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City names Powell as grand marshal of Christmas parade

The city of Manchester has announced that longtime educator and public servant Dr. Prater Powell will be the grand marshal for the Manchester Christmas Parade on Nov. 30.  Powell is a retired longtime educator who worked for both the county and city school systems. He served as the director of Manchester City Schools before retiring. …

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Tennessee infant mortality hits lowest rate in three years

The Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating the lowest infant mortality rate in the state in three years. TDH data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 than in 2017. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical …

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Over 75 thousand TN grandparents raising kids

November is National Family Caregivers Month. And across Tennessee, thousands of grandparents are raising young children – a task many didn’t imagine they’d be undertaking at a later stage in life. But high rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths have left a generation of children without parents.  One such grandfather, Mitch, lives in Knox …

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Gas prices shoot up Monday

Gas prices here in Manchester saw a 10 cent jump on average Monday as prices across the nation creep up.  As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Tennessee was $2.30 – the same as last week and five cents cheaper than a month ago. In Manchester prices are …

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Coffee County canine deputy retires with ceremony at New Union

A member of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is taking a load off her paws and retiring. Jarka, a canine deputy with the department, retired on Friday with a ceremony at New Union Elementary School.  Students at the school wrote letters to Jarka and some students were picked to read their letters out loud during …

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Officials remind to check batteries in smoke, carbon monoxide detectors

The time dropped back an hour early Sunday morning. This is a good time to remind everyone to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The Tennessee Department of Commerce recommends replacing batteries twice a year in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors unless you have smoke alarms with 10 year sealed batteries, which …

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Cannon Co. home destroyed by fire; one hospitalized

A home on Big Hill Road in neighboring Cannon County burned to the ground early Sunday morning. Cannon County Emergency Management Agency received the call at 5:48AM. Firefighters from the Short Mountain Volunteer Fire Department reports that a male suffering from smoke inhalation was taken to St. Thomas Stones River Hospital. There were no other …

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Manchester Police need help identifying suspect

Manchester Police need your help identifying someone who allegedly broke into a used car dealership in the early morning hours of Oct. 30. If you have any information about this break in, you should contact Manchester Police Department investigator Trey Adcock at 931-728-2099. 

State has $976M in unclaimed property

The Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division returned $65.4 million of cash property to the rightful owners or their heirs, local governments, and reciprocal states during fiscal year 2019. This amount is the most money the Department has ever returned in a single fiscal year. The Unclaimed Property Division also returned more claims than …

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Tullahoma city seeks input for ADA transition

The City of Tullahoma is developing an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Transition Plan and is seeking input from the public. The plan intends to identify any barriers to citizen’s access to public facilities, services, activities, parks and pedestrian areas within the public right-of-way. Individuals with disabilities, organizations representing individuals with disabilities or interested persons are …

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