Monthly Archives: September 2015

Charges Pending after Jail Disturbance

On Tuesday night there was a disturbance inside the Coffee County jail. In one of the jail pods some of the inmates refused to lockdown. Coffee County Sheriff department personnel and some Manchester officers responded quickly to control the situation. … Continue reading

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Tyndall Lands New Gig

Former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is back in college athletics, serving in a volunteer role as associate athletic director at Tennessee Wesleyan College, the school announced on Monday. “I am very excited about my new position at TWC,” Tyndall … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Abuse Kills more Tennesseans than Car Wrecks or Gun Violence

(Chattanooga Times Free Press) Statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health revealed that 1,263 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction. In 2014, the state saw 97 more deaths caused by opioid overdoses … Continue reading

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Local Students Have Book Published

(WKRN Nashville) Twenty-one students in Rutherford County are now published authors and spent Tuesday signing autographs at Barnes and Noble. The students wrote and illustrated a book called “Stop! Look! Listen! How Do Elephants Stay Safe at School.” The 18-page … Continue reading

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Georgia’s Only Woman on Death Row Executed Tuesday Night

The only woman on Georgia’s death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was pronounced dead by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21 a.m. at the … Continue reading

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Local Man Killed in Hunting Accident, TBI Investigating

Grundy County detectives and state agencies are probing a fatal shooting that happened while two men were hunting Sunday near Altamont, Tenn. The shooting happened about a mile north of the county seat. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine … Continue reading

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Local Couple Charged with Murdering Child to face Trial

A Moore County couple charged in connection with the death of their child will face trial in May. Robert Roper, age 28 and Carol Roper, age 22, allegedly dispose of the newborn in August, 2014, burning the remains in a … Continue reading

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