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Tennessee sales tax holiday continues

Tennessee sales tax holiday continues

If you missed tax free weekend, don’t worry, there is still time to get some items tax free. The Tennessee General Assembly has approved for gun safes and safety equipment to be included in this holiday, as well as food, ingredients, and prepared food, to be included. The sales tax holiday on food, food ingredients, and prepared food began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30thand will end at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 5th. The sales tax holiday on gun safes and safety equipment began at 12:01 a.m. on July 1st and will end at 11:59 p.m. on June...

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office releases statement regarding Covid-19

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office releases statement regarding Covid-19

“The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been and is dealing with inmates and employees that have been exposed to the COVID 19 virus. On July 17th, 2021 it was determined that the jail had 38 inmates that were positive for the COVID 19 virus. At the inception of the problem, jail staff and the jail physician put into place all approved and required CDC guidelines and protocols for combating the COVID 19 virus. Quarantine and medical treatment are just two of the guidelines being used to insure the safety of non-infected persons and the care of positive patients are...

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Manchester Police Department search for subject(s)

Manchester Police Department search for subject(s)

The Manchester Police Department is looking for unknown subject(s) involved with a robbery on Saturday July 24th. The individual(s) forced their way into a business on Lincoln Street and stole approximately $10,000 worth of property including, a trailer with an attached welder, and possibly more items.  If you recognize the vehicle in the picture, or have any knowledge about this crime, you are asked to contact Investigator Jamie Norris or Investigator Trey Adcock at...

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Gov. Bill Lee bring sued over decision to pull out of federal unemployment benefits

Gov. Bill Lee bring sued over decision to pull out of federal unemployment benefits

Governor Bill Lee is being sued over his decision to pull out of federal unemployment benefit programs for Tennesseans.  Seven Tennesseans said this week that they struggle to survive even with the unemployment funds while they look for work. Lee announced the withdraw from unemployment programs in May that would opt out of funds that pay unemployed Tennesseans an additional $300 per week as wall as an additional $100 weekly benefits for mixed earners. In the suit, the unemployed individuals say that they have submitted many applications to jobs, most without receiving any responses. They have asked the court...

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Ag Tag Breaks Record on 25th Birthday

Ag Tag Breaks Record on 25th Birthday

Tennessee’s Ag Tag license plate hit the streets 25 years ago and thanks to citizens who support agriculture in this way, 2021 has been a record-breaking year. For this fiscal year, sales of the specialty license plate raised $487,000 to support Tennessee’s agricultural community with a focus on agricultural development and youth. The Ag Tag became available in 1996 and since then, $7.3 million has been gifted. Contributions include $55,000 each year to FFA, 4-H, and the Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences. Ag in the Classroom receives $65,000 annually. “The Ag Tag with its recognizable red barn is more...

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Coffee County Schools release statement regarding upcoming school year

Coffee County Schools release statement regarding upcoming school year

Coffee County Schools will welcome students back into the classroom on August 2nd with their 2 hour day and August 4th with their first official full day of school. With a new school year comes more recommendations to keep your child safe from Covid-19.  To reduce the spread, Coffee County Schools will practice the following precautions: – Masks are recommended but not required. – Every attempt will be made to social distance if space allows. – Visitors will be allowed for educational purposes only, but some restrictions will be in place. – Handwashing and sanitizing will still be strongly encouraged. –...

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AAA gives tips for high temps

AAA gives tips for high temps

With forecasts predicting temperatures in the 90’s for portions of the state, AAA is urging motorists to keep their children, pets and vehicles safe during what is expected to be some of the hottest weather so far this summer. “In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up by 20 degrees and become deadly,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.”We are urging parents and caregivers to not underestimate the risks that excessive heat can pose and to understand that hot car deaths are preventable.”In 2018 and 2019 the nation saw a record number of hot car deaths – 53...

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TDH, Communities Participating In Red Sand Project To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

TDH, Communities Participating In Red Sand Project To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

The Tennessee Department of Health and community partners across the state join together for the third consecutive year to participate in the Red Sand Project during Human Trafficking Awareness Week, recognized July 26-31, 2021. The Red Sand Project is a participatory art installment designed to shed light on human trafficking. The red sand is used to draw attention to the human trafficking victims that fall through the cracks of our society every day. Although Tennessee has been nationally acknowledged for our continuous efforts and improvements, human trafficking continues to remain a major public health concern in our communities. In 2019, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified...

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