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Body found near Fire Lake Bridge in Coffee County

Body found near Fire Lake Bridge in Coffee County

UPDATED, 2:30 PM, JUNE 17, 2021 A dead body was discovered in the water at Fire Lake Bridge in Coffee County at approximately noon on Thursday, June 17. According to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department authorities, a group of four people arrived at the water near the bridge to swim when they discovered the body in the water. Sheriff’s Department officials and Coffee County Rescue Squad were called to the scene. The body was recovered from the water. Authorities have yet to make a positive identification of the deceased. Frank Watkins with the sheriff’s department told Thunder Radio that the...

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Coffee County Schools begin a Virtual Academy for the 2021-2022 school year

Coffee County Schools begin a Virtual Academy for the 2021-2022 school year

About the Virtual Academy Coffee County Schools will begin a Virtual Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. This will offer “select students a more flexible and convenient approach to learning.” The CCVA will use an educational program called Edgenuity. The coursework will be completed asynchronously by students who are interested in pursuing a Humanities course selection. The Virtual Academy will provide one-on-one teacher and student support, a distance learning orientation, and an on-site virtual lab. The mission of the Virtual Academy is to provide students who prefer the non-traditional education setting with the opportunity to decide on their own future...

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Escaped inmate from West Tennessee found in Manchester hotel

Escaped inmate from West Tennessee found in Manchester hotel

An escaped inmate from West Tennessee was found in Manchester on Wednesday. Federal agents captured a prison inmate who escaped from a minimum security facility in Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Cecil Corey Haggins was found at a hotel in Manchester. Haggins, 33, was discovered missing from the prison on Monday, the Bureau of Prisons said. Haggins has been serving a 10-year sentence for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. The FBI, the Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies investigated the escape. Haggins’...

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Off-duty police officer charged with aggravated assault

Off-duty police officer charged with aggravated assault

An off-duty Decherd police officer was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pointed his department-issued handgun at a driver Sunday in Murfreesboro, a Rutherford County supervisor said. Mathew Ward, 31, of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro, was charged after an investigation of the road-rage case starting on Interstate 24, said Patrol Cpl. William Travis, who was the arresting officer. Decherd City Administrator Rex Clark confirmed Ward was immediately suspended from his duties without pay, and Ward subsequently resigned. The investigation showed Ward observed driver Ilya Kovalchuk of Franklin speeding on I-24 Sunday evening. The officer displayed his Decherd Police...

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TWRA announces application period for 2021 WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

TWRA announces application period for 2021 WMA Big Game Quota Hunts

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2021 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway through July 23.Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 23. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and applications made for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office or online. Mailed applications will not be processed into the drawing system.There is no fee for current...

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American Red Cross experiencing a severe blood shortage

American Red Cross experiencing a severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to prevent further impact to patients.Right now, hospitals are responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants. In comparison to 2019, the Red Cross has seen demand from trauma centers climb by 10% in...

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TBI Warns of Phone Scheme Involving Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline Number

TBI Warns of Phone Scheme Involving Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline Number

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would like to warn the public about a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task force. The scheme reportedly uses the phone number of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as a number associated with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The caller, who reportedly identifies himself as “Ryan McClain,” states he represents the “Nashville Human Trafficking Task Force” and informs the individual their phone number has been identified as being on the phone of a human trafficking victim, and if they want to have...

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Coffee Coaches Show lineup set for Saturday

The Thunder Radio Coffee Coaches Show lineup for Saturday, June 19 is set. Joining the show will be: *CMS girls basketball head coach David Vinson, who is taking over the program this upcoming season. Vinson and the Lady Raiders hosted a camp earlier this week and went 6-0. The varsity was 4-0 with wins over …

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FOOTBALL: Raiders to participate in 7-on-7 tournament next week in Shelbyville

Preseason work continues for the Coffee County Central High School Red Raider football team. The Raiders will travel to Shelbyville High School on June 23 to participate in a 7-on-7 tournament at Shelbyville Central High School. 1A, 2A and 3A schools will participate on June 22. Meanwhile, 4A, 5A and 6A will participate on June …

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Birthdays- June 17

Linda Ritch Linda Buckner Annabelle Layne- Pizza Winner! Robert Hullett

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Rita Ann McClelland

Rita Ann McClelland of Winchester passed this life on June 16, 2021 atVanderbilt Hospital at the age of 68. No services are planned at this time. Rita was a native of Solana Beach, California. She enjoyed camping, beingoutdoors and going to yard sales. She also enjoyed working on crafts andspending time with her family.She is …

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