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Good News from 2020; State Parks had Huge Year

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The report notes that local area spending by visitors has a substantial impact on local economies. The parks reached historic highs in camping, …

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Tennessee’s New Online Betting brings in Millions in Tax Money

Tennessee’s new online-only sports betting program saw $131.4 million in gross wagers last month, yielding almost $2.4 million in privilege taxes for the state, officials said Wednesday. According to a Tennessee Lottery news release, sportsbooks made $118.2 million in gross payouts in November, the first month of sports betting in the state. Eighty percent of …

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New TSSAA Guidelines for Attending Games

Governor Lee has issued Executive Order No. 70, remaining in effect through January 19, 2021. Because of the significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Tennessee, additional restrictions on who may attend interscholastic athletic practices and contests will be in place. Unfortunately, large scale attendance by spectators and students must be curtailed. Doing …

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People Love Tennessee Campsites during Coronavirus

Camping at Tennessee’s state parks is reaching historic highs during the coronavirus pandemic. State parks saw more than 62,000 camping nights sold in October, a one-month record for camping stays in the parks system, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation said in a news release. That number eclipses the mark of more than 57,000 …

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Dustin Lynch and others Helping Tullahoma Daycare

A performance by country music artist Dustin Lynch and other local musicians, along with a virtual home tour will highlight “Caroling for Kids: A Virtual Fundraiser” to benefit the Tullahoma Day Care Center. “Since the popular holiday tour of homes had to be cancelled this year, we wanted to give everyone something as a way …

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Imagination Library of Coffee County invites to watch Dolly’s ‘The Library That Dolly Built’

Imagination Library of Coffee County and The Dollywood Foundation are presenting a free one-night-only live streaming world premiere event for ‘The Library That Dolly Built’, a behind-the-scenes look at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. A free live stream screening of the film, exclusively on Facebook, is Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 PM. The screening will be followed …

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Three More Christmas Parades in the Area

Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce & Shelbyville Jaycees present the 47th Annual Christmas Parade Dec. 5th @ 4pm! The theme is ‘A Christmas to Remember.’ The annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec 5 @ 1pm. The official parade route will start at the former Cookie’s Market and continue through town, ending at …

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Christmas Parade is Dec. 4 in Tullahoma

It’s time again to celebrate the season and the Tullahoma community with the 64th Annual Christmas Parade “A Candyland Christmas” sponsored by Stan McNabb Automotive, Dec. 4th @ 7pm! The Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this annual event to bring the magic of Christmas to the streets of Downtown Tullahoma. We …

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Westwood Elementary Student Earns Visit from Tennessee Titan Jeffery Simmons

Tennessee Titans Defensive End Jeffery Simmons celebrated Sunday’s big win over the Colts with some ‘Take a Titan 2 School’ winners including one from Manchester. Fifth grader Cole Watson of Westwood Elementary School heard words of encouragement from Simmons in the virtual visit. Simmons told Watson and the other 5th graders to stay focused on …

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Manchester’s Trees of Christmas Opens Nov. 30

The Trees of Christmas 2020 will be presented by the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. The Dig N Dream Garden Club has passed the torch to the rec department and they are honored to carry it forward! The theme for this year’s event is “Childhood Dreams of Christmas.” The Trees of Christmas will be held …

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