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8 to run for 3 alderman seats in August Manchester municipal election

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:25 am

Eight people have qualified as candidates for three available aldermanic seats in the August 7 Manchester Municipal Election. If elected, most of those would be newcomers to the board. Alderman Cheryl Swan is the only incumbent seeking re-election. Aldermen Donny Parsley and Roxanne Patton did not file petitions to seek re-election. Also qualifying to run for alderman are Tim Kilgore, J. Sam Miller, Claude S. Morse, Chris Robison, Lana Matthews

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  • MARATHON WATCH: 118th Boston Marathon underway

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

    A military policeman stands near the start line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    The 118th Boston Marathon has begun. The first entrants crossed the starting line at 8:50 a.m. (EST) in the mobility impaired division. The wheelchair division starts at 9:17 (EST). Then the handcycles begin at 9:22, and the elite women at 9:32. The elite men and the first wave of amateur runners go at 10. There are four waves in total, the last starting at 11:25. CHANNEL GUIDE: National television coverage of

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  • ‘The Big Payback’ countdown started by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has started the official countdown to Middle Tennessee’s first The Big Payback. The Big Payback is a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. From 6 a.m. on May 6 until 6 a.m. on May 7, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to their choice

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  • Bonnaroo to pay up to $250K for road, bridge improvements; some residents not happy

    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm


    Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon spend upwards of $250,000 to widen a bridge on Kimberly Lane and do paving work on Kimberly Lane and Grosch Drive near one of the back entrances to Great Stage Park. Not all local residents are happy about the proposed improvements, though. Approximately 25 residents showed up to a Coffee County Rural Roads and Bridges Committee meeting last Tuesday night

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  • Busy election year begins May 6

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Joe Botz votes at a booth decorated with stickers on election day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer Next year is shaping up to be one of the busiest election years in recent history, and one that will elect a wide range of candidates on all levels of government, from local school boards to the U.S. Senate. The May 6 primaries for Republicans, Democrats and Independents will not only determine the candidates for Tennessee governor, U.S. Congress, and state House, but also nearly

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  • Manchester Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday

    Posted on November 29, 2013 at 7:42 am

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    This weekend should be the perfect time to put everyone in the holiday spirit. After Thanksgiving on Thursday and Black Friday shopping on Friday, the annual Manchester Christmas will light up the town starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. This year’s parade, themed “Around the World” and sponsored by Manchester Tourism and Community Development and Lovelady Auto Parts, will be slightly bigger than last year’s version with 88 entries expected to

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  • VETERANS DAY: Naomi Judd highlights Manchester ceremony

    Posted on November 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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    Story and photo by Josh Peterson, editor For nearly 30 years, Manchester resident Althea Cimino and country music superstar Naomi Judd had a relationship that lived on through Christmas cards and letters. Monday, in front of a crowd well into the hundreds gathered next to the Coffee County Courthouse, the two were reunited, highlighting a stellar Veterans Day ceremony in Manchester. “I was a nurse before I started singing. People

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