Month: November 2020

School Closings for Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020

Coffee County schools closed. No extended school. Manchester City Schools closed on Tuesday, no ESP. Bedford and Grundy County schools are closed for Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020. Franklin County Schools are closed Tuesday December 1st. ESP will be open at Clark Memorial and Rock Creek 7:30 am – 6 pm. No meals will be provided, …

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Tennessee sets New COVID-19 Record Numbers

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on the final day of November. The department reported 7,975 new cases the total marks a record-high single-day increase for the state, surpassing Tennessee’s previous record of 7,951 new cases set on Nov. 16. The state also reported a new …

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Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma says she’s moving forward with New Cannabis Bill

A conservative state lawmaker says “COVID has increased the need for medical cannabis” in Tennessee. Those words come from Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma. She added on Monday that the “finishing touches” are being put on the bill before it’s filed for the next legislative session that begins in January. Senator Bowling hopes the time …

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Report: Kids in TN Less Likely to Out-Earn Parents

A new report finds children in Tennessee are less likely than kids from similar families nationwide to out-earn their parents in adulthood. Laura Berlind, executive director of the Sycamore Institute, said the data show the best neighborhoods for upward mobility tend to have residents from higher socioeconomic status, more married parents and high employment rates — regardless …

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Gary Messick

MANCHESTER – Funeral services for Mr. Gary Messick, age 75, of Manchester will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the time of service at the funeral home.  Mr. Messick …

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Wilma Bush

MANCHESTER – Mrs. Wilma Bush, age 88, of Manchester passed from this life on Friday, November 27, 2020, at St. Thomas – Midtown in Nashville, TN.  Wilma was born in Manchester on September 7, 1932, the daughter of the late Oscar and Della Clouse.  She was a beloved teacher for the Coffee County Schools and …

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