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Tennessee sales tax holiday to begin this weekend

Tennessee sales tax holiday to begin this weekend

Tennessee’s annual tax-free holiday is coming up this weekend, and some new items will be going tax-free this year. 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 in the tax-free holiday. Tennessee’s traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies, and computers will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 30th and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st. The sales tax holiday on food, food ingredients, and prepared food will begin at 12:01 a.m. on...

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Tennessee Counties to undergo redistricting

Tennessee Counties to undergo redistricting

Tennessee’s 95 counties are expected to undergo redistricting once they’ve received 2020 Census county-level population data this fall, and civic groups across the state say public interest in the redistricting process is increasing. Redistricting Counsel at the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program Yurij Rudensky says state lawmakers call the shots on how to divvy up the districts. Rudensky recently spoke at a virtual meeting on fair representation hosted by the Tennessee League of Women Voters. The League and other civic groups argue that counties have no clear criteria for map drawing or fair representation, and say that despite steps to...

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Manchester City Schools: masks optional as school opens next week

Manchester City Schools: masks optional as school opens next week

Most area schools return to class next week, with abbreviated days scheduled for Aug. 2 and full days of school on Aug. 4. Manchester City Schools Director Dr. Joey Vaughn issued a statement Tuesday morning to address COVID-19 protocols for the city school system as schools open. His statement highlights that the district is open for in-person learning and that face masks are optional for students. The full statement is below. Manchester City School system is comprised of College Street Elementary, Westwood Elementary and Westwood Middle School. Want to keep up with school updates all year long? Download the...

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Tennessee gas price average falls 2 cents, Coffee County below state and national average

Tennessee gas price average falls 2 cents, Coffee County below state and national average

Tennessee motorists saw a little relief at the pump over last week as gas prices fell two cents, on average, across the state. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.86 which is two cents more expensive than one month ago and 94 cents more expensive than one year ago. The Coffee County gas price average is $2.84 which makes it 2 cents below the state average and 31 cents below the national average.“For pump prices to push less expensive, OPEC will need to follow through with their production increases, crude will need to sell consistently at lower prices and the market will need...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation Center to begin after school program

Manchester Parks and Recreation Center to begin after school program

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Center will begin a children’s after school program for this upcoming school year. The program will begin August 2nd and students will be transported to the Rec Center after school every day for the month of August, every Friday from September through May, and days when school dismisses early.  This program is for Kindergarten through 5th grade and is from 3:15 p.m.-6 p.m. The fee is $40 for afternoons and an additional $5 per day for early dismissal and full days. Students must pre-register and spots are limited. You can register at the Rec Center. The...

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Tax Tip Tuesday: IRS Letters

Tax Tip Tuesday: IRS Letters

Nothing can make your blood pressure rise more than getting a letter from the IRS. But remember, getting a letter from the IRS isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, some notices are for your benefit. No matter the reason for the letter, it is very important to read it and, if necessary, act on it as soon as possible. Many people incorrectly believe that their tax professional will also receive a copy of their letter from the IRS. However, the IRS only sends letters to the taxpayer and spouse unless they have previously signed and executed an IRS...

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Franklin County Sheriff’s office investigating a break in

Franklin County Sheriff’s office investigating a break in

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break in that occurred at 4070 Keith Springs Mountain Road. The compliant stated that between 7/8/21 and 7/23/21 unknown people gained entry to his cabin and removed several items including chainsaws, winches and other various hardware tools valued at well over $1,000.00. If anyone has any information relating to this incident, they are asked to contact Investigator Todd Hindman or Investigator Chuck Stines at...

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Coffee County 911 Communications Center names new director

Coffee County 911 Communications Center names new director

Coffee County 911 Communications Center officially has a new director. Scott LeDuc, who was serving as interim director, has now been named the full-time center director. He takes over for Diane Argraves, who was terminated by the Coffee County Consolidated Communications Committee earlier this year.  Four people were interviewed for the...

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Helen Irene Qualls Hill

Mrs. Helen Irene Qualls Hill, age 93, ofManchester, TN, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, inManchester, TN. Mrs. Hill was born in Coffee County, TN, to her late parents ClarenceQualls and Josie Hale. She was a homemaker all her life and loved herchildren, grandchildren, and great grandchildren very much. In addition toher …

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Annie Ruth Watts Brown

Annie Ruth Watts Brown was born in Springfield, TN on July 14, 1921 anddeparted this life on July 28, 2021 at the age of 100. She was born toMaggie and Burgess Watts, being the youngest of 8 children. She is survivedby her daughter, Janice Brown Bean and her husband, Don Bean of Winchester,TN; 3 grandchildren, …

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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 …

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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 …

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