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Lady Raiders Finish Runner-Up In State Golf Championship– Sadler 3rd Overall

The Coffee County Lady Raiders capped off the best season in school history with an 80-4 record and a 2nd place finish in the state. L-R Jacque Crossland, Hollee Sadler and Savannah Quick. Sadler finished 3rd individually.

The Coffee County Lady Raiders capped off the best season in school history on Wednesday with an 80-4 record and a 2nd place finish in the state. L-R Jacque Crossland, Hollee Sadler and Savannah Quick. Sadler finished 3rd individually. Click on picture for larger view.

The TSSAA State Golf Tournament wrapped up on Wednesday in Manchester for Class AAA high school teams. The Coffee County Lady Raiders finished as state runner-up with a two-day total 302. Senior Hollee Sadler completed her two days with a 1-under 143, good for 3rd place overall. Sophomore Savannah Quick posted a 79 on day-2, good for 17th overall. Freshman Jacque Crossland also competed for Coffee County. Rossview won the team state championship competition with a score of 143. Aubree Jones of Brighton shot a 70 Wednesday to go along with Tuesday’s 69 to win the individual title and Reagan Greene of Rossview finished runner-up.
In boy’s play Coffee County’s Jacob Prater shot 79 on day-one and completed day-two with a 78. Jacob finished in the middle of the standings at 43rd. Jacob Sherlin of Hendersonville and Cameron Davis of Brentwood tied for the individual championship. Sherlin made a birdie on the first hole of the sudden-death playoff to win the state title.
Farragut High School won the team championship.

Items Stolen From Tullahoma Football Team Members– Investigation Continues

Tullahoma helmet2McMinnville Police say charges are pending against a handful of teenage Warren County students in connection with the theft of numerous cells phones and cash from the Tullahoma locker room last Friday night. The theft happened during the Warren County-Tullahoma football game.
Police said the door had been left unlocked, and someone was able to go through the players’ belongings.
Police were able to recover most of the cell phones over the weekend. As of Tuesday, no arrests had been made. But investigators expect to make some arrests soon as the investigation continues.

Huntland Woman Sent To Federal Prison On Weapons Charges

Vickie Lynn Burks

Vickie Lynn Burks

A Franklin County woman has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for weapons charges. Vickie Lynn Burks of 2716 Pleasant Ridge Road, Huntland, TN was the person charged. Burks has been ordered to serve 51 months (4.25 yrs.) in federal prison for charges relating to the “Safe Neighborhoods Act”, according to a report released by Franklin County Investigator Todd Hindman.
The defendant was currently on state parole and will face serving the completion of her state sentence once released from federal custody.

October Is Attachment Parenting Month

PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of Attachment Parenting International. Photo credit: Spirit-Fire/Flickr.

PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of Attachment Parenting International. Photo credit: Spirit-Fire/Flickr.

Attachment Parenting International is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and while the times have changed tremendously for families in Tennessee and across the nation in the past two decades, the group’s board president says most of the main philosophies of parenting really have not. Today’s parents have to deal with children growing up with new technology, social media and the like, said Janet Jendron, but “what’s changed is not the basic parenting. Attachment parenting is natural parenting. It’s what people have the instincts to do, and that’s what’s kept the human race going all these years. It’s being close, feeding on demand and all of that.” The past 20 years have brought a great deal of research into parenting, on everything from the benefits of breastfeeding to the use of corporal punishment, which Jendron noted has garnered much recent attention with the happenings in the National Football League. “It’s most interesting that that’s coming out now on such a big scale,” she said, “because Attachment Parenting all along said, ‘These decisions you make in a family make a difference in society, in violence in society.’ And the way a child is parented is the way he’s going to instinctively, or she, raise his or her own children.” Another growing challenge in raising children, Jendron said, is how parents are becoming overwhelmed with opinions and products. “Parents now have in front of their eyes – Facebook, on TV – it’s all of these things that they think they need to have to raise a child,” she said. “And really, actually, very few of those things are absolutely necessary. And so, I think there’s a lot of stress on new parents to have the right product, do the right thing.” Attachment Parenting International was founded in 1994 with a goal of promoting practices that create strong and healthy emotional bonds between parents and children. October is Attachment Parenting Month. More information is online at attachmentparenting.org.

MTSU Crime Report Released

MTSU3Middle Tennessee State University has released its annual crime report, showing an increase in reported sexual assaults.
There were ten sexual assaults reported on or near campus in 2013. Just three were reported in 2012.
There were also twenty reports of dating-related violence and eleven reports of domestic violence in 2013.
Middle Tennessee State University did see a drop in campus robberies, burglaries, assaults and alcohol-related offenses.

