Lifestyles

Water courses over a series of cascades near the Perimeter Trail at Sewanee-The University of the South. Just downstream from this spot, the creek drops below the surface, continues below the dry Column Entrance Cave only to reemerge in a gorge that leads to Dick Cove.    
Staff photo by John Coffelt

Empowering you to make a difference for the environment

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt Students at New Union Elementary School are getting a detailed look at what they can do to help protect the environment during an outdoor, all-day event Wednesday for Earth Day. “One thing that I’ve tried to impress upon them in the lessons leading up to Earth Day is the power they have themselves to make a difference,” said New Union librarian and media specialist Jennifer  Hartley.

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  • A chance to scale new heights: Area boarding school offers students and introduction to competitive rock climbing

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:06 am

    St. Andrews Sewanee Sophomore  Anna Fox climbs during practice.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Bouldering, an offshoot of rock climbing, involves much more than ascending a large