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Coffee County Sheriff's Department captain Frank Watkins (left) and Sheriff Steve Graves pose in front of the new Coffee County Jail. (Staff photo by Chris Barstad)

New Coffee County Jail open house is Saturday

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new jail on Saturday, April 25, and the public is invited. Doors will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. The state-of-the-art, 400-bed facility is located at 3176 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester. The ribbon cutting ceremony is expected to start around 1:15 p.m. and feature a host of current and former officials who took part

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  • Tuesday last day to buy tickets for Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center fundraiser

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:04 am

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    A fundraiser to help keep the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center open to aid children of abuse will be held Friday, April 10, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center in Manchester. This year the annual event will feature the band “Escape” from Columbia with vocalist KC — (Karen Czajka) – to entertain with an evening of music and dancing titled “A Groovy Party With a Purpose,” according to Joyce Prusak,

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  • Walgreens, senior center team up for senior-grandchild dance

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:22 am


    Manchester Walgreens and the Coffee County Senior Center are teaming up to host a dance for seniors and their children from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door of the senior center, located at 603 Woodbury Highway in Manchester. The dance is designed for seniors and their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or other young relatives. “We saw this as an opportunity to raise money for

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  • FRIGID TEMPS: Shelter to open Wednesday, Thursday in Coffee County

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm


    With temperatures expected to dip below zero Wednesday night and be near zero against Thursday, the Manchester Fire Department has announced it will be opening a shelter for those without heat. The shelter will be open Wednesday and Thursday night at Coffee County Raider Academy (Formerly Coffee County Middle School) at 865 McMinnville Highway. The shelter will open at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and remain open through the

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  • Traveling Vietnam Wall to visit Winchester in May

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

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    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at the Winchester City Park Red Roof Pavilion from May 21 through May 26, 2015. The wall is a 3/5 scale depiction of the original in Washington D.C. and is six feet in height at the center with a span of 300 feet from one end to the other. The names of over 58,000 soldiers who were lost are inscribed on the wall.

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  • Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons set to headline 14th annual Bonnaroo

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 am

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      By Josh Peterson, editor The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival rolled out the lineup for the 14th edition of its popular festival Tuesday night through a unique social-media release. Regardless of how the lineup was released in comparison to years past the results were the same – a top-of-the-line lineup set to rock Manchester, Tenn. for four days and nights June 11-14. Topping the lineup card is Billy Joel,

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  • 3 THINGS: to look for at Monday’s school consolidation meeting

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 6:04 am

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    Many are waiting with bated breath for Monday night’s (5:30 p.m., Jan. 12) informational meeting at Westwood Middle School that has been scheduled to discuss a possible consolidation of the Manchester City and Coffee County School systems. Officials expect hundreds of citizens and school employees from both systems to attend the meeting with questions lined up for Chattanooga-based attorney Scott Bennett, who the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen views

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