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PLUS: Game Report: Shelbyville @ Tullahoma

On Tuesday, I battled traffic out of Nashville to arrive at Tullahoma High School right around first pitch for their match-up against Shelbyville Central. A game that was close and featured two arms battling, Tullahoma won it 4-1. Read up on the players that stood out below:


2-year-old Tennessee girl shot in head while playing in backyard: report

A two-year-old girl is reportedly in critical condition after she was shot by a stray bullet while playing in her backyard on March 15. Ariel Salaices was with her two older brothers on a slide when she was hit in the head, ABC News reported, citing the Johnson County Sherriff’s Department.


Coffee County audit is squeaky clean

Coffee County is one of the 12 counties in the state to have an audit with zero findings for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018. Coffee County’s audit revealed a strong system that allows for accurate financial reporting and clear checks and balances that help protect taxpayer money, according


Elderly Tennessee woman mauled to death by pack of dogs, owner to possibly face charges

After an elderly Pickett County woman is mauled to death by six of her neighbor’s dogs, the District Attorney’s Office says they’re getting closer to the end of their investigation, and the possibility of charges for the dogs’ owner.


Where will the Tennessee State Fair Locate?

The Tennessee State Fair Commission voted late last week that a search should begin for a new site that can accommodate the future growth and goals of the State Fair. The fair has been held at the Nashville Fairgrounds since 1906.


Tennessee physician successfully treats patient with rare form of cancer

In February 2018, Jonathan Lawson kept having pain in his lower back. "I'm stubborn," said Lawson, who operates a towing company. "I don't like going to the doctor." Eventually, though, Melynda Lawson convinced her husband to go to the Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville emergency room. The decision was


Douglas named to joint industrial board

The Coffee County Commission voted on Tuesday, March 12, to appoint Sherry Douglas to the Coffee County Joint Industrial Board. The industrial board recruits industries and maintains relationships with companies located in the industrial parks within Coffee County.


TWRA studies alligator snapping turtles in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resouces Agency said they are conducting a survey to assess alligator snapping turtle populations in Tennessee. According to the statement, "The surveys will provide essential information that will help guide TWRA's future decisions regarding the res


When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History

LYNCHBURG, TN — Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. Green’s existence had long been an open secret, but in 2016 Brown-Forman, the company.


Council hears report from historic fl ood events

The Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council met Monday night at the American Legion Building. Emergency Management Director Jason Deal presented a slide show of the historic flood events of the past handled 46 calls on Feb. 20, 78 on Feb. 23 and 54 on March 9. There were three vehicle rescues, t


Chattanooga high school football coach indicted for sexual contact with a minor

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An assistant football coach at Grace Baptist Academy was indicted on charges of sexual contact with a minor by an authority figure, CBS affiliate WDEF reported.


EMA team aids volunteer fire departments

Coffee County now has a team dedicated to performing fire investigations for the area’s five volunteer fire departments. The responsibility of the group is to determine the cause and origin of each fire.


Driver suffers head injury in accident

A driver suffered a serious head injury Tuesday in a crash on Landers Street, Shelbyville police said. Ernest Campbell was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. "He was bleeding very heavily from the head," officer David Dye's report said.


New jail will need larger staff

According to a report from the University of Tennessee's County Technical Assistance Service, it will take 61 people to staff the new Bedford County Jail once it opens this fall, as compared to the current 41 people working at the current jail and workhouse locations on Lane Parkway.


Normady Woman Arrested after trying to use Deceased Woman's Prescription

A Normandy woman allegedly attempted to obtain drugs prescribed to a now-deceased woman on Thursday of last week at a Shelbyville pharmacy. A pharmacist said, the date and quantity of Lortab pills listed on the prescription had been modified.


'Finest' Voting online as top pics are named

Online voting continues through this week in The Times’ 2019 Lincoln County’s Finest Reader Choice Awards at www.elkvalleytimes.com. https://www.elkvalleytimes.com/site/forms/online_services/lincoln_co_finest/


Navy Band performs at THS

The Tullahoma community received a special visit from the United States Navy when the U.S. Navy Band put on a free concert inside the Tullahoma High School gymnasium on Sunday, March 17.


Lincoln County jailers will not be charged for inmate’s death

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. - Lincoln County jail guards will not be charged following a seven-month-long investigation into the death of inmate William Hawk. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented evidence to a grand jury on Tuesday. District Attorney General Brent Cooper tells WHNT News 19 the


One good turn : retired Beechgrove engineer turns downed trees into woodcraft

Like most of his neighbors, when a tree falls on retired electrical engineer Paul McCarty’s property, he grabs a chainsaw. But the box elder, cedar or even buckeye timber that falls at McCarty’s Beechgrove home will eventually become a unique piece of handmade art. It’s a labor of love that allows t


Hidden gem unearthed: History fills 1899 county tax book

The late 1800s in Bedford County were lively times due to a public hanging and a $12,000 school. Tax collection was just as significant, according to historian Carolyn Smotherman, who recently donated an important revenue book to Bedford County Archives.