County Commission Race Heats Up

For the most part the Coffee County political races have been pretty calm until now. It’s not one of county seats up for grabs, it’s a county commission race. In Tullahoma’s District 15, things have become heated between incumbent Mark Kelly a Republican and Christian and Democratic primary winner, Zak Mohyuddin a Muslim. In a …

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Real Estate Blog Names Manchester As One Of Tennessee’s Most Exciting Cities

Any state that can turn out the likes of Morgan Freeman, Dolly Parton, and Elvis has got to be pretty darn exciting—and we didn’t even mention the barbecue. With all of Tennessee being so exciting, how could you possibly pick the most exciting places within its borders? Well, that’s where the Movoto Real Estate Blog …

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Weekly Update On Gas Prices

News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down quickly put upward pressure on the price of oil. West Texas Intermediate closed the week at $103.13 a barrel on the NYMEX on Friday – an increase of $2.30 from last week. “Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash,” said Mark …

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I-24 Crash Hurts The Driver Of An 18-Wheeler

Johnny Wells age 42 of Brownsville, TN was driving his tractor-trailer on I-24 Monday afternoon when he lost control. Preliminary information indicates that the 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound on Interstate 24 at mile-marker 130 in Grundy County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Wells lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve and …

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Manchester Times and Thunder Radio Team Up For Candidate Forum

To better inform the voters before the Aug. 7 Coffee County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times and Thunder Radio have teamed up for a candidate forum from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. In total, 23 candidates from seven county-wide races and one …

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Bus Information For Coffee County Students

Coffee County schools would like to inform the Manchester students in the school system about their bus service changes for this new year. All Manchester High School students will be picked up at their usual bus stops located throughout Manchester City Limits. These buses will not have markings on the outside of them making them …

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Property Tax Increase On The Agenda For County Commissioners

Coffee County commissioners will meet Tuesday night (July 22) with a property tax increase on the agenda. The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee voted last week to recommend a 27-cent property tax increase for all county residents. According to Budgets and Accounts Director Marianna Edinger, the increase equates to roughly $68 per year for …

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Police Say Living Conditions Extremely Unsatisfactory For Two Children

Last week Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigators Andrea Davidson and George Dyer responded to 301 W. Petty Lane in Winchester, TN. In reference to a report of child neglect. A report filed by Investigator Andrea Davidson stated that upon arrival investigators discovered two minor children at the residence. The report further stated that the living …

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Motlow Classes Begin Soon

Students planning on attending Motlow College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Aug. 17, according to Greer Alsup, director of admissions and records at the College. Students can apply online until midnight on the 17th. Online applications can be accessed from the “Apply Now” tab on the Motlow College website …

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For Many Tennessee Kids, Hunger Doesn’t Take Summer Vacation

For thousands of low-income families in Tennessee, summer vacation is a time of increased hunger, as children don’t have their usual school meals to rely on. Signe Anderson, Senior Child Nutrition Policy Analyst with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), says a new study conducted by her organization shows participation in summer nutrition programs …

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