May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have joined to share a unified message: Share the Road. “As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It takes everyone …

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Tullahoma To Honor Two Local Leaders

The Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen will host a reception to honor two individuals who are retiring from their respective organizations: Col. Raymond Toth and Dr. MaryLou Apple. The public is invited to the reception Monday, May 11 from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Tullahoma Municipal Building. Colonel Raymond Toth, …

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Fatal Accident In Summitville

One person was killed in a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highway 55 and Pete Sain Road. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Corey Stuart, Edith Cox, 70, of Manchester was killed in the accident that occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the trooper’s report, Cox was driving a …

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Bonnaroo News

Live Nation

Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said this week that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo takes place every June in Manchester, and attracts around 100,000 people. This year’s lineup includes Billy Joel, Mumford and Sons, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kendrick Lamar and more. Live Nation did not disclose …

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Local Educator Wins Award

On Friday April 24th, Richard Skipper who is the Career and Technical Education director at Coffee County High School was presented the Pioneer Award from the Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education. TACTE (Tennessee Association of Career and Technical Education) gives out 2 awards annually. The Pioneer Award is presented to an outstanding CTE …

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Horse Riding Cowboy Receives “Key to the City” and a Humanitarian Certificate While In Manchester

A man nicknamed the “Cross-Country Cowboy” is traveling across the U.S. on horseback. Over the past few weeks Tod “Doc” Mishler has been staying in Manchester at the home of former Coffee County Mayor David Pennington and his wife Nancy. Doc was a recent guest on Thunder Radio’s “Let’s talk Antiques” program talking about why …

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Two Dealerships Looking For Missing Cars

Two local dealerships in Manchester have had cars stolen from their lots recently. At Lawrence Family Motors they discovered missing keys about 2 months and thought they were misplaced. On Monday (April 27) morning the owners discovered a red 2012 Hyundai Veloster missing from the dealership. The Hyundai has around 30,000 miles and valued at …

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Nelson Heads To Prison For 30 Years

A man convicted of abducting a Tullahoma woman on Jan. 1, 2013 after a New Year’s party was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Billy Joe Nelson was convicted March 25 on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape, carjacking and robbery. The conviction came at the end of a three day trial held in Coffee …

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What’s the Buzz On Tennessee’s Bee Population Decline?

Tennessee honey bees are feeling the sting of a variety of environmental factors. According to estimates from the University of Tennessee Extension, bees have seen as much as 50 percent of their population decline in recent years. Professor John Skinner, an apiculturist at the University of Tennessee, says recent rain and cold snaps this spring …

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Motlow Memorial Day Closing Dates and Summer Classes Starting Soon

Motlow College will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The holiday includes all facilities on the Moore County campus and at the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. All campuses will close at 4:30 p.m. on May 22 and remain closed until May 26, when normal business hours will resume and summer …

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