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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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TDOT to Stop Road Construction Work that Requires Lane Closures for Easter Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 5 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to …

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Upcoming Events at your Manchester VFW Post 10904

1. March events: March 26th, Friday night, Pat Purinton (a VFW member) will hold a meeting concerning an upcoming June Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Anyone wishing to help, please come to the Post building at 6 pm. All are invited to attend. 2. March 27th, this Saturday, is our VFW Monthly Breakfast. The event is at our Post …

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In-Person Concerts Returning to the Farm, Home of Bonnaroo in May

Bonnaroo is currently slated to return to Manchester in September, but ‘Concerts on the Farm’ will begin in May. According to information received by On Target News and Bonnaroo’s official radio station, Rooster 101.5, ‘Concerts on The Farm,’ will be socially distanced live music shows beginning in May. Performances will be by Billy Strings, Jon Pardi …

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Experienced its Second Busiest Year in 2020, but Problems Arise

Despite closing for more than a month because of COVID-19, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced its second busiest year on record last year. The park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border had a total of 12.1 (M) visits in 2020. The surge has brought problems with traffic, overflowing parking lots, crowded bathrooms, damage and …

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Sledding Tips after 9 year-old Dies in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee are investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy in a sledding accident. The boy slammed into a mailbox after hitting ice as he was being pulled on a tube by an ATV driven by his father, news outlets reported. Three other children on the tube were not injured, Brentwood Assistant Police Chief …

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No More Restrictions for Attendance of K-12 Sporting Events beginning Feb. 1

Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday afternoon that he would be rolling back restrictions at school sporting events across the Volunteer State. Governor Lee said in part, “When case counts were at their highest, we placed targeted restrictions on public gatherings and attendance at school sporting events. The data now reflects rapidly falling numbers and because …

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Guns are Big Business in Tennessee

New data on firearm background checks by the TBI’s Tennessee Instant Check System show a record-setting number of transactions in 2020. The spike represents a 53 percent increase over 2019. According to the TBI in 2019, there were 485,702 transactions while in 2020 there were over 740,580 transactions. The TBI says Tennessee’s spike outpaced the national …

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