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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

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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  • Annual Manchester Christmas parade is set for Dec. 6

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:44 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. Saturday, Dec. 6. 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

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  • Advocacy Center chili cook-off set for Saturday

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

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    The Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center will host the chili cook-off from 12-4 p.m., Saturday on the square. Advocacy Center Executive Director Joyce Prusak said that proceeds from the event will go to serve the local children who are the victims of severe abuse. The center helps from about 275-350 children each year. “Everything we do is provided free of charge,” she said. The center provides forensic interviews, crisis services

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  • Lamar Alexander wins reelection; easily carries Coffee County

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander was re-elected Tuesday to a third term in the U.S. Senate after what was one of the more difficult campaigns in his 40-year political career in Tennessee. Alexander faced Democrat Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney who largely self-funded a campaign that sought to portray the incumbent as out of touch with Tennessee voters on issues including immigration, Common Core education standards and minimum-wage

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  • ELECTION 2014: Coffee County voters shoot down wheel tax; amendment one passes county, state

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

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    A county-wide motor vehicle tax referendum (wheel tax) was soundly defeated by voters Tuesday, even though county commissioners had promised to reduce last year’s property tax increase by at least 15 cents if the  wheel tax was approved by voters. In unofficial election results Tuesday night, the referendum was defeated by voters 9,068 to 2,256, with all 21 precincts in Coffee County voting against the measure. The stated purpose of

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  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on November 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

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    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

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  • Safe on the Square trick or treating set for today

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

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    The annual “Safe on the Square” trick-or-treating event returns to downtown Manchester from 2:30-5 p.m. Friday. Due to construction and weather the event was moved to the Manchester Recreation Center last year but the completion of the downtown construction project returns the event to downtown. According to Joyce Prusak with the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, which organizes the event, 85 businesses have signed up to participate. “Of those, 38

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