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Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Online Financial Education Center Helps Improve Financial Literacy

 In recognition of April being designated Financial Literacy Month, Ascend Federal Credit Union has added a special section to its online financial education center to help Middle Tennesseans improve their money management skills.  The financial literacy resource features free interactive learning tools including tutorials, videos and quizzes that provide expert guidance on building a budget, buying a home, …

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CFMT’s The Big Payback Attracts Record Number of Participating Organizations

There has been one day each May for the past seven years that the community has come together and showered our nonprofits with its generosity. It is 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of giving and collaboration, and ultimately, the extraordinary work that nonprofits do in Middle Tennessee. This year a record number of area …

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Dollar General to Hire 20,000 Workers

Dollar General plans to hire 20,000 workers this spring as the discount chain continues its expansion during the pandemic. The company said Wednesday it’s looking to hire full- and part-time workers in stores and distribution centers, as well as drivers for its private-trucking fleet. Dollar General does not disclose its minimum wage for workers, but …

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Tennessee Sunshine to Power Jack Daniel’s

A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the iconic Tennessee whiskey maker’s Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own, and …

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Gov Lee wants Two-Week Sales Tax Holiday on Restaurants, Bars and Groceries

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries, as his administration looks to divvy up hundreds of millions of dollars in extra spending due to better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Republican’s finance team presented a budget amendment to his $42 billion …

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Correction: Only One Vote Needed; Manchester Votes to Annex ‘The Farm’ (Bonnaroo)

Bonnaroo is moving to Manchester. You might say to yourself, it’s always been in Manchester, right? Technically it is held on a farm in Coffee County just outside the city limits. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Alderman on Tuesday night approved a resolution to annex the land where Bonnaroo is held. Alderman Ryan French …

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Amtrak’s 2035 plan would bring Train through Local Area

Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee with stops in Atlanta and Chattanooga. The map shows the rail running through Manchester as it makes its way to and from Nashville. The routes are among several nationwide proposed by Amtrak after President Joe Biden announced his sweeping …

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United Way of Hwy 55 is Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Allocation Cycle

United Way of HWY 55 is now accepting applications for the next allocation cycle. All nonprofits that serve Coffee, Moore, or Warren County citizens are eligible to apply for funds. Applications are due May 3, 2021. Email Director@highway55unitedway.org to request an application. ABOUT UNITED WAY OF HIGHWAY 55 ALLOCATION PROGRAM The United Way of Highway …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Provides Grants to Schools

Two schools served by Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), Sewanee Elementary in Franklin County and Marvin Wright Elementary in Maury County, have been awarded $5,000 each in grants to develop science, technology, engineering and math education projects and support their STEM curriculum. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a …

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Recent Burglary at Tullahoma’s Hands of Science Center

A burglary recently took place at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Over $6,500 in electronic items were stolen including a Nikon D3200 camera, iPads, 128 GB memory cards, a Panasonic HC X2000 with pro handle and a 4K web cam.   Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Tullahoma Police …

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