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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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Despite record gas prices, AAA predicts big travel for Memorial Day weekend

Despite record gas prices, AAA predicts big travel for Memorial Day weekend

Gas prices may be at record highs, but AAA predicts that Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in three years, building on a travel resurgence that began earlier this spring. This year’s forecast marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010 (2021 was the highest), bringing volumes almost in line with pre-pandemic levels. Click here to read the report. “By the looks of this Memorial Day travel forecast, the summer travel season is off to a sizzlin’ start,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “People are more...

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May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week

May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in the 2022 National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27. The annual event promotes safe activity and the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season kicks off.   National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and Canada are teaming to promote safe boating practices, including the wear of life jackets for National Safe Boating Week and throughout the 2022 boating season. The TWRA and the organizations continue to strive in their efforts in educating the boating community about...

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Manchester Rec Center announces Memorial Day Swim

Manchester Rec Center announces Memorial Day Swim

Memorial Day is around the corner – marking the unofficial start of summer- and the Manchester Recreation Center will be celebrating the occasion by opening the pools. The building will be closed – but the indoor and outdoor pools will open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. for everyone’s enjoyment. The Manchester Recreation Center is located at 557 N. Woodland St. in Manchester. Call 931-728-0273 with questions. City hiring multiple positions Multiple positions are open with the Parks and Recreation Department – including full time positions of maintenance technician and night and weekend supervisor. Several part time...

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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