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Three sentenced in million dollar theft ring that included Manchester

Three sentenced in million dollar theft ring that included Manchester

PRESS RELEASE In August 2018, Manchester Police responded to Tri-Green Equipment on InterstateDrive, in regards to a burglary to their business. It was reported that one of their trucks had beenused to break through the gate and used to move a barricade. It was also determined that a JohnDeere Gator, Zero Turn Mower and an 18’ Lawrimore trailer was stolen. In November of 2018, Manchester Police Department Investigators learned that similarthefts had happened in Murfreesboro, TN. Manchester Police and Murfreesboro Police workedtogether to identify suspect(s) that were responsible for crimes in both jurisdictions. As theinvestigation continued, and it became...

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Kentucky flood victim collections continue in Manchester

Kentucky flood victim collections continue in Manchester

Manchester residents have teamed up to begin a collection of items for victims of recent floods in Eastern Kentucky. A trailer was dropped off Monday, Aug. 8 in the Southern Family Market parking lot to be filled. The items will be driven to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department for distribution. The trailer remains as there is room for more donations. Items needed include: Water Tooth paste Tooth Brush Deoderant Feminine products Diapers Baby Formula Soap Shampoo Razors Towels Shaving Cream Pet Food Cleaning supplies (trash bags, gloves, brooms, brushes) No clothing is being accepted at this time. In addition...

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Woodbury man sentenced to 3 months for Jan. 6 actions

Woodbury man sentenced to 3 months for Jan. 6 actions

A Woodbury man has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role January 6th in Washington DC. Matthew Baggott pleaded guilty in April to a count of disorderly and disruptive conduct. Baggott has been sentenced to 3 months incarceration, 1 year of supervised release, 60-hours of community service and $500 in restitution. A total of 25 Tennesseans have been arrested in relation to January...

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Motlow Celebrates 14 New Paramedic Graduates

Motlow Celebrates 14 New Paramedic Graduates

Motlow State Community College recognized 14 new paramedics during a graduation ceremony held August 8 in Powers Auditorium on the College’s Moore County campus. “This graduating class has put in a lot of time and effort and proven themselves to take their place among their colleagues in the field,” said Houston Austin, EMS Director at Motlow. “I am very proud of all of their accomplishments. Motlow strives for excellence, and they have definitely achieved that.” Time management is essential for successfully completing the Paramedic program. From the time they started the program to when it was finished, they completed 1200...

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Raz’n Kids Consignment Sale is Wednesday through Friday in Manchester

Raz’n Kids Consignment Sale is Wednesday through Friday in Manchester

The Raz’n Kids Fall/Winter Consignment Sale is slated for Aug. 10-12 at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. Hours are 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12. There will be a public half price sale from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 13. The sale will feature kids clothes, junior girls and women’s clothing, young men’s clothes, bicycles, shoes for all ages, sports cleats, infant toys, baths and pack and plays. There will also be home decor, movies, board games, books, purses, backpacks and Halloween costumes. The Coffee County Fairgrounds...

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Bonnaroo announces 2023 dates

Bonnaroo announces 2023 dates

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will return yet again in 2023. The festival announced Monday that next year’s event will be held June 15-18. The festival has been held every summer since 2002, except 2020 and 2021, which were cancelled for COVID-19 and weather, respectively. Thunder Radio is your source for local Bonnaroo ticket information and discount for next year’s festival. A date for ticket sales has not yet been...

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TN gas prices fall to 5 month low; Coffee County falls below state average

TN gas prices fall to 5 month low; Coffee County falls below state average

Tennesseans are now finding the cheapest prices at the pump since early March. Gas prices across the state fell nearly 16 cents, on average, over last week, continuing an eight week trend of falling pump prices. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.62 which is 81 cents less expensive than one month ago and 73 cents more than one year ago.   The average price in Coffee County is $3.59, which is 3 cents below the state average and 46 cents below the national average of $4.05. Despite prices slightly below the state average here in Coffee County, prices remain much lower in Bedford County at $3.36 and...

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Manchester City Schools receives $1.6M grant for after school remedial and enrichment program at Westwood Middle

Manchester City Schools receives $1.6M grant for after school remedial and enrichment program at Westwood Middle

Manchester City Schools applied for renewal of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant on April 14, 2022. The Request for Proposal was made by input from an advisory board comprised of students, parents, community leaders, and school personnel. Each application was read and scored by three reviewers. The peer review team provided each application with atechnical merit score based upon the review criteria and rubric. The technical merit score served as the foundationfor determining which applications to fund and at what level. Applications that received an average score of 69 orhigher were considered for funding. Approximately $10.4 million...

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TUESDAY SCOREBOARD: Coffee Middle volleyball wins, football throttled at Harris

It appears that the Coffee Middle Football run of CTC dominance is over. After back to back seasons of rolling through conference play, the Raiders started the conference season 0-1 Tuesday night with a 44-7 loss at the hands of Harris Middle in Shelbyville – a game you heard live on Thunder Radio. Coffee Middle …

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Birthdays – August 9

Ray Kennedy – 70 Betsy Reinke John Jouett – Pizza Winner! Terri Painter

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Alma Louise Lowry

Alma Louise Lowry, age 94, of Manchester, TN, passed away on August 7, 2022, at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN. Mrs. Lowry was born in Warren Co., TN, on October 7, 1927, to her late parents Jesse Jackson Woodlee and Harriet Ester Woodlee. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years …

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Hannah M. Melton

Hannah M. Melton, of Manchester, passed this life on Monday, August 1, 2022 in Chattanooga, at the age of 24. Graveside Services are scheduled for 11 AM Friday, August 12, 2022 at Farrar Hill Cemetery in Manchester, TN. Hannah was the daughter of the late Ricky Webb and Sandra Melton, who survives her. She enjoyed …

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