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One killed in Thursday crash on Interstate 24

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

One person was killed Thursday on Interstate-24 near Manchester. Tracey Michele Hullender, 44, of Villa Ridge, Mo., was killed at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday when the car she was traveling in was hit from the back by an 18-wheeler operated by David Lynn Wright of Illinois. According to Manchester Fire Department chief George DeShields, it appears as if Hullender slowed to help a van that lost control and traveled into

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Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

Manchester will soon be home to a new eatery. Farmers Family Restaurant will soon be locating to 95 Skinner Flat Road in Manchester, which is the former location of Shoneys. Farmers Family Restaurant has two other locations – in Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tenn. “We do have a lot of people who eat with us [at or Murfreesboro location] out of Tullahoma and Manchester,” said Billy Raynor, owner of the restaurant.

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  • WINTER STORM: Officials take over 360 weather-related calls throughout week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Whether you live in the northern half or the southern half of Coffee County determines the story of last week’s winter storm for you. But despite drastic splits of snow and ice in different parts of the county there was one common fact– it was crippling. Duck River Electric Membership corporation restored 14,000 power outages throughout last week and local authorities responded to 366 weather related calls between midnight Monday

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  • Haslam names Nicoll Coffee County public defender

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 6:23 am

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    John E. Nicoll has been named public defender for Coffee County by Governor Bill Haslam. Nicoll fills the vacancy left by the death of Campbell Smoot, Jr., who died Nov. 18, 2014. “John’s strong academic record and broad experience in criminal cases, both as an Army JAG officer and as managing partner of his own firm, will serve him and the citizens of Coffee County well in this important role,”

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Sports schedule for Tuesday, March 3

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:00 am

Here is what is on tap in sports today. Be sure to keep checking back to make sure there have been no cancellations due to weather. Tuesday, March 3 5 p.m. CCMS @ White Co. (Softball) 6 p.m. La Vergne @ CHS (Soccer)

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  • CCMS soccer beats White Co. to start season

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Coffee County defeated White County 5-1 Monday night in middle school soccer action. Peyton McKenzie scored three goals and Anakin Dillaha and Briggs Haithcock both scored one. Coffee Middle plays at Lincoln County at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.   Be sure to pick up this week’s Manchester Times for complete coverage of this event, as well as all Coffee County sports.

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  • Today’s sports schedule

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

    The Coffee County Middle School baseball and softball games scheduled to be played at today at White Co. have been canceled, and Tuesday’s games against White County have been called off as well. The games have been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, March 13 at White County, and noon on Saturday, March 28 at CCMS. According to the administration staff at Moore County, the baseball and softball games against Westwood

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Making sure your furry friends aren’t left to the cold

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt   With wintry weather upon us, it’s important to remember your furry friends, especially those quite literally left out in the cold. Hazel Fannin, Coffee County Humane Society co-president, urges “people put themselves in their animals place and think about the cold conditions and what is needed.” She suggests dogs who are outside need doghouses with cedar shavings and/or straw to help keep them warm. “When

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  • Modern application meets ancient technology

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

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    Aquaponic system introduces Raider Academy Ag students to sustainable growing After receiving a small outdoor classroom grant from Tennessee Farm Bureau last spring, Coffee County School’s Agriculture Teacher, Christy Brown, began pursuing the possibility of incorporating an aquaponics unit into the agri-science curriculum. The project came to fruition with the recent construction of an aquaponic system at Coffee County Raider Academy, through a relationship that developed after meeting the founder

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  • Local filmmaker’s project named must-see at Sundance Film Festival

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Getting a film screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival is an honor. In fact, only a reported 41 out of about 2,000 submissions make it onto a Sundance screen. Manchester native turned New York City filmmaker, Jesse Martinez edited “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon,” which   showed last Sunday at Sundance. The film is directed by Douglas Tirola auteur of

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Local filmmaker’s project named must-see at Sundance Film Festival

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt   Getting a film screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival is an honor. In fact, only a reported 41 out of about 2,000 submissions make it onto a Sundance screen. Manchester native turned New York City filmmaker, Jesse Martinez edited “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon,” which   showed last Sunday at Sundance. The film is directed by Douglas Tirola auteur of

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

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 am

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

      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

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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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