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Thunder Radio to host candidate forum July 11

Thunder Radio will host a candidate forum for the upcoming August General Election on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

In a format similar to past years, Thunder Radio will welcome candidates involved in contested races.

The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at “The Church at 117” – an event facility located in downtown Manchester. Early voting for the August 1st election begins on Friday, July 12 and runs through Saturday, July 27.

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The forum will feature candidates for Manchester Mayor, Manchester Alderman and Coffee County Mayor. A full schedule will be released at a later date.

The Thunder Radio candidate forum is open and free for anyone to attend. It will also be broadcast on Thunder Radio: 107.9 FM, 1320 AM, 106.7 FM, Manchester Go app, and video provided on Facebook.

The candidates for Manchester City mayor include:

Bob Bellamy

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Bill Nickels

Joey Hobbs

The Candidates for Manchester City Alderman include:

Ryan French

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Julie Anderson

Harold “Rocky” Jones

Joe Pat Cope

John Fletcher

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Shannon Fletcher

Wilma Thomas

James Threet

As of this posting the only candidate for Coffee County Mayor is Dennis Hunt. Two individuals have picked up papers to run as independents:

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Roxanne Patton

David Nipper

Independents have until June 7, 2024 at noon to submit their petitions to the Coffee County Election Commission.

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