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Manchester rec center closed Monday; pool opens Tuesday

Manchester rec center closed Monday; pool opens Tuesday

The Manchester Recreation Complex will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The center will reopen on Tuesday, When the center opens on Tuesday, the outdoor pool will be open for the summer. According to the department, there will be increased sanitizing and cleaning. The pool will open through the week from noon to 2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. During the hour breaks, everyone must leave the pool area and exit the facility. Saturday and Sunday pool hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are other caveats to use of the pool...

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Lee executive order allows groups up to 50

Lee executive order allows groups up to 50

On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued executive order No. 38, which allows for groups of up to 50 people to participate in social and recreational activities while encouraging strong social distancing measures. Here are provisions:  • The order permits more Tennesseans and businesses to return to work in all industries where that can be safely accomplished by following health guidelines and maintaining social distancing from persons outside of your household, while continuing to urge employers to allow or require remote work/telework if possible. • Requirements with respect to social and recreational gatherings, such as festivals, fairs, parades, large...

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Active COVID-19 cases stand at 24 in Coffee County

Active COVID-19 cases stand at 24 in Coffee County

As of 2 p.m. Sunday, there have been 20,145 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. This includes 336 confirmed deaths and 1,583 hospitalizations. There are 12,837 recoveries, leaving 7,308 active cases in the state. There have been a total of 383,576 tests administered. Meanwhile, in Coffee County there are 65 confirmed cases according to Tennessee Department of Health. With 41 recoveries, that leaves 24 active cases in Coffee...

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Active COVID-19 cases hold close to even across state

Active COVID-19 cases hold close to even across state

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there are now 18,961 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Tennessee. This includes 313 deaths and 1,539 hospitalizations. There are 12,191 cases classified as recovered, leaving 6,770 active cases in the state. There have been 360,583 total tests performed, meaning out of all of those tested, about 5.26 percent are testing positive. Meanwhile, in Coffee County there are 63 reported  cases and 41 recoveries. This leaves 22 active cases. There have been 1,886 negative labs performed in Coffee County. Discover Southland Pharmacy Waiting for hours … or even DAYS for your prescriptions?...

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Manchester pools to open May 26

Manchester pools to open May 26

The outdoor pool of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department will open for the summer on Tuesday, May 26 with Tennessee Pledge guidelines in place for water parks. According to the department, there will be increased sanitizing and cleaning. The pool will open through the week from noon to 2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. During the hour breaks, everyone must leave the pool area and exit the facility. Saturday and Sunday pool hours are noon to 2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are other caveats to use of the pool for now. The rec center will only...

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Nearly 30,000 new unemployment claims filed last week

Nearly 30,000 new unemployment claims filed last week

Since March 15, there have been 532,580 new claims filed for unemployment in the state of Tennessee. For the week ending May 16, an additional 28,692 claims were filed. This is down from 29,308 filed the previous week and continues a downward trend in new claims since the peak of April 4, when 116,141 claims were filed. Nationally, 2.4 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week. This brings the total over the past 9 weeks to 38.6 million claims for unemployment. Sign up for Thunder Radio FREE daily newsletter Don’t miss important news. Sign up for the Thunder...

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CHS parade of graduates set for 6 p.m. Friday

CHS parade of graduates set for 6 p.m. Friday

Friday is graduation day for Coffee County Central High School – and it will certainly be a graduation to remember. The school will send off the Class of 2020 with a parade of graduates that will start at Raider Academy and end at CHS. The community is encouraged to line the route and send the class off in style. According to Coffee County School officials, the parade of graduates will begin at Raider Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22, turn onto Waite Street, From there, students will turn onto Fort St. enter the downtown square, turn onto N....

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Active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee take sharp dip for second straight day

Active COVID-19 cases in Tennessee take sharp dip for second straight day

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, there are now 18,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee. This includes 309 deaths and 1,515 hospitalizations. There are 11,783 recoveries, which leaves only 6,749 active cases in the entire state. This is 660 fewer cases than the prior day and almost 1,400 fewer active cases than two days ago. Meanwhile, Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 62 total cases of the virus in Coffee County with 39 recoveries. This leaves 23 active cases – the same as the previous...

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Birthdays- May 25

James Harlow- 64- Pizza Winner! Helen Kirby- 80

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Birthday- May 24

Joy Hamm Lloyd Houseman- Pizza Winner!

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Birthdays- May 23

Anita Totherow- Pizza Winner! Kolter Grey Kirk- 2 Edge Allen Prince- 1

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Margaret Elizabeth Pearson Long

Margaret Elizabeth Pearson Long, age 96, of Hillsboro, Tennessee, passedaway on the 23rd of May, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare, Clinton, SouthCarolina.  She was a homemaker on the Long Centennial Farm as well asworking a number of positions outside the home, including a baker at theOwl Restaurant in Manchester and at the Cafeteria in AEDC, …

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