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Fraud costs Decherd more than $210,000

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office, working in conjunction with the 12th Judicial District Attorney's criminal investigator, has revealed that the City of Decherd's former water and sewer superintendent and a local business owner engaged in a fraudulent billing and kickback scheme that cost the Fran

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Former Decherd employee arrested for theft from city

Decherd's former water works superintendent and a local business owner have been arrested and charged in connection with taking between $60,000 and $250,000 from the city, according to Franklin County Circuit Court records. Former Water Works Superintendent James Wesley Parks, 35, 151 Harris Chapel

HERALD CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 16:54:00

Hundreds enjoy fourth annual Heritage Festival

Cowan wasn't its usual self this weekend with hundreds flocking to the community to witness the Fall Heritage Festival which, in itself, is starting to become a usual occurrence during the third weekend in September. This weekend's activities marked the fourth year of the event, continuing a recentl

HERALD CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 18:15:00

Dustin Lynch found his 'current mood' between George Strait and Sublime

Dustin Lynch said the sound of his new album "Current Mood" spans George Strait to R. Kelly and Sublime - quite the sonic trek for the Tullahoma native who started his career in a wide-brimmed cowboy hat singing about cowboys and angels. "This sound is all over the map," Lynch said of "Current Mood,

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-19 22:49:04

Get Fit! launches 'Walk to the State Parks' program

A "Walk to the State Parks" initiative, launched by the city's Get Fit! Tullahoma program, began Tuesday. In announcing the initiative, Mayor Lane Curlee asked residents to "walk to the state parks and not even leave Tullahoma." The 56 state parks in Tennessee have 1,100 miles of hiking trails, camp

TULLAHOMA NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:10:00

Bartee sentenced to 19 years for attempted murder of husband

Brenda Kay Webb Bartee was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the attempted murder of her estranged husband, Dr. Harry Bartee. Brenda Kay Webb Bartee Dr. Bartee was shot multiple times on Dec. 4, 2013, as he left divorce mediation at the law offices of Rogers, Duncan and North on the square in Manc

TULLAHOMA NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:03:00

Eaglettes fall on senior night

Shelbyville Centrals Golden Eaglettes hosted Lincoln County on Senior Night. Seniors honored are (front, from left) Sierra Carr, Maddie Northcutt and Jani Lopez; (Standing, from left) Edith Grajalas, Reagan Canon and Tiffany Taylor. The Eaglettes fell in the District 8-AAA match 4-0. Shelbyville Cen

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

School apologizes after student sent back to class with gun in s - WSMV Channel 4

How could a student, suspected of having a gun be sent back to class with the weapon hidden up his sleeve? Well, it happened recently in Manchester, and now school leaders are trying to make things right with parents who have been losing sleep over this. When Westwood Middle School parents first hea

WSMV - 2017-09-21 05:21:00

County law enforcement agencies awarded federal grants

The law enforcement agencies of the county have been awarded grants to assist them in highway safety initiatives. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office awarded the federal grants totaling $18 million to 400 agencies across the state. Manches

MANCHESTER TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:38:00

Boy Known For Puppy Cards Looses Battle To Cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A boy who went viral over his request for cards with puppies on them during lost his battle to cancer. Hunter Northcutt lost his fight with Leukemia Monday morning. He made the request for cards last month while he was undergoing intense chemotherapy treatments. He has asked for p

WTVF - 2017-09-18 21:55:34

Services for former Manchester police chief to be held Tuesday

Retired Manchester police chief and commissioner of safety Ross Simmons passed away Sept. 16 at the age of 70 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Ross Simmons Simmons retired from MPD in 2012 after a long career in law enforcement. Funeral services for Simmons will be held at 11 a.m.,

MANCHESTER TIMES - 2017-09-18 17:21:00

Claire Bradford among kids hosted by the Haslams

Claire Bradford, pictured with her mother, Kelly, and Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam at the Tennessee Residence, was among the state's Top 100 Summer Readers. The achievement earned her the honor of being invited to a celebratory Kids State Dinner. Fayetteville's Claire Ellen Bradford

ELK VALLEY TIMES - 2017-09-20 13:13:00

TAP grant sought for Phase III of greenway

The Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 Tuesday to apply for a state Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant that would fund the lion's share of Phase III in the city's Greenway Master Plan, a project ranging in cost from $590,000 to $687,000 that would serve Camp Blount State

ELK VALLEY TIMES - 2017-09-20 13:19:00

City insurance issue draws rebuttal

Discussion during the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen's work session on employee health insurance, covered in last week's Times, has drawn a rebuttal from a local insurance agent who is working to keep the city's business. "I have always maintained and informed the decision makers that if a

ELK VALLEY TIMES - 2017-09-19 17:19:00

Everything 'Clicked' for Central

Allie Click celebrated her birthday in fine fashion Tuesday, finishing with 13 service points as Columbia Central swept Shelbyville 3-0 in a district volleyball match. The Lady Lions also got 10 kills from Abby McAlister in a 25-15, 25-10 and 25-6 match win. Central improved to 5-8 overall and 3-2 i

COLUMBIA DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-20 20:37:05

County can't keep teachers

It's hard to keep teachers in Bedford County, an official told the school board Tuesday. Andrea Miller-Davis, human resources director for the Department of Education, spoke about staffing issues during the Board of Education's monthly meeting. The meeting was held at Shelbyville Central High School

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

'Gracious lady' Hortense Cooper dies

Former Shelbyville resident Hortense Cooper, widow of Tennessee Gov. Prentice Cooper and mother of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 98. "My mom was a gracious Southern lady," said Jim Cooper in a statement released by his office in Washington. "She w

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Sleeping suspect had cache of meth

Meth was found on a man found asleep in a vehicle parked alongside the roadway near the Highway 64 East-Highway 437 intersection. James Randall Brewer, 42, of McMinnville told deputy Willie Castleman of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office a tire blew on his vehicle, he had no spare and was waiting f

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Eaglettes fall in 5th set

The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglette volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting Enrichment Fellowship on Monday evening, The Eaglettes claimed a 25-16 win in the first set, but saw the match pull even with Enrichment Fellowship claiming a Set 2 win, 25-23. The Eaglettes retook the lead i

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Investigator: Drugs, guns involved in Limestone double homicide

ATHENS - An alleged dispute over drugs and a revolver led to the fatal shootings of two men last month in eastern Limestone County, investigators testified Tuesday during a hearing. Jacob Copeland, 19, of 514 Mill Road, Madison, is charged with two counts of capital murder in the slayings, and a ju

DECATUR DAILY - 2017-09-20 05:10:00