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FIVE THINGS: to expect at this year’s Coffee County Fair

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

1. Credit cards accepted Admission to the fair will remain steady at $5 per person. But one thing is different this year – there will be a dedicated admission line for patrons wishing to use their credit card to pay for admission. There is a catch – it will cost $1 more per swipe than paying cash. “For example, if someone is paying admission for four people and they are

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CCMS Homecoming 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Here are some photos from Tuesday’s homecoming ceremony.   Congratulations to Queen Megan Hartwig and her court.  

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  • Manchester First National Bank victimized by quick change scam

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    A Manchester bank fell prey to a scam last week, authorities said. According to a report by Manchester Police Department officer Landon Pence, two black males entered First National Bank on West High Street in Manchester and walked away with approximately $680. According to the report, the men entered the bank Wednesday afternoon and one asked for change for a $100 bill several times while the second man kept asking

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  • New county commission features new faces, appointments

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Republican candidate Gary Cordell won the Coffee County Mayor's seat Thursday night.

    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer The first meeting of the new Coffee County Commission Tuesday night featured a number of new faces, committee appointments, and a newly elected member, Democrat Missy Davis DeFord. The tie in District 14 between DeFord and Republican G. Lamar Wilkie was finally broken by an 11-8 vote of the remaining members present. DeFord, however, was not present due to health problems and could not be

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Philip Brown (right) records one of his three sacks Thursday night in the Coffee County Central Red Raiders' 28-27 overtime victory over Warren County.
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CHS wants to start a positive streak

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   Coming off a 14-game losing streak with Friday’s 28-27 win at Warren County, the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team is looking to start a winning streak. Standing in the way will be the Lawrence County Wildcats, who are 2-2 overall and 1-1 in 8-AAA play. The ‘Cats rolled to a 42-12 win at Loretto last week, on the strength of their Wing-T

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  • Midget Raiders roll over Cowan

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

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    The Manchester Midget Raiders improved to 3-0 on the season Saturday, scoring 42 points in the first half against Cowan. The Raiders are tied for first place in the league with the McMinnville Blue Raiders. Manchester will be on the road again Saturday, as the team will take on the Cookeville Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Thursday’s sports roundup

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

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    The Coffee County Central Lady Raiders volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking loss in four games to Lincoln County Thursday night. The Lady Raiders pushed the visitors to the limit, but ultimately fell 25-21, 18-25, 25-23, 28-26. Peyton Nicoll had four aces and 10 assists in the loss, while Brittany Williams had 23 assists and 12 digs. Sara Brown led CHS with 17 digs, and Tyger Fenton added 10. Valiana Barger

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For the love of Honey

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Reacquaint yourself with the sweet indulgence for national honey month Staff Writer John Coffelt  Honey – a gallon of the sweet ambrosial nectar weighs approximately 12 pounds. It is also about 1.6 times as sweet as white sugar and a pound contains about 1,380 calories. To make just over 11 pounds requires bees to travel a total distance roughly equal to a round trip from earth to the moon. Yet

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  • Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

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  • Local doctor takes a swing at the majors

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt When a local chiropractor recently received an invitation from representatives of Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins to consult with trainers about one of their pitchers, county native Bryan Morris, Dr. Marvin Carson, DC, knew it was a moment of a lifetime. “I don’t expect to become the team chiropractor, but that I was able to go and have them cover my cost was a

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Coffee County Fair

FIVE THINGS: to expect at this year’s Coffee County Fair

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

1. Credit cards accepted Admission to the fair will remain steady at $5 per person. But one thing is different this year – there will be a dedicated admission line for patrons wishing to use their credit card to pay for admission. There is a catch – it will cost $1 more per swipe than paying cash. “For example, if someone is paying admission for four people and they are

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  • Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Kasey

    Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

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  • Manchester Independence Day events start early Friday; end with fireworks

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

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

    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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