Topic: Coffee County
Top Ten Most Wanted reward now stands at $2500 for information leading to arrest
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today increased the reward for the remaining at large fugitive wanted for the murder of a Franklin County man in March 2013. Information leading to the arrest of David Gordon Jenkins now stands at $2,500.
Jenkins, 46, last known address 3554 Asbury Road, Manchester, is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathaniel Matthews.
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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.
On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Troopers Will Strictly Enforce No Refusal Law
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Colonel Tracy Trott are reminding citizens to expect a “No Refusal” and high-visibility, safe driving enforcement campaign during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period. The “No Refusal” enforcement will begin at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 21st and end at midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
The “No Refusal” law allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. The goal is to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. The Thanksgiving Holiday marks the third “No Refusal” enforcement effort, following campaigns over the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods.
Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.
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Fort Campbell, KY – I know that it’s the time of year when people start thinking about the great food they’ll be eating during the holidays but all of that eating can come with a dose of guilt. Let Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs keep you up and active so you can enjoy your holiday meal.
On November 10th, you can join Outdoor Rec for a Short Spring Day Hike. This trip is scheduled to last from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Ages 12 and up are invited to participate. The cost is $20.00 per person with transportation provided. «Read the rest of this article»
Focus on Farm and Forest Issues, Rural Development Opportunities
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of listening sessions across the state in April and May for farmers, forest landowners and agribusinesses. The purpose of the meetings is to hear stakeholder concerns about current issues and to explore opportunities for developing our rural economy and increasing farm and forest income.
“We want to be available to our producers, landowners and agribusinesses to hear their concerns and to get their input on how to enhance our rural communities and economy,” Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “This is also about ongoing efforts to look at how we, as an agency, can provide better service and be more responsive to challenges and opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. This marks the second consecutive year Trooper Stanford, a third generation State Trooper, has earned the honor. He was also recognized in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address in January.
Additionally, seven other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction Trooper of the Year, while 10 troopers were also recognized for their DUI enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»
Preliminary Figure Mark Fewest Fatalities on Record
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a preliminary figure that indicated six people were killed during the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, compared to 16 fatalities during last year’s Thanksgiving Day holiday period.
If the 2011 preliminary number holds true, it will mark the lowest number of fatalities on record during the Thanksgiving holiday. Previously, the fewest number of vehicular fatalities was seven, which occurred during the 1983 Thanksgiving Day period.
2011 Thanksgiving Holiday Fatality Log
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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Wildlife Management Area units 1 & 2 first come, first serve December deer permits will go on sale November 23rd at 8:00am (CDT).
Permits can be purchased at any TWRA license agent or through the internet at www.tnwildlife.org. Hunters who purchase the permit are reminded that they will need to retain their receipt. The receipt will serve as the permit. No phone sales will be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Wildlife Management Area units 1 & 2 first come, first serve November deer permits will go on sale October 26th at 8:00am. (CDT).
The permits can be purchased through the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org by clicking on the “Buy a License Online” icon located on the right side of the home page. The permits can also be purchased at any TWRA licensing agent.
Hunters who purchase a permit are reminded that they will need to retain their receipt. The receipt will serve as the permit. No phone sales will be accepted. «Read the rest of this article»
Annual music and arts festival celebrates 10 years as over 80,000 expected in Manchester area
Nashville, TN – For ten years, the Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country – the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The festival is a four-day, multi-stage music festival held on a 700-acre farm.
Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June. As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 9th, and winds down Sunday night, June 12th. «Read the rest of this article»