TWRA Asking for Public Input

Tennessee officials seek comments on hunting regulations Tennessee wildlife officials are seeking public comments on regulations for the 2018-19 hunting season. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says it’s an opportunity for Tennesseans to offer ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations with the agency’s staff. The agency says the comment period is open through Feb. …

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Camping Prices Going Up in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have announced fee increases at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions, starting on March 1, 2018. According to a report from WBIR-TV in Knoxville, the increases range from 10 to 15 percent, which averages out to about $3 to $5, depending on the area. For example, a camping …

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Manchester man facing Multiple Charges

Nicholas Dillon Murphy age 23 of Old McMinnville Hwy, Manchester was charged over the weekend by Coffee County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Jason Dendy with Theft of Property. According to the arrest warrant, on December 1, 2017 Murphy removed two vehicles from 386 Sharp Lane in Beechgrove without the owner’s permission. The vehicles were allegedly taken …

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Special Election being held in Nearby Counties

Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy of Shelbyville resigned his seat in November to take a job with the Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture. There will be a special election for voters in Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Rutherford counties to fill the Tennessee Senate District 14 vacancy. Candidates are former State Representative Joe Carr and …

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Legislation to Pursue TennCare Work Requirements Filed

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has filed legislation to pursue TennCare work requirements for able-bodied adults without young children. The bill directs the state to file a federal waiver to impose “reasonable” work requirements for able-bodied, working age adults without dependent children younger than 6. On Thursday, House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh said that …

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Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) Campaign Starts Feb. 1

Beginning February 1, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) will launch its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase Tennessee’s average seatbelt usage rate through community outreach, occupant-protection education, and targeted seatbelt enforcement. Country music artist Mickey Gilley is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) …

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2018 Spring Citizens Trooper Academy begins March 6

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Citizens Trooper Academy. Classes in Nashville start March 6, at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center. Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. weekly. The 10-week academy consists of approximately 30 hours of training, which is designed to give citizens a …

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Breaking News

CC Red Raider Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow night vs. Shelbyville is being MOVED to tonight. This away game will be broadcast here on Thunder Radio (with pre-game) starting at 5:50PM and tip off at 6:00PM.

Stolen Vehicle Leads to Tullahoma Man’s Arrest in Kentucky

A Tullahoma man is being held in jail after a stolen vehicle was reported to Tullahoma Police in June. Thomas Edward Noel, 28, of East Moore Street was arrested by authorities in Kentucky in connection with the theft of a vehicle in Tullahoma. Noel allegedly took a 2010 Ford Fusion on June 2 from a …

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TN Teens Take 21st-Century Approach to Community Service

A growing number of Tennessee young people are finding community-service opportunities online. is one portal that offers projects focusing on everything from hunger and violence to discrimination. Historically, the organization found its home in traditional school clubs that held in-person meetings, but talent relations manager Dezmon Gilmore says it is finding better ways to …

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