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Man Shot in Coffee County
Friday February 27, 2015

Authorities in Coffee County say a domestic dispute between a father and son led to the son being hospitalized with a gunshot wound.
Coffee County Sheriff's officials said James Henley Sr. allegedly shot his son, James Henley Jr with a .380 caliber handgun.
Henley Jr. was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his side.
Henley Sr. was also injured and treated at Medical Center of Manchester.
Officials say the case will go before the Coffee County Grand Jury next Tuesday.

 


Gore Gets Probation
Friday February 27, 2015

Former political candidate Kristopher Gore was given five years on probation and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to worthless check, forgery and identity theft charges.
Gore was a candidate for 43rd District State Representative when he was arrested for passing worthless checks for campaign signs and a fundraising dinner. Authorities said he also used stolen information from another person to get credit for the purchase of a vehicle.
In addition to the probation, Gore must pay $875 in restitution and perform 40 hours of community service work.
He has requested a judicial diversion, which would clear his record after the probationary period ends. A hearing to decide that issue will be held at a later date.

 


Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Friday February 27, 2015

The Warren County Commission Thursday night approved a budget amendment that increases the amount set aside for construction of a new morgue to $150,000. If the cost of the morgue comes in lower, the remaining amount goes back into the general fund. The vote was 19-4.
In other business, commissioners approved a resolution to enter into a County Corrections partnership through the Tennessee Corrections Institute.

 


Help Needed on Plateau
Jay Walker Friday February 27, 2015

The Middle Tennessee Natural Gas office in McMinnville is accepting donations of items to be gathered and transported to people in need in the areas on the Cumberland Plateau that were hit hard by last week's ice storm.
The storm caused massive damage and many are having trouble getting basic necessities.
MTNG will accept donations until 3pm Friday. Volunteers will head up to the affected area to deliver food and other donated items. Volunteers will also be offering assistance in other ways to help get life back to normal in that area.
Items needed include: Pop-top canned food, paper products, garbage bags, flashlights, toiletries, toboggans, baby wipes, pop tarts and juice boxes.
You can drop off supplies at the McMinnville office at 569 North Chancery Street.

 


Survey Says McMinnville Safe from Storms
Thursday February 26, 2015

A recent study conducted by Homeowners. com found that McMinnville is the second safest Tennessee city from severe weather threats.
Analysts used a variety of storm data points to create the total score for 51 Tennessee cities with populations greater than 10,000. Analysts used the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration storm events database to factor in occurrences of tornadoes, hail and lightning in each area.
McMinnville ranked number 2 on the list due to having low average occurrences of floods and lightning events.
Elizabethton was ranked as Tennessee's safest city. Manchester was number 10 on the list.

 

 

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