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Coffee County Commission meeting set for Tuesday

Coffee County Commission meeting set for Tuesday

Full Coffee County Commission is set to meet Tuesday night, June 28. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza at 1329 McArthur St. The public is invited to attend. Agenda below: A G E N D A Sheriff Proclaims Commission Open for Business Invocation 3.      Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Roll Call Approve agenda. Public Comments Review and approval of the minutes of previous meeting. Resolution of Memorial, Sympathy and Commendation Elections, Appointments and Confirmations Unfinished Business New Business a.    Resolution 2022-22 – Resolution to Construct a New Coffee County Consolidated Health Department...

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TDOT to halt construction projects for July 4 weekend

TDOT to halt construction projects for July 4 weekend

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4 holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. AAA predicts record travel in Tennessee this year, with over one million Tennesseans taking a trip and 92% of them driving. “With so many people hitting the road we want to do all we can to ensure they reach their destinations safely and without necessary delays,” said TDOT Commissioner Butch...

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Thunder Radio political forum schedule finalized

Thunder Radio political forum schedule finalized

Thunder Radio political forum for the upcoming August General Election will be held on Thursday, July 14th. In a format similar to past years, Thunder Radio will welcome candidates involved in contested races. Some races will include a debate-style format, while others will include candidate speeches. The schedule for the evening is as follows: 6:00-6:08 p.m. – Candidates for Road Superintendent 6:12 – 6:37 – Candidates for Coffee County Mayor* 6:45-6:53 – Candidates for County Clerk 6:57 – 7:33 – Candidates for Coffee County Sheriff* 7:37 – 8:10 – Candidates for Manchester Alderman (*Indicates debate-style format. Questions welcome to...

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TN gas prices fall for second straight week

TN gas prices fall for second straight week

Gas prices across Tennessee fell for the second week in a row – providing a bit of good news for the 945,000 Tennesseans expected to hit the road later this week for the Independence Day holiday. Today’s state average is nearly nine cents less expensive than one week ago. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $4.51 which is 24 cents more expensive than one month ago and $1.67 more than one year ago.   The average price per gallon in Coffee County s $4.50, which is a penny below the state average and 39 cents below the national average of $4.89. “We’re headed into the holiday weekend on...

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Henley Storage units sustain heavy fire damage Saturday

Henley Storage units sustain heavy fire damage Saturday

Multiple units at Henley Storage in Manchester sustained heavy fire damage Saturday night, June 25, 2022. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Manchester Fire was dispatched to a fire at Henley Storage, located on Burger Street behind the Budget Motel. According to MFD, arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke coming from the middle storage building. The fire was in the various storage spaces and in the roof of the facility. Crews gained access to the fire inside the storage unit with power saws. Due to heat and multiple fire areas, units requested manpower assistance and air truck from Tullahoma...

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TBI makes addition to most wanted list for man wanted out of Marion County

TBI makes addition to most wanted list for man wanted out of Marion County

Johnny Lewis Payne is wanted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Most Wanted List. Payne is wanted for escape, and should be considered armed and dangerous. Payne is described as a 48-year old white male. He is bald and has green eyes. He is approximately 5’7″ and weighs 140 pounds. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. Please call 1-800-TBI-FIND if you have information or have seen Johnny Lewis...

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Manchester Independence Day celebration set for July 4th; Thunder Radio to broadcast patriotic music for fireworks

Manchester Independence Day celebration set for July 4th; Thunder Radio to broadcast patriotic music for fireworks

Manchester Parks and Recreation Department has announced its annual Independence Day celebration will be held on July 4th at Rotary Park. Provided for free will be live music and a spectacular fireworks show. Thunder Radio (107.9 FM, 1320 AM) will broadcast patriotic music to go along with fireworks at 9 p.m. The live music starts at 7 p.m. with The Spazmatics performing at Rotary Amphitheatre. There will be food trucks on site at Rotary Park to purchase meals, including Jefferson’s, Mercantile, El Oro Verde, Crazy Daisies, Common John Brewing Company, SnoBros, Ms. Pokey’s Lemonade and Bad Boys Bbq. The...

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Coffee County unemployment jumps up in May

Coffee County unemployment jumps up in May

New data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed unemployment rates increased slightly during May in each of the state’s 95 counties. Even with the minimal increases, 93 of Tennessee’s 95 counties maintained rates lower than 5% for the month.  Coffee County unemployment numbers jumped nearly a half percentage point – increasing from 3.0 percent in April to 3.4 percent in May. The rate is still 0.7 of a percentage point than May 2021, when Coffee County unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. Williamson County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state for May. At 2.3%,...

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Birthdays – June 27

No Birthdays to Report

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Birthdays – June 26

Ronald Sturgess – 67 Myra McConnell – Pizza Winner! Joel McConnell

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Birthdays – June 25

Birthdays: No birthdays to report Anniversaries: Dan & Amy Callender – 11 Years

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Coffee County Commission meeting set for Tuesday

Full Coffee County Commission is set to meet Tuesday night, June 28. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza at 1329 McArthur St. The public is invited to attend. Agenda below: A G E N D A Sheriff Proclaims Commission Open for Business Invocation 3.      Pledge of Allegiance to the …

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