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H&R Block Student of the Week – Ellie Graham

Join us at Thunder Radio and the Manchester H&R Block and say congratulations to our student of the week – Ellie Graham!  Ellie is a senior at Coffee County Central High School and is Mrs. Nutt’s homeroom. She is the daughter of Nick and Melody Graham. She was nominated by her teachers because of her …

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Tennessee distributes $3M to disressed, at risk counties

The state of Tennessee will use millions of dollars in grant money to help 38 distressed and at-risk counties across Tennessee bolster workforce development efforts. The funding was approved by the Tennessee Workforce Development Board and aligns with Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. The Rural Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (RIFOA) has made $3 million in …

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Uninsured Tenn. children increases by 43%, study says

Story by Nadia Ramligan, Tenn. public news service  The number of uninsured children in Tennessee increased by 43% in just a two-year period, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families that found that 25,000 children lost health coverage between 2016 and 2018. Kinika Young, director of children’s …

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SBCO charity event is Saturday

Time is running out to purchase tickets to the annual Sportsmen & Businessmen’s Charitable Organization event.  The 36th annual Sportsmen & Businessmen’s Charitable Organization event is set for Nov. 2 in Manchester at the conference center with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be live and silent auctions, a reverse raffle, live music featuring …

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TBI issues most-wanted alert

The TBI has issued a most-wanted alert for Douglas Cody Gass.  He was added to the TBI’s Most Wanted list Tuesday and is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department for vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault, felony evading, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and reckless endangerment. Gass is 23 years old, has brown …

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Happy Halloween – reminder of local events, closings

Today is Halloween! Just a reminder that everyone should watch out for kids out and about and, if you are driving, do not always assume that children will stop before crossing a street or crosswalk. Today (Thursday, Oct. 31) is also Safe on the Square in downtown Manchester from 2:30-5 p.m. – the event is …

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Pennington donates original Manchester fire truck back to city

David Pennington, who is an avid collector of antiques, purchased the city of Manchester’s first ever gas-powered firetruck back in 2000 when the city sold it as surplus. Monday (Oct. 28), Pennington signed papers with Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman to donate the 1929 American La France fire truck back to the city. The truck was …

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TPD called to investigate man on roof at Tullahoma High School

There was a little bit of a scare at Tullahoma High School Tuesday, but everything turned out to be OK.  The Tullahoma Police Department responded to the high school Tuesday morning to a complaint of a man on the roof of the school. After speaking with school personnel and conducting a search of the roof …

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Suicide prevention network, Coffee Co. to host prevention meeting

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and the Coffee County Mayor’s office will host a community meeting on suicide prevention at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 7. The meeting will be at Coffee County Administrative Plaza and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those age 10-24 in Tennessee. …

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Safe on Square to be held rain or shine; City Hall drive up window to close early Oct. 31

Some Halloween announcements to be aware of. Manchester City Hall will be open on Halloween from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the drive up window will close at 1:30 p.m.  Also, the annual Safe on the Square trick-or-treating event scheduled from 2:30-5 p.m. will be held rain or shine. In case you were wondering, …

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