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Whether or not some students are forced to pay more for their prom tickets than those with good grades has ignited a debate surrounding the Central High School prom. Tickets at CHS jumped to $40 per ticket ($80 per couple) for this year’s junior-senior prom, which is significantly more than most surrounding high schools. Members of the prom committee told the Manchester Times the reason for the spike is,
W ithin a stone’s throw of curvy Oak Hill Road, Ava Floyd’s childlike innocence suddenly turns to caution. With an ear-to-ear smile and a relatively outgoing personality, the 5 year old slows down when she nears the edge of the road in front of her family’s rural home. It’s easy to sense in her demeanor that it was on that road that her life changed forever. “I’m scared
By Ian Skotte, staff writer No other state park offers it. At 1 p.m. on March 29, Tims Ford State Park will hold its annual live public auction for seasonal campsites at the Fairview Campground. Tims Ford rangers will soon begin preparing for the auction by setting up tables and chairs. A pavilion provides shelter for auctioneers and bidders. The bidders’ “significant others” wait to see how much they will
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival released a statement last week that its lineup announcement will be made live this year, leaving many festival fanatics’ anticipation levels on high. That announcement, that was absent a time or date for an the actual unveiling, left fans hungry for more and Bonnaroo fed that appetite Tuesday by announcing that the lineup will be unveiled at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19. According to a
By Marian Galbraith, staff writer A public hearing has been scheduled for 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza discuss zoning issues that would allow a second rock quarry to open near Hillsboro. The Coffee County Commission meeting will follow at 6 p.m. with an agenda that includes a resolution to change the zoning of a large hillside property owned by Wright Paving Contractors LLC to a
By Andrea Agardy, Staff Writer Tennessee State Parks will mark a major milestone in the new year, when the parks system celebrates its 75th anniversary. The public is invited to join in the celebration this week when each of the 54 state parks hosts First Hikes events between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. The First Hikes program is the Tennessee State Parks’ spin on “first footing,” an old Scottish tradition.
The annual Manchester Christmas Parade made its way through Manchester Friday night in front of thousands of people hoping to catch bags of candy and get a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself. Approximately 80 entries were in the parade that saw crowds standing more than five deep all the way down Murfreesboro Highway to North Spring Street where the parade turned onto the square, where the crowd was even bigger.