Day: June 23, 2020

Meet the Candidates: Ray Knowis for Tullahoma Mayor

Give personal background: I grew up on a farm in southern middle Tennessee where my father was a farmer and my mother was a schoolteacher at a 2-room school where she served as principal. Upon graduation from high school I attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as an engineering student. I dropped out of …

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Meet the Candidates: Bob Bellamy for Manchester Alderman

Personal Background: I have lived in Manchester for 46 years. My children were born and raised in Manchester. My wife and I attend Summitville United Methodist church. I served on the Manchester City School Board for 10 years, and as your Alderman for the last 4 years. I have an Associate’s of Science Degree from …

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Meet the Candidates: Lonnie Norman for Manchester Mayor

1.       Give personal background: 2.       Give work background: 3.       Why did you decide to run? 4.       What are the positives about being Mayor or Alderman? 5.       Negatives about the job? 6.       Any changes you would like to make? 7.       Tell people why they should vote for you: Photo taken by our News Partner The Manchester …

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Man Wrongfully Convicted Looks to Clear Name Completely

A Grundy County man wrongfully convicted of murder hopes the state will clear his name Wednesday.  The Tennessee Board of Parole will hear Adam Braseel’s case following a wrongful conviction of murder.  In 2007, Braseel was convicted of the murder of Malcom Burrows in Tracy City and aggravated assault of his sister.  A fingerprint from …

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Second Person Charged in Shelbyville Murder Case

A second person has been charged in connection with a murder in Shelbyville that led to a multi-county manhunt. Shelbyville police said Monday night that 27-year-old Christopher Grunsell had been arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of Adrienne Cox. The 30-year-old was found dead late Saturday in her apartment on Neeley Avenue, but …

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Extra Food Benefits Possible for families on EBT

Manchester City Schools is reminding families receiving free and reduced lunches that they can apply for extra food benefits.  These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. Parents who already receive SNAP or TANF benefits do not have to apply. The funds have already been added to their EBT cards. Apply at https://tdhs.service-now.com. …

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New Guidelines for Reopening Schools includes No Touch Bathroom

The Tennessee Department of Education released guidance for school systems to follow during the reopening process mind the COVID-19 pandemic. “As this is an evolving situation, the department will continue to post updates about reopening guidance for districts, as new information is available,” the department said on its website. According WVLT-TV, officials introduced several reopening …

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Tennessee has New Record High Active COVID-19 Cases

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 across the state on Tuesday. The health department reported 750 new cases, bringing the state to a total of 36,303 total cases. TDH also confirmed 11 additional deaths, bringing Tennessee up to 542 total deaths. Out of the confirmed positive cases, 24,068 have recovered. Tennessee …

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High School Equivalency Exam Now being Offered Online

Tennessee has started offering high school equivalency exams online, another option while many in-person testing locations remain closed due to COVID-19. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the online testing option began Monday through a new online program, HiSET Exam at Home, through the ProctorU service. The online exams are the same …

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NFF Proudly Announces 2020 TEAM OF DISTINCTION

The National Football Foundation has announced its 2020 Team of Distinction. NFF’s Chapter Network recognizes 82 stellar high school scholar-athletes from across the country for their combined performance on the football field, in the classroom and in the community. Four from Tennessee are included in this year’s list, including Will Kaylor, a runningback/safety from Ravenwood …

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