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COVID-19 numbers drop again across Tennessee on Wednesday; up slightly in Coffee Co.

COVID-19 numbers drop again across Tennessee on Wednesday; up slightly in Coffee Co.

Active cases of COVID-19 dropped across the state again on Wednesday and rose only slightly in Coffee County. Across the state, active cases dropped by 517 on Wednesday. This brings active cases across the state down by over 2,500 for the week. Meanwhile, in Coffee County active cases are back up to 302. This is up just four from the previous day and remains down for the week. Since testing began in March, there have been 573 cases in Coffee County. Of these, 268 have recovered and three have passed away, leaving 302 active...

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Suspect in custody, accused of murder in Rutherford Co.

Suspect in custody, accused of murder in Rutherford Co.

A suspect accused of killing a Rutherford County resident turned himself in about 4:45 Wednesday afternoon at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. Suspect Christopher Hawk Robinson of Cerulean, Ky., has been booked on charges of first-degree murder. Hawk is accused of killing 45-year old of Erick Bixler of Asbury Lane in Murfreesboro, said Detective Ty Downing. The 37-year old Kentucky resident is also charged with especially aggravated robbery, especially aggravated kidnaping, murder in the perpetration of a crime and possession of a firearm. Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Asbury Lane home on July 26, 2020...

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Amazon expansion to bring hundreds of jobs to Middle Tennessee

Amazon expansion to bring hundreds of jobs to Middle Tennessee

Amazon Logistics has signed a lease in an effort to open a new delivery station near Nashville in 2020. The new delivery station will be located in La Vergne and will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Rutherford Counties. The station will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one. “We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Tennessee with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of...

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TN Senate, House passes COVID-19 recover act

TN Senate, House passes COVID-19 recover act

The Tennessee State House and Senate both passed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act (SB 8002/HB 8001) which protects businesses from unfounded legal claims. The effort has been a primary focus of the statewide Chamber and Tennessee’s business and manufacturing community since the pandemic created the threat of unsupported COVID-19 liability claims. Legislative leaders in both the Senate and House have noted since the start of the special session on Aug. 10 that liability protections are a major priority to ensure Tennessee’s economic recovery. “This is a tremendous win for Tennessee’s economy as businesses strive to put people back to...

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COVID-19 numbers fall for second straight day in Coffee County

COVID-19 numbers fall for second straight day in Coffee County

Active cases of COVID-19 virus in Coffee County dropped by four on Tuesday, according to data provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. There are now 298 active cases in Coffee County. There were 302 active cases on Monday and 321 on Sunday. Since testing began in March, there have been 558 positive cases in Coffee County. Of these, 257 have recovered and three have passed away. There have been 9,640 negative tests performed in Coffee County. Meanwhile, across the state active cases dropped by 1,180 on Tuesday, making it 2,000 fewer active cases over the previous two days....

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Manchester City Schools announce partnership with Manchester rec center to help with childcare for students in grades 3-5

Manchester City Schools announce partnership with Manchester rec center to help with childcare for students in grades 3-5

Manchester City Schools have announced a partnership with the Manchester Recreation Complex that will offer assistance for families needing childcare.    On Monday, August 17, Manchester City Schools will be on the hybrid schedule. Students in grades 3-8 have been divided into “A” and “B” schedules. Students on the A schedule will attend school on Monday and Wednesday, while students on the B schedule will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday. All students will attend via virtual or distance learning on Friday. The transition to a hybrid learning schedule creates a particular concern for families who are not able...

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Coffee County School System to require masks beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12

Coffee County School System to require masks beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12

Students, staff and faculty with Coffee County School System will be required to wear face coverings beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. This move comes after a board meeting on Monday, Aug. 10 and also comes after the schools introduced the school year just a week ago with no mask requirements.   “Every effort is being made to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff.,” the school system said in a statement. “Should a parent feel that their child cannot attend school under this requirement, the district will try to accommodate those students under the parent-choice virtual option. Applications...

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Manchester City Schools to go hybrid Wednesday; letter sent home to parents Monday

Manchester City Schools to go hybrid Wednesday; letter sent home to parents Monday

As expected, Manchester City Schools will go to a hybrid learning plan on Wednesday, Aug. 12.  There are multiple moving parts to this new schedule. Beginning on Wednesday, Group A students will attend schools in person while Group B will be provided distance learning materials to be completed from home. Group A students will attend schools Mondays and  Wednesdays, meanwhile, group B students will attend school  Tuesdays and Thursdays. While not in school, students will learn from home.  Manchester City Schools are also in the process of securing a Chromebook for every student in grades K-8. However, a national...

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Gilbert Ronald Jones

Mr. Gilbert Ronald Jones, 80, passed away Monday,August 10, 2020, at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro,Tennessee. He was born in Durham, North Carolina, to the late Ector Dewittand Mable Woods Jones. Also preceding him in death was his brother, DonaldJones. Mr. Jones, an internationally recognized Aeronautical Engineer,worked for the Boeing Company in Huntsville, …

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CMS volleyball uses strong service game, picks up 2-1 win over Tullahoma

Coffee County Middle School Lady Raider volleyball team used a dominant service game to get a thrilling two sets to one victory over visiting Tullahoma on Wednesday – a match you heard live on Thunder Radio as part of the First National Bank Hometown Sports Series. After dominating at the service line in a 25-8 …

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3 areas of concerns as Braves his 1/3 mark of short season

You can hear the Atlanta Braves games exclusively in Coffee County on Thunder Radio – 107.9 FM, 106.7 FM, 1320 AM By Mark Bowman, MLB.com Less than three full weeks removed from Opening Day, the Braves have already completed one-third of their 60-game schedule. The journey has thus far been much bumpier than desired. But …

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