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CHS parade of graduates brings Manchester, graduates together for memorable night

CHS parade of graduates brings Manchester, graduates together for memorable night

The Coffee County Central High School Parade of Graduates took place Friday without incident and finished with rave reviews from the community. Class of 2020 graduates rode through downtown Manchester and eventually to CHS, where they received diplomas. Many made the trip hanging out of windows, truck beds and sun roofs to wave and celebrate with the crowd that gathered along the route. Well over 300 graduates chose to participate in the parade. Thunder Radio was onsite at Raider Academy to conduct interviews of students before the parade began. Thunder Radio also broadcast names being called, as well as...

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Westwood Middle holds 8th grade awards night

Westwood Middle holds 8th grade awards night

Westwood Middle School held its 8th grade awards night on Thursday, May 21. Thunder Radio was there to broadcast the awards and recognition of spring sports students who had their seasons cut short. The Top 10 percent of the 8th grade class at Westwood is as follows: Melisa Garcia Ayala 2. Kylee Finchum 3. Kailee Rossman 4. Mallory Freeman 5. Marli Miller 6. Jeffery Hale 7. Alyssa Freeze 8. Anna Claire Willmore 9. Robert Famularo 10. Scarlet Cain 11. Neil Ghandhi 12. Haley Bowen 13. Anaiah Davenport 14. Claire Jacobs 15. Addison Vanwinkle The presidential academic awards for 2019-2020...

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Manchester police need help finding runaway 13-year old

Manchester police need help finding runaway 13-year old

The Manchester Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating a runaway 13-year old juvenile. According to police, Lillie Arianna Seymour, age 13, reportedly left her home with her 19-year old brother at approximately 3:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, May 24. Seymour has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white tank top with black dots and a pair of shorts. She reportedly left with her brother, Ronald Joseph Seymour, Jr., who is 19 and has light brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding their whereabouts, contact the Manchester Police...

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Manchester rec center closed Monday; pool opens Tuesday

Manchester rec center closed Monday; pool opens Tuesday

The Manchester Recreation Complex will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The center will reopen on Tuesday, When the center opens on Tuesday, the outdoor pool will be open for the summer. According to the department, there will be increased sanitizing and cleaning. The pool will open through the week from noon to 2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. During the hour breaks, everyone must leave the pool area and exit the facility. Saturday and Sunday pool hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are other caveats to use of the pool...

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Lee executive order allows groups up to 50

Lee executive order allows groups up to 50

On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued executive order No. 38, which allows for groups of up to 50 people to participate in social and recreational activities while encouraging strong social distancing measures. Here are provisions:  • The order permits more Tennesseans and businesses to return to work in all industries where that can be safely accomplished by following health guidelines and maintaining social distancing from persons outside of your household, while continuing to urge employers to allow or require remote work/telework if possible. • Requirements with respect to social and recreational gatherings, such as festivals, fairs, parades, large...

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Active COVID-19 cases stand at 24 in Coffee County

Active COVID-19 cases stand at 24 in Coffee County

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, there have been 20,145 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. This includes 336 confirmed deaths and 1,583 hospitalizations. There are 12,837 recoveries, leaving 7,308 active cases in the state. There have been a total of 383,576 tests administered. Meanwhile, in Coffee County there are 65 confirmed cases according to Tennessee Department of Health. With 41 recoveries, that leaves 24 active cases in Coffee...

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Active COVID-19 cases hold close to even across state

Active COVID-19 cases hold close to even across state

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there are now 18,961 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Tennessee. This includes 313 deaths and 1,539 hospitalizations. There are 12,191 cases classified as recovered, leaving 6,770 active cases in the state. There have been 360,583 total tests performed, meaning out of all of those tested, about 5.26 percent are testing positive. Meanwhile, in Coffee County there are 63 reported  cases and 41 recoveries. This leaves 22 active cases. There have been 1,886 negative labs performed in Coffee County. Discover Southland Pharmacy Waiting for hours … or even DAYS for your prescriptions?...

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Manchester pools to open May 26

Manchester pools to open May 26

The outdoor pool of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department will open for the summer on Tuesday, May 26 with Tennessee Pledge guidelines in place for water parks. According to the department, there will be increased sanitizing and cleaning. The pool will open through the week from noon to 2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. During the hour breaks, everyone must leave the pool area and exit the facility. Saturday and Sunday pool hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are other caveats to use of the pool for now. The rec center will only...

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