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Window remains open to register to vote in upcoming May primary

Window remains open to register to vote in upcoming May primary

Over the past 15 or so days, there have been approximately 40 candidates pick up petitions for various elected offices across Coffee County. Candidates for the upcoming May 3, 2022 State and Coffee County Primary Elections began picking up petition papers on Dec. 20 at the Coffee County Election Commission. The deadline to have petitions returned is Thursday, Feb. 17 at noon with a withdrawal deadline of Feb. 24. Anyone wishing to vote in the May 3 primary must be registered by Monday, April 4. You can register by visiting the Coffee County Election Commission on McArthur St. Early...

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Man from TBI ‘Silver Alert’ pronounced deceased after car found in creek Thursday afternoon

Man from TBI ‘Silver Alert’ pronounced deceased after car found in creek Thursday afternoon

One man is deceased after apparently crashing his car off of Interstate-24 into Bradley Creek near the 120 mile marker in Coffee County, authorities tell Thunder Radio news. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a “Silver Alert” alert on Tuesday, Jan. 18 for Donald Alvarez who was last known to be in the Coffee County area traveling in a maroon Cadillac ATS. At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, January 20, a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter spotted what appeared to be a maroon bumper near the 120 mile marker on Interstate 24 in Coffee County. Ground units arrived on the scene and...

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County commission approves new spot for animal control facility

County commission approves new spot for animal control facility

The Coffee County Commission has approved a resolution that gives a location for a new Coffee County Animal Shelter that would be located behind the Coffee County Jail. The issue has been in discussion for several months now. Funding for a potential new shelter is not yet in place. The resolution only provides for a location once funding is...

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Weak earthquake recorded in Warren County Wednesday

Weak earthquake recorded in Warren County Wednesday

A weak 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded by seismologists in Warren County at 5:33 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 19. The earthquake epicenter was about 7 miles southeast of McMinnville. According to the USGS, earthquakes below magnitude of 3 are rarely felt, depending on depth, and damage usually doesn’t occur until magnitudes “reach above 4 of...

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H&R BLOCK STUDENT OF THE WEEK – Alivia Boyd

H&R BLOCK STUDENT OF THE WEEK – Alivia Boyd

Pictured are, from left, Rosalyn Partin with Manchester H&R Block, Alivia Boyd and CMS principal Jimmy Anderson Join us at Thunder Radio and Rosalyn Partin of the Manchester H&R Block and congratulate our student of the week – Alivia Boyd.   Alivia is an 8th grader at Coffee Middle School. She was nominated by her teachers and administrators.  Alivia is the daughter of Kellie Lemmons. Her favorite subject is math. During her free time, Alivia enjoys hunting. After school, Alivia would like to become a physical therapist. All students of the week are selected for their work ethic and...

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Over 6% of Tennessee adults over 25 still live with parents

Over 6% of Tennessee adults over 25 still live with parents

A recent analysis found that in Tennessee, 6.6% of adults aged 25 and older live with their parents, compared to 7.3% of adults at the national level.The share of adult children living with their parents is much higher than even 20 years ago due to factors such as lower marriage rates, rising housing costs, and more recently higher unemployment rates. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the share of adults aged 25 and older living in their parents’ home was 7.3% in 2019. However, experts predict this number is likely to climb even higher...

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Silver alert issued for elderly  Coffee County man

Silver alert issued for elderly Coffee County man

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a “Silver Alert” on behalf of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department. Donald Alvarez was last known to be in the area of Interstate 24 near Hillsboro and Winchester Highway. He may be traveling in a 2015 red Cadillac ATS with Georgia disabled tag XKH466. Donald is 5’9″ and weighs 218 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. He has a medical condition that may impair his ability to return safely without assistance. If you have seen Mr. Alvarez or his vehicle, call Coffee County Sheriff’s Department at 931-728-3591 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND....

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Suspects in Manchester Cash Express armed robbery remain at large

Suspects in Manchester Cash Express armed robbery remain at large

Pictured is the Hyundai that three armed robbers were traveling in Tuesday. Manchester police are seeking three suspects who robbed the Manchester Cash Express at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 18. According to Manchester Police Department authorities, two black males and one white male entered the store at approximately 3:30 p.m., produced firearms and demanded money. The subjects then left, travelled down Rye St., turned onto Emerson St. and then proceeded east onto McMinnville Highway. They were travelling in a white Hyundai crossover (see photo above). Anyone with information about this robbery is encouraged to contact MPD investigator Benjamin Sneed...

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Partin officially announces bid for re-election as Coffee County Sheriff

It has been long assumed and common knowledge that Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin would seek re-election to a second term as sheriff. Partin officially announced Friday that he plans to do just that. See his full announcement below. Partin will be running as a Republican, pitting him against Alethia Rawn in the upcoming May …

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CHS basketball coaches to host 2 day skills academy

Coffee County High School boys basketball coach Andrew Taylor and Lady Raider basketball coach Joe Pat Cope will be hosting a 2-day basketball skills camp Feb. 20-21. The camp is open for grades K-8 and is for boys and girls. Campers will learn important basketball skills – ball handling, shooting techniques, dribbling, defense, footwork and …

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WRESTLING: CHS takes District 9 runner up at region duals

Coffee County Central wrestling took runner up in District 9 after hitting the mat with Oakland in the Region 4 Duals Thursday, January 27. Results below: Oakland (OAKL) 65.0 Coffee County (COFF) 18.0 220: Theron Gaines (OAKL) over   (COFF) (For.) 285: Blayne Myers (COFF) over Luke Ellis (OAKL) (Fall 1:47) 106: Jon Hall (OAKL) over   …

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Birthdays- January 27

Melvin Messick- 70 Court Steere Breyton Anderson Alex Anderson- 29- Pizza Winner! Beav Murray- 16

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