Slight Setback in Tennessee as Premature Births Rise

After dropping for six years in a row, the latest figures show the preterm birth rate in Tennessee inched back up in 2013. According to Phil Toothman, director of marketing and communications with the March of Dimes in Tennessee, while the rate grew to 12.6 percent last year, there’s still been much progress. That includes …

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Honoring First Responders

At Thunder Radio we want to thank and honor our brave men and women who serve in and around Coffee County as First Responders! Help us honor the First Responders in your life on Thunder Radio by sending us a picture and some information about your First Responder to Thunder Radio’s Facebook Page. We will post …

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Longtime Coffee County Public Defender Campbell Smoot Found Deceased

B. Campbell Smoot of Tullahoma, public defender for the 14th Judicial District, which serves Coffee County died Tuesday morning at his Moore County home. A co-worker discovered his body after he failed to show up for work early Tuesday. Although no foul play was immediately suspected, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to the scene. …

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Coffee County Man Who Allegedly Cannibalized a Woman’s Body Was In Court Tuesday

On Tuesday, Gregory Scott Hale the man accused of murdering a woman and beheading her was in court. Hale’s case was bound over to the January term of the Coffee County Grand Jury. Hale, 37, of Pete Sain Road, Summitville was arrested June 8 for murdering Lisa Marie Hyder of Pikeville at his residence on …

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Manchester Police Needing The Public’s Input

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The Manchester Police Department is asking for the public’s help. Two thefts have occurred recently at Manchester Tobacco and Beverage Outlet, on Hillsboro Blvd. WMSR News has posted pictures of two different men wanted for questioning related to the separate theft investigations. Manchester Tobacco and Beverage Outlet, on Hillsboro Blvd. is located next to 1st …

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Drivers Continue To See Falling Prices At The Pump

Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped for the 52nd consecutive day on Sunday, falling 45 cents since September 26th. During that same period, gas prices fell 45 cents in Tennessee. The streak of declines is 44 days in Tennessee. “Gas …

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Christmas Parade One Week Later This Year In Manchester

The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held one week later this year. Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. The 2014 parade will go with the theme “Christmas Candy Land.” City officials say they moved the parade from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving because of many request from people that are out of town during …

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Horse Looking For Its Owner

In the early hours of November 11 the Tullahoma Animal Shelter brought in a 10 yr old mare Quarter Horse. The Tullahoma Animal Shelter has searched and searched for the owner. She was originally in the Jennings Point subdivision and then was caught by the Tullahoma Police Department for the shelter to pick up in …

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Multi-State Credit Card Theft/Fraud Scheme Stopped In Manchester

This past Friday (11/14/14), Manchester Police seized a vehicle and numerous items inside the vehicle related to a credit card theft/fraud scheme. The scheme has been linked to several states and several thousand dollars in merchandise purchased with the stolen cards and identities. Three suspects were attempting to use a fraudulent card at Rite-Aid in …

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Armed Robber Hits Again

For the second time in a week an area business was robbed at gunpoint. On Monday Tims Ford Liquor store on the Cowan Hwy in Winchester was held up. The person involved in the crime was described as being a black male holding a black handgun and he was wearing a black mask. The man …

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