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THP plans saturation in Rutherford Co. next week

THP plans saturation in Rutherford Co. next week

If you plan to be in Rutherford County next week, be aware that the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and Murfreesboro Police Department plan a heavy saturation  on US Highway 231 between 2 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Officers will be specifically watching for impaired drivers, drivers using cell phones and those failing to wear seat belts. Murfreesboro Police will be concentrating near Church St. and Memorial Blvd., Troopers will be on Highway 231 South and sheriff’s deputies will search for violations on US Highway 231 North....

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Most popular baby names of 2019 in Tennessee

Ava has ascended to the top spot on the list of most popular names for baby girls born in Tennessee in 2019. William holds on to the number one spot as the most popular name chosen for baby boys in Tennessee for the 13th straight year,  this according to the Tennessee Department of Health. The top 10 names Tennessee parents chose for their new babies born in 2019* are as follows: Rank   Girls               Boys 1          Ava                  William 2          Olivia              Liam 3          Emma             Noah 4          Amelia            James 5          Harper            Elijah 6          Charlotte        Mason 7          Evelyn             Oliver...

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H&R Block Student of the Week – Jordan Knox

H&R Block Student of the Week – Jordan Knox

Join us at Thunder Radio and Rosalyn Partin at the H&R Block of Manchester and say congratulations to our student of the week – Jordan Knox. Jordan is a fifth grade student at North Coffee Elementary School. He is in Mrs. Brandy Vinson’s class. He is the son of Kristie and Justin Knox. Jordan enjoys playing football and he also likes to read. Rosalyn Partin, owner of the Manchester H&R Block, has been inspired to recognize kids in our community all through hockey season. What does hockey have to do with our local students? Well, H&R Block gives each...

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Manchester officials prepping for 2020 Census; getting everyone counted is high priority

Manchester officials prepping for 2020 Census; getting everyone counted is high priority

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census collects data of every person living in the country. However, the census does more than count residents –business owners, developers, emergency services and more all use the census data to predict future development needs. Additionally, the census benefits schools, hospitals, public works, roads and more by distributing federal funds and grants based on the data collected. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about $675 billion will be distributed based on the census data. In Manchester, the census is crucial for tracking growth and funding schools. To make the 2020 count as accurate as...

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Human trafficking sting nets multiple arrests, one from McMinnville

Human trafficking sting nets multiple arrests, one from McMinnville

A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and detectives with the Spring Hill Police Department has resulted in the arrest of several men, including three who are charged with solicitation of a minor. One charged in this case is a resident of McMinnville. Over a two-day period beginning January 9th, as part of an undercover investigation aimed at addressing human trafficking in Spring Hill, authorities placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to commercial sex. The focus of the operation was to identify individuals seeking to engage in commercial sex...

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Less than 20 days to register to vote for primary

Less than 20 days to register to vote for primary

The final day to register to vote in the upcoming Super Tuesday primary is approaching. The last day to register to vote for the March Super Tuesday primary is Monday, Feb. 3. You can actually register to vote online by clicking here. The primary is March 3.  Early voting for the March 3 primary is Feb. 12 –...

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Senate passes bill allowing adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples

Senate passes bill allowing adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples

The Tennessee state Senate has passed its first bill of the new legislative year – a bill that protects religious adoption agencies if they choose to not allow same-sex couples to adopt. The bill says that no licensed adoption agency would have to place a child if doing so would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.  The bill also protects the adoption agencies from litigation for such refusal. The house actually passed this bill in April of 2019. Governor Bill Lee has not commented on his support for the bill. Senator Janice Bowling, who represents...

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Birthdays – 1/20/20

Ray Carter – 59 Tommy Huddleston – 58 – PIZZA WINNER Danny McCullough

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Birthdays – 1/19/20

Brad Roberts – PIZZA WINNER Erica Colter Hope Barker – 33

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