Coffee County Football Stuns Siegel on Friday Night

Big plays, timely defense, and poise under pressure was the perfect recipe for the Red Raider football team on Friday night as they rolled to a 42 to 36 win at Siegel.  In a game you heard here on Thunder Radio, the Raiders built a 21 point lead in the 4th quarter but had to …

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1 suspect caught, another still on the run from Shelbyville police after armed home invasion

We have an update for you to a story that Thunder Radio first brought to you last week. Shelbyville police were looking for Julius Dominick Guinn and John Lewis Rippey for their alleged involvement in an armed home invasion last week in Bedford County. Guinn was taken into custody Wednesday and is now in the …

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Friday is Fair Day in Coffee County

Friday is Fair Day! Students are out of school, and today (Sept. 20) is free admission to the Coffee County Fair from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Also during the day is $20 hand stamp day for rides on the midway; tickets only after 6. The midway will close down from 5-6 p.m. in the …

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Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. swears in new elementary cadets

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department held ceremonies Thursday to swear-in students into its Cadet Safety Patrol program.  A total of 32 students at Deerfield Elementary, Hickerson and East Coffee Elementary were sworn in. The cadets are selected by teachers at each elementary school and will have duties of helping with special events at the school …

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Manchester Rotary delivers dictionaries to all county, city third graders

September is Basic Education & Literacy Month for Rotary International. A longstanding project, in memory of Rotarian Jerry Bartlett, Manchester Rotary Club delivers dictionaries to all third grade students in Manchester City and Coffee County Schools each year. This year’s deliveries were made last week.  “The Dictionary Project’s goal is to assist all students in …

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Fall Heritage Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Cowan

The Fall Heritage Festival is a free, annual event held Sept Friday through Sunday  in Cowan, TN.  Organized by the Cowan Railroad Museum, the festival includes  food, music, entertainment, arts & crafts, living history, classic and antique Cruise-In, Corn Hole Competition, and activities for children of all ages. Friday and Saturday evenings will feature Fireworks …

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2019 Coffee County Fair Pageant Winners

       

8 children found in deplorable conditions in single-wide trailer, parents jailed

EDITOR’S NOTE – Some details in this story may be disturbing to some readers.) Thunder Radio News has learned that two Coffee County parents have been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse or neglect after Coffee County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) investigators found eight children living in deplorable conditions. Arrested on Tuesday night, Sept. 17 …

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Manchester halts burn permits due to dry weather

The Manchester Fire and Rescue Department announced Wednesday (Sept. 18) that effective immediately, the fire department will not be issuing burn permits until further notice due to dry conditions. The department said once an appreciable amount of rainfall is received in the area, they will lift the burning ban. For any questions, contact the Manchester …

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Great Lakes Cheese employees donate to school system

Great Lakes Cheese employees held a “penny drive” to collect funds to contribute to the community. The employees were able to donate $1,190.54 to the Coffee County Schools’ Coordinated School Health program.  “We are grateful tot he employees of Great Lakes Cheese and their commitment to our community,” said Tonya Garner, coordinator for coordinated school …

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