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TAX TIPS TUESDAY: Using your vehicle for business

TAX TIPS TUESDAY: Using your vehicle for business

H&R Block Presents – USING YOUR VEHICLE FOR BUSINESS If you use your vehicle for business purposes, you may qualify for a deduction on your income tax return. The deduction is for self-employed taxpayers only. Most employees (taxpayers who are paid on a W-2) are not allowed to claim employment related expenses. To claim an expense deduction for vehicles used in business, recordkeeping is crucial. You must keep detailed records of the business trips. For each business-related trip your log should contain the date, destination, business purpose, and number of miles. To keep your mileage log, you can use...

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Gas prices fall two cents

Gas prices fall two cents

Tennessee gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices in Tennessee are 2.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 93.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Tennessee is priced at $2.09/g today while the most expensive is $3.59/g, a difference of $1.50/g.The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.18/g today. The national average is up 1.8...

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Coffee County Fair continues into Tuesday

Coffee County Fair continues into Tuesday

The Coffee County Fair continues on Tuesday! The 164th annual Coffee County Fair moves along on Tuesday with big promotions on tap. When it comes to rides, Tuesday is $20 hand stamp for rides, the Nick’s Kids Show is at 5 p.m. and the Wool & Woolies Show also at 5. Junior Miss Coffee County contests are set to begin at 6 p.m. The Coffee County Fair is located at 99 Lakeview Drive and runs through...

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Watts announces bid for Coffee Co Road Superintendent

Watts announces bid for Coffee Co Road Superintendent

Ronnie Watts, who has over 40-years of experience in the “road building” business has announced his plans to run for office for Coffee County Road Superintendent. Currently, he owns and operates Watts Asphalt Maintenance company. Ronnie Watts served as assistant road superintendent from 2010-2014. “I Look forward to the opportunity to serve the good people of Coffee County and to put my expertise to work maintaining our many hundred miles of county roads,” Watts said. Watts will be running in the Democratic primary in May. If he were to win, he would face the Republican nominee in August,...

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Nearly 6.5 inches of rain has fallen on Manchester since Saturday morning; more to come

Nearly 6.5 inches of rain has fallen on Manchester since Saturday morning; more to come

High water in Beechgrove. Photo submitted by Thunder Radio listener. Nearly 6. 5 inches of rain has fallen on Manchester from midnight Saturday morning through 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to TVA Rain Gauges. According to TVA gauges, 3.11 inches fell on Manchester Saturday with another 3.20 falling on Sunday up through 4:30 p.m. with rain continuing to fall. Meanwhile, even more rain has been measured at nearby Normandy Dam – with 5.28 inches measured Saturday and 2.95 additional inches as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday – bringing the total to 8.23 inches. Currently, a flood watch remains in effect...

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Coffee County authorities on the scene of possible double homicide

Coffee County authorities on the scene of possible double homicide

Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney General are on the scene of what is being described as a “possible double murder” at 93 Clyde Vickers Rd., Estill Springs. According to Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin, authorities were notified of the situation at approximately noon on Sunday. Deceased are one white male and one white female. Authorities have identified the female victim as Chasity Kay Hill, age 27, with ties to Moore and Coffee County. The male victim has been identified as Logan Tindale, age 22, from Florida. This is a developing story. More information will be released when...

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Shelbyville murder suspect  captured in Mississippi

Shelbyville murder suspect captured in Mississippi

Shelbyville police announced that Horatio Lewis Rice and his girlfriend were taken into custody late Friday. Rice, at TBI Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive is charged with first degree murder and attempted murder after allegedly shooting 14-year old Israel Domingo Pascual and attempting to kill Pascual’s brother last Monday, Sept. 13. Rice’s girlfriend, Tiffany Taylor was listed as a person of interest. Rice allegedly killed Pascual in the parking lot of a laundry mat in Shelbyville. US Marshal Service arrested the pair in Tunica, Mississippi Friday afternoon, Sept. 17. Tiffany TaylorHoratio...

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Tennessee unemployment drops for third straight month

Tennessee unemployment drops for third straight month

As Tennessee’s economy continues to rebound, the state has experienced three consecutive months of lower unemployment, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The preliminary, seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for August came in at 4.6%, 0.1 of a percentage point lower than July’s revised rate of 4.7%. June’s unemployment rate was 4.9%. Unemployment across the state last month was 3.5 percentage points lower than it was in August 2020. Employers brought an additional 4,400 employees into the workforce between July and August. The manufacturing sector had the largest increase in employment,...

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