridges. Click the link for more. 

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The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the fall 2020 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.

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Legislation from State Sen. Janice Bowling seeks to eliminate the two-week voting period and remove all digital voting machines in favor of paper ballots.

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Arnold Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services (FES) has purchased a new, state-of-the-art ambulance.

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A city board work session will be held March 22 for all nonprofits and other non-governmental agencies who wish to seek funding from the city for the next fiscal year.

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The Coffee County Consolidated Communications Board voted to terminate Coffee County 911 Communications Center Director Diane Argraves' position after she rejected the severance package the board offered. Read more here. 

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Both of Tullahoma’s representatives to the United States Senate voted this past week to acquit former President Donald Trump of charges of inciting insurrection, thereby ending this second impeachment.

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A severance package is expected to be announced tonight as Coffee County and its 911 director are set to part ways after a clash between her and the sheriff.