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Coffee County Central softball coach Terry Floyd, shown with Shelby Giles during senior day festivities, is stepping down from his position on July 1.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

Floyd stepping down as CHS softball coach

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer After 20 years of coaching, the past 12 years as a head coach, and 351 victories, Coffee County’s Terry Floyd is going to start spending a lot more time with his family. Floyd announced Wednesday he is stepping down as head coach of the Lady Raider softball program. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and I have enjoyed every bit of it,” Floyd said.

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Brewer’s resignation at city schools made official; schools submit deep budget cuts to city

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

By John Coffelt, staff writer In a whirlwind meeting Monday night, the Manchester Board of Education announced the resignation of Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer, hired a new board attorney and approved a budget that drastically restructures key personnel positions. Late in the meeting, interim director Dr. Sandra Morris announced Brewer’s resignation had become effective Monday. A general agreement between the board and Morris will retain her as acting

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  • Coffee County Commission says ‘no’ to ticket scalping

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

    The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

    The Coffee County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday night (May 12) it claims is aimed primarily at addressing traffic and safety concerns around the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The resolution outlaws the public resale of event tickets and other forms of admission, such as access bracelets sold at Bonnaroo. The City of Manchester passed the same law last month, effective April 21. The resolution states that it shall

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  • Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

      BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days in the nation’s most closely watched terrorism trial since the Oklahoma City bombing case

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Sports

Sports schedule for Friday, May 22

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:42 am

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK CHS (Kani Johnson) @ Spring Fling, 4 p.m.   MANCHESTER YOUTH BASEBALL Makeup games from Monday, May 18, TBA

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  • Sports schedule for Thursday, May 21

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:41 am

    HIGH SCHOOL TRACK CHS (Taylor DeBerry) @ Spring Fling, 3 p.m.   COFFEE COUNTY FAST PITCH ASSOCIATION 6U – K&D Rebar vs. H&H Farms, 5 p.m. 8U – Peoples Bank vs. K&D Rebar, 5:55 p.m. 10U – DC Homes vs. State Farm, 7:15 p.m.   MANCHESTER GIRLS SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL Tiny Tots Gullet’s Towing vs. H&G Farms, 5:30 p.m. Urgent Team vs. Dr. Detail, 6:30 p.m. J&K Market vs. Gilley’s Construction,

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  • Floyd stepping down as CHS softball coach

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Coffee County Central softball coach Terry Floyd, shown with Shelby Giles during senior day festivities, is stepping down from his position on July 1.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer After 20 years of coaching, the past 12 years as a head coach, and 351 victories, Coffee County’s Terry Floyd is going to start spending a lot more time with his family. Floyd announced Wednesday he is stepping down as head coach of the Lady Raider softball program. “I’ve been doing this a long time, and I have enjoyed every bit of it,” Floyd said.

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Lifestyles

Never too late

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

Local senior receives diploma after 66 years of anticipation Staff Writer John Coffelt That local grandmother Peggy Tate Reeves, originally of South Pittsburgh, didn’t graduate was such a guarded secret even her children didn’t know. “You can imagine what going all that time thinking, I don’t have a high school diploma,” Reeves said. Reeves, a smart, lively senior has held a range of jobs over the years since she would

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  • Never too young to read; local programs foster childhood literacy

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Chrystal Butler and her daughter, Norah, look for new books to read at Cof-fee County Manchester Public Library.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt As of last week, young library patron Norah Butler has read over 1,042 books and she’s not yet in kindergarten. She is one of 21 readers working on reaching the 1,000-book milestone thanks, in part, to an ongoing youth reading program at Coffee County Manchester Public Library that started in the fall. “It’s so easy to do,” Youth Services librarian Virginia Kiviniemi said.  “One book a

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  • Hillsboro’s Run for a Cause benifits veterans

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

    dawn selvege

    Hillsboro Elementary School held its fifth annual Run for a Cause 5K Saturday to benefit veteran’s charity the Fisher House Foundation. Event organizer, school nurse Dawn Selvage described the charity as being similar to Ronald McDonald House, but for military families. “They’re setup at most VA facilities, especially acute care hospitals. They allow housing if your family member has been wounded. They also offer plane tickets if a spouse has

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The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

Coffee County Commission says ‘no’ to ticket scalping

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

The Coffee County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday night (May 12) it claims is aimed primarily at addressing traffic and safety concerns around the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The resolution outlaws the public resale of event tickets and other forms of admission, such as access bracelets sold at Bonnaroo. The City of Manchester passed the same law last month, effective April 21. The resolution states that it shall

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  • Annual Parkpalooza set for Saturday at Rotary Park

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

    park-file

    The Manchester Parks and Recreation annual Parkpalooza will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday (May 9) in Rotary Park (next to the recreation complex at 557 N. Woodland St.). Activities are planned through the morning and early afternoon, including a parade, live music, petting zoo, fitness trail and booths, Home Depot kids projects, inflatable exhibits, carnival games, GaGa tournament and a Zumbathon. Most of the events are

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  • Annual Parkpalooza set for Saturday at Rotary Park

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

    park-file

    The Manchester Parks and Recreation annual Parkpalooza will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday (May 9) in Rotary Park (next to the recreation complex at 557 N. Woodland St.). Activities are planned through the morning and early afternoon, including a parade, live music, petting zoo, fitness trail and booths, Home Depot kids projects, inflatable exhibits, carnival games, GaGa tournament and a Zumbathon. Most of the events are

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