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Coffee County senior parade is Monday

Coffee County senior parade is Monday

Coffee County Central High School will return to a conventional graduation ceremony this year after COVID-19 led to vehicle parades for the class of 2020 and 2021. The concept of the parade was so well liked, however, there will still be a senior parade. The senior parade will be Monday, May 23. It will leave Coffee County Central High School at 6 p.m. and finish at Carden-Jarrell Field behind Raider Academy for “senior sunset” festivities. The parade route is as follows: Leaving CHS at 6 p.m. and traveling on State Route 55 toward Raider Academy. Turn left on US...

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Over 18,000 pounds of medications collected in Tennessee on take back day

Over 18,000 pounds of medications collected in Tennessee on take back day

Tennessee Department of Health and Substance Abuse has announced that last month’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Tennessee collected over 18,000 pounds of prescription medication by 102 participating agencies. Drug coalitions say that you should not throw unwanted medications in the trash or flush them down the drain. You can dispose of unwanted medications at any drug coalition dropbox, which can be found at the Manchester Police Department in...

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Tennessee Employment Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels

Tennessee Employment Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels

Tennessee nonfarm employment has fully rebounded from the pandemic, surpassing pre-pandemic levels of employment with 45,500 more people holding jobs now than in February 2020.  The Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report issued by Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office shows that state unemployment dropped to 3.2%, below the national rate of 3.6%. “Employment exceeding pre-pandemic levels is an important milestone for our state,” said Secretary Hargett. “It reflects Tennessean’s resilience and our leaders’ commitment to a business-friendly environment that encourages investment and job growth. As the economy resets, we are seeing more companies choosing to make Tennessee...

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Rep. Bricken passes law saving Tennessee charities $2M

Rep. Bricken passes law saving Tennessee charities $2M

State Rep. Rush Bricken, R-Tullahoma, announced the General Assembly has successfully reduced the $10 fee for charitable filings through June 30, 2023. The reduced fees will save Tennessee non-profits an estimated $2.1 million. The legislation extends a reduction to all fees charged under the Charitable Solicitations and Gaming Act to $10 for the 2022 fiscal year.   Charitable filing fees typically range from $50 to $240.   “Tennesseans are incredibly generous, and the donations they give to non-profits across our state each year deserve to stay with those important organizations,” Bricken said. “I was proud to sponsor this legislation to...

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Coffee County Veterans will host Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30

Coffee County Veterans will host Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30

PRESS RELEASE Your Coffee County Veterans Association (CCVA) will again proudly host itsannual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th, 2022 on Manchester Square.The ceremony will commence at 11 AM. The public, especially school-age children, are encouraged to attend andlearn that freedom is not free; that a dear price has been paid; and thatthe liberties we enjoy should never be taken for granted. Attendees are asked to bring a folding chair, as limited seating will beavailable. There is no cost for attendance, and CCVA never solicitsdonations at its events. Additional details will be published once confirmed. Updated information canalso...

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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. Each group will develop their own products, plans and pricing. Everyone in Manchester is encouraged to participate by visiting one of the...

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Cannon County Sheriff’s employee arrested, charged with animal cruelty

Cannon County Sheriff’s employee arrested, charged with animal cruelty

An employee with the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Wednesday, May 18, 2022, on charges of cruelty to animals. On Tuesday, May 17, the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office received information on a possible cruelty to animals incident. After an initial review into the information and a short investigation, corrections officer Bryce Lamb was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, May 17. Lamb, 22, began working for the sheriff’s office in April of this year. Effective May 18, Lamb is no longer employed by the sheriff’s office. He is being held on $2,000 bond. Bryce Lamb – photo from...

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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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Roxanna Bryan

Funeral services for Ms. Roxanna Bryan, age 60 of Manchester, will be conducted on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 12 Noon in the Tullahoma Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will begin at 11 AM until time of service at the funeral home on Saturday. Ms. …

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ONE MORE WIN: Lady Raiders host Smyrna Friday with state spot on the line

One more win. That is all the Central High School Lady Raider softball team needs to return to the TSSAA BlueCross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro next week. And from there, anything can happen – last year is proof of that. But the one final hurdle will not be an easy one. The Lady Raiders welcome …

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COLLEGE CHECK UP: Ashley Evans earns 2nd team all-conference

Former Coffee County Lady Raider Ashley Evans earned big honors for the Cumberland Phoenix at the conclusion of her softball season. Evans was named to the All-Mid-South Conference Second Team. Evans had a breakout year this season for Cumberland leading the team in batting average (.384), hits (53), runs scored (24), walks (15), and on-base …

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Coffee County senior parade is Monday

Coffee County Central High School will return to a conventional graduation ceremony this year after COVID-19 led to vehicle parades for the class of 2020 and 2021. The concept of the parade was so well liked, however, there will still be a senior parade. The senior parade will be Monday, May 23. It will leave …

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