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22-year-old Middle Tennessee man killed in ATV accident

WAYNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — A 22-year-old man was killed in an ATV accident over the weekend, reports say. Jorden Collins of Waynesboro died in the crash on Saturday, according to Tennessee River Valley News, citing information from Tennessee Highway Patrol. Troopers say Collins was driving an ATV in Wayne...
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Dixie softball tournaments

The Tennessee Dixie Softball tournaments will begin this weekend, June 18, 2021 in Lewis County. The teams scheduled to play are: Sweetees in Lewis County on June 18; Ponytails in Wayne County on June 18; Belles in Wayne County on June 18; Darlings in Summertown on June 21; and Angels in Perry County on June 22.
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Invitation for Bids

The Wayne County Board of Education will receive bids for the CMS and WMS Gymnasium HVAC renovation. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at the Wayne County Board of Education Offices. Bids must be placed in a sealed envelope labeled “CMS/WMS Gymnasium HVAC bid.” Bidders may bid on one or both gymnasium projects. The bid documents will be on file at the Wayne County Board of Education Offices, 419 South Main Street, Waynesboro, TN 38485. Documents and specifications may also be obtained by requesting electronic plans from the Director of Schools at 931-722-3548, or by visiting www.waynetn.net.
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Billy Joe Adams

Mr. Billy Joe Adams was born February 12, 1936 in Wayne County, Tennessee, the son of the late Thomas and Beulah Holt Adams. He worked as a forklift operator for Hassell and Hughes Lumber Company. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Collinwood. Mr. Adams was united in marriage to the former Betty Ruth Wright on Friday April 9, 1954. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2017. Mr. Adams departed this life on June 7, 2021 in Columbia, Tennessee at the age of 85 Years, 3 Months and 26 Days.
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Two Airlifted from Monday Crash in Wayne County

TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED MONDAY FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT IN WAYNESBORO INVOLVING A POLICE OFFICER. ACCORDING TO MEDIA SOURCES, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE DISPATCHED IN THE AREA OF THEY WAYNESBORO SPORTSPLEX AROUND 3:30. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY TERESA WRIGHT OF WAYNESBORO WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 13 WHEN SHE FAILED TO STOP FOR THE OFFICER WHO WAS TURNING INTO THE PARKING LOT. WRIGHT ALONG WITH A PASSENGER IN HER VEHICLE WERE AIRLIFTED FROM THE SCENE. THE OFFICER SUSTAINED NO SERIOUS INJURIES. THE ACCIDENT WAS INVESTIGATED BY THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL.
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Teen Killed in ATV Accident Over the Weekend in Wayne County

AN ATV ACCIDENT HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A WAYNE COUNTY TEEN. ACCORDING TO MEDIA SOURCES, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE ON PINHOOK PIKE IN SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY ON SUNDAY. 19 YEAR OLD RACHEL WISE, OF COLLINWOOD, WAS THE PASSENGER ON THE 2007 ARTIC CAT THAT REPORTEDLY LEFT THE ROADWAY, HIT A FENCE AND STRUCK AT TREE. WISE WAS AIRLIFTED FROM THE SCENE AND DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED.
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State Vaccination Update

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ANNOUNCED THAT APPROXIMATELY 34.1 PERCENT OF TENNESSEANS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED BRINGING THE TOTAL UP TO 4,940,385. IN LAWRENCE COUNTY 23.1 PERCENT HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, 40.5 PERCENT IN MAURY COUNTY, 25 PERCENT IN GILES COUNTY AND 31 PERCENT IN WAYNE COUNTY. THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REMINDS TENNESSEANS THAT VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE AND FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO COVID 19 DOT TN DOT GOV.
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THP Roadside Safety Checkpoints

THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL WILL BE CONDUCTING ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKPOINTS FRIDAY IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTY: LAWRENCE COUNTY ON US HIGHWAY 43 SOUTH AT THE 29 MILE MARKER AND WAYNE COUNTY ON STATE ROUTE 114 AT THE 2.9 MILE MARKER. THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL RECOGNIZES THAT CHECKPOINTS SUCH AS THESE ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE AND EFFECTIVE TOOLS OF ENFORCING THE LAWS AND ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
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State Vaccination Update

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ANNOUNCED THAT APPROXIMATELY 33.4 PERCENT OF TENNESSEANS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED BRINGING THE TOTAL UP TO 4,863,397 AS OF MAY 31ST. IN LAWRENCE COUNTY 21,302 HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, 80,987 IN MAURY COUNTY, 15,275 IN GILES COUNTY AND 10,378 IN WAYNE COUNTY. THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REMINDS TENNESSEANS THAT VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE AND FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO COVID 19.TN.GOV OR BY CALLING 866-442-5301.
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Mark Green Annual Town Hall Meeting in Wayne County

