Tag Archives: Franklin County

State Releases Local Unemployment Rates

Coffee County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July compared to the month before. But the jobless rate ticked up slightly in Franklin and Grundy Counties. The State Department of labor and Workforce Development says the Coffee County rate remained steady … Continue reading

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Railroad Crossing Closings in Coffee, Franklin and Bedford Counties

Repair crews will temporarily close several railroad street crossings in Coffee, Franklin and Bedford counties over the coming weeks. Officials with the CSX Railroad say four road crossings will be closed at times in Tullahoma as a contractor works to … Continue reading

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More Trouble for Ousted Coffee County Coach

Former Coffee County High School baseball coach who allegedly threatened to kill his former girlfriend’s husband and other patrons at a Tims Ford Late restaurant last week is being questioned by Franklin County lawmen. The former coach, Bradley Weir, allegedly … Continue reading

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Three Hikers Rescued from The Walls of Jericho Preserve

Three hikers, including two children, apparently no worse for wear after they were stranded overnight Monday in a remote section of The Walls of Jericho Preserve on the Franklin County, Jackson County, Alabama line. All told four entered the park … Continue reading

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Body Found in Tims Ford Lake

On Sunday a body was found floating in Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County. The discovery happen near the Bel Acres subdivision. The persons name has not been released at this point. We will update this story as details emerge. … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rates Low in Coffee County

Unemployment rates in Coffee and Franklin County are among the lowest in the area for December. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent in December in both counties. The Coffee County rate slipped by … Continue reading

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Franklin County Man Charged with Murder

A Franklin County man has been indicted on a 1st degree murder charge following the April beating death of a Morrison woman. Robert Whipple, age 47, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury earlier this week. He is charged … Continue reading

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Unemployment rates drop in state

Coffee County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month compared to July. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the August rate remained at seven percent, the same as reported for July. The state says some 1800 are without jobs … Continue reading

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Local Teen Drowns in Tims Ford

A teenager drowned in Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County on Sunday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said 14-year-old Jesse Barnes died after swinging on a rope swing. Once he was in the water, friends said started to struggle. Friends … Continue reading

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Voting Totals Up

Election officials say early voting totals are beating 2010 totals by double digits in most Southern Middle Tennessee Counties. Through the 1st 5 Days of early voting 2,042 ballots were marked in Coffee County, up by 47% compared to 2010. … Continue reading

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