Leveling up for education
Fifth graders at North Elementary School rose to an online gaming challenge and won. Prodigy Math, an online game consisting of first through eighth math subjects, combines learning with play to motivate students to practice, learn and improve in math. Players battle against “monsters” and must answer problems correctly to win battles and progress through the game, a process called leveling up.
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.
Teen Girl's Death in Monteagle Parking Lot Ruled as Homicide
• The death of a 14-year-old girl, Nahomi Hernandez, whose body was found in a Monteagle restaurant parking lot in October, has been ruled a homicide by state investigators. • The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is leading the investigation, but currently has no suspects.
Motlow signs agreement with Herzing University
Motlow State Community College recently signed an articulation agreement with Herzing University in Nashville. The agreement ensures that Motlow students who achieve an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing can transfer to Herzing and obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Thomas P. Perin, Sr., Associate Vice President...
Neighboring county holds toy drive for Christmas gifts lost in Coffee County fire
COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) — Gifts for nearly 140 children in Coffee County were destroyed in a fire earlier this week. A huge part of the Coffee County Rescue Squad building was fully engulfed in flames overnight Tuesday. The volunteer organization lost toys they were planning to give to kids this holiday season.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.64 and $2.85 in Shelbyville as of 2023-12-10. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.158, a week ago the price is $3.243 , according to AAA.
Lincoln County Sheriff warns of scam calls
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is warning of scam calls in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The sheriff's office says someone is making calls while posing as a detective. The caller is telling people to pay a fine for missing jury duty. The sheriff's office says those calls are not legit. They...
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...
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...
How two rural school districts in the same county handle security after Covenant
Rural superintendents worry about an element much deeper than some: Will they and other districts be able to maintain funding to keep all safety measures in place?
Tennessee High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Bedford County Today - December 8
Today, there's high school basketball on the schedule in Bedford County, Tennessee. To find out how to stream the games, we've got you covered below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Bedford County, Tennessee High...
Structure fire prompts multi-agency response
Two agencies responded to a structure fire Friday on Gum Street in Tracy City. “Both Tracy City and Monteagle departments responded,” said Tracy City Fire Chief George DeMotta. “Three pumpers and a tanker were on scene. The home was fully involved upon arrival. Two teams did make entry, but due to unsafe conditions, they had to exit the structure.”
Lynchburg comes together to celebrate Christmas
Christmas in Lynchburg took place as usual despite a day of significant rain. The sidewalks of the Lynchburg square were flocked with umbrellas of visitors as well as locals venturing out to shop and enjoy the start of the holiday season in Moore County. The parade was the only event moved to another day which took place on Monday, December 4 at 5:30pm. This date proved to be much more enjoyable for parade goers in terms of weather.
Lockdown lifted at 3 Bedford County schools after gun reported missing
The district reported Harris Middle School, Shelbyville Central High School and Southside Elementary School went on lockdown protocol immediately after school officials received a tip of the missing gun.
Hospitality Shop Operating Changes
The Hospitality Shop Auxiliary Board wants to thank the Sewanee community for a bountiful year! The Shop will close for winter break on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. It will open again on Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will only be open on Saturdays for the month of January.
CCCHS welcomes new band director, Gavyn Frankenfield, to the faculty this year
This year, we welcome many new teachers at CCCHS, including our new band directors Gavyn Frankenfield and Andy Brown. Gavyn Frankenfield is from West Philadelphia, born and raised, where he attended Northampton high school and later West Chester University where he was a part of the marching band. He later moved to Murfreesboro where he was a graduate student at MTSU. There, he helped teach and lead various parts of their marching band program.
Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $13,720 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Ascend Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, announced today it has donated $10,000 to the Tennessee/Alabama Region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support LLS’ Dare to Dream Project, which is transforming treatment and care for kids with blood cancer. Credit union employees and members also contributed an additional $3,720. The donations help fund cancer research and provide support services to cancer patients and their families.
DOT Foods gives glimpse of progress at its Manchester Distribution Center
DOT Foods, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America, opened the doors of its newest distribution center in Manchester, Tennessee, to Thunder Radio for a hard hat tour on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Dot Foods Manchester general manager Anthony Soto, lead the tour. Thunder Radio saw the progress...
CCCHS welcomes its newest assistant principal, Brad Sandars, to the faculty
Coffee County would like to welcome Brad Sandars as Coffee County Central High School’s newest of the three assistant principals. Prior to his time working in education, Sandars was in the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in the army. He attended college at Motlow, MTSU, and Tennessee Tech as well. It was at these schools that he studied education as well as health and wellness.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Explosion, Arson Arrest, and Bank Robbery in Coffee County, Tennessee
This week in Coffee County, Tennessee, there were three significant incidents. Firstly, an explosion and subsequent fire at an auto shop in Hillsboro resulted in three fatalities and one person being hospitalized. Secondly, an arrest was made in an aggravated arson case at an apartment complex in Tullahoma, where a door had been set on fire. Lastly, Manchester Police are searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery at Capstar Bank on Hillsboro Blvd. The suspect is believed to be a black male, and the vehicle used in the robbery may have been a silver or grey sedan with tinted windows.