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One killed in Thursday crash on Interstate 24

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

One person was killed Thursday on Interstate-24 near Manchester. Tracey Michele Hullender, 44, of Villa Ridge, Mo., was killed at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday when the car she was traveling in was hit from the back by an 18-wheeler operated by David Lynn Wright of Illinois. According to Manchester Fire Department chief George DeShields, it appears as if Hullender slowed to help a van that lost control and traveled into

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  • WINTER STORM: Officials take over 360 weather-related calls throughout week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Whether you live in the northern half or the southern half of Coffee County determines the story of last week’s winter storm for you. But despite drastic splits of snow and ice in different parts of the county there was one common fact– it was crippling. Duck River Electric Membership corporation restored 14,000 power outages throughout last week and local authorities responded to 366 weather related calls between midnight Monday

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  • Coffee County placed under ice storm warning

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    With ice still lingering on tree limbs from Monday’s ice storm, more winter weather is coming for middle Tennessee Friday and Saturday – including Coffee County. The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Coffee County under an ice storm warning from noon Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday morning. According to NWS, ice accumulations of up to .25 inches can be expected in the area with brisk winds out of the

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  • Emergency shelter will be available tonight in Manchester; temps expected to hit zero

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    Crews from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and other crews offering aid from the surrounding area, have been able to knock the number of Manchester customers without power down to 348 as of 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. However, with ice still on trees and windy conditions present, more outages could occur, officials warn. Also, those without power will be facing dangerous conditions Wednesday night as temperatures are expected to fall to

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  • Thousands without power Tuesday morning; roads remain tricky

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Crews with the Manchester Street Department prepare to remove a large tree limb that fell across McArthur Street near United Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon. According to the Coffee County Communications Center, crews responded to 83 similar calls throughout the county during the day Monday and through the night. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Downed power lines and hazardous travel conditions have kept local emergency crews busy since Monday morning. And even though ice stopped falling late Monday night, travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout most of the week as temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing. “We may get some thaw [Tuesday] with some sunshine here and there, but whatever thaws will just freeze back,” said Coffee County EMA director Allen

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  • Ice storm warning issued for Coffee County; area schools closed Tuesday

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    The National Weather Service at 9 a.m. Monday morning issued an ice storm warning for most areas south of Interstate 40, including Coffee County. The warning is in effect until midnight Monday with betwen 1/4 and 1 inch of ice expected to coat the area, according to NWS. Major impacts will be on travel, with ice causing hazardous travel conditions across the area as roads will become coated with ice,

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  • Snow, ice expected to pound area starting Sunday night

    Posted on February 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm


    Exactly how much snow and ice Coffee County is expected to receive Sunday night through Tuesday morning is still unknown. But what is certain is that the area will receive “some kind” of wintry mix. Coffee County Emergency Management Agency director Allen Lendley said Sunday afternoon that his latest briefing with the National Weather Service (NWS) Sunday leaves several questions still seeking answers. “They are expecting it to start around

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