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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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Tennessee Pauses Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

Tennessee’s Department of Health on Tuesday announced that it would “pause” distributing the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following new guidance from the federal government. Earlier that day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual and severe blood clots that occurred 6 to 13 days …

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One in Seven Children Experienced Child Abuse and/or Neglect in the Past Year

Calls to the state’s child-abuse hotline declined by 15% over the past year, but experts say increased isolation and disrupted school schedules likely contributed to the dip in reporting. According to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, from March 2020 through last February, hotline staff received more than 100,000 calls about suspected abuse or neglect. Kylie …

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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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AJ Fox Named New Manchester Recreation Director, takes over July 1

Longtime Manchester Parks and Recreation Department employee AJ Fox has been named the new director. The Board of Mayor and Alderman voted this week to move Fox from his current role as assistant director to the director’s chair beginning July 1, 2021. Fox will follow current Director Bonnie Gamble who is retiring June 30.   Fox …

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Mobile Food Pantry is Friday for Coffee Co. and Manchester City School Students

Coffee County and Manchester City school systems in partnership with First Baptist Church will host a Mobile Food Pantry for Friday, April 9, 2021. This program is for families who have a student enrolled in Coffee County Schools or Manchester City Schools. The event will be held at the church in Manchester, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd. …

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