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Candidate meet and greet set for tonight

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:41 am

More than 45 candidates in the May 6 Coffee County Democratic and Republican primary have registered to attend the “Meet the Candidates” event set for 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday (April 17) at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. The free event, sponsored by the Manchester  Times and The Tullahoma News, is designed to give voters an opportunity to get to know the candidates, ask questions and learn more about this primary. Tables

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Funeral services announced for business owner killed in Monday crash

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Funeral services have been announced for Manchester business owner Freddie Reynolds, who was killed in a crash with a  Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 41. The funeral services for Reynolds, 63, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 18. Reynolds was the owner and operator

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  • Manchester police serve 81 indictments in large drug roundup

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:39 am


    By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer Area law enforcement – including Manchester and Tullahoma police, Coffee County deputies, probation officers and agents from the Inspector General’s office – fanned out across Coffee County Monday afternoon and made dozens of arrests as part of the Manchester Police Department drug roundup titled operation “Slow the Flow.” The roundup includes 81 arrests of people named in sealed indictments issued last week by the Coffee

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  • Man killed in collision with Coffee County school bus; 22 children on bus reported to be OK

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm


    A Coffee County man is dead following a collision with a Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon on Murfreesboro Highway near Blanton Chapel Road. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the deceased is Freddie Reynolds, owner of Freddie’s Oyster Bar on Highway 55 in Manchester. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was not prepared to release details of the accident Tuesday, only stating that the accident was “still under

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Kyle Douglas tries to pick-off a Columbia runner Tuesday night.

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Douglas pitches Raiders past Wildcats for district win

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Red Raider senior Kyle Douglas took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out 13 Lawrence County batters as Central High School beat Lawrence County 2-1 in District 8-AAA play at Powers Field Wednesday afternoon. “I felt really good tonight,” said Douglas. “For the first time this year I was able to locate all three pitches.” Douglas surrendered three hits in the final two innings, the first came in the top

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  • Lady Bucks sweep Jackson St.

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Former Lady Raider Chelsea Howell gets a hit for the Lady Bucks.

    The Motlow Lady Bucks hit five home runs, including two by Makenzie Hopkins, on their way to a four-game sweep of visiting Jackson State last weekend on the Moore County campus. The Lady Bucks then got swept by visiting Wallace State on Sunday. Motlow (18-30, 12-20) is scheduled to travel to Pulaski for a non-conference doubleheader against the Martin Methodist JV squad on Tuesday, then visit Roane State for the

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  • An experience of a lifetime: Gilliam finishes third at Augusta National

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 4:22 am

    Ashley Gilliam sends the ball rocketing down the course at Augusta National last week.

    Ashley Gilliam finished third overall in the 12-13-year-old age group of the national finals of the Drive Chip and Putt Championship held at Augusta National Golf Club last Sunday – the weekend prior to The Masters. The 12-year-old Manchester golfer qualified for the championship by winning the Georgia Regional last June at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Over 17,000 youth golfers from across the nation began the competition to earn a

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Jeff Cox has endured many challenges throughout his life, including years of dialysis and four kidney transplants. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

LIFE’S LONG ROAD: Four transplants and Jeff Cox is still traveling on

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

It all started with a routine physical. That turned into a two-week hospital stay. Then dialysis. Then a kidney transplant. And another. And another … and another. Jeff Cox has taken on life’s most challenging obstacles head on. At 51, Jeff has undergone about a decade worth of taxing kidney dialysis and four kidney transplants. But if you happen to cross his path at Gateway Tire and Service Center in

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  • Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Partners for Healing works to be there as safety net for those who fall trough the ACA cracks   Staff Writer John Coffelt   Flora Partin, a former cabdriver and foodservice worker in Tullahoma, says she loves to work, but when her undiagnosed pre-diabetes started causing her to blackout, she knew she needed help. One problem that she faced was obtaining quality healthcare without insurance. That’s where Partners for Healing,

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  • Korean War vet receives high school diploma 60 years after quitting school to fight for country

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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    Manchester veteran and retired police officer Charles Stanley Pierce was recently awarded an honorary Korean War Veterans High School Diploma from Camden Central High School in Camden, Tenn. “I volunteered as soon as I got old enough to join the Air Force,” Pierce said. “My father was drafted into the Army. I was so proud of him in his uniform. I decided then when I got old enough I was

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Paint without the pain

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Paint Here with Heidi introduces no-stress art lessons for novices     Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester artists Heidi Pearson and Julie Anderson are introducing a stress free approach to art classes with the area’s newly opened Paint Here with Heidi. “It’s less of a formal art lesson, and more of a social painting class. It’s a relaxing creative outlet,” Anderson said. At the heart of the class is what

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  • Westwood Middle brings speech and drama class to every student

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am


    Staff Writer John Coffelt  In an effort to offer students an often overlooked aspect of a well-rounded education, Westwood Middle School has incorporated a speech and theater class into general population class listings. “Anytime you have a student in front of a group, we create more of a leader than a follower,” said Director of School Dr. Keith Brewer. “Not only does it give that message, but it enforces the

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  • Fat Tuesday ushers in a time of pre-Lent celebration

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm


    Shrove Tuesday, better known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, to many is a day special to many Christian denominations as the last day before lent. Keeping with the day, local church St. Bede Episcopal Church will hold a free pancake supper March 4 at the church located behind J&G Pizza. “This is a fellowship time to get together to invite the rest of the community – whether it be

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