CHS Tabs David Martin as New Head Baseball Coach

The hunt for a new baseball coach for Coffee County Central High School has come to a close as David Martin has been tabbed to head the program. Martin, who served as an assistant coach at Warren County High School this past season, was the head coach at Warren County Middle School for 4 seasons …

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Manchester Odor Complaint Answered

WMSR Radio has been receiving complaints recently about a terrible odor and wondering if anything was wrong at the Manchester wastewater treatment plant. Paul Coston, chief operator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant says that the cause of odor is the lack of dissolved oxygen in the wastewater. Wastewater entering the plant only has an average …

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New President Named At Motlow

The Tennessee Board of Regents have appointed a new president at Motlow State Community College in Moore County. Anthony G. Kinkel, now serving as president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas, takes over as president of Motlow State effective Aug. 1. Kinkel has 30 years of service in public education, including 11 years as …

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Wanted Sexual Offender Captured

Thanks to an anonymous tip to the Criminal Investigations Division, Bedford County Sheriff’s Sgt. Benji Burris and Deputy Clyde Boyce were able to locate James Joseph Odell at a residence in Bedford County early Thursday morning. Odell is currently being held in Bedford County Jail on a $30,000 bond. James Joseph Odell was wanted for …

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WMSR Broadcaster Celebrating 30 Years Owning His Own Business

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Fellow WMSR Radio broadcaster Wyatt Nettles, who is your host for the “Behind the Wheel” program on Thunder Radio heard each Monday morning at 9am has something special taking place on Monday. The business he owns, J&W Auto Repair of Manchester will be celebrating 30 years of serving the community. Nettles will broadcast his show …

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Wartrace MusicFest is June 6

Southern rock, a fireworks show, classic cars, and over thirty arts and crafts dealers will all convene Saturday June 6th at the eleventh annual Wartrace MusicFest in Wartrace, Tennessee. The six piece Allman Brothers tribute band Midnight Riders from Nashville will close the show with a fireworks display beginning at 10:00 PM. Other main stage …

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Local Trooper Facing Investigation

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott has requested TBI Agents to investigate a report of missing training aids (drugs) assigned to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper and K9 handler Brent McCawley. THP reported the information to the TBI and the District Attorney General once they determined the training …

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Bonnaroo Works Fund Hands Out Grant Money

Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), the charitable arm of the world-renowned Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, has named more than 40 nonprofit organizations as 2015 recipients of the Fund’s grants, totaling nearly $200,000. BWF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports local, regional and national organizations that advance the arts, education and environmental sustainability, with a …

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Pomp and Circumstance: Tennessee Graduation Rates Up

It’s graduation season, and more Tennessee high school seniors are donning a cap and gown, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report. The numbers show Tennessee’s high school graduation rate rose slightly in 2013 to 86.3 percent, which is higher than the national average. Report co-author John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, says …

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State Needs Help With Serving Meals To Low-Income Children

Tennessee officials are looking for more groups to serve summer meals to make sure low-income children don’t go hungry when school is not in session. During the school year, about 650,000 Tennessee children get free or reduced-priced school lunches. But only a fraction of those youngsters participate in summer meals programs. That’s why the agency …

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