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We all scream for ice cream

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Local dairy family’s simple peach ice cream recipe offers straight from the farm taste   STAFF WRITER john coffelt   For Ginny Burns, daughter of local farm-direct dairy provider Dennis and Lois Casey, of Casey Family Farms, freshness is a family legacy, so her go-to ice cream recipe is sure to deliver. “With the Cream Line Milk, you don’t need the cream because it has the cream in it,” Burns

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  • WeCARE set to help 229 children

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Manchester City Schools will aid 229 children at the annual WeCARE event Saturday at Westwood Elementary School. “This is something that we take great pride in doing for our less fortunate students,” said Westwood Elementary and Middle Schools Family Resource Coordinator BJ Fann. Each year the community pulls together to help the less fortunate students start on an equal footing, said College Street Elementary School FRC director Diane Bouldin.

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  • Summer fun without the burn

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, but sunburn can ruin your outdoor adventures. Here are a few hints, collected from medical experts, to help make your time in the sun burn free.   PREVENTION –much better than a cure One of the best ways to avoid the burn is to minimize exposure to the sun. That doesn’t mean skipping fun in the sun,

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Travel

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Two killed in Interstate crash near Manchester

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

By Wayne Thomas, staff writer Two people were killed and two injured and Interstate 24 was tied up for several hours Saturday night following a three vehicle crash in Manchester. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark, around 6:15 p.m. Saturday a 1992 Nissan Sentra operated by Patrick Rhodes, 35, of Tullahoma was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when he collided head on at mile marker 114 with a

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  • Manchester man arrested for DUI after Interstate-24 crash

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    A Manchester man has been charged with DUI and violation of the implied consent law after a two-car accident on Interstate 24 late Wednesday, July 2. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, charged with DUI and violation of implied consent is Tony Clayborne, 52, of Manchester, after his vehicle struck another vehicle and sent both vehicles rolling at approximately 10:45 p.m. July 2 near mile marker 108.

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  • Accident closes Hillsboro Blvd. near Interstate-24 114 overpass

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Manchester Fire Department chief George DeShields walks past the scene Thursday morning where a car traveled underneath a tractor-trailer on U.S. 41 near the I-24 overpass at exit 114. The driver of the car was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for treatment of his injuries. His name has not been confirmed by the Times as of Thursday morning. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    U.S. Highway 41 (Hillsboro Blvd.) was closed down for a long period of time Thursday morning after a two-vehicle accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the car, Juan Ayala, 39, of Polk Street, Manchester, appeared to drive up under the trailer from the rear, according to Manchester Fire Department Chief George DeShields. According to DeShields, Ayala was put onto a helicopter and flown to Erlanger Hospital

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Education

WeCARE set to help 229 children

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

  Manchester City Schools will aid 229 children at the annual WeCARE event Saturday at Westwood Elementary School. “This is something that we take great pride in doing for our less fortunate students,” said Westwood Elementary and Middle Schools Family Resource Coordinator BJ Fann. Each year the community pulls together to help the less fortunate students start on an equal footing, said College Street Elementary School FRC director Diane Bouldin.

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  • Library holds writer workshop

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    “You’re not going to be able to write a book and make everybody happy” –             Honor Raconteur, local author and publisher   Staff Writer John Coffelt Coffee County Manchester Public Library is hosting two additional writer workshop sessions at 3 p.m. on Mondays as part of its summer reading series. “We are hoping to encourage kids to write,” said Youth Services Specialist Virginia Kiviniemi. “We have quite a few kids

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  • Community involvement adds value to career and technical education

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Career and technical education classes at Coffee County High School would be less successful without the continued support of the community.  Each area has an advisory board of business leaders that offer assistance with the programs throughout the year.  These advisory board members are gathered each April in an effort to thank them for their contributions and to inform them about any upcoming changes to the programs.  The members

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Religion

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A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Lights of Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 5:00 am

Christmas lights are getting out of hand. I enjoy looking at Christmas lights as much as anyone, but Americans can turn anything into a competition. ABC television is airing a series this month called “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” Twenty families compete to see who can decorate their homes with the most extreme light display for Christmas. One week, the winning family had almost 1 million lights, including 2,400 strobe

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  • Poverty and abundance at Christmas

    Posted on December 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Church, State, Life and Love By Janet Galyen   In the midst of American holiday abundance, as lights twinkle our landscape and the aromas of cider and candles warm our Christmas parties, my mind drifts to the immeasurably less privileged people of India. I recall the beautiful, dark faces of Indians who live in the most meager of circumstances, and I recall the surprising lesson I learned on poverty during

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  • Bringing Lyla home

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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    Church, State, Life and Love By Janet Galyen   The Muslim call to prayer breaks the silence of India’s dawn, and sounds of wailing prayer fill the air. Awakened to another day, a tiny set of eyes peers sleepily beyond the orphanage compound onto the dirt streets below. Little Ami ponders the activity of the busy people who come and go every day. In her four years of life, she’s

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Health

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United Regional Medical Center, Medical Center of Manchester seek to combine hospitals

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The two hospitals in Manchester that are located less than three miles apart may soon become one. United Regional Medical Center, located at 1001 McArthur Drive, and Medical Center of Manchester, 481 Interstate Drive, have embarked upon the first steps toward a merger of the two hospitals, according to a press release issued by both hospitals Monday. The move would mean both hospitals will combine operations and move them to the

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  • AN UPHILL BATTLE: Local athlete to compete in Transplant Games of America

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Darryl Collins, who has cystic fibrosis and has received a lung transplant, will compete in the Transplant Games of American in Texas later this month. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Exercising has always been second nature to Darryl Collins. Running, biking, coaching basketball, playing racquetball – it was all part of life for the former gym teacher. Carrying the lung capacity to support his desire, though, is another story. He didn’t know it early in his life, but his desire to be fit and active would help preserve and, actually, save his life from ending at

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  • Groups to hold Duck River clean up events Saturday

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

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    Volunteers from across the county are asked to take part in Duck River litter removal events held Saturday (June 28) below Mortons Lake and above Normandy Dam. The first event, organized by American Heritage Girls (a Christ-centered character development program similar to scouting) sponsor Connie Janosek, will be held from 8 a.m.- noon starting at Normandy Dam. Check in will be at 7:30 a.m. and the first 100 volunteers will receive

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