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Wednesday is tax day

Wednesday is tax day

Wednesday, July 15 is the deadline to file and pay your 2019 federal income taxes. Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service postponed the tax filing deadline from the normal date of April 15 to July 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline will not be extended further, meaning the deadline to pay without penalties and interest is July 15. If you need an extension to prepare returns, you will need to file a Form 4868 by July 15 to receive a three-month automatic extension to file in October. However, filing an extension does not exempt you from...

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Active COVID-19 numbers at 49 in Coffee County

Active COVID-19 numbers at 49 in Coffee County

Active cases of COVID-19 in Coffee County remain steady at 49, according to numbers provided by the Tennessee Department of Health. This is one less than the previous day.  Since testing began in March, there have been a total of 155 total cases in Coffee County. Of these, 106 are listed as recovered – leaving 49 active cases. Statewide, there are approximately 27,019 current active cases. There have been a total of 64,737 confirmed cases with 36,996 recoveries. To date, there have been 722 total confirmed deaths and 3,378 hospitalizations. Across the state, there have been 1,071,320 total tests...

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Thunder Radio political debate or Manchester candidates is Thursday

Thunder Radio political debate or Manchester candidates is Thursday

The Thunder Radio political debate will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Unlike past forums hosted by Thunder Radio where attendance in person was possible, due to COVID-19 concerns and limitations for crowds, this year Thunder Radio has decided it would be best to host the forum on the radio. You can hear the debate at 107.9 FM and 1320 AM, as well as stream on www.thunder1320.com and on your smartphone with the Manchester Go smartphone app. Those with Facebook can watch via Facebook live. Candidates for Manchester Mayor will be on the air taking questions from...

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Manchester City Schools survey now available for parents to determine in school or online learning

Manchester City Schools survey now available for parents to determine in school or online learning

The Manchester City School District is working with families to prepare for the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year. Schools will open on August 3, 2020 and students will be allowed to attend on a traditional schedule or choose an online option. The Back to School Overview, Reopening Plan / Family Information, and a survey to allow families to notify the school of their intent is available under the “Community” tab on the district website,  or click here.    The school system has a set of “guiding principles” to make decisions amid the pandemic. They are below:...

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Tennessee remains friendly for gas prices; 9th cheapest in nation

Tennessee remains friendly for gas prices; 9th cheapest in nation

The Tennessee gas price average holds steady for the second week at $1.94. The Tennessee Gas Price average is seven cents more than one month ago and 60 cents less than one year ago. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Coffee County is on par with the state average at $1.94. The cheapest average in surrounding counties can be found in Rutherford County at $1.90. “The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data shows gasoline demand and supply continue on a roller coaster ride,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As motorists react...

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Coffee County man drowns over the weekend in Tims Ford Lake

Coffee County man drowns over the weekend in Tims Ford Lake

A Tullahoma man is dead after an accidental drowning at Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County Saturday, July 11. According to TWRA, officers responded just after noon to learn that a man jumped from a pontoon boat and was missing. A search for him yielded no results and was suspended at dark. Searchers found the body of Anderson Clark III, 48, of Tullahoma on Sunday, July 12 when the search...

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Coffee County now has 50 active cases of COVID-19

Coffee County now has 50 active cases of COVID-19

There are now 50 active cases of COVID-19 in Coffee County, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Since testing began in March, there have been 152 positive tests in Coffee County. Of these, 102 have recovered – leaving approximately 50 active cases. Meanwhile, across the state there are approximately 27,019 active cases. Since testing began in March, there have been 64,737 confirmed cases. Of these, 36,996 have recovered. There have been 722 confirmed deaths. In total, there have been 3,284 hospitalizations in Tennessee. Tests have also increased significantly – with 1,053,424 tests...

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Thunder Radio launches ‘Feature Friday,’ adds writer to staff

Thunder Radio launches ‘Feature Friday,’ adds writer to staff

Thunder Radio is proud to announce the addition of Susan Campbell to launch our “Feature Friday” series of stories. Feature Friday is a weekly series of feature and profile stories about individuals and organizations in and around Manchester and Coffee County that deserve recognition and coverage from Thunder Radio. The series is set to launch on July 31.  “We have a goal of expanding our news and story coverage here at Thunder Radio to include more feature stories, profile stories and eventually expanding into more exclusive, enterprise reporting,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of Thunder Radio. “Susan has experience...

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