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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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  • United Regional Medical Center, Medical Center of Manchester seek to combine hospitals

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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    The two hospitals in Manchester that are located less than three miles apart may soon become one. United Regional Medical Center, located at 1001 McArthur Drive, and Medical Center of Manchester, 481 Interstate Drive, have embarked upon the first steps toward a merger of the two hospitals, according to a press release issued by both hospitals Monday. The move would mean both hospitals will combine operations and move them to the

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  • AN UPHILL BATTLE: Local athlete to compete in Transplant Games of America

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Darryl Collins, who has cystic fibrosis and has received a lung transplant, will compete in the Transplant Games of American in Texas later this month. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Exercising has always been second nature to Darryl Collins. Running, biking, coaching basketball, playing racquetball – it was all part of life for the former gym teacher. Carrying the lung capacity to support his desire, though, is another story. He didn’t know it early in his life, but his desire to be fit and active would help preserve and, actually, save his life from ending at

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  • Groups to hold Duck River clean up events Saturday

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 7:00 am


    Volunteers from across the county are asked to take part in Duck River litter removal events held Saturday (June 28) below Mortons Lake and above Normandy Dam. The first event, organized by American Heritage Girls (a Christ-centered character development program similar to scouting) sponsor Connie Janosek, will be held from 8 a.m.- noon starting at Normandy Dam. Check in will be at 7:30 a.m. and the first 100 volunteers will receive

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  • Get active, get fit, get outdoors

    Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm


    Rec. department offers first ever outdoors backpacking, kayaking, and biking program to foster middle school youth health   Staff Writer John Coffelt  This summer Coffee County middle school-aged youth have the opportunity to take part in a joint Manchester recreation department and Urban Century Institute pilot program that aims to reduce obesity through outdoor activities. The free program, The John Muir Adventure Club, is modeled on some of the activities

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  • ParkPalooza is Saturday in Rotary Park

    Posted on May 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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    Manchester Parks and Recreation will host its annual ParkPalooza Saturday in Rotary Park. If rain persists the event will be moved to the Manchester Recreation Center gym. Below is the schedule for the day: 9 a.m. - The fun starts with a color run for all students in grades 6-8. Cost is $10, which includes a shirt and a free admission to swim at the recreation complex that day. 10

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  • Relay For Life slated for tonight at fairgrounds

    Posted on April 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

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    Coffee County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be Friday night at the Coffee County fairgrounds. “This year’s event is going to be full of excitement and a little something for everyone, so bring the whole family and help us make a difference!” stated Samantha Chamblee, the Relay For Life Specialist for Coffee County. There will be a variety of great food, games, and a LIVE auction with some

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