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Franklin County man allegedly shoots wife, kids

Franklin County man allegedly shoots wife, kids

UPDATE AS OF 10:30 A.M. JANUARY 27 A Franklin County man is in custody after allegedly shooting his wife and his two children Saturday afternoon. Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Guess told Thunder Radio News that deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at 1620 Vernon Ridge Rd. at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Christopher Maxwell “While deputies were responding, the situation escalated with shots fired,” explained Guess. Upon arrival on the scene, deputies entered the residence and found Holly Raquel Maxwell (age 46),  on the floor of the residence. While processing the scene, authorities made contact with...

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First National Bank, Bank of Waynesboro to merge with Capstar

First National Bank, Bank of Waynesboro to merge with Capstar

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc. (“CapStar”) (NASDAQ: CSTR), the parent company of CapStar Bank, announced today the signing of definitive merger agreements with FCB Corporation (“FCB”), its wholly owned subsidiary The First National Bank of Manchester (“FNBM”), and The Bank of Waynesboro (“BOW”) providing for FCB to merge with and into CapStar and for FNBM and BOW to merge with and into CapStar Bank.  As of December 31, 2019, FCB and BOW had total combined assets of $467 million. Upon completion of the transaction, CapStar is expected to have total consolidated assets of approximately $2.5 billion. “We are pleased to...

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Coffee Co., Manchester schools close for illness

Coffee Co., Manchester schools close for illness

Coffee County Schools and Manchester City Schools are both closed Friday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 27 due to widespread illness in both school systems that is keeping students and teachers at home. ESP for both school systems is also closed in an attempt to slow the spread of disease from student to student. According to Dr. Charles Lawson, director of Coffee County Schools, principals at each school are coordinating with custodial staff to disinfect each school during the four-day shutdown. Dr. Joey Vaughn, director of Manchester City Schools, said his staff has a plan in place to thoroughly...

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Comptroller looking into Manchester alderman’s vote

Comptroller looking into Manchester alderman’s vote

According to a story from the Manchester Times, the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is investigating an issue of a Manchester alderman casting a vote and participating in discussion where a conflict of interest may have been present. Alderman Bill Nickels, who also serves as the city’s appointed vice mayor, voted on January 7 to replace Sequoyah Group (which served as the city’s insurance broker since 2015) and voted to replace them with Lester, Greene, McCord and Thoma. But Sequoyah Group ownership claims that Lester, Greene, McCord and Thoma actually owns a portion of Bill Nickels’ insurance agency –...

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Construction expected to begin on Love’s Travel Stop in February

Construction expected to begin on Love’s Travel Stop in February

After almost three years of planning, anticipation and delays, contractors expect to break ground on the Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store off of Interstate-24 exit 117 sometime in mid to late February of 2020. When Love’s officials originally announced the project in the summer of 2017, the anticipated cost was to be $20 million with the expectation of bringing 40 full-time jobs. There will be a Hardee’s restaurant going in with the store, according to local officials. Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell is excited about the prospect of tax revenues the new business will bring to the county’s...

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TWRA warns of fishing license scam

TWRA warns of fishing license scam

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has issued a scam alert when it comes to hunting and fishing license purchases. There is a new bogus website that appears when you Google Tennessee fishing license. The scam website appears as an advertisement during a Google Search for “Tennessee Fishing License.” The site then allows you to enter your personal information, such as name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, phone number, email address and residential address. It gathers this info, but never asks for payment for the license. This website appears to have been created outside the United States,...

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Bowling signs on as co-sponsor of Right to Work resolution

Bowling signs on as co-sponsor of Right to Work resolution

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced this week that she has signed on as a prime co-sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 648 which would add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution. The Right to Work statute, established in 1947, protects the rights of those who choose not to join a union. It provides workers cannot be hired or fired based on their affiliation with any labor union or employee organization. The bill advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday by a vote of 7 to 2 with Sen. Bowling’s support. “This resolution allows the people...

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SCHOOL PATROL FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Coffee County Schools – CLOSED Friday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 27 due to widespread illness. ESP is closed. Manchester City Schools – CLOSED Friday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 27 due to widespread illness. ESP is closed. Franklin County Schools – CLOSED Friday, Jan. 24 due to widespread illness. School patrol brought to you by Spring Street Market – 801 S. Spring St., Manchester, TN. Your bread and milk experts. Service with a smile at Manchester’s hometown grocery...

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