RC Cola-MoonPie Festival is Saturday in Bell Buckle

Celebrate the 24th annual RC Cola-MoonPie Festival Saturday in Bell Buckle! Known as the first “fast food” meal, these two Southern traditions, RC and a MoonPie, are brought together for a grand celebration Bell Buckle style. The idea for the Festival first began as a way to celebrate the MoonPie and to bring tourists to …

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CITY OF MANCHESTER SPECIAL CALL BOMA

CITY OF MANCHESTER SPECIAL CALL BOMA MEETING AGENDA BOARD ROOM June 29, 2018 5:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER: Pursuant to a call by Mayor Lonnie Norman, there will be a special called Board Meeting on June 29th at 5:00 p.m. for the following resolutions and ordinances: Ordinances: a)2nd reading of an ordinance amending the budget …

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Thunder Radio Offering Free Candidate Interviews–Plus Other Political News

We have a special announcement for political candidates; Thunder Radio is offering free 10-minute pre-recorded interviews to all candidates that are running in the August 2, 2018 general election. The candidate would ideally have their interview completed in the month of June. Please contact a Thunder Radio Representative to schedule your interview: Billy Levengood- billylevengood@gmail.com …

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Bonnaroo and CMA Fest to run on seperate Weekends in 2019

For the last several years music lovers had to choose between the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and CMA Fest but in 2019 the events will be held on different weekends. CMA Fest will be held June 6 to 9 and Bonnaroo will be held the following weekend from June 13 through June 16. Nashville …

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TBI releases annual study on Domestic Violence in Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released their annual study on Domestic Violence in Tennessee. The study detailed the volume and nature of crime considered to be domestic violence in nature. The TBI uses data from law enforcement agencies across the state submitted through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System. According to the “Domestic Violence 2017” …

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Tennessee Colleges, including Motlow Reach Out to Rural Communities

Tennessee’s rural communities have a new lifeline to higher education. This fall, Tennessee State University will offer an Agricultural Science degree program to students in the mid-state farming community of Fayetteville. The goal is to bring college courses to people who might otherwise be unable to earn a degree to advance their careers and farming …

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State Fire Marshall Announces New Guidance for Classroom Safety

In an effort to provide greater flexibility and clarity to Tennessee educators when planning for school safety emergencies, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has announced new guidance for classroom safety in addition to the adoption of the National Fire Protection Association 2018 Life Safety Code rules for classroom safety measures. During annual inspections …

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Update on Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Bonnaroo

We have an update on the four paramedics that were working at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that were taken to a hospital Monday morning with possible carbon monoxide poisoning. All 4 people were airlifted once arriving at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. There were two males ages 40 and 43 and two females …

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Citations and Arrests during Bonnaroo 2018

The 17th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ended late Sunday night and Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says his department wrote 181 citations during Bonnaroo 2018. The number was down from the over 200 written in 2017. Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother says his department wrote around 200 citations, with most of them being …

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Man says he was Robbed at Gunpoint while he was staying at America’s Best Value Inn in McMinnville

Three McMinnville men were arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery at America’s Best Value Inn late Saturday night. Arrested were 29 year-old Robert Ghrist, 22 year-old Lucas Collins and 25 year-old Mathew Collins. The victim told police the suspects had entered his room armed with a gun and demanded money. The victim …

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