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Coffee Middle School, North Coffee Elementary to close for remainder of week due to COVID-19 concern

Coffee Middle School, North Coffee Elementary to close for remainder of week due to COVID-19 concern

UPDATE, 5:05 P.M. AUG 4 – North Coffee Elementary School will also be closed for the remainder of the week (Aug. 5-7) due to COVID-19 related concerns, announced director of schools Dr. Charles Lawson. Originally, it was announced that Coffee Co. Middle would be closed and no other schools would be affected. Lawson later announced the closure of North Coffee under similar circumstances.  All other schools in the district remain open. ORIGINAL STORY: Coffee County Schools is announcing the closure of Coffee County Middle School for the remainder of this week, August 5 through August 7.  Director of Schools...

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Manchester City Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19 virus, no students exposed

Manchester City Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19 virus, no students exposed

An employee with Manchester City Schools has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the school district announced Tuesday afternoon. The district is working closely with the health department and the COVID-19 liaison. The health department will work with the individual to identify, contact, and quarantine anyone who may have been in close contact and had potential exposure with the individual according to TN Department of Health guidelines. According to current guidelines, students who were in attendance at registration on August 3  would not be considered “in close contact” with this individual.” Manchester City Schools will continue to monitor the situation...

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Election Day is Aug. 6; Thunder Radio will broadcast results live

Election Day is Aug. 6; Thunder Radio will broadcast results live

Election day is Thursday, Aug. 6. There are several local races of interest. In Manchester, incumbent Mayor Lonnie Norman and challenger Steven Jones are both vying for the Mayor’s seat. Meanwhile, there are six candidates vying for three Manchester alderman seats. In Tullahoma, there are three candidates on the ballot for Mayor seeking to replace Lane Curlee, who did not seek re-election. Meanwhile, there are three candidates seeking two alderman seats. There are four candidates seeking three Tullahoma School Board seats. Those voting in the Republican Primary will be selecting between Rush Bricken and Ronnie Holden in the primary...

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Hillsboro Homecoming Association offering free hot dog lunch Saturday

Hillsboro Homecoming Association offering free hot dog lunch Saturday

The Hillsboro Homecoming Association was unable to host its annual truck and tractor pull this year – the Rumble on the Hill. But the association is inviting everyone to have free lunch this Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Hillsboro park. The directors of HHA will serve a hot dog, chips, cookie and a bottle of water to anyone who stops by while supplies last. This event will be a drive-thru situation and you will not need to exit your vehicle. The association plans to return the Rumble on the Hill truck and tractor pull in August of 2021. (see...

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Active COVID-19 cases drop by two on Tuesday

Active COVID-19 cases drop by two on Tuesday

There are 221 active cases of COVID-19 virus in Coffee County as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to data released by Tennessee Department of Health. This is two fewer cases than yesterday and 13 fewer cases than two days ago. Since testing began in March, there have been 421 total cases in Coffee County. Of these, 221 have reported as recovered and two have passed away. This leaves the 221 active cases. There have been 8,575 negative tests in Coffee County. Meanwhile, across the state active case numbers dipped by 601. This after active cases fell by about 1,400...

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Third Franklin County murder suspect has been apprehended by US Marshals

Third Franklin County murder suspect has been apprehended by US Marshals

A man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the Pleasant Grove area of Franklin County in June has been located and taken into custody, according to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Paul Wayne Fletcher was located in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 3, and taken into custody by U.S. Marshall’s. Fletcher was booked into the Rutherford County jail and was then transferred to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office authorities. Fletcher was transported to the Franklin County Jail and booked on charges of Criminal Homicide and Especially Aggravated Robbery. Fletcher is currently being held under no bond...

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Active COVID-19 cases drop by 11, according to TDH

Active COVID-19 cases drop by 11, according to TDH

Coffee County saw a reduction in COVID-19 active cases as of Monday afternoon, according to Tennessee Department of Health. According to TDH, there are 223 active cases in Coffee County. This is a reduction of 11 from the previous day. Since testing began in March, there have been 417 total cases in Coffee County. Of these, 192 have recovered and two have passed away. This leaves 223 active cases. Coffee County’s population is approximately 57,000. Meanwhile, statewide numbers in Tennessee declined by about 1,417 on Monday – this comes after days of large increases across the state. There are...

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Second tax-free holiday weekend coming Aug. 7-9; order from your favorite local restaurant

Second tax-free holiday weekend coming Aug. 7-9; order from your favorite local restaurant

For the first time, Tennessee will have a second sales tax-free holiday weekend this year. Coming up this weekend, you will be able to dine-in at restaurants, order takeout food and alcohol without adding sales tax. This will be for 2020 only. The second sales-tax free weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 Get quality storage for great prices - easy process! ACME storage in Manchester is brand new with excellent units, low costs, 24-7 access and security. You can get your unit today. Click Here to get your storage...

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Birthdays- August 4

Joyce Pelham- 76- Pizza Winner! Ken Jones

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Brenda J. Worsham

Brenda J. Worsham of Fayetteville, passed this life on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the age of 71. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00AM at Bevills Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Worsham was the daughter of the late Carl and Isbelle Ray Boren. She loved laughing with friends …

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Richard D. Moorehead

Richard D. Moorehead of Nashville, formerly of Fayetteville, passed this life on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the age of 59. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:00PM at Lebanon Cemetery, with Rev. James Barnes officiating. Mr. Moorehead was the son of Robert and Faye Moorehead of Fayetteville. He …

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Howard Haskell Winton

Mr. Howard Haskell Winton, 82, passed away Tuesday August 4, 2020 at his home. He was born in Coffee County on December 28,1937 to Howard Weldon Winton and Virgie Mae Tucker Winton who preceded him in death. He was retired from the Elk River Public Utility and had worked at CentralFuneral Home.  He was of …

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