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Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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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  • Coffee County first responders, hospitals conduct training to handle Ebola

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    During a training exercise Monday, Coffee County EMS workers Mistie Clark, right, and Kellee Bergman (left) wear hazmat suits into a home on Waite Street in Manchester. The  goal of the exercise was to extract a “female patient” exhibiting signs of ebola inside the home and transport her to United Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Ebola, the viral disease now of international concern, has also become a local topic with programs and joint training sessions designed to meet emergency situations. A briefing on the disease was held Thursday at Tullahoma High School and training exercises were held at United Regional Medical Center (URMC) and Harton Regional Medical Center Monday. Training is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Medical Center of Manchester The

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  • Coffee County emergency crews to conduct Ebola exercises Monday

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 8:28 am

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    Emergency crews and hospitals across Coffee County, including Manchester, will be conducting joint training exercises Monday to test emergency response and medical capabilities should  a local case of Ebola be reported. The exercise will begin shortly after 8 a.m. Monday on a house at Waite St. where a fake patient suspected of having Ebola virus will be picked up and transported to United Regional Medical Center and turned over to

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  • Lending helpful hands: Over 1,000 volunteer at Convoy of Hope

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Josh Shelton, center, and Stacy Stevenson work among piles of bagged food that were given away at the Convoy of Hope Saturday at the Coffee County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Convoy of Hope that stopped at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester Saturday served over 4,000 people, according to event organizers. In total, 1,064 volunteers connected with 22 local churches and 32 charitable-minded organizations worked through the day Saturday to help those in need receive free services ranging from haircuts to groceries. “It’s really all about the partnerships,” explained Molly Erickson with Convoy of Hope. “We couldn’t do this

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  • Old Timer’s Day parade set for Saturday; opening ceremonies Friday night

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    A clown makes his way through the 2013 Old Timer's Day parade. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    Manchester Old Timer’s Day returns this weekend with a full day of fun planned for both young and old. From a greased pole climb to a big wheel race and, of course, the Old Timer’s Day parade, organizers have events planned all throughout the day Saturday with some music to set the mood Friday night. “It’s getting bigger every year,” said event organizer Roger Steele, who helped to return the

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  • Coffee County Fair, Kissel Entertainment open rides to disabled

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Holden  Hatcher  enjoys  a  ride  on  the  carousel  Thursday  morning  at  the  Coffee  County  Fair .  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Coffee County Fair has been bringing smiles to faces for well over 100 years. Thursday it was the clients of Skills Development Services (SDS) who were smiling ear-to-ear – for free. The Coffee County Fair teamed up with midway entertainment provider Kissel Entertainment to allow SDS clients, who have mental and physical disabilities, to enjoy the midway rides free of charge and free of lines. “We are just so

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  • FIVE THINGS: to expect at this year’s Coffee County Fair

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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    1. Credit cards accepted Admission to the fair will remain steady at $5 per person. But one thing is different this year – there will be a dedicated admission line for patrons wishing to use their credit card to pay for admission. There is a catch – it will cost $1 more per swipe than paying cash. “For example, if someone is paying admission for four people and they are

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