Firearms, pills seized during search warrant at McMinnville home
A 48-year-old McMinnville man was taken into custody Thursday after a drug search warrant was executed in Warren County.
Weekly Safety Report: Missing Person and Fire Incident Impact Manchester, Tennessee
The Coffee County Sheriff's Department in Manchester, Tennessee is currently dealing with two incidents. The first incident involves a missing person named Johnny L Lowery, who was last seen in the Manchester area within the past week. The Sheriff's Department is actively investigating and seeking any credible information regarding his whereabouts. The second incident is a devastating fire that destroyed a fleet of rescue vehicles and donated Christmas toys at the Coffee County rescue squad's garage on Murfreesboro Hwy. No one was present when the fire started, and the cause is currently under investigation.
Community comes together after Coffee County fire
The Coffee County community has stepped up in a major way after a fire destroyed hundreds of Christmas presents for underprivileged kids.
Grundy County pursuit nets arrest, K-9 used
A Hixson resident allegedly traveling 38 miles per hour over the speed limit, prompting a high speed pursuit, faces charges. The man, Matthew C. Stevenhagen, 20, was traveling I-24 on Friday, Dec. 1, at approximately 3 p.m. when he was spotted by patrolling Grundy County deputies Wade Coble and Kyle Collins. According to the incident report completed by Collins, a stationary mounted radar reportedly registered 93 miles per hour in a 55 speed zone.
These shelbyville, TN based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to shelbyville..
Human remains found in Shelbyville identified as missing person
About a week after a resident discovered human remains in a wooded area in Shelbyville, authorities have linked the remains to a missing persons case.
Jerry Lane Messick
Mr. Jerry Lane Messick, age 42, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Lebanon, TN. Mr. Messick was born in Manchester, TN, to his late father Jerry Ray Messick and surviving mother, Penny Hill. He worked as a handyman and was a free spirit. He loved his family and will be missed by them.
Community rallies around organization after fire destroys Christmas presents
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Efforts are underway to replace toys burned up in a fire at the Coffee County Rescue Squad earlier this week. On Monday night a fire broke out destroying first responders’ equipment, along with thousands of dollars in toys that were stored in the garage. First...
More details about Coffee County Rescue Squad fire
Chief George Chambers, Manchester City Fire & Rescue, told Thunder Radio that Manchester City Fire Crews responded to reports of a structural fire at approximately 8:28 PM on Monday, December 4, 2023. MFD Crews arrived on scene and found heavy black smoke coming from the Rescue Squad building. MFD entered...
City of Manchester gives Coffee County Rescue Squad $10,000
As reported earlier this week on Thunder Radio: On Monday, December 4, 2023, the CCRS itself needed rescuing as the building went up in flames. The CCRS posted on social media that “they think a battery blew up in a vehicle” that started the blaze. MFD Crews arrived...
OBITUARY – Joel Vinson
Mr. Joel Vinson, age 84, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life Friday, December 8, 2023, at his residence. Born on March 12, 1939, Vinson was a 1957 graduate at DuPont High School and a 1962 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Vinson first took over the Westwood Lady Rocket...
Experience Authentic Italian Cuisine in Tullahoma: 4 Restaurants to Visit
This article presents four exquisite Italian restaurants located in Tullahoma. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders blowout Ravenwood; boys can’t keep pace with Raptors
Natalie Barnes continued her tear through opponents on Saturday, piling up 25 points to lead the Coffee County Lady Raiders to a 72-30 blowout over visiting Ravenwood at Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium. Barnes got plenty of help in the win. Freshman point guard Jules Ferrell had a career high...
State seeks to decertify former Grundy County deputy
The District Attorney General’s Office is attempting to prevent Toby Michael Holmes from returning to law enforcement. A subcommittee informal hearing of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission met Nov. 16 to consider decertification of several officers. Among them was former Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes, at the request of 12th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Taffy Wilson.
Santa pictures to benefit Storehouse Food Pantry
On Saturday, December 9, 2023, the public is invited to pictures with Santa on the Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park’s Pratt Truss Bridge, from 1-3 PM. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, or a new unwrapped toy to the Old Stone Fort park pavilion in exchange for a ticket to meet Santa and take photos with him on the Prat Truss Bridge.
Raiderettes wallop Culleoka 52-20
The Moore County Raiderettes kept their winning ways going this past week at home, running the Culleoka Warriors out of the gym in a 52-20 romp. Raiderettes Ellie Graham, who led all scorers with 14 on the night and Makenzie Goodwin, who had 13 for the home team, combined to outscore their guests themselves as the rout was on in the second period after a low scoring first frame that saw the Raiderettes led by Anna Harder who canned a long ball for three and two apiece from Caroline Parker and Katie Fletcher. Moore led 7-5 at the end of one.
Braving the drizzle
These two parade princesses from Bedford County Fairest of the Fair Pageant had the right idea with their rain gear on Saturday evening. From left, Bristol Hill, Fairest of Fair People's Choice, age 0 to 5, and Ellison Sanders, toddler, Miss Bedford County Fairest of the Fair.
Impressive Shelbyville Property Sells for $1.15M
A unique property near Shelbyville, Tennessee recently sold for an impressive $1,150,000 on December 8th. Located at 388 Coble Rd, Shelbyville, TN, 37160, this one-story house offers a truly remarkable living experience. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this spacious home spans an impressive 3,060 square feet and sits on a massive lot size of 17.69 acres.
Birthdays – December 7
Max Spry – 1 Weston Rhea – 7 – Pie Winner!. Daily prize winner of a piece of pie provided by The Mercantile – 210 N. Irwin St. in Manchester. Claim prize certificate at Thunder Radio studio, 1030 Oakdale St. Manchester, TN. 37355. Weekly prize winner...
This, That, and The Other
Hey Neighbors! Welcome to the joy of weather-dependent Christmas activities. Last Saturday, the Altamont parade and Christmas Tree Auction had to be rescheduled to Dec. 16. Palmer, on the other hand, powered through like a champ and held their Christmas parade as scheduled. It is always a tough call to cancel a parade. This weekend, we have three parades with an 88 percent chance of rain as of Tuesday morning. Monteagle’s parade is at 2 p.m., Beersheba is at 4 p.m., and Tracy City finishes the day at 6 p.m. I would stay tuned to each of their community Facebook pages for updates as the time gets closer. Stay tuned.