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After positive COVID-19 test, Manchester Sonic cleans and reopens

After closing down Tuesday for a “deep cleaning,” the Manchester sonic re-opened for business on Wednesday morning. The restaurant closed for the cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 virus. Patrons noticed on Tuesday that the building was taped off and not accessible for business. Thunder Radio News was able to independently verify with Sonic Drive-In officials that a positive test did occur. “I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic said...

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Bricken eyes savings for county through 911 department

Bricken eyes savings for county through 911 department

State Representative Rush Bricken (R-District #47, Coffee and Warren Counties) is sponsoring a bill (HB 2520) he believes will save taxpayers in Coffee County and many other counties in the State hundreds of thousands of dollars. He says his legislation will ensure the 911 districts throughout the state are operating and funded in a consistent manner. The legislation focuses on two primary 911 areas. First, it will require all 911 district call centers to provide direct dispatch to law enforcement and emergency response units such as fire and ambulance services. Second, it would require 911 districts to directly employ...

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Ben Lomand announces inclusion on popular TV show

Ben Lomand announces inclusion on popular TV show

Ben Lomand Connect announced this week that it is featured on the popular television series, “World’s Greatest!…” which is a thirtyminute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals “We are honored to be selected as one of the world’s greatest broadband providers. This is a true testament to the work that companies like us – members of the Tennessee Broadband Association and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association are doing around the country. We come...

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City puts out banners to congratulate CHS Class of 2020; parade is Friday

City puts out banners to congratulate CHS Class of 2020; parade is Friday

0The City of Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has placed large banners along the parade route for Friday’s Parade of Graduates as a way to say congratulations to the class of 2020. There are currently two large 4×8 banners hanging above the streets of Manchester, with more coming on Friday. “We can’t replace their senior year, prom, sports or graduation, but we can do our part to honor the 2020 graduating class,” said Norman. “May God bless the 2020 graduating class of Coffee County Central High School as they find their place in the world and make a difference.” The...

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Manchester Sonic reopens Wednesday after positive COVID-19 test forces shutdown, cleaning

Manchester Sonic reopens Wednesday after positive COVID-19 test forces shutdown, cleaning

After closing down Tuesday for a “deep cleaning,” the Manchester sonic re-opened for business on Wednesday morning. The restaurant closed for the cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 virus.  Patrons noticed on Tuesday that the building was taped off and not accessible for business. Thunder Radio News was able to independently verify with Sonic Drive-In officials that a positive test did occur. “I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic said...

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Positive COVID test shuts down Manchester sonic

UPDATE 8:20 A.M. MAY 20 — Sonic Drive-in in Manchester has re-opened.     The Sonic Drive-In location on Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester is temporarily closed after an employee there  tested positive for COVID-19 virus. Thunder Radio News has been able to independently verify this positive test.  Patrons noticed the building was blocked off with caution tape Tuesday. “I can confirm that an employee at the Manchester, Tenn. Sonic did test positive for COVID-19 and has been removed from the schedule while isolating,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations with Sonic. “The drive-in closed today (Tuesday) for...

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Large dip in active COVID-19 cases across Tennessee

Large dip in active COVID-19 cases across Tennessee

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, there are now 18,378 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Tennessee. This includes 305 deaths and 1,498 hospitalizations. There are 10,969 recoveries, leaving 7,409 active cases. This is 716 fewer active cases than the previous day. There have been 346,123 total tests performed across the state of Tennessee. This means that of all of those tested, about 5.31 percent are testing positive for the virus. This number is down from 5.34 percent the previous day. M In Coffee County, the number of cases has risen to 63. With 40 recoveries, that leaves...

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Unity awarded $500K grant

Unity awarded $500K grant

Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the final distribution of $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19. “Our small and rural hospitals play a critical role in their communities, providing both necessary care to patients and good-paying jobs to residents, and we’re proud to support these hospitals through such unprecedented times,” said Gov. Lee. “We’ll continue to work with hospitals across our state and the federal government to ensure hospitals have the resources they need to maintain operations and serve their...

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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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