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Manchester VFW wins coveted awards

Manchester VFW wins coveted awards

The Manchester, Tennessee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10904 has again been awarded both AllState and the coveted All-American Post titles. They were awarded All-American Post for the second year in a row; and All-State Post for the third year in a row. The VFW All-American Award goes to top posts globally and recognizes posts achieving the most for veterans, their families and the communities they serve. They are considered the best of the best. Competing against 646 posts of similar size, a post must be in the top 25. Only 5 of the 91 VFW posts in Tennessee...

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New unemployment claims approach 700,000 in Tennessee during pandemic

New unemployment claims approach 700,000 in Tennessee during pandemic

Tennessee is nearing 700,000 new unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the state’s economy to a halt in mid-March. According to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce on Friday, there have been 691,898 new claims for unemployment benefits since March 15. This includes 25,843 new claims for the week ending July 4. This is the third straight week of increases in new claims. However, continued claims week to week continue to fall – down to 256,645. This is the 8th straight week of declines. In Coffee County, there were 170 initial claims filed for...

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Premier Lawn Care paints blue line on N. Irwin St. in support of MPD

Premier Lawn Care paints blue line on N. Irwin St. in support of MPD

Brandon Imhoff, owner with Premier Lawn Care, had the urge to show his appreciation to local law enforcement. The owner of the property maintenance company saw an opportunity to do just that and enhance the aesthetics around Manchester City Hall with the simple painting of a blue line on N. Irwin St. Premier Lawn Care workers painted a blue line along N. Irwin St. in the middle of the street between the two center yellow traffic lines. This was done in the area where the Manchester Police Department is located. “I actually saw this done somewhere else and thought,...

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Manchester political debate on Thunder Radio Thursday night

Manchester political debate on Thunder Radio Thursday night

The Thunder Radio political debate will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Unlike past forums hosted by Thunder Radio where attendance in person was possible, due to COVID-19 concerns and limitations for crowds, this year Thunder Radio has decided it would be best to host the forum on the radio. You can hear the debate at 107.9 FM and 1320 AM, as well as stream on www.thunder1320.com and on your smartphone with the Manchester Go smartphone app. Those with Facebook can watch via Facebook live. Candidates for Manchester Mayor will be on the air taking questions from...

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MPD warns of recurring phone scam

MPD warns of recurring phone scam

Manchester Police Department officials are warning the public of phone scams, in particular a recurring scam involving someone appearing to be a law enforcement officer.  In this scam recently reported to MPD, the suspect tells the intended victim that they are a DEA agent  and attempts to get that potential victim to send money to avoid arrest or other legal actions.  “There are no law enforcement agencies that will contact you and request money to be sent to them,” said MPD in a release. “We encourage you to not communicate during these phone calls – simply hang up the...

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Early voting for August 6 election starts next week

Early voting for August 6 election starts next week

Early voting for the Aug. 6 election begins one week from Friday. Early voting for the Aug. 6 election will be July 17 through Aug. 1 Registered voters in Coffee County can appear and cast their ballot for the candidates of their choice at the following locations: Coffee County Election Commission at 1329 McArthur St. from 8 until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or 8:30 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. Residents in Tullahoma can vote at CD Stamps Center at 810 South Jackson St. in Tullahoma from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to...

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Coffee County Schools, Manchester Schools, Tullahoma City Schools release reopening plan

Coffee County Schools, Manchester Schools, Tullahoma City Schools release reopening plan

 Coffee County Schools, Manchester City Schools and Tullahoma City School systems have all released a joint statement and plan to return to school in the upcoming fall semester – plans that include different tiers based on percentage of county population with COVID-19. The “pathway to re-entry” plan calls for typical classroom schedule with the Coffee County active case count less than 0.5 percent of the county total population, which is 56,520. This means there would need to be over 282 active cases of the virus to alter school schedules.  As of Wednesday, there were 34 active cases of COVID-19 ...

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Active COVID-19 count at 36 for Coffee County as of Thursday

Active COVID-19 count at 36 for Coffee County as of Thursday

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there are 36 active cases of COVID-19 in Coffee County, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Since testing began in March, there have been a total of 134 positive tests in Coffee county. Of these, 98 have recovered, leaving 36 active cases. Meanwhile, across the state there are approximately 22,860 active cases. There have been 684 confirmed deaths and 3,088 hospitalizations. There have been 972,276 tests administered, which means of everyone testing – about 5.88% are testing...

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