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Manchester police confirm human remains found at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Manchester Police Department officials confirmed Friday afternoon that the human remains discovered Monday, Nov. 10 at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte. Massicotte went missing in July of 2011 in the area that the remains were found last week. Police from MPD, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies conducted a few massive searches in the area  looking for Massicotte or any sign of what may have happened

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Gas prices continue to drop, now $2.50 in Manchester

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, the cheapest gas as of Monday morning was $2.50

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  • Manchester man charged with kidnapping, assault

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

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    A Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 11, on kidnapping and other charges involving a former girlfriend. James Addison Haley, 20, of East Fort Street, Manchester, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and vandalism. According to warrants, on Nov. 10 Haley allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on the New Tullahoma Highway in Manchester and a verbal altercation turned physical. The warrants allege that Haley choked the woman and

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  • Two inmates escape from Coffee County Jail Friday morning; caught near Koss Center

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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    Two inmates who escaped from the Coffee County Jail at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday morning are now back in custody. According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, Shawn Luce and Brandon Shane Grant both escaped from the jail and were later caught in a wooded area near the Koss Center alternative school. Graves confirmed that College Street Elementary School, which is directly across the street from the jail, was placed

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Sports

Coffee County's Austin Baugh blocks out a Cannon County opponent during Friday's prep basketball game.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County Raiders handed loss by Lions

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 1:49 am

The Coffee County Central Red Raiders dropped to 2-3 on the year with Friday’s 67-45 home loss to the Lions of Cannon County. Red Raider Wyatt Day led all scorers with 19 points in the loss, including seven in the first period and eight in the third, but no other Raider reached double figures. Coffee County trailed by three (14-11) heading into the second period, but the Lions put up

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  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders run out of gas against Cannon County

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Coffee County's Sara Brown scored a game-high 23 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, Friday night against Cannon County.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    Sara Brown connected on seven 3-pointers on her way to a 23-point night Friday but the Central High School Lady Raiders couldn’t keep pace with visiting Cannon County, falling 66-53. Tyger Fenton and Sydney Pearson added nine points each for Coffee County (2-2 overall / 0-0 District 8-AAA) in the losing effort, while Cameron Brown scored all six of her points in the third frame. Kelli Davis led the Lionettes (3-0) with

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  • CHS football schedule announced for 2015 includes major changes

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Coffee County football coach Ryan Sulkowski reacts to a call of offsetting personal fouls during Friday's (Oct. 31, 2014) 20-7 loss to Tullahoma that ended the Raiders' season. The Raiders will open the 2015 season by hosting Tullahoma. (Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    The schedule for the 2015 high school football season has essentially been solidified, and the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team will definitely have its hands full. The only thing left to do before everything is set in stone is the signing of the contracts, which is typically a formality. After a 2-8 2014 season in which the Raiders snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 28-27 overtime victory at Warren

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Lifestyles

No longer Orphans

FINDING THEIR GLOBAL REACH: WMS students rise up to help international orphans

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

  By John Coffelt, staff writer  Two groups of teens a half a world away find themselves connected by the common concern for the welfare of their fellow man. Over 50 students from Westwood Middle School have sought to help over 40 orphans living on the cusp of poverty in India. Language arts teacher Elizabeth Eaton brought the two together. “Everything that we can do to help them in any

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  • One of the nation’s top banjo competitors calls Manchester home

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester native and national banjo finalist Joey Gipson says that he owes his interest in bluegrass to his grandparents. It’s a love that has taken him to play among some of the finest, most proficient banjo pickers in America. “It’s a great accomplishment, I love doing contest and playing my music,” Gipson said. “I started playing bluegrass when I was 10. I’ve been doing contests pretty

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  • Millinium Rep. ressurects ‘Young Frankenstein’

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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    The classic movie “Young Frankenstein” comes to the Manchester Arts Center as a musical comedy, beginning the weekend of Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 23. Millennium Repertory Company presents Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit as the last show of its record-breaking 2014 season. “Young Frankenstein” includes fan-favorite scenes (Roll in the Hay, “Walk this Way,” Abby Normal, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”),  all new music, and a brand-new projection system. Directed

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Entertainment

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

Annual Manchester Christmas parade is set for Dec. 6

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. 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

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  • One of the nation’s top banjo competitors calls Manchester home

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    DSC_7219

    Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester native and national banjo finalist Joey Gipson says that he owes his interest in bluegrass to his grandparents. It’s a love that has taken him to play among some of the finest, most proficient banjo pickers in America. “It’s a great accomplishment, I love doing contest and playing my music,” Gipson said. “I started playing bluegrass when I was 10. I’ve been doing contests pretty

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  • Millinium Rep. ressurects ‘Young Frankenstein’

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    No room for

    The classic movie “Young Frankenstein” comes to the Manchester Arts Center as a musical comedy, beginning the weekend of Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 23. Millennium Repertory Company presents Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit as the last show of its record-breaking 2014 season. “Young Frankenstein” includes fan-favorite scenes (Roll in the Hay, “Walk this Way,” Abby Normal, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”),  all new music, and a brand-new projection system. Directed

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