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Still no clear next step regarding Manchester City Schools; school board unwilling to dicuss details of cuts

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 9:25 am

By Staff Writer, John Coffelt Thursday night’s joint meeting of the Manchester Board of Education and Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) ended without a clear agreement on the city’s next step regarding a possible transfer of schools. “We know that Westwood [Elementary], College Street [Elementary] and Westwood Middle are great schools,” Alderman Cheryl Swan said, pulling the meeting away from the school board’s opening remarks trumpeting the system’s achievements. “This

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Crystal meth seized in Coffee County; three arrested

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

A Tennessee state trooper arrested two previously convicted felons and another man on drug charges earlier this week after stopping their vehicle for speeding in a construction zone in Coffee County. Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Donnie Clark on Tuesday afternoon stopped a sport utility vehicle for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate-24 near the 115 mile marker. Upon initial contact with the driver, Alphonso Mucker, 27, of Hardinsburg, Ky., Trooper

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  • Jury convicts two ex-Vanderbilt players of rape

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Corey Batey wait for court to start during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Monday. (Photo by John Partipilo / The Tennessean)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual

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  • Sheriff hopes to move to new Coffee County jail in April

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer Members of the Coffee County Jail Review Committee continue to map out the transition to the newly constructed jail on Hillsboro Highway, despite continuing delays by state fire marshals. Sheriff Steve Graves said he hopes to move inmates there in April, assuming a certificate of occupancy is issued in late January and other finishes are completed in February. Although construction of the new jail was

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Lady Raiders win CTC tourney

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

The Coffee County Middle School Lady Raiders capped off a stellar season with a 25-24 victory over South Franklin to claim the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Raiders, who finished with a 19-1 record on the season, avenged a six-point loss to South earlier in the season. Julia Duncan paced CCMS with seven points, while Alisha Jennings, Abby Morgan and Jacey Vaughn accounted the rest of the

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  • Shelbyville rolls past Raiders, Lady Raiders

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 12:22 am

    A 12-0 run by Shelbyville midway through the third quarter spelled doom for the Coffee County Central Red Raiders Friday night. With the Raiders holding a 31-22 lead with 5:14 to play in the third, the Eagles ripped off the next dozen points and never trailed again in their 58-48 win. Peyton Talley hit three 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points for CHS (4-21, 0-10 8AAA), while Wyatt

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  • Photo gallery of CHS swimmers competing at regional meet

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Results were unavailable at this time. Make sure to pick up a copy of next week’s Manchester Times (February 4) for complete coverage of this event and all Coffee County sports.  

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Coupon $AVINGS worth the investment

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt   Coupon clipper Josie May, formerly of Manchester, smiles as she looks over her Kroger grocery receipt from her latest shopping trip, Thursday. May charts how well she’s done using the saving percentage. Today’s pretty good, 59 percent, yet a closer look shows how impressive her savings were. Total before discounts: $143.95. That dropped $46.60 after subtracting in -store savings and offers; what’s more, when the

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  • CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 11:34 am

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    Private group works to restore historic spring house  Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester personality Evans Baird is spearheading an ongoing project to bring Manchester’s first water source back to its former state. Manchester took its name from its intent to become a major industrial center like its namesake Manchester, England. At the center of that desire is a fitting monument, a small stone roofed spring house settled into a bend

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  • Finding 75 years of bluegrass history

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:36 am

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    Music pioneer Curly Seckler’s heir works to open local bluegrass museum   Staff Writer John Coffelt An unassuming house near Jiffy Burger hosts a visual history of the careers of one of bluegrass’s pioneers. Since local man Ray Seckler, himself something of a music insider, found the wealth of photos and memorabilia tucked away at his father, Curly Seckler’s Hendersonville house, the younger Seckler has been working to display the

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The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons set to headline 14th annual Bonnaroo

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 am

  By Josh Peterson, editor The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival rolled out the lineup for the 14th edition of its popular festival Tuesday night through a unique social-media release. Regardless of how the lineup was released in comparison to years past the results were the same – a top-of-the-line lineup set to rock Manchester, Tenn. for four days and nights June 11-14. Topping the lineup card is Billy Joel,

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  • Finding 75 years of bluegrass history

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Curly Seckler 4 (2)

    Music pioneer Curly Seckler’s heir works to open local bluegrass museum   Staff Writer John Coffelt An unassuming house near Jiffy Burger hosts a visual history of the careers of one of bluegrass’s pioneers. Since local man Ray Seckler, himself something of a music insider, found the wealth of photos and memorabilia tucked away at his father, Curly Seckler’s Hendersonville house, the younger Seckler has been working to display the

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  • Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

    The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

    The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday) The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with the

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