ACT Scores Up In Tennessee

Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released by ACT. Officials with ACT called the 0.3 gain “noteworthy.” “Tennessee’s average ACT composite score growth of 0.3 is statistically significant and indicative …

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Local Hospital Included In Cyber-Attack

Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyber-attack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, TN company — owner of Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville and Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma — said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in …

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are finding gasoline at or below $3.20 in metro markets like Columbus, Chattanooga, Memphis, Orlando and Tampa. “Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Possibly Expanding

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn., and Mount Pleasant Power System (MPPS), serving Mount Pleasant, Tenn., have agreed to begin the feasibility study of a possible merger. In a joint announcement, representatives of each utility said this is a preliminary step with no commitment made by either party except to explore …

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It Has To Stop

This week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officially launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee. The campaign, titled “IT Has To Stop,” hopes to increase awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee and beyond. The centerpiece of the campaign, ITHasToStop.com, features information, current research and statistics, video, important contacts, and links …

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Labor Day Schedule For Motlow

Motlow State Community College will be closed from August 30 through September 1 for the Labor Day holiday, according to college officials. The closing includes all college facilities on the Moore County campus and the Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna centers. Classes will resume on Tuesday September 2. The last day for students to register for …

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Coach Sulkowski and The Raiders Ready To Kick-Off The Season

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? At Thunder Radio, we are and we thought you might like to know what new Coffee County High School Football Coach Ryan Sulkowski’s goals are for the upcoming Red Raider Football Season. Goal 1, according to Sulkowski, is “improvement.” He wants to see our team get better with each …

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Arrest Made In County Burglary Cases

A Beech Grove man has been arrested and charged with multiple burglaries that have occurred in the Hillsboro and Sears Roebuck Road areas. Christopher Bly, 41, of Cherokee Lane, Beech Grove is charged with three counts of aggravated burglary, three counts of theft and three counts of vandalism. On Aug. 14 at two locations on …

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Four People Airlifted After Crash In Winchester

On Sunday (August 17) morning at approximately 1:34am Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Bible Crossing Road located in the Winchester area. Investigation of the crash has been released to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and their Critical Incident Response (CIRT) Team. James Wesley Parks (32 yrs. old 302 …

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Dollar General Wants To Buy Out Family Dollar

Dollar General isn’t about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid. For Dollar General, the decision to enter the fray was clear because Family Dollar had been on its radar …

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