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This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

Coffee County school officials searching for person responsible for hanging bobcat at Tullahoma High School

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

Coffee County Central High School officials are investigating a complaint that someone hanged a bobcat from the goalposts of the Tullahoma High School practice football field. A photo began circulating rapidly on social media website Tuesday morning showing what appears to be a dead bobcat suspended in the air above the Tullahoma practice football field. Tullahoma City Schools have since confirmed that a dead bobcat was found on campus. Coffee

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Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

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  • Coffee County corrections officer behind bars

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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    By Wayne Thomas, staff writer A former corrections officer at the Coffee County Jail is himself behind bars after being arrested by investigators. James M. Mayes, 26, of Brandontown Road, Manchester, is charged with bribery of a public servant, extortion and official misconduct. According to warrants obtained by Sheriff’s Investigative Sgt. Danny Ferrell, Mayes took $100 from an inmate to allow him to keep a quarter pound of tobacco the

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  • Scam in Coffee County continues to use law enforcement agencies to target citizens

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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    By Wayne Thomas, staff writer Area law enforcement officials are warning Coffee County residents of a scam that several people have fallen prey to. A number of individuals across the county are getting calls from an individual who claims to be from the sheriff’s department and that he has a warrant for their arrest for various things. The caller then tells his intended victim that they can avoid being booked into jail if

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Sports

Coffee County's captains go out for the coin toss before Friday night's game against Shelbyville.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

Shelbyville Eagles soar past Raiders

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:55 pm

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Golden Eagles of Shelbyville scored on their first five possessions of the game and added a 55-yard punt return to spoil senior night for the Coffee County Central Red Raiders with a 48-12 decision at Carden-Jarrell Field Friday night. The Raiders moved the ball on the game’s opening drive, but Cole Hawkins’ 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked and Shelbyville grabbed the momentum and

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  • GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Raiders set to host frontrunner Shelbyville

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:15 am

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     By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Coffee County Central Red Raiders are out of the playoff race, but they can still play for pride tonight as they host the Shelbyville Golden Eagles for senior night at Carden-Jarrell Field. (7 p.m. kick) It will be a tough task for the Raiders, who are 2-6 overall and 0-4 in District 8-AAA action, as Shelbyville comes into the contest riding a four-game winning

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  • CHS cross country warms up for regional meet

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    The Coffee County Central Red Raiders cross country team competed at The Webb School Thursday, October 17, in a warmup for Thursday’s Regions 4-AAA championship meet at the Sharp Springs Recreation Center in Smyrna. “Despite running on an already challenging course that has been heavily saturated the past several days, as well as returning from a week of inconsistent training due to fall break, I was very pleased with our

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Lifestyles

Flying with history on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Staff Writer John Coffelt  Pilots for Liberty Foundation warm the engines of the Memphis Belle, a late-war Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress made to look like the famed F-model Memphis Belle that was touted by the government as the historic crew to complete 25 missions. Without the roar of the four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 rotary engines, it’s already a breezy day at the Collegedale Municipal Airport, but undeterred, one man stands

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  • Halloween sadism myth poisons trick-or-treat fun

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

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     Staff Writer John Coffelt  Lurking like a quiet specter around trick-or-treating is the fear of Halloween sadism. Everyone has heard the rumors – poisoned candy, razors in the apples, but the only documented aspect of Halloween sadism is that for the most part, it’s an urban myth. Take for instance the 1970 case of Kevin Totson, of Detroit. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 5-year-old died from a heroin overdose

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  • The stage is set: Manchester’s Rotary Amphitheater could be city’s most overlooked event venue

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Manchester's Rotary Amphitheater is available to the public to be used for numerous events. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, staff writer Manchester Rotary Amphitheater has great potential. What other performance venue in town  with a approximately 1,020 square foot stage, air conditioned backstage areas, a view of the Little Duck River, virtually unlimited seating and is as available to the public as the Rotary Amphitheater? “We would love to see what Tourism could bring in, … these things are available and we’d love for [the community]

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Entertainment

Flying with history on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Staff Writer John Coffelt  Pilots for Liberty Foundation warm the engines of the Memphis Belle, a late-war Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress made to look like the famed F-model Memphis Belle that was touted by the government as the historic crew to complete 25 missions. Without the roar of the four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 rotary engines, it’s already a breezy day at the Collegedale Municipal Airport, but undeterred, one man stands

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  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

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  • Old Timer’s Day parade set for Saturday; opening ceremonies Friday night

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    A clown makes his way through the 2013 Old Timer's Day parade. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    Manchester Old Timer’s Day returns this weekend with a full day of fun planned for both young and old. From a greased pole climb to a big wheel race and, of course, the Old Timer’s Day parade, organizers have events planned all throughout the day Saturday with some music to set the mood Friday night. “It’s getting bigger every year,” said event organizer Roger Steele, who helped to return the

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