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Manchester community leader Ada Wright, 86, dies

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

Ada B. Wright, 86, of Manchester, passed away Monday, Aug. 25 at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Funeral services for Wright will be at noon Friday, Aug. 29 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Wright family will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Manchester Funeral Home. According to her obituary information, Wright was a volunteer and leader in Cub Scouts, Girl

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Wine in grocery stores will be on Manchester Nov. ballot

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

Manchester and Tullahoma are among more than 60 municipalities across the state that obtained enough signatures to have wine-in-grocery-stores referendums placed on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to election officials. None of the eligible municipalities in Franklin County, however, Cowan Decherd or Winchester, managed to obtain the necessary voter signatures, according to election officials in that county. More cities may be added to the list in the next few days

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  • Manchester man, 72, arrested for alleged sexual battery at day care

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

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    By Josh Peterson, editor A Manchester man has been arrested for allegedly having unlawful sexual contact with two girls under the age of 13 at a home day care operated by his wife. Troy David Rogers, 72, of 470 Union Drive, Manchester, was named in sealed indictments returned by the August term of the Coffee County grand jury for two counts of aggravated sexual battery on children under 13 years of

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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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Rough start for Raiders at BGA

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:01 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   FRANKLIN – The Coffee County Central High School Red Raiders got knocked down early and often Friday night as they opened their season with a 52-28 loss at Battle Ground Academy. But they got back up every time. “The first half was a terrible half of football,” said first-year Red Raider head coach Ryan Sulkowski. “The execution wasn’t there and we turned the ball

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  • Area Sports Roundup

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:00 am


    High School Cross Country strong in first meet   The Coffee County Central cross country team had a solid showing Saturday, finishing 39th out of 57 teams at the Voyles Classic in Smyrna, with 1,067 points. “Our guys ran exceptionally well for our first meet,” said CHS coach David Muckle. “Even better than I anticipated. We had our top five runners bunched pretty closely, which is what you want to

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  • Raiders shutout Whitwell; now 2-0

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:00 am


    SPORTS WRITER jake kreulen   POWELLS CROSSROADS – In sports, sometimes results are not indicative of performance. That seems to be the case with last week’s Coffee County Middle School Red Raider win over Whitwell. The Raiders (2-0 overall) pieced together a 28-0 win over the Whitwell Tigers last Tuesday (Aug. 19). But head coach Brock Freeze was not impressed with his team’s performance.  “I was pleased with the outcome,

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Poison Ivy

Don’t let irritant weeds poison your outdoors

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac. Learn the proper steps to keep the threat of poisonous plants away from your family and property. Locating the danger Keeping your family safe begins with proper identification of these harmful, rash-producing plants. In the right environment, poisonous weeds can grow

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  • Poison Ivy 101: How to ID Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    The adage “Leaf-ly three: quickly flee” mostly works for plant irritants such as poison ivy and poison oak, but here is a quick how-to guide to help you identify the “poisonous” weeds that may creep into your yard or garden. Poison Ivy Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three pointed leaves that are smooth, toothed or lobed with two leaves forming a pair beside a longer middle leaf. The

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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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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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