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

Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

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

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    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

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    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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