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Short Springs natural area closes to the public

Tennessee Division of Natural Areas announced over the weekend that the Short Springs Natural Area has been closed to the public. This means the area will be closed until April 10, in an effort to limit person-to-person contact amid the COVID-19...

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Manchester has first official case of COVID-19

Manchester has first official case of COVID-19

Saturday, March 28, Unity Medical Center was notified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that it conducted testing on a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. “We immediately activated protocols for handling COVID-19 cases,” Unity said in a press release. “The protocols in place allowed Unity staff to test the patient in at outside structure without entering the facility. After speaking with the provider, it is reported that the patient is self-isolating at home and reports that they are doing well. Unity Medical Center will continue following precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, colleagues and visitors....

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Manchester shuts down parks; Greenway remains open

Manchester shuts down parks; Greenway remains open

Manchester has closed down its park facilities to the public, effective Saturday, March 28, due to social distancing concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic. Per Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman’s office, the park facilities at Fred Deadman Park, Dave King Park, Manchester Sports Park will be closed – this includes ADA Wright Center, ball fields, skate park and dog park facilities. The Little Duck River Greenway will remain accessible. Restrooms remain open and will close at 4:30 p.m.. “This is a safety precaution for our citizens,” said Bonnie Gamble, Manchester Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Center had already been closed...

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Duck River stops service disconnections during pandemic

Duck River stops service disconnections during pandemic

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation stopped disconnections of electric service for non-payment on March 19 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These actions were taken in recognition of the financial hardships some members may face due to the coronavirus outbreak. We understand electricity is essential for the health and safety of you and your family during these difficult times.” said Duck River Electric Membership Corporation President & CEO Scott Spence. All members will still receive regular monthly electric bills, and payment is appreciated by the due date as Duck River Electric must continue to pay the wholesale power bill...

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Thunder Radio launches Code COVID page to connect consumers with local businesses during pandemic

Thunder Radio launches Code COVID page to connect consumers with local businesses during pandemic

  In an effort to help connect our local citizens with area businesses that have taken on different operating procedures and hours during this COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday Thunder Radio launched a page on our website called Code COVID. “ As a local, small, family-owned business ourselves here at Thunder Radio, we encourage you to continue patronizing small businesses if you have the means to do so financially and safely,” said Josh Peterson, co-owner of Thunder Radio. “We are doing our best to focus our news coverage on these businesses and offer a resource for the community to visit...

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Unity changes procedure for entry to hospital

Unity changes procedure for entry to hospital

Unity Medical Center has made changes to its hospital entrance policy that took effect on Saturday, March 28. “Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, all hospital entrances except for the Emergency Room doors will be closed. All patients and employees will enter and exit using the ER doors and will be screened prior to entry. “Patients with outpatient orders will enter through the Emergency Room and register with the ER registration clerk instead of using the front...

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BREAKING – Unity confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Coffee County

BREAKING – Unity confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Coffee County

 Saturday, March 28, Unity Medical Center was notified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that it conducted testing on a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. “We immediately activated protocols for handling COVID-19 cases,” Unity said in a press release. “The protocols in place allowed Unity staff to test the patient in at outside structure without entering the facility. After speaking with the provider, it is reported that the patient is self-isolating at home and reports that they are doing well. Unity Medical Center will continue following precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, colleagues and visitors....

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BREAKING – Manchester closes down park facilities

BREAKING – Manchester closes down park facilities

 Manchester has closed down its park facilities to the public, effective Saturday, March 28, due to social distancing concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic. Per Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman’s office, the park facilities at Fred Deadman Park, Dave King Park, Manchester Sports Park will be closed – this includes ADA Wright Center, ball fields, skate park and dog park facilities. The Little Duck River Greenway will remain accessible. Restrooms remain open and will close at dusk.  “This is a safety precaution for our citizens,” said Bonnie Gamble, Manchester Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Center had already been closed prior...

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Thunder Radio’s Encore Presentations of Prep Sports Resume on Thursday

After nearly 3 weeks of no live local sports in Manchester, Thunder Radio is just as anxious to broadcast sports as you are to hear them.  In an effort to alleviate our withdrawal, we will continue to broadcast encore editions of some our favorite sports broadcasts.  Each Thursday night at 6 PM, we will bring …

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Preds Give Thanks to Healthcare Heroes on National Doctors’ Day

Hockey players are often viewed as heroes by fans all over the world, but members of the Nashville Predators are saying “thank you” to some heroes of their own. Monday was National Doctors’ Day in the United States, and as those on the front lines – doctors, nurses, first-responders and all who are helping to …

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Major League Soccer Unveils ‘MLS Unites’

On Monday, Major League Soccer unveiled MLS Unites, a league-wide platform that highlights all of the efforts that MLS players, coaches, clubs and the league are doing to address the important messages and programs taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new initiative was launched in partnership with the Major League Soccer Players Association.  As …

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3/30/20– Richard Michael “Mike” Stone

Mr. Richard Michael “Mike” Stone, age 69, of Manchester, TN, passed away at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN on Monday, March 30, 2020. Private services will be held at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Mike was born in Manchester, TN, the son of the late William Richard and Mary Clark Armstrong Stone. He worked at Batesville …

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