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Ben Lomand Connect opens Manchester office

Ben Lomand Connect opens Manchester office

Ben Lomand Connect announced Monday that it is opening its doors to a new location in Manchester, Tennessee. Residing at 1335 McArthur Street, inside the Coffee County Administrative Plaza, the office began operation on Monday, March 1, with hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am-5 pm. Roger Bynum, Ben Lomand Board of Director for the Coffee County area, states, “As Ben Lomand has grown in Coffee County, we began to make plans for the office in the fall of 2020. We are so pleased this has come to fruition, and we look forward to serving our new...

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TN legislature pushing bill for constitutional right to carry

TN legislature pushing bill for constitutional right to carry

Tennessee House Republican leadership last week presented legislation making Tennessee the 19th state in the nation to enact a constitutional right to carry law. House Bill 786 upholds freedoms granted to law-abiding citizens in the U.S. Constitution while also stiffening penalties for criminals who steal or illegally possess firearms. This legislation includes several provisions that will make Tennessee communities safer by providing more severe punishments for firearm-related crime. House Bill 786 includes sentencing enhancements for theft of a firearm in a car, increases the minimum sentence for theft of a firearm from 30 to 180 days and increases unlawful...

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Tullahoma police asking for the public’s help

Tullahoma police asking for the public’s help

The Tullahoma Police Department needs your assistance in identifying a person of interest regarding an incident on February 28 at approximately 12:15pm at a local business. If you have any information to the identity of this person (photo below), please contact Detective Johnny Gore at 931-455-0530 ext.131, on TPD facebook page, or at...

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TN Gas jumps 10 cents in past week; Coffee County prices slightly below state average

TN Gas jumps 10 cents in past week; Coffee County prices slightly below state average

The Tennessee gas price average continues to climb, jumping nearly 10 cents since last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.50 which is 27 cents more than one month ago and nearly 29 cents more than one year ago. The average price per gallon in Coffee County is $2.46, which is 4 cents below the state average and 26 cents below the national average, which is $2.72. “Last month’s pump price surge was primarily due to the winter storm that hit the gulf coast region,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “However, we...

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Bonnaroo officials asks city for annexation

Bonnaroo officials asks city for annexation

Officials with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have officially requested that the city of Manchester annex its property to officially become a part of the city of Manchester. Currently, Great Stage Park (the location of the annual festival), is located in the county and not inside the city limits of Manchester. Manchester Mayor Marilyn Howard told Thunder Radio News that negotiations are ongoing. “As a board of Mayor and Aldermen we will do what is best for our city,” said Howard. “This process and negotiation is in the very early stages and has many moving parts and entities....

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Coffee Co. Schools plan return to in school classes 5 days a week after spring break

Coffee Co. Schools plan return to in school classes 5 days a week after spring break

Coffee County School System administered COVID-19 vaccines to all willing staff members at Coffee County Central High School on February 25 and 26. The district anticipates administering the second dose on March 25 and 26. “The district appreciates the efforts of Tonya Garner (Coordinator of School Health), the school nurses throughout the district, Deana Crosslin, and the CNA students who have been instrumental in making this happen,” the system said in a statement.  Return to normal learning Coffee County Schools continues to adjust to the changing conditions surrounding COVID-19. One of these adjustments is a return to in-person instruction...

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Missing Clarksville residents found traveling near Manchester

Missing Clarksville residents found traveling near Manchester

Two elderly adults with medical conditions who went missing from the Clarksville area last Tuesday were spotted driving on Interstate-24 near Manchester Thursday evening, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.  Daisy Roberts and Paul Elam have been returned to the Clarksville...

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Tennessee legislature begins advancing measure to enhance penalties for rioting

Tennessee legislature begins advancing measure to enhance penalties for rioting

Legislation protecting public roadways from mob violence began to move through the committee process last week in Nashville. House Bill 513 promotes law and order by increasing penalties for those who obstruct a roadway and creates new criminal offenses for those who participate in rioting. House Bill 513 increases the penalty for obstructing a highway or other passage way to a Class E felony with a mandatory fine of $3,000. Currently, the offense carries a maximum $500 fine. It creates criminal immunity for a driver who unintentionally causes injury or death to a person illegally obstructing a roadway. House...

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