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THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK: Jan. 18-24

THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK: Jan. 18-24

Monday Martin Luther King Day; special called Manchester Public Building Authority Meeting. –Most government offices are closed in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Coffee County and Manchester City Schools are also closed. –Also on Monday, while the Manchester City Government offices are closed, there will be a special called meeting of the Manchester Public Building Authority at 11:30 a.m. at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (147 Hospitality Blvd.) Tuesday City schools return to in person learning; final day of Governor’s executive order –Manchester City Schools return to in-person, traditional learning beginning on Tuesday. The city schools were...

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New features added to Tennessee COVID-19 website

New features added to Tennessee COVID-19 website

The Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group have added new features to the COVID19.tn.gov website to make it easier for users to find county-specific information and request an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID19.tn.gov website provides a simple tool for Tennesseans to find their phase in Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Updates to this tool make it easier for eligible users to request a vaccination appointment with their county health department. Find the tool at https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/. The website also offers an interactive map where Tennesseans can select their county to learn the risk-based and age-based phases currently...

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Unemployment numbers continue to shoot up over past two weeks

Unemployment numbers continue to shoot up over past two weeks

The numbers of those seeking unemployment due to joblessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic is growing once again at a record pace. In Tennessee, the number of those filing for unemployment has tripled since December 19, 2020. New unemployment claims between December 13th and December 19th stood at 7,411 filings. After the New Year rang in, there were approximately 22,000 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee from January 3rd to January 9th of 2021. Currently, there are 58,945 continued jobless claims in the Volunteer State. This is up 7,000 from the previous week and 13,000 from two weeks prior. Coincidentally,...

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THUNDER RADIO EXCLUSIVE: Short-staffed and short on pay, EMS virtually unable to transport emergency patients out of county

THUNDER RADIO EXCLUSIVE: Short-staffed and short on pay, EMS virtually unable to transport emergency patients out of county

By Josh Peterson, news director Just three days before Christmas, Manchester resident Brandon Imhoff got a scare. The local business owner was having a heart attack. Imhoff was flown by helicopter to a Murfreesboro hospital where a stint was put in and he was home for Christmas. Thankfully – weather conditions were favorable for a helicopter flight that day. Had they not been, this story may have ended differently. Why? Because he may not have had access to emergency transportation. Thunder Radio News has learned that a myriad of obstacles and conditions have led to a major issue in...

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Officials warn elderly of vaccine scams

Officials warn elderly of vaccine scams

Tennessee Department of Health is warning Tennesseans to be aware of vaccine scams. TDH is warning that if you have a grandparent or another loved one who is a senior citizen, to talk to them about not becoming a victim of the following types of scams: -Do not pay out of pocket for a vaccine -Do not pay to get early access to the vaccine -Vaccines are NOT solicited door to door. -Do not pay to put your name on a priority list All of the above listed are ways to scam elderly citizens out of money. You are...

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H&R BLOCK STUDENT OF THE WEEK

H&R BLOCK STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Join us at Thunder Radio and Rosalyn Partin of the Manchester H&R Block and congratulate our student of the week – Sabrina Watson Sabrina is a fifth-grade student at Deerfield Elementary School and Mrs. Jamie Daugherty is her homeroom teacher. Sabrina’s parents are Stephanie Watson and Chris Watson. She enjoys drawing, reading and coloring. When she grows up, Sabrina would like to be a veterinarian. Her favorite subject is ELA. Rosalyn Partin, owner of the Manchester H&R Block, has been inspired to recognize great kids in our community all year long. H&R Block gives each Student of the Week...

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Manchester City Schools to return to in-person learning

Manchester City Schools to return to in-person learning

After a brief stint of virtual learning following the Christmas break, Manchester City School System will return to a traditional, in-person learning schedule for all students beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The system has been on a virtual schedule since returning from Christmas. Manchester City School system consists of Westwood Elementary, Westwood Middle School and College Street Elementary. “Families who wish to continue virtual instruction should contact their child’s school for more information and guidelines,” said Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn. The district will have early dismissal days at 12:30 p.m. every Friday through spring break. “We will...

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Tennessee has administered more than 50% of vaccines received

Tennessee has administered more than 50% of vaccines received

Tennessee is making great progress in rapidly vaccinating those at highest-risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. Within four weeks of Tennessee receiving its first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, more than 221,000 people in the state have received vaccinations, and the Tennessee Department of Health is distributing COVID-19 vaccinations as rapidly as supplies are received from the federal government. Tennessee is one of the most successful states in the U.S. at quickly administering vaccine, having administered more than 50 percent of the vaccines received by the state. Tennessee is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to residents and staff members...

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Kim Welch Stockton

Stockton, Kim Welch, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital at the age of 67. Kim was born in Tullahoma to the late J. Barnett Welch and Wilma Blackburn Welch who survives. During her life she worked as a Nurse Practitioner until her retirement and was a member …

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