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Interstate Drive in Manchester being Renamed

At a recent meeting of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to rename Interstate Drive to Lonnie J Norman Boulevard after the former mayor. A dead-end street located adjacent to Interstate Dr is named Lonnie Norman Way. The 79 year-old Norman passed away due to complication from Covid-19...
MANCHESTER, TN
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Mulberry Creek Gunworks

Tullahoma native Hubert “Robbie” Robertson has turned his lifelong hobby of gunsmithing into a licensed business here in Lynchburg. He has been working with firearms all of his life, gleaning knowledge from his father. “By the time I was 12 years old, I could take my gun apart, clean it and put it back together,” Robertson said. A ‘tinkerer’ by nature, Robertson has been known to work on not only guns, but clocks, guitars, and violins. A graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Robertson is set to retire at the end of 2024 from his career as professional engineer and contractor. In addition to contracting, Robertson and his wife of 39 years, Sheila, also own their own publishing company, Fairhaven Media, authoring a total of 21 books between them. When discussing retirement plans with his wife Sheila, Robertson mentioned being interested in turning his passion for firearms into a trade. “Sheila told me, ‘you fool with those guns all the time anyway, so it makes sense to make a business out of it!’” Robertson said.
LYNCHBURG, TN
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Manchester releases job description for police chief position

Thunder Radio news reported last week that Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother intends to retire at the end of the month. Now the City of Manchester has released a job description posting for the position with the guidance of Municipal Technical Advisory Service. The official job description is below:. The...
MANCHESTER, TN
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Tullahoma native Hubert “Robbie” Robertson has turned his lifelong hobby of gunsmithing into a licensed business here in Lynchburg. He has been working with firearms all of his life, gleaning knowledge from his father. “By the time I was 12 years old, I could take my gun apart, clean it an…
LYNCHBURG, TN
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Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen to swear in new board members at special called meeting Aug. 18

City of Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen have announced a special called meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 to swear in the recently elected aldermen and mayor. Three new aldermen were elected Aug. 4 – Joey Hobbs and Donny Parsley to 4-year terms and Julie Anderson to a 2-year term. Alderman Mark Messick was re-elected to a 4-year term. Also, Mayor Marilyn Howard ran unopposed and was elected to a 2-year term as city mayor. All will be sworn in on Aug. 18, along with three re-elected city school board members.
MANCHESTER, TN
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Little Richard: The Life of a Legend and How He Died

While many people associate Elvis Presley with the invention of rock n roll, the genre wouldn’t be anything near what it is today without the flamboyant performances of Little Richard during the 1950s. Known for his unique sound, which later influenced the Beatles, the world simply wouldn’t be the...
TULLAHOMA, TN
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Catherine Joy Powell Salter

Mrs. Catherine Joy Powell Salter left her earthly home on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the age of 92. She was born on February 13, 1930, in Summitville, TN, to the late William Oscar and Tennessee Caroline ‘Carrie’ Roberts Powell. In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her brother, William Clayton Powell and son-in-law, Dewey Lee Dodson, Sr.
SUMMITVILLE, TN
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School Bites Tongue Citing Possible Impending Litigation on Allegations of Student-to-Student Death Threats

Jasper, Tenn. – Whereas the Marion County School School District’s School Board has been neck-deep in getting a new Jasper Middle School project approved and started, the existing JMS building serves as the setting for another issue, now before the board. A volunteer in the school district was also recognized by the statewide organization for her efforts on behalf of the students she serves. The board is expected to finalize its proposal for the new JMS building later this month to ask for the money to bridge the shortcoming in the original borrowed amount and the actual cost of the building.
JASPER, TN
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Kentucky flood victim collections continue in Manchester

Manchester residents have teamed up to begin a collection of items for victims of recent floods in Eastern Kentucky. A trailer was dropped off Monday, Aug. 8 in the Southern Family Market parking lot to be filled. The items will be driven to the Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department for distribution. The trailer remains as there is room for more donations.
MANCHESTER, TN
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