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Josh Shelton, center, and Stacy Stevenson work among piles of bagged food that were given away at the Convoy of Hope Saturday at the Coffee County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Lending helpful hands: Over 1,000 volunteer at Convoy of Hope

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

The Convoy of Hope that stopped at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester Saturday served over 4,000 people, according to event organizers. In total, 1,064 volunteers connected with 22 local churches and 32 charitable-minded organizations worked through the day Saturday to help those in need receive free services ranging from haircuts to groceries. “It’s really all about the partnerships,” explained Molly Erickson with Convoy of Hope. “We couldn’t do this

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  • Old Timer’s Day parade set for Saturday; opening ceremonies Friday night

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    A clown makes his way through the 2013 Old Timer's Day parade. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    Manchester Old Timer’s Day returns this weekend with a full day of fun planned for both young and old. From a greased pole climb to a big wheel race and, of course, the Old Timer’s Day parade, organizers have events planned all throughout the day Saturday with some music to set the mood Friday night. “It’s getting bigger every year,” said event organizer Roger Steele, who helped to return the

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  • Coffee County Fair, Kissel Entertainment open rides to disabled

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Holden  Hatcher  enjoys  a  ride  on  the  carousel  Thursday  morning  at  the  Coffee  County  Fair .  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Coffee County Fair has been bringing smiles to faces for well over 100 years. Thursday it was the clients of Skills Development Services (SDS) who were smiling ear-to-ear – for free. The Coffee County Fair teamed up with midway entertainment provider Kissel Entertainment to allow SDS clients, who have mental and physical disabilities, to enjoy the midway rides free of charge and free of lines. “We are just so

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  • FIVE THINGS: to expect at this year’s Coffee County Fair

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Coffee County Fair

    1. Credit cards accepted Admission to the fair will remain steady at $5 per person. But one thing is different this year – there will be a dedicated admission line for patrons wishing to use their credit card to pay for admission. There is a catch – it will cost $1 more per swipe than paying cash. “For example, if someone is paying admission for four people and they are

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  • Manchester Times, Thunder Radio candidate forum set for Thursday night

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    2014 election logo blue

    To better inform the electorate before the Aug. 7 County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times, in partnership with Thunder Radio, will be hosting a candidate forum event from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. “We feel like this event is the perfect opportunity for voters to educate themselves on the candidates before casting their votes Aug. 7,” said Times editor

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  • Manchester Independence Day events start early Friday; end with fireworks

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Pictured are fireworks from the Manchester 2013 fireworks display. (File photo by Josh Peterson)

    The annual Manchester Independence Day celebration will be held Friday, July 4, with most of the events taking place at the Manchester Recreation Center and Manchester Rotary Park. A Firecracker 5k/10k run will be held in the morning with musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. at Rotary Amphitheater in Rotary Park. Independence Day fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. “The fireworks will be shot from

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  • Manchester Times, Thunder Radio to host candidate forum

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    2014 election logo blue

    To better inform the electorate before the Aug. 7 County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times, in partnership with Thunder Radio, will be hosting a candidate forum event from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. “We feel like this event is the perfect opportunity for voters to educate themselves on the candidates before casting their votes Aug. 7,” said Times editor

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