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

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

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 am

  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

    Manchester City Schools

    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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  • Meeting set to consider consolidation of Manchester, Coffee County schools

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Manchester City Schools

    A meeting of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Alderman (BOMA) set for 5:30 p.m. Monday to focus on the logistics and requirements of a school-system merger is expected to draw a crowd in the hundreds and will be held at Westwood Middle School’s Joel Vinson Gymnasium. The meeting will focus on the potential merger  of the Manchester City School system with the Coffee County School System. In attendance to

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  • Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

    The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

    The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday) The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with the

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  • Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept. open house, charity event is Saturday

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:50 am


    For those wanting to tour the old Coffee County Jail one last time before everything is moved to the new $20 million facility, the opportunity will be available from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting its annual open house to benefit the department’s Christmas charity. Those who attend will be treated to refreshments and tours of the jail – the final tours before

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  • Annual Trees of Christmas on display this week

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Pictured are Jean Oakley and Alice Solis at last year's (2013) Trees of Christmas. This year's Tree of Christmas runs Dec. 1-7.

    The annual Trees of Christmas are on display this week at the Ada Wright Center in Fred Deadman Park. The display, put on by the Dig-N-Dream Garden Club, is themed “A Creative Christmas” and will run Monday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 7. Hours are 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Friday and noon through 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ada Wright Center is located

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  • Programs available to ensure turkey is on the table in Coffee County

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    1A_turkey on table cutout bottom of 1A

    Raider Academy spearheading Thanksgiving food drive The Coffee County Raider Academy student government association, in conjunction with Central High School, is hosting a Thanksgiving food basket drive to help the students who have families in need. The school will accept donations through Wednesday, Nov. 19 and distribute the baskets Thursday, Nov. 20. Donations may be dropped off at 865 McMinnville Hwy. Anyone interested in donating items is encouraged to call

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