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  • Coffee County Commission Meeting full of tributes for Mayor Judd Matheny

    Coffee County Commission Meeting full of tributes for Mayor Judd Matheny

    At close of the April 11, 2024 Coffee County Commission Meeting, commissioners and elected officials addressed Mayor Judd Matheny’s children, daughter, Abbey Matheny and son, Aulden Matheny (who were in attendance). Some shared condolences and some shared stories of memories from their friendships with the Mayor. Joseph Hodge, Commissioner for District 4, had this to say:


  • Bricken Sponsors Government transparency Bill

    Bricken Sponsors Government transparency Bill

    The General Assembly this week unanimously passed legislation increasing  transparency of state government meetings in Tennessee. House Bill 2934,  sponsored by  State Rep. Rush Bricken, R-Tullahoma, requires state boards, state commissions and state councils to make  agendas available to the public at least 48 hours prior to a regular meeting. The  agenda must “reasonably describe the matters to be deliberated or acted upon”  during the meeting, according to the legislation. City and county legislative bodies  are already required to do so. House Bill 2934 will now head to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk  to be signed into law.


  • Chick-fil-A Student of the Week – Bianca Celedonio Ramirez

    Chick-fil-A Student of the Week – Bianca Celedonio Ramirez

    Join us at Thunder Radio and the Manchester Chick-fil-A and congratulate our student of the week – Bianca Celedonio Ramirez. Bianca is in the 7th grade at Coffee County Middle School. She was nominated by her teachers and administrators. She is the daughter of Dianna Ramirez. Bianca’s favorite subject is math. In her free time…


  • Tennessee National Guard dedicating new armory  

    Tennessee National Guard dedicating new armory  

    After more than 60 years, Tennessee National Guardsmen are getting a new home in Warren County. The Tennessee Military Department is hosting a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new National Guard Readiness Center, named the Major General Terry “Max” Haston National Guard Armory, along Manchester Highway between McMinnville and Morrison, on Saturday, April 13,…


  • AAA: TN Gas Prices Rise Five Cents

    AAA: TN Gas Prices Rise Five Cents

    Gas prices once again moved more expensive over last week, rising five cents, on average. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $3.20 which is 12 cents more expensive than one month ago but 10 cents less than one year ago.    “The roller coaster at the gas pump continues this week with a five cent increase in our state gas price average,” said…


  • Boy Scouts of America Partners with Nobody Trashes Tennessee

    Boy Scouts of America Partners with Nobody Trashes Tennessee

    he Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) litter prevention campaign is once again expanding its youth group partnerships. All six Boy Scouts of America councils serving Tennessee have joined with Nobody Trashes Tennessee to offer scouts the opportunity to earn a Nobody Trashes Tennessee patch. Boy Scouts of all ages have multiple ways to earn the…


  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Department seeking help from the community in identifying robbery suspects

    Franklin County Sheriff’s Department seeking help from the community in identifying robbery suspects

    The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department posted: On April 7th, 2024, at approximately 21:30, two men entered the Lake Shore Market on Highway 130. Both men were armed with handguns and ordered the clerks to open the register. One of the suspects struck a clerk with his handgun. The suspects stole approximately $725.00 from the register…


  • Tennessee Offers New License Plate Honoring Law Enforcement

    Tennessee Offers New License Plate Honoring Law Enforcement

    The Tennessee Department of Revenue is offering a new specialty license plate that’s now available: The “Honoring The Fallen” plate pays tribute to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This plate design is available to all  Tennessee residents. Annual fee: $61.50 and $35 of that fee is allocated in part to the…


  • MCS School Board Recognizes Nelly Dominguez

    MCS School Board Recognizes Nelly Dominguez

    At the April 8, 2024 Manchester City School Board Meeting, the Board recognized Westwood Elementary School (WES) 5th grader Nelly Dominguez. WES Principal Rebecca Welch introduced Nelly as a Journey’s Afterschool participant. Nelly created a quilt after learning how to use a sewing machine, under the tutelage of Mrs. Stefanie Williams. Nelly chose her own…


  • TDH Investigating Cases of Botulism-Like Illness Following Cosmetic Injections

    TDH Investigating Cases of Botulism-Like Illness Following Cosmetic Injections

    The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and multiple other states to investigate botulism-like illness after reported botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes. Joint investigations have identified concerns about use of counterfeit products or products with unclear origin administered in…