Lifestyles

Chili Dog

No buns about it: National chili dog day is a the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with an all-American classic

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Whether you call it a Coney dog, Texas dog or even the Michigan Coney, the consensus is that chili dogs are at the pinnacle of hot dog evolution. The venerable all-American dish, like other hot dog histories, is seeped in urban legend and short on facts. It seems, however, that while most hot dog historians (yes, there are some) agree that the Germans

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  • MCS holds WeCARE

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Local volunteers, staff and school administrators pause for a picture Saturday at the Manchester City School’s WeCARE event held at Westwood Middle School.  Before the event, long-time school administrator Gary Dyer spoke to the volunteers about the inaugural WeCARE, held after a 1994 conference attended by then Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. “They talked about what communities could do to build families to help give children, as

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  • We all scream for ice cream

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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    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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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

Members of the community and school officials gathered Thursday for a Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Coffee County School System's new school - Coffee County Raider Academy. The school will house the system's ninth graders. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

In with the new: Raider Academy makes new home in old building

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

Thursday marked the beginning of a new era for the Coffee County School System. In addition to the first full day of classes at the new Coffee County Middle School on Woodbury Highway, the system also opened a new school in the form of Red Raider Academy – a school exclusive to ninth graders. The new ninth-grade school is being housed in the former middle school on McMinnville Highway. The

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  • MCS holds WeCARE

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Local volunteers, staff and school administrators pause for a picture Saturday at the Manchester City School’s WeCARE event held at Westwood Middle School.  Before the event, long-time school administrator Gary Dyer spoke to the volunteers about the inaugural WeCARE, held after a 1994 conference attended by then Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. “They talked about what communities could do to build families to help give children, as

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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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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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