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Sheriff’s Department warns of scams in Coffee County using specific names

Sheriff’s Department warns of scams in Coffee County using specific names

Scammers are allegedly using the names of Coffee County Sheriff’s Department members to try and get money. According to the department, scammers are using the names of Investigator Brandon Reed and Captain Billy Butler to request Green Dot Cards for payment as a result of missing grand jury. This is a scam. The sheriff’s department will not contact you by phone and request payment for anything. Disregard these calls if you receive...

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Despite record gas prices, AAA predicts big travel for Memorial Day weekend

Despite record gas prices, AAA predicts big travel for Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices may be at record highs, but AAA predicts that Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in three years, building on a travel resurgence that began earlier this spring. This year’s forecast marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010 (2021 was the highest), bringing volumes almost in line with pre-pandemic levels. Click here to read the report. “By the looks of this Memorial Day travel forecast, the summer travel season is off to a sizzlin’ start,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “People are more...

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May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in the 2022 National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27. The annual event promotes safe activity and the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season kicks off.   National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2022 boating season. The TWRA and the organizations continue to strive in their efforts in educating the boating community about...

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Manchester Rec Center announces Memorial Day Swim

Manchester Rec Center announces Memorial Day Swim

Memorial Day is around the corner – marking the unofficial start of summer- and the Manchester Recreation Center will be celebrating the occasion by opening the pools. The building will be closed – but the indoor and outdoor pools will open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. for everyone’s enjoyment. The Manchester Recreation Center is located at 557 N. Woodland St. in Manchester. Call 931-728-0273 with questions. City hiring multiple positions Multiple positions are open with the Parks and Recreation Department – including full time positions of maintenance technician and night and weekend supervisor. Several part time...

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Gas prices jump another 13 cents; more increases likely, AAA says

Gas prices jump another 13 cents; more increases likely, AAA says

Another week of rising gas prices is likely for Tennesseans. Since last Monday, gas prices across the state have risen nearly 13 cents. The Tennessee Gas Price average   is now $4.20 which is nearly 36 cents more expensive than one month ago and $1.31 more than one year ago.   The average price per gallon in Coffee County comes in at $4.14 – which is 6 cents below the state average and 34 cents under the national average of $4.48. The highest prices in the nation can be found out west in California, where the average price for a gallon is now $5.98. “Gas prices in Tennessee have...

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North Coffee students perform at TPAC

North Coffee students perform at TPAC

On May 12, some North Coffee Elementary School third and fourth graders traveled to Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville to participate in the Student Share Celebration. This performance was the final bow for those students, who took part in this year’s Disney Musicals in Schools Program, performing Winnie the Pooh. Students were able to get on the big stage and perform three songs from their musical. The Disney Musicals in Schools Program is a 3 year program and North Coffee will be taking part in the program for a final year in 2022-23. North Coffee students perform...

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First ever Thundies Sports Awards are sold out

First ever Thundies Sports Awards are sold out

The Dream for Weave Foundation and Thunder Radio will be hosting the first ever “Thundie Sports Awards” for the Coffee County community on Saturday, May 21. Tickets to the event have sold out. The inaugural sports awards will honor the best athletes, coaches and teams of Coffee County Central High School, Westwood Middle School and Coffee Middle School. Doors for the red carpet event will open at 5:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church Gymnasium (1006 Hillsboro Blvd). Middle Tennessee State University head softball coach and the pioneer of the CHS Lady Raider softball program, Jeff Breeden, will deliver the...

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LEMONADE DAY IS THURSDAY. Make your plans to visit elementary lemonade stands around town

LEMONADE DAY IS THURSDAY. Make your plans to visit elementary lemonade stands around town

Manchester will be the second community in Tennessee to play host to a global youth entrepreneurship program that teaches leadership and business skills by encouraging children to launch a lemonade business – the program is simply called “Lemonade Day.” Manchester Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with the Manchester City Schools to allow fourth grade students to study material, develop individual business plans and, for a day, run a lemonade stand at various locations in Manchester. Everyone in Manchester is encouraged to participate by visiting one of the stands. There will be Lemonade Stands at the following locations...

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Birthdays – May 17

Henry Pica – 5 Kim Floied Josh Osbourne Levi Avery – 6 – Pizza Winner! Vicky Anderson Lucy Riddle

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REGION CHAMPIONSHIP: Lady Raiders and Lady Pioneers start at 6 p.m. Wednesday

The Lady Raider softball team of Coffee County Central will take on Warren County in the Region 3-4A Championship Wednesday night in McMinnville. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on Thunder Radio: 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app, thunder1320.com. If you plan to attend …

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Sheriff’s Department warns of scams in Coffee County using specific names

Scammers are allegedly using the names of Coffee County Sheriff’s Department members to try and get money. According to the department, scammers are using the names of Investigator Brandon Reed and Captain Billy Butler to request Green Dot Cards for payment as a result of missing grand jury. This is a scam. The sheriff’s department …

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Despite record gas prices, AAA predicts big travel for Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices may be at record highs, but AAA predicts that Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in three years, building on a travel resurgence that began earlier this spring. This year’s forecast marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010 (2021 was the highest), bringing volumes almost in line …

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