Open House At Manchester Fire & Rescue

Open House FULL PAGEManchester Fire & Rescue will host their first ever Open House. The fire department will the Open House at Fire Station One (1509 Hillsboro Blvd) on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. It will be open to everyone in the city. Bring your children so they can have fun in the bouncy house and enjoy sodas, and popcorn. Small giveaways are also planned.
Manchester Fire & Rescue will be making FREE appointments for Smoke Alarm installations for residents that live within the city.

Lady Raiders Win Regular Season District Volleyball Championship

Sydney Pearson goes up for a block as Valaina Barger(#18) protects against the cross in a recent match... Photo by John St Clair

Sydney Pearson goes up for a block as Valaina Barger(#18) protects against the cross in a recent match…
Photo by John St Clair

The Coffee County Central High School volleyball claimed the regular season District 8AAA volleyball title on Tuesday night with a dominating straight set win at Franklin County. The Lady Raiders dispatched the Lady Rebels by set scores of 25 to 7, 25 to 8 and 25 to 10 to improve their record to 26 & 12 on the year and 9 and 1 in district play. The Lady Raiders dominated all aspects of the match as they scored 25 kills on the night led by Sydney Pearson who had 7. Brittany Williams led the team in assists with 12 and aces with 6 while Maddie Taylor had 5 digs to lead the Lady Riders in digs. With the win, the Lady Raiders clinched the top seed in the District 8 AAA Tournament that will be held in Columbia. After a 1st round bye, the Lady Raiders will take on the winner of the Lawrence County/Tullahoma first round matchup. That match will take place at 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 9th and we will bring you the action here on Thunder Radio. Coffee County will close out the regular season on Thursday night as they play host to White County for Senior Night.

Update On “Geocache” Event That Took Place Monday

Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother.

Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother.

Manchester Police has spoken with the person who left the “Geocache” at the Jiffy Burger on Monday afternoon. In a Facebook statement late Monday night, police say this was a lack of communication apparently by more than one person. According to Police Chief Mark Yother, the City of Manchester Tourism committee and the local historical society were apparently contacted by the person who left the package about doing geocaching in Manchester at an earlier date. Because of a lack of communication the business owner was never told about this “Geocache” process that took place on Monday.
Police say these scenarios can, and have ended much worse, we are fortunate that this was not a device to harm anyone and everyone involved was able to return home to their families.
Fortunately the package was only a “Geocache” used in a game, similar to a scavenger hunt. The items were in a military ammunition container, placed against the natural gas line entering the Jiffy Burger.
The statement added that this was a terrible choice of container and location for a “Geocache”.
The event on Monday cost two businesses a large amount of money because that had to close for 4 hours. The state bomb squad was called to Manchester so several people have been asking if this would cost the City of Manchester and money? The answer is no. This is a service provided through the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
WMSR News is continuing to follow this story with more updates possible.

Coffee County High School Will Host 4th Annual Team Up To Tackle Breast Cancer Event

breast cancer shirt picOctober 17th is going to be the 4th Annual Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer event at the home football game versus Lincoln County at 7 p.m.  Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring the event of the night by purchasing pink jerseys for the football team to wear during the game.  The jerseys will be auctioned off during the night at a silent auction with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.  All other participants of the night such as the cheerleaders, dance team members, and band members will also be sporting pink for the night.  Fans are encouraged to participate by purchasing the t-shirt designed for the event.  Anyone wishing to purchase a shirt can contact any Coffee County CHS FBLA member or contact the high school at 931.723.5164. The shirts can be purchased starting today (September 29). Let’s all team up with Coffee County CHS to tackle breast cancer.

October Skies Motlow College Star Party

Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president, Billy Hix, associate professor of education and director of the Motlow STEM program, and Jan Rogers, director of Advancement, invite the public to the October Skies Motlow College Star Party on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Regions Bank parking lot on the Moore County campus.

Dr. MaryLou Apple, Motlow College president, Billy Hix, associate professor of education and director of the Motlow STEM program, and Jan Rogers, director of Advancement, invite the public to the October Skies Motlow College Star Party on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Regions Bank parking lot on the Moore County campus.

The Motlow College Foundation and the Motlow STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach program invite the public to attend the annual October Skies Motlow College Star Party on Motlow’s Moore County campus. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Regions Bank parking lot.
The event is outdoors, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, bug spray, and jackets if desired. If there is inclement weather the program will be rescheduled for a later date.
The Star Party will feature a short lesson on an astronomy topic and a planetarium program utilizing the viewable stars in the night sky. Those in attendance will learn about facts concerning the stars. The night will conclude with viewing objects through telescopes, weather permitting.
The Motlow College Foundation is accepting donations to the STEM endowment fund to support this program into the future. Interested donors should contact Jan Rogers at 931-393-1692 or email jrogers@mscc.edu.
For more about the Motlow STEM program, contact Billy Hix by calling 931-393-1609 or email bhix@mscc.edu.

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