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Different is beautiful

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:05 am

Family works to fund genetic research into daughter’s unique disorder “I know that no one has a looking glass, but to not know is my child ever going to learn to walk, talk or is she ever going to get married or hold a job or have children? No one can tell me, but how about a small bit of insight?” –       Leeann Messick, Skialar’s mother.  Staff Writer John Coffelt

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  • CHS works toward inaugural student support event for disadvantaged teens

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

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    Coffee County Schools will hold its first ever Teen Expo at the beginning of next school year for disadvantaged students at Coffee County Central High School, but organizers are asking for community help with the event. “We need sponsors and partnerships now to help with the planning, services, and items needed.  School supplies, back packs, hygiene items, etc. are in great need for our disadvantaged students,” said system school counselor

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  • Westwood Middle to hold second STEM night

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Westwood Middle School will hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics night from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday. Westwood principal Chad Fletcher explained to the Manchester Board of Education Monday, “It’s a great night; we had a terrific turnout last year. It’s an opportunity to show students opportunities that STEM brings: careers and future opportunities that may present themselves in [the field].” Westwood science teacher

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Travel

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Road closures begin near Manchester City Hall Friday night

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

Starting this weekend, some streets near Manchester City Hall will be closed on the weekends as construction on the building roof is set to begin. In a press release, the city cites safety concerns and potential for damaged vehicles for the closures. The closures will be at the corner of Irwin Street and Fort Street; Fort Street at U.S. Highway 41 (which will impede turning onto Fort Street from Highway

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  • Shots fired, two in custody after highway pursuit in Manchester

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Manchester police, Coffee County deputies and Tennessee State Troopers pursued two suspects in this vehicle Wednesday afternoon. According to Manchester Police Department assistant chief Adam Floied, officers fired shots at the vehicle after it began to back up toward authorities. What appears to be a bullet hole is visible in the windshield on the passenger side. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By Josh Peterson, editor A high-speed police pursuit that originated at the Manchester Walgreens ended with police firing shots and two suspects in custody Wednesday. According to Manchester Police Department assistant chief Adam Floied, a joint drug operation between Manchester Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Department investigators was happening at the Manchester Walgreens early Wednesday afternoon involving suspects from out of town. When police began to surround the Chevrolet

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  • More winter weather possible for Manchester Wednesday night

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Manchester, along with the rest of the midstate, could be in for another pelting of winter weather Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. A winter storm watch has been issued for middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, for noon Wednesday through noon Thursday. According to NWS, a strong cold front will sweep through the area Wednesday and turn rain into freezing rain, sleet and then

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Education

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Nancy Harris named Manchester Teacher of the Year

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Nancy Harris, English as a Second Language teacher, has been selected as the Manchester City District Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8. Harris is in her 13th year as an ESL teacher and her 10th year as lead teacher for the ESL department.  She divides her time among Westwood Elementary, Westwood Middle School and the administrative duties she has as lead teacher. Harris also mentors new ESL teachers in

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  • CHS works toward inaugural student support event for disadvantaged teens

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

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    Coffee County Schools will hold its first ever Teen Expo at the beginning of next school year for disadvantaged students at Coffee County Central High School, but organizers are asking for community help with the event. “We need sponsors and partnerships now to help with the planning, services, and items needed.  School supplies, back packs, hygiene items, etc. are in great need for our disadvantaged students,” said system school counselor

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  • TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Hillsboro’s Williams wins regional award

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Tera Williams (center) is surprised by Bill Byford with the Tennessee Department of Education and school principal Angela Harris with her South Central Region Teacher of the Year award Thursday. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Tera Williams is selfless. She is worried about her students – their educational needs and their futures. But last week Williams was afforded the opportunity to soak in some praise for her selfless dedication. Williams, an 18-year teaching veteran, was surprised in her Hillsboro classroom by Director of Coffee County Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall, Hillsboro principal Angela Harris and members of

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Religion

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Tragedy forges a love to last for Manchester couple

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

  By Times Contributor, Janet Galyen On a warm September afternoon, 14 years ago, sunbeams broke through towering trees and spilled onto a private college campus in Southern Indiana. It was lunchtime. Hungry undergrads flooded the eateries and rendered the sidewalks picturesque and peaceful. It is hard to imagine this scene would be the setting for a bloody crime. But one person would interrupt the calm with absolute terror. Sarah,

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  • A Christmas message

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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    Like you, I have read the Christmas story many times. I can almost quote it in the Old English of my grandmothers King James Bible. Joseph, Mary, Jesus, the wise men, the shepherds, and the star form a nativity scene in my mind as I recall the verses from the second chapter of Luke’s Gospel. Though many characters are mentioned in the Christmas story, it is the shepherds that have

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  • Coffee County churches accepting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes next week

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    First United Methodist Church in Manchester and Highland Baptist Church in Tullahoma will accept Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes Nov. 17-24. Hours for drop-offs at the Manchester location are 2-5 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday; 12:30 -2 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 24. First United Methodist Church is located at 105 Church St. Hours for the Tullahoma location is 4-6 p.m., Monday; 9-11 a.m., Tuesday; 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9-11

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Health

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Different is beautiful

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:05 am

Family works to fund genetic research into daughter’s unique disorder “I know that no one has a looking glass, but to not know is my child ever going to learn to walk, talk or is she ever going to get married or hold a job or have children? No one can tell me, but how about a small bit of insight?” –       Leeann Messick, Skialar’s mother.  Staff Writer John Coffelt

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  • Walgreens, senior center team up for senior-grandchild dance

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:22 am

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    Manchester Walgreens and the Coffee County Senior Center are teaming up to host a dance for seniors and their children from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door of the senior center, located at 603 Woodbury Highway in Manchester. The dance is designed for seniors and their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or other young relatives. “We saw this as an opportunity to raise money for

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  • Coffee County Jail medical costs have exceeded budget for fiscal year

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    Medical costs for inmates in the Coffee County Jail, which have been blamed primarily on overcrowded conditions, continue to spiral out of control as county officials wait for the state fire marshal’s final approval of the new jail’s smoke evacuation system. A new test of all systems at the new jail is set for Thursday, Jan. 29, and if all systems test correctly, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.

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