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Nearly 30,000 new unemployment claims filed last week

Nearly 30,000 new unemployment claims filed last week

Since March 15, there have been 532,580 new claims filed for unemployment in the state of Tennessee. For the week ending May 16, an additional 28,692 claims were filed. This is down from 29,308 filed the previous week and continues a downward trend in new claims since the peak of April 4, when 116,141 claims were filed. Nationally, 2.4 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week. This brings the total over the past 9 weeks to 38.6 million claims for unemployment. Sign up for Thunder Radio FREE daily newsletter Don’t miss important news. Sign up for the Thunder...

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CHS parade of graduates set for 6 p.m. Friday

CHS parade of graduates set for 6 p.m. Friday

Friday is graduation day for Coffee County Central High School – and it will certainly be a graduation to remember. The school will send off the Class of 2020 with a parade of graduates that will start at Raider Academy and end at CHS. The community is encouraged to line the route and send the class off in style. According to Coffee County School officials, the parade of graduates will begin at Raider Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22, turn onto Waite Street, From there, students will turn onto Fort St. enter the downtown square, turn onto N....

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Active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee take sharp dip for second straight day

Active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee take sharp dip for second straight day

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there are now 18,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. This includes 309 deaths and 1,515 hospitalizations. There are 11,783 recoveries, which leaves only 6,749 active cases in the entire state. This is 660 fewer cases than the prior day and almost 1,400 fewer active cases than two days ago. Meanwhile, Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 62 total cases of the virus in Coffee County with 39 recoveries. This leaves 23 active cases – the same as the previous...

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After positive COVID-19 test, Manchester Sonic cleans and reopens

After closing down Tuesday for a “deep cleaning,” the Manchester sonic re-opened for business on Wednesday morning. The restaurant closed for the cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 virus. Patrons noticed on Tuesday that the building was taped off and not accessible for business. Thunder Radio News was able to independently verify with Sonic Drive-In officials that a positive test did occur. “I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic said...

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Bricken eyes savings for county through 911 department

Bricken eyes savings for county through 911 department

State Representative Rush Bricken (R-District #47, Coffee and Warren Counties) is sponsoring a bill (HB 2520) he believes will save taxpayers in Coffee County and many other counties in the State hundreds of thousands of dollars. He says his legislation will ensure the 911 districts throughout the state are operating and funded in a consistent manner. The legislation focuses on two primary 911 areas. First, it will require all 911 district call centers to provide direct dispatch to law enforcement and emergency response units such as fire and ambulance services. Second, it would require 911 districts to directly employ...

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Ben Lomand announces inclusion on popular TV show

Ben Lomand announces inclusion on popular TV show

Ben Lomand Connect announced this week that it is featured on the popular television series, “World’s Greatest!…” which is a thirtyminute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals “We are honored to be selected as one of the world’s greatest broadband providers. This is a true testament to the work that companies like us – members of the Tennessee Broadband Association and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association are doing around the country. We come...

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City puts out banners to congratulate CHS Class of 2020; parade is Friday

City puts out banners to congratulate CHS Class of 2020; parade is Friday

0The City of Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has placed large banners along the parade route for Friday’s Parade of Graduates as a way to say congratulations to the class of 2020. There are currently two large 4×8 banners hanging above the streets of Manchester, with more coming on Friday. “We can’t replace their senior year, prom, sports or graduation, but we can do our part to honor the 2020 graduating class,” said Norman. “May God bless the 2020 graduating class of Coffee County Central High School as they find their place in the world and make a difference.” The...

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Manchester Sonic reopens Wednesday after positive COVID-19 test forces shutdown, cleaning

Manchester Sonic reopens Wednesday after positive COVID-19 test forces shutdown, cleaning

After closing down Tuesday for a “deep cleaning,” the Manchester sonic re-opened for business on Wednesday morning. The restaurant closed for the cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 virus.  Patrons noticed on Tuesday that the building was taped off and not accessible for business. Thunder Radio News was able to independently verify with Sonic Drive-In officials that a positive test did occur. “I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic said...

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