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Paint without the pain

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Paint Here with Heidi introduces no-stress art lessons for novices     Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester artists Heidi Pearson and Julie Anderson are introducing a stress free approach to art classes with the area’s newly opened Paint Here with Heidi. “It’s less of a formal art lesson, and more of a social painting class. It’s a relaxing creative outlet,” Anderson said. At the heart of the class is what

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  • Westwood Middle brings speech and drama class to every student

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am


    Staff Writer John Coffelt  In an effort to offer students an often overlooked aspect of a well-rounded education, Westwood Middle School has incorporated a speech and theater class into general population class listings. “Anytime you have a student in front of a group, we create more of a leader than a follower,” said Director of School Dr. Keith Brewer. “Not only does it give that message, but it enforces the

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  • Fat Tuesday ushers in a time of pre-Lent celebration

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm


    Shrove Tuesday, better known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, to many is a day special to many Christian denominations as the last day before lent. Keeping with the day, local church St. Bede Episcopal Church will hold a free pancake supper March 4 at the church located behind J&G Pizza. “This is a fellowship time to get together to invite the rest of the community – whether it be

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  • Westwood’s ‘Cinderella’ to open next month

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 11:29 am


    Seventh grader M.E. Spradley stars as the title character in the Westwood Middle School musical to be held March 20, 21 and 22.  Tickets will be sold at the door: $8 for adults, $5 for students.  Karen Lewis directs the 32-member cast.  Landon Spangler is musical director. Photo provided

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  • Elton John, Kanye among Bonnaroo headliners

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

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    The eclectic trio of Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White will headline this summer’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester. Organizers announced the lineup for the June 12-15 festival Wednesday night. As usual, it offers a bit of something for everyone. Sir Elton will be attending his first Bonnaroo, while West will be making his first return after one of the most memorable appearances in 2008. That year

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  • SNOW DAY: Enough snow falls to slow travel; kids enjoy day off

    Posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:35 am


    Enough snow fell on Coffee County to give school children and teachers the day off Thursday but, for the most part, missed the mark of the National Weather Service forecast for 2-4 inches of snow in the area. Manchester received approximately a half-inch of snow with localized areas receiving a bit more. It was enough for area kids to be out early Thursday morning sledding down whatever hills they could

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  • Let’s dance: CHS Raiderettes inspire youth with dance clinic

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

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      Coffee County Central High School Raiderette dance team held a weekend dance clinic Saturday for youth pre-K to high school seniors. “We’re trying to build interesting in the team,” said coach Mandy Ballard.  The youth were split into three groups by age. Each group, lead by Raiderettes, learned a routine that was later combined for Saturday night’s half-time show. Pictured left, juniors Chelsea McCullough and Alexis Donnelly teach moves to

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