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FRIGID TEMPS: Shelter to open Wednesday, Thursday in Coffee County

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

With temperatures expected to dip below zero Wednesday night and be near zero against Thursday, the Manchester Fire Department has announced it will be opening a shelter for those without heat. The shelter will be open Wednesday and Thursday night at Coffee County Raider Academy (Formerly Coffee County Middle School) at 865 McMinnville Highway. The shelter will open at 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and remain open through the

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  • Traveling Vietnam Wall to visit Winchester in May

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Jeana Farrar

    The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be at the Winchester City Park Red Roof Pavilion from May 21 through May 26, 2015. The wall is a 3/5 scale depiction of the original in Washington D.C. and is six feet in height at the center with a span of 300 feet from one end to the other. The names of over 58,000 soldiers who were lost are inscribed on the wall.

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  • Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons set to headline 14th annual Bonnaroo

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 am

    The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

      By Josh Peterson, editor The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival rolled out the lineup for the 14th edition of its popular festival Tuesday night through a unique social-media release. Regardless of how the lineup was released in comparison to years past the results were the same – a top-of-the-line lineup set to rock Manchester, Tenn. for four days and nights June 11-14. Topping the lineup card is Billy Joel,

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  • 3 THINGS: to look for at Monday’s school consolidation meeting

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 6:04 am

    city hall

    Many are waiting with bated breath for Monday night’s (5:30 p.m., Jan. 12) informational meeting at Westwood Middle School that has been scheduled to discuss a possible consolidation of the Manchester City and Coffee County School systems. Officials expect hundreds of citizens and school employees from both systems to attend the meeting with questions lined up for Chattanooga-based attorney Scott Bennett, who the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen views

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  • Meeting set to consider consolidation of Manchester, Coffee County schools

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    city hall

    A meeting of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Alderman (BOMA) set for 5:30 p.m. Monday to focus on the logistics and requirements of a school-system merger is expected to draw a crowd in the hundreds and will be held at Westwood Middle School’s Joel Vinson Gymnasium. The meeting will focus on the potential merger  of the Manchester City School system with the Coffee County School System. In attendance to

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  • Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 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. 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

    Sheriff Steve Graves

    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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