Lifestyles

Never too late

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

Local senior receives diploma after 66 years of anticipation Staff Writer John Coffelt That local grandmother Peggy Tate Reeves, originally of South Pittsburgh, didn’t graduate was such a guarded secret even her children didn’t know. “You can imagine what going all that time thinking, I don’t have a high school diploma,” Reeves said. Reeves, a smart, lively senior has held a range of jobs over the years since she would

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  • Never too young to read; local programs foster childhood literacy

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Chrystal Butler and her daughter, Norah, look for new books to read at Cof-fee County Manchester Public Library.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt As of last week, young library patron Norah Butler has read over 1,042 books and she’s not yet in kindergarten. She is one of 21 readers working on reaching the 1,000-book milestone thanks, in part, to an ongoing youth reading program at Coffee County Manchester Public Library that started in the fall. “It’s so easy to do,” Youth Services librarian Virginia Kiviniemi said.  “One book a

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  • Hillsboro’s Run for a Cause benifits veterans

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:58 am

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    Hillsboro Elementary School held its fifth annual Run for a Cause 5K Saturday to benefit veteran’s charity the Fisher House Foundation. Event organizer, school nurse Dawn Selvage described the charity as being similar to Ronald McDonald House, but for military families. “They’re setup at most VA facilities, especially acute care hospitals. They allow housing if your family member has been wounded. They also offer plane tickets if a spouse has

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Travel

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Manchester Police Department to step up seat belt enforcment starting Monday

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up seat belt enforcement from May 18 -31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. “Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Manchester Police Department Sgt. Chris Patterson. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people

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  • Manchester woman killed in Wednesday crash

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Edith Cox, 70, was killed at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Ford Taurus she was operating was struck by a Ford pickup. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene. Coffee County Sheriff's Department deputies, Manchester Fire and Rescue Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County EMS worked the accident. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of State Highway 55 and Pete Sain Road in Coffee County. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Corey Stuart, Edith Cox, 70, of Manchester, was killed in the accident that occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the trooper’s report, Cox was driving a 1998 Ford car across State Highway 55 at the intersection of Pete Sain

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  • Large amount of meth found in Coffee County Wednesday morning

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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    Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered approximately one-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning in Coffee County. Trooper Jeremy Miller initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for speeding in a construction zone near mile marker 124 on Interstate 24 westbound at approximately 10:36 a.m. Wednesday. Upon the trooper’s introduction and explanation of the stop, the

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Education

Never too late

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

Local senior receives diploma after 66 years of anticipation Staff Writer John Coffelt That local grandmother Peggy Tate Reeves, originally of South Pittsburgh, didn’t graduate was such a guarded secret even her children didn’t know. “You can imagine what going all that time thinking, I don’t have a high school diploma,” Reeves said. Reeves, a smart, lively senior has held a range of jobs over the years since she would

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  • Brewer’s resignation at city schools made official; schools submit deep budget cuts to city

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

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    By John Coffelt, staff writer In a whirlwind meeting Monday night, the Manchester Board of Education announced the resignation of Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer, hired a new board attorney and approved a budget that drastically restructures key personnel positions. Late in the meeting, interim director Dr. Sandra Morris announced Brewer’s resignation had become effective Monday. A general agreement between the board and Morris will retain her as acting

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  • Never too young to read; local programs foster childhood literacy

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Chrystal Butler and her daughter, Norah, look for new books to read at Cof-fee County Manchester Public Library.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt As of last week, young library patron Norah Butler has read over 1,042 books and she’s not yet in kindergarten. She is one of 21 readers working on reaching the 1,000-book milestone thanks, in part, to an ongoing youth reading program at Coffee County Manchester Public Library that started in the fall. “It’s so easy to do,” Youth Services librarian Virginia Kiviniemi said.  “One book a

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Religion

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GALYEN: The marriage issue in a nutshell

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

 Last week I shared urgent words and warnings from highly respected Christian leaders who encouraging a course of civil disobedience in the event that the Supreme Court soon moves to legalize same-sex marriage. In preparing for my column this week, I almost do not know where to begin. I have read so many grave, dark, and heavy news reports on the threat that faces marriage and religious freedom in America.

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  • Tragedy forges a love to last for Manchester couple

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

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      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

    Dr. Scott Parkison

    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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Health

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Annual Parkpalooza set for Saturday at Rotary Park

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

The Manchester Parks and Recreation annual Parkpalooza will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday (May 9) in Rotary Park (next to the recreation complex at 557 N. Woodland St.). Activities are planned through the morning and early afternoon, including a parade, live music, petting zoo, fitness trail and booths, Home Depot kids projects, inflatable exhibits, carnival games, GaGa tournament and a Zumbathon. Most of the events are

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  • Annual Parkpalooza set for Saturday at Rotary Park

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

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    The Manchester Parks and Recreation annual Parkpalooza will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday (May 9) in Rotary Park (next to the recreation complex at 557 N. Woodland St.). Activities are planned through the morning and early afternoon, including a parade, live music, petting zoo, fitness trail and booths, Home Depot kids projects, inflatable exhibits, carnival games, GaGa tournament and a Zumbathon. Most of the events are

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  • Manchester Walgreens accepting food donations for vets; will provide health screenings, breakfast Saturday

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The Manchester Walgreens store, 806 McArthur St., is currently accepting food donations for veter-ans that will be donated to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and The Fisher House in Murfreesboro. Pictured are Walgreens assistant manager Rebecca French and manager Trey Gooch. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 1. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Manchester Walgreens, in conjunction with other Walgreens stores in the area, is participating in an event to benefit the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Fisher House of Murfreesboro that will culminate in an omelet breakfast and health screenings Saturday, May 2. Walgreens stores in Manchester, Tullahoma, Decherd and McMinnville currently have food drop boxes in their stores to donate to the organizations to be used throughout the

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