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Danny Ferrell announces bid for Coffee County Sheriff

Danny Ferrell announces bid for Coffee County Sheriff

High water in Beechgrove. Photo submitted by Thunder Radio listener. Veteran lawman Danny Ferrell has announced his plans to run for Coffee County Sheriff in the 2022 election. Ferrell’s announcement comes after the announcement earlier this month that Alethia Smart-Rawn will also seek the sheriff seat. Both Rawn and Ferrell will be running on the Republican ticket, challenging incumbent sheriff Chad Partin in the spring primary. Partin is currently serving his first term and does plan to seek re-election. The general election will be held next August. Below is the full statement from Ferrell: Friends, Family and Coffee County...

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Coffee County authorities on the scene of possible double homicide

Coffee County authorities on the scene of possible double homicide

The offices at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza building, with the exception of Coffee County Board of Education, will be closed on Friday, Sept. 24 for TRANE and Duck River Electric to perform meter consolidation installation. There will be no power at those offices during this time. Offices will reopen for regular hours on Monday, Sept....

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Search continues for Shelbyville murder suspect; $2500 reward offered

Search continues for Shelbyville murder suspect; $2500 reward offered

Area police continue to search for Horatio Lewis Rice, alleging he was involved in the shooting death of a 14-year old Shelbyville teenager Monday night. According to Shelbyville Police Department, a 14-year old teenager was shot and killed in the parking lot of Duck River Laundry shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night. Using surveillance video, Shelbyville police have identified the shooter as Rice. The victim has been identified as Israel Diego Pascual, a freshman student at Shelbyville Central High School. He was shot to death sitting in his brothers car outside the laundry mat. Police have charged Rice with...

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MPD receives reports of local phone scams

MPD receives reports of local phone scams

Manchester Police Department has received complaints of a phone scam hitting the area yet again. According to police, the intended victim was advised that they were involved in a civil matter. The caller advised the intended victim that they could send money to them and that would then withdraw federal warrants that had been issued. Police advise that this is not how warrant service works. Additionally, no law enforcement agencies will request funds over the phone in relief of criminal...

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Coffee County Fair begins Saturday

Coffee County Fair begins Saturday

A week full of fun, carnival rides, entertainment and all the cotton candy you can imagine begins on Saturday. The annual Coffee County Fair begins Saturday with pageants, baby and toddler shows kicking off the weekend. Rides and full exhibits will be operational by Monday, Sept. 20. Click here to see the fair book and a look at the schedule for the...

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Coffee County Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness walk is Saturday

Coffee County Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness walk is Saturday

The first-ever Coffee County Out of the Darkness Walk to bring awareness to suicide, will be held this Saturday, Sept. 18 at Rotary Park in Manchester. Over 300 registered walkers and over 35 teams are scheduled to be on hand. There will be vendors on hand and the event program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to...

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Suspect added to TBI most wanted list after killing of Shelbyville teen; reward offered

Suspect added to TBI most wanted list after killing of Shelbyville teen; reward offered

A 14-year old is dead after what police are calling a “senseless” killing. According to Shelbyville Police Department, a 14-year old teenager was shot and killed in the parking lot of Duck River Laundry shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night. Using surveillance video, Shelbyville police have identified the shooter as Horatio Lewis Rice. Police also identified a second individual of interest as Michael Anthony Caldwell, who has been located. The victim has been identified as Israel Diego Pascual, a freshman student at Shelbyville Central High School. He was shot to death sitting in his brothers car outside the laundry...

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Often-used scam tactics being used in Warren County, sheriff says

Often-used scam tactics being used in Warren County, sheriff says

Warren County Sheriff’s Department officials are warning area residents of a phone scam making its way through the area – one that has often been used in Coffee County, as well. Authorities have received reports of someone calling and identifying themselves as a lieutenant or captain with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. The scammer then tells the intended victim that there is a criminal matter or that the person has missed a court date. The intended victim is then instructed to get a verification code and pay fines. Warren County Sheriff’s Department states that it will never ask for...

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Six things that stood out in Titans win over Seahawks

The Titans rallied for an improbable, 33-30 overtime win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Here’s a look at six things that stood out: Resiliency The Titans looked like they were done on Sunday. Not once, but a couple of times. Down 24-9 in the third quarter, and 30-16 in the fourth, it appeared the Titans …

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PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Tuesday will feature a pair of home games for area teams. The undefeated Coffee Middle School football team will play its only home game of the season Tuesday. It will be 8th grade night and homecoming. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. and can be heard live on Thunder Radio as part of the Capstar Bank …

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TAX TIPS TUESDAY: Using your vehicle for business

H&R Block Presents – USING YOUR VEHICLE FOR BUSINESS If you use your vehicle for business purposes, you may qualify for a deduction on your income tax return. The deduction is for self-employed taxpayers only. Most employees (taxpayers who are paid on a W-2) are not allowed to claim employment related expenses. To claim an …

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Gas prices fall two cents

Tennessee gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 stations in Tennessee. Gas prices in Tennessee are 2.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 93.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price …

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