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Authorities seeking three who violated sex offender rules

Authorities seeking three who violated sex offender rules

Authorities with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s help to locate three individuals who have felony warrants for violation of sex offender rules. The three men are identified as David Donaldson, Jared Stewart and Mikell Moore. Anyone with information regarding the location of any of these individuals is asked to contact Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at...

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Tutoring available for Central High School students on Fridays

Tutoring available for Central High School students on Fridays

Coffee County Central High School students may go to school on Fridays from 8-11 a.m. to receive tutoring, to get help with missing assignments from third quarter, or to complete tests or quizzes. Help is offered on the following schedule: 8:00-9:30 a.m. – Science, English, Social Studies, Special Education 9:30-11:00 a.m. – Math, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Health, PE, AFJROTC, Drivers Education, Career and Technical Education Students should talk with teachers to make arrangements to come to school for help on Distance Learning...

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Tennessee traffic fatalities up in 2020 despite significant drop in travel; TDOT focused on more messaging

Tennessee traffic fatalities up in 2020 despite significant drop in travel; TDOT focused on more messaging

Tennessee Department of Transportation and our partners at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security are teaming up to raise public awareness of the alarming fatality crash rate on Tennessee’s roadways. It’s not OK for the number of deadly crashes to be at an all-time high in a year where traffic was at an all-time low. “In 2020, fatalities increased nearly 7%, while traffic was down approximately 13% in Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “This number is staggering and it’s not OK. We want motorists to take notice and work with us in making a change.” “Last year,...

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Motlow Robotics program earns new status

Motlow Robotics program earns new status

Motlow State’s Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) achieved a significant milestone recently, becoming a FANUC Authorized Satellite Training (FAST) Program. Achieving FAST school status qualifies Motlow’s students who successfully complete the authorized course work to be on par with those attending FANUC provided training. FANUC recognizes FAST certified students as eligible for advanced training. What this Means for FANUC Manufacturers “By the end of March, companies will find Motlow listed on FANUC’s training website with a link for enrolling in classes at the ARTC,” said Larry Flatt, executive director of the ARTC. “Motlow is now one of less...

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COFFEE COUNTY SECOND NINE WEEKS HONOR ROLLS

COFFEE COUNTY SECOND NINE WEEKS HONOR ROLLS

Below are honor rolls for Coffee County Schools that have been submitted to Thunder Radio News. If you do not see your school or child, it is because it has not yet been submitted to us. We will add students and schools as they are available. Hillsboro Elementary Honor Roll Students 2nd Nine Weeks Period – 2020/2021 Third Grade Gold Honor Roll Jericho Barnes Branham Freeze Kinsy Gunter Jaidyn Henley Zaila Hussey Katie Masters Daisy Matlock Charli Miles Kinley Morrison Eli Morgan Kyson Norris Aleaha Robertson Cayden Roberts Hunter Still Garrett Townshend Bristol Whitacre Third Grade Silver Honor Roll...

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Child hunger on the rise across Tennessee

Child hunger on the rise across Tennessee

By Nadia Ramligan, TN Public News Service Child hunger is on the rise across Tennessee, and advocates say in communities far from interstate highways, families are struggling to access resources. In some rural counties, there has been an increase in the number of children who are going without meals of 10% or greater. Chapple Osborne-Arnold, Tennessee deputy director for Save the Children, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with partners for its Farmers to Families Food Box Program who can get food into the hands of residents. She pointed out in remote areas, there is little infrastructure...

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Blood donation important as ever; upcoming opportunities in Coffee County

Blood donation important as ever; upcoming opportunities in Coffee County

The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month. As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, those who come to give this February will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. (Restrictions apply. Additional information and details are available here.  Make your...

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Gas prices jump for 3rd straight week in Tennessee

Gas prices jump for 3rd straight week in Tennessee

After two weeks of significant increases at the pump, gas prices increased again in Tennessee, however at a much slower rate, rising only a penny over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.19 which is nearly 17 cents more than one month ago and nearly 10 cents less than one year ago. Prices in Coffee County are on par with the state average – at $2.19 average. The national average stands at $2.40. “Tennessee motorist continue to see gas prices increase, but at a much slower rate than the past few weeks,” said Megan Cooper, spokeswoman,...

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