US CONGRESSMAN MARK GREEN IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT A TOWN HALL MEETING NEXT WEEK IN WAYNE COUNTY. THE CONGRESSMAN IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THE WAYNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN WAYNESBORO ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 9TH FROM 10 TO 11. THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROOM 400.
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THP Roadside Safety Checkpoints

THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL WILL BE CONDUCTING ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKPOINTS MONDAY IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTY. WAYNE COUNTY ON STATE ROUTE 13 NORTH AT THE US 64 UNDERPASS. THE TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL RECOGNIZES THAT CHECKPOINTS SUCH AS THESE ARE HIGHLY VISIBLE AND EFFECTIVE TOOLS IN ENFORCING LAWS AND ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
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Lawrenceburg Women Arrested in Wayne County on Drug Charges Following Separate Traffic Stops

Belinda M. Simmons, age 33, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, was arrested on Tuesday, May 18th on multiple charges following a traffic stop. Officer Darren Pounders of the Waynesboro Police Department filed a report stating that he performed a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Simmons for a tag cover hampering visibility of the car tag. When Officer Pounders made contact with Simmons, she allegedly displayed slurred speech and failed multiple sobriety tests. An inventory of the vehicle allegedly revealed approximately 7.1 grams of marijuana, two Buprenorphine pills, a straw, and several small plastic bags. Simmons was charged with simple possession of schedule II, possession of schedule VI marijuana with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence. She was booked into the Wayne County Jail on $57,500.00 bond.
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School Board Accepts $2 Million Innovative Grant Awarded to WCTC

The Wayne County School Board met in regular session on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. All board members were present, including Chairman Andy Yarbrough, Greg Eaton, Dwight Bumphus, Sherman Martin, Debbie Brown, Charity Horton, and Camryn Eaton. Superintendent Marlon Davis was present as well.
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Ovilla Fire Department Asst Fire Chief Arrested

A WAYNE COUNTY ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF WAS ARRESTED FOLLOWING A COMPLAINT OF INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT INVOLVING A MINOR. MEDIA SOURCES REPORT, DAVID PAUL KING, THE ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF OF THE OVILLA FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED STATUTORY RAPE AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR. KING WAS BOOK INTO THE WAYNE COUNTY JAIL ON A 250 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND FOLLOWING AN INVESTIGATION BY THE WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
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Wayne County's Ag Center Project Finalist in Grant Competition

THE WAYNE COUNTY'S AG CENTER PROJECT HAS MADE IT'S WAY TO BECOME A FINALIST IN A NATIONAL COMPETITION. THE WAYNE COUNTY CHAMBER TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THE CENTER TO HELP IN IT BEGIN CHOSEN FOR A 100 THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FROM KUBOTA. THE WAYNE COUNTY AG CENTER IS ONE OF FIVE HOMETOWN PROJECTS IN THE COMPETITION. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO KUBOTA U S A DOT COM FORWARD SLASH HOME HOMETOWN DASH PROUD DASH VOTE.
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Wayne County Commission to Meet

THE WAYNE COUNTY COMMISSION IS SCHEDULED TO MEET FOR A BUDGET MEETING ON JUNE 7TH FROM 5:30 TO 7. THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WAYNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED ON COURT CIRCLE IN WAYNESBORO.
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Culp Cemetery Homecoming

The Culp Cemetery Homecoming will be held on Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Culp Cemetery on Beech Creek Road in Wayne County. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 931-306-3533.
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High Speed Chase Ends in Wayne County

A LAUDERDALE COUNTY MAN WAS ARRESTED LATE LAST WEEK FOLLOWING A HIGHSPEED CHASE THAT ENDED IN WAYNE COUNTY. MEDIA SOURCES REPORT, MEMBERS OF THE WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND WAYNESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE ALERTED BY THE DECATUR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ON FRIDAY THAT THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO STOP A STOLEN 2004 GMC SIERRA. WAYNE COUNTY OFFICERS JOINED THE PURSUIT NEAR THE WAYNE COUNTY ROCK QUARRY. SPIKES WERE DEPLOYED AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER INTO A DITCH NEAR DEXTER WOODS MEMORIAL BOULEVARD. THE DRIVER THE VEHICLE IDENTIFIED AS BLAKE AUSTIN HINES, 26, OF FLORENCE, WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND FACES CHARGES OF FELONY RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, FELONY EVADING ARREST, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, THEFT OF PROPERTY, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM, POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II METH WITH INTENT, FAILURE TO EXERCISE DUE CARE, AND WRONG WAY ON ONE-WAY ROAD. HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE WAYNE COUNTY JAIL ON A $486,000.00 BOND.