Monthly Archive: June 2014

Grinding Two-Truck Crash Injures One

life flight 3One person was injured in a grinding two tractor-trailer crash Monday morning on Highway 64 in Franklin County.
According to a report by Trooper Donnie Clark, around 8:30 a.m. Monday Daniel Sullivan, 30, of Boaz, Ala. fell asleep and his 2000 Freightline truck struck the rear of a grain trailer being pulled by a truck operated by Paul Armer, 71, of Hillsboro.
The Sullivan vehicle struck the rear of the grain truck causing it to spill wheat over two lanes of the eastbound side of the highway. Sullivan’s truck then veered into the median of the highway and crashed. Armer was able to get the grain truck to the shoulder before it overturned. The impact of the crash broke the grain truck in half according to the trooper’s report.
Sullivan was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of his injuries.

Holiday Gas Prices Are Highest Since 2008

gas prices 5Gasoline prices are beginning to decline as we approach the Independence Day holiday weekend. AAA forecasts the most automobile travelers in seven years. However, motorists are likely to find the most expensive gasoline prices for Independence Day since 2008.
“Market concerns about a supply disruption in Iraq are calming,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The price of oil slipped last week, so motorists should begin to see some relief at the pump. However, the discount may only be a nickel, keeping the average price on Independence Day at its highest level since 2008.”
The highest price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was set on Independence Day 2008. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.93 in Tennessee. The second highest gasoline prices were in 2011, when the average price was $3.36 in Tennessee. The average price for a gallon of gasoline on July 4, 2013 was $3.25 in Tennessee. Right now the national average is $3.68 and in Tennessee the average is $3.46. The low price in Manchester is $3.33 and in Tullahoma the low price per gallon is $3.35.

New Laws In Tennessee

tennessee flagA law limiting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine is among those taking effect on July 1.
The anti-meth law requires a prescription to obtain more than 28.8 grams of pseudoephedrine per year, which is the equivalent of about five months’ worth of the maximum dosage of medicines like Sudafed.
According to the governor’s office, 268 children were removed from their homes last year because of meth-related incidents and nearly 1,700 meth labs were seized.
Also taking effect on Tuesday is a measure that requires more disclosure from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, as well as a statute that allows the state to use the electric chair to execute death row inmates.

American Legion Riders To Host Fish Fry

American Legion baseballThe American Legion Riders Chapter of Post 78 in Manchester will be hosting a Fish Fry at the Veterans Building, 130 Shelton Rd in Manchester on Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 8 pm.
The money raised will be donated to The Legacy Fund, a national trust fund that provides continuing education for children of our fallen warriors in the War on Terror. Since its beginning at Post 78 six years ago, local Riders have donated at least $1000 to this fund each year. Past community support is very much appreciated.

So Far No Debate Between Alexander and Carr

Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander is showing little interest in taking up Joe Carr on a debate challenge in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.
Alexander told reporters in Nashville on Monday that there are seven candidates running for the GOP nomination and that it would be difficult to schedule them all to appear at once.
Among the challengers, only Carr and Memphis radio station owner George Flinn have shown significant past campaign spending. Alexander wouldn’t say whether he would insist on debating all of the candidates.
Alexander, a former two-term Tennessee governor, is running for a third term in the Senate this year. He said voters could find out about him on his website. Or, in his words: “Usually I’m walking down the street and they can ask me.”

14U Red Raiders Compete In State Tournament

Team photo provided... Story by Dennis Weaver

Team photo provided… Story by Dennis Weaver

The 14U Coffee County Red Raider summer baseball team competed in the Tennessee BPA State Baseball Tournament this weekend held in Murfreesboro and Franklin. The Raiders split their 2 Saturday contests, falling to Murfreesboro Assault 4 to 3, before beating Strikezone White by a final score of 7 to 2. In the opening game, Ryan Farless allowed only 4 hits over 6 innings taking the tough luck loss. Leading the offensive attack were Jacob Langham, who was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Jeremiah Franklin who was 1 for 3. Hunter Mann got the win over Strikezone tossing a 5 hitter with 5 strikeouts. AJ Rollman, Jacob Langham and Jeremiah Franklin all banged out 2 hits apiece in the win for the Raiders.
With their pool play performance, the Raiders finished as the 8th seed overall and headed into the championship round in the Gold Minor Championship Flight as the number 2 seed in their bracket. In the first round of the single elimination on Sunday, the Raiders got a rematch with Assault of Murfreesboro. The Raiders dropped the rematch by a final of 6 to 3. AJ Rollman, Jeremiah Franklin and Harley Hinshaw each had a hit and scored the 3 Raider runs. Jacob Langham was 2 for 3 with an RBI, but took the loss on the mound for Coffee County.

A Salute To Our Troops

salute our troopsThunder Radio along with various sponsors began saluting our local troops this week with announcements on the radio. The men and women serving our country so bravely deserve to be honored so that is why this salute is being done. Various people submitted information about their loved one or friend and now we at Thunder Radio along with our outstanding sponsors are thanking them for what they do for the citizens of the United States.
You can now go online to and watch a video on Thunder TV about this program. You’ll be able to see pictures and hear information about these wonderful people.
Thank you to those who serve and to all veterans who have served in the past.

7/2/14 —— Charles William “C.W.” Channell Sr.

Charles William “C.W.” Channell Sr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 86.

Mr. Channell was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Rev. Elbert Patton and Clara Reynolds Channell Sr.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and later went on to manage Shapard Chevrolet in Tullahoma. C.W. enjoyed helping people live a better life, and also enjoyed working at church to help the unsaved know who their Lord was. He believed in community work and enjoyed working for others. He headed many different organizations, including boy scouts, heart association, cancer societies, mayors youth committee, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. His last, most enjoyable work was with the Tullahoma Lions Club, where he served as president and governor of the Lions International.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Channell is preceded in death by one brother, Wallace Channell.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Channell of Tullahoma; two daughters, Linda Anderton and her husband Tommy of Shelbyville, and Lisa Sellers and her husband Marvin of Tullahoma; one son, Charles Channell of Franklin; five grandchildren, Whitney Channell of Rock Island, Tennessee, Ben Channell and his wife Liz of Antioch, Tennessee, Scott Anderton and his wife Kristin of Franklin, Tennessee, Stacie Parkins and her husband Danny of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Stephanie Hardcastle and her husband Don of Cookeville, Tennessee; one great-granddaughter, Emily Parkins of Cookeville, Tennessee; and two brothers, James Channell and his wife Estella of Maryville, Tennessee, and Rev. Elbert Channell Jr. and his wife Mary of Thomasville, Georgia.

Visitation for Mr. Channell will be held on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 10:00am at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma with Dr. J. Herbert Hester and Dr. Baylon Hilliard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to First Baptist Church in Tullahoma with a emphasis on local missions at 108 East Grundy Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388, or to the Tullahoma Lion’s Club at 407 Lion’s Club Lane, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangementsveteran --- Flag 2

7/1/14 — Ronald M. Pollock

Ronald M Pollock, 72 of Tullahoma passed from this life on Friday June 27th, 2014 after an extended illness.

He was retired from Wilson´s Sporting Goods of Tullahoma, and was a founding member of Westside United Pentecostal Church of Tullahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lula Mae Pollock, two sisters Betty Jean Campbell and Margaret Ann Wilson.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Treva Pollock. Three sons Mike (Denise), Randy (Gerri), and David (Misty). Five grandchildren, Christopher Pollock, Carl (Sabrina) Pollock, Crystal (Jeremy) Hickman, Jack Pollock, and Hannah Pollock. Three great-grandchildren Lyndon and Carson Pollock, Dallas Hickman.

Visitation will be on Monday June 30th and will start at 5 p.m. , service to follow at 7 p.m. at Westside United Pentecostal Church, 507 Cedar Lane, Tullahoma, TN with Reverend Philip Swinford and Pastor Jimmy Kelley officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, at Maplewood Cemetery. 

Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ronald M. Pollock. flower 12

6/28/14 —– Iva Messick Rose

Iva Messick Rose, age 80 of Beech Grove, Tennessee, passed away on June 25, 2014 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Mrs. Rose retired from the Cflowers 7offee County School System after teaching for 42 years. She was a substitute teacher for 7 years after retiring. She will be fondly remembered as loving wife, mother, sister and dedicated teacher who was a faithful member of the Beech Grove Church of Christ and enjoyed writing, gardening, cooking, watching “Wheel of Fortune” and going to sales at Dillards.

Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, the late Marion Lee Rose who passed away in 2012; parents, Grady Hall Messick and Myrtle B. Bush Messick; and sister, Nell Mason and her husband Shelton Mason.

Mrs. Rose is survived by her sons, Brent L. Rose of Beech Grove, TN and Brad H. Rose and his wife LuAnn of Blue Ridge, GA; sister, Velma Davis and her husband Dorris of the Noah, TN; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; caregivers, Chris Ferrell and Lisa Waters and Lisa’s granddaughter, Destiny; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Brother Kenneth Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.

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