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COVID-19 UPDATE: Active cases remain at 24 in Coffee County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Active cases remain at 24 in Coffee County

As of 2 p.m. Monday, there are 20,607 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. This includes 338 confirmed deaths and 1,594 hospitalizations. There are 13,073 cases classified as recovered, leaving 7,534 active cases. This is 226 more active cases than the prior day. There have been 396,219 total tests performed. This means about 5.2 of those tested are positive. In Coffee County, there are 66 confirmed cases with 42 recoveries – leaving 24 active cases, a number that has held steady over the past several...

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Two arrested in Grundy County during overdose investigation

Two arrested in Grundy County during overdose investigation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department sent out a press release Friday notifying that a search warrant was performed that included seizure of drugs, cash, guns and two arrests – these arrests were made as a result of an investigation into multiple overdoses in the area. However, the Grundy County Sheriff would not confirm or deny if this arrest has a direct connection. Investigators found methamphetamine, over 100 fake pills believed to be laced with fentanyl and seized $4,118 in cash, two handguns, an AR-15 and three long guns. Arrested were Rick Adam Dickinson, age 35, and Rachel Gwen Rollins,...

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Death reported at Tracy City water plant

Death reported at Tracy City water plant

According to the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts, an accident occurred Friday, May 22 at the Tracy City water plant that led to a fatality. Tracy City Mayor Nadene Moore issued a statement: “An accident occurred during the delivery of normal chemicals used for processing water. Unfortunately, the accident resulted in injuries to an employee at the plant and also resulted in the loss of life for the individual delivering the products. The town expresses great sympathy for those affected by this tragedy.” Details of the accident remain unclear. Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. Officials announced...

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CHS seniors sent off in style with graduation parade

CHS seniors sent off in style with graduation parade

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 celebrates 8th graders at awards night

Westwood celebrates 8th graders at 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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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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