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Manchester man charged with sexual battery against two young girls

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 7:51 am

A Manchester man is free on a $70,000 bond after being arrested on sex related charges. Troy David Rogers, 72, of Union Drive, Manchester, was named in sealed indictments by the August term of the Coffee County grand jury for two counts of aggravated sexual battery under 13 years of age. According to the two indictments, Rogers had unlawful sexual contact with two girls who were under the age of

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GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Sulkowski era starts for Coffee County tonight

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 7:44 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Football is back. The Coffee County Central Red Raiders travel to Franklin tonight to face the Battle Ground Academy Wildcats. This game will be a measuring stick of sorts for Coffee County, as BGA thumped the Raiders 52-20 last year. The Wildcats have 14 returning starters from last year’s team that went 7-4 and made it to the quarterfinals of the Division II-A (private schools)

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  • Manchester rec center’s ‘Winning Tomorrow Today’ program starts soon

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm


    The Manchester Recreation Department will be beginning next month its “Winning Tomorrow Today” program to help connect individuals and families that are diabetic, pre-diabetic or with a BMI of greater than 30 with a mentoring program. “Our goal is to help lead individuals and families to a healthier future where they can take charge of their health,” said Manchester Recreation Director Bonnie Gamble. The program, which is funded by the

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  • City School Board approves lawsuit against county

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

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    The Manchester Board of Education unanimously approved a motion Monday during a regular school board meeting to validate Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer’s directive to re-open a $1.5 million lawsuit against Coffee County. The suit, filed Aug. 5 in Coffee County Circuit Court by attorney Clifton Miller, seeks sales tax collections allegedly misappropriated from1983-2007. “I felt that it was better that we have total transparency and have a revote

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Scores from the past week

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Thursday, August 21 FOOTBALL Westwood Middle (3-0 overall) def. Middle Tennessee Christian, 22-0 SOCCER Riverdale def. CHS, 5-0 Westwood Middle tied St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, 1-1 VOLLEYBALL CHS (Varsity, 3-0 overall) defeated Fayetteville (25-11, 25-19, 25-15) CHS (JV, 3-0 overall) def. Fayetteville (25-6, 25-9) CCMS (Varsity, 6-2 overall) def. Fayetteville (25-17, 25-23) CCMS (JV) def. Fayetteville (25-18) Tuesday, August 19 FOOTBALL CCMS (2-0) def. Whitwell, 28-0 SOCCER Soddy-Daisy def. CHS (Varsity), 5-0 CHS

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  • CHS golfers split at WillowBrook

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Staff Reports   The Coffee County Central boys’ golf team hosted Franklin County and Lincoln County at WillowBrook Golf Course Thursday, August 21, finishing the day with a 342. This put the Raiders (19-10 overall) seven strokes ahead of Franklin County (349), while Lincoln County won the day with a 329. Jacob Prater posted a 76 to lead the Raiders.   See this week’s edition of the Manchester Times for

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  • CCMS football preps for Coffee Cup

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    POWELLS CROSSROADS – Heading into this Tuesday’s rivalry game against Tullahoma, Coffee Middle School football coach Brock Freeze was hoping his team was running like a finely-tuned machine. Despite being undefeated (2-0) after a 28-0 victory over the Whitwell Tigers on August 19, Freeze is not so sure. “I was pleased with the outcome, but I wasn’t pleased with the performance,” said Freeze. “I’ve seen a little bit of Tullahoma

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From farm to the table

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Local growers offer unsurpassed freshness and value We all want to eat more vegetables — and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, it’s easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoyable with the addition of spices and herbs.   “I’m always thinking about ways to make vegetables

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  • Unearthing the Forrest

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm


    Arnold experts lead a search for the remains of one of the nation’s largest WWII prisoner camp   Staff Writer John Coffelt   Earlier this month, the Manchester Times met up with AEDC Historian Chris Rumley, AEDC Archaeologist Shawn Chapman and base Public Affairs Chief Jason Austin for a tour of what is now dense secondary-growth forest near Tullahoma on the western edge of Arnold Air Force Base to see

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  • Protect and share: Manchester police department hosts S.T.O.P.S. instructor class that aims to reduce officer fatalities

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   A routine traffic stop is most likely not very dangerous, but as an officer approaches the vehicle, what will happen in the next few minutes could be a life-or-death encounter. This is one of the most vulnerable moments in an officer’s shift, but the lessons that local law enforcement teams learned during a recent Governors Highway Safety Office class, and will carry back to their

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Pictured are fireworks from the Manchester 2013 fireworks display. (File photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester Independence Day events start early Friday; end with fireworks

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

The annual Manchester Independence Day celebration will be held Friday, July 4, with most of the events taking place at the Manchester Recreation Center and Manchester Rotary Park. A Firecracker 5k/10k run will be held in the morning with musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. at Rotary Amphitheater in Rotary Park. Independence Day fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. “The fireworks will be shot from

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  • Elton John closes Bonnaroo with big hits

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:22 am

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    With the main stage packed, Elton John sent the 13th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival out in style Sunday. The music legend partnered with Ben Folds for a great rendition of “Grey Seal,” sent out a tribute to late radio personality Casey Kasem and belted out his staple hits with his ageless vocals, including “Bennie and the jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Rocket man.” John concluded the festival as the headlining

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  • BONNAROO DAY 2: Kanye claims to be the greatest; Skrillex plays Elton John

    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:57 am


    Bonnaroo organizers said they were ready to leave the past behind when asked why the music festival decided to book Kanye West as a headliner for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. But West seemed to have an alternate agenda. West returned to Bonnaroo (only six minutes late this time) Friday night for the first time since the now infamous debacle of 2008, when his late night set

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