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Authorities make positive ID of skull found last month in Manchester

In a press release Thursday, the Manchester Police Department announced that a positive identification has been made on the human skull that authorities discovered Nov. 20 off of Skinner Flat Rd. in Manchester. After DNA testing, it has been determined the remains are that of Justin Zeigler of Franklin County, who was reported missing three …

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Two Coffee Co. residents face animal cruelty charges; seven animals found dead

Two Coffee County residents are facing charges of animal cruelty after Coffee County deputies received a call about dead animals found on Shelley Rd.  According to a report on file by deputy Jennifer Curbow, a complaint was filed when someone said their children were playing when they found several dead dogs in the woods near …

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One killed in Thursday crash on I-24 in Manchester

A Coffee County man was killed in a crash Thursday on Interstate 24 near the exit 111 eastbound after his vehicle went underneath a stationary tractor trailer.  Authorities identified the name of the deceased Friday as Ralph Reed, age 50, of Manchester. Multiple agencies responded – including Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Manchester Police, Coffee County …

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Arrest made in 23-year old murder case

A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the McMinnville Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of the 31st District Attorney General has led to the indictment of a man in connection to the death of his mother in 1996. On December 23, 1996, officers found the body of Lela …

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H&R Block Student of the Week – Haley Blackwood

Join us at Thunder Radio and Rosalyn Partin at the H&R Block of Manchester and say congratulations to our student of the week – Haley Blackwood. Haley is a freshman student at Coffee County Raider Academy. She is the daughter of Jamie Boner and Kevin Boner.  Haley was nominated by her teachers for her excellent …

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BREAKING: One dead in Thursday interstate crash in Coffee County

A Coffee County man was killed in a crash Thursday on Interstate 24 near the exit 111 eastbound after his vehicle went underneath a stationary tractor trailer.  Authorities were not yet prepared to released the name of the deceased. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Thunder Radio News is waiting on a preliminary crash report from …

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THS teacher resigns after ‘inappropriate’ comments

Michael Sullivan has resigned as a teacher and wrestling coach in Tullahoma after what school officials called an incident that involved inappropriate comments and topics, this according to the Tullahoma News.  Sullivan was a math teacher at Tullahoma High School and was the wrestling coach for Tullahoma Middle Schools. He resigned on November 14.  Tullahoma …

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Coffee Co. home destroyed by fire Tuesday

A home at 207 Thoma Lane was completely destroyed by fire Tuesday night. A page was sent to all volunteer fire departments at approximately 6:20 Tuesday to the fully-engulfed structure, which burned to the ground.  Emergency crews worked for hours to extinguish the blaze. Thoma Lane is near Normandy Reservoir. The cause of the fire …

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TBI adds juvenile escapee to most wanted list

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added 17-year old Brandon Caruthers to its most wanted list.  Caruthers is a black male, standing 5’10” and weighing 180 pounds.  Caruthers is wanted by TBI and the Metro Nashville Police Department regarding a Davidson County General Sessions Criminal Warrant charging him with escape. Caruthers is one of four …

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Manchester approves bid to install inclusive playground equipment

Fred Deadman Park in Manchester is one step closer to installation of an inclusive playground. In a 6-0 vote Tuesday night (Dec. 3), the board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a contract with Playcare Wisconsin, Inc. for $42,000 to install the new equipment. The board voted at its November meeting to approve $105,778 to purchase …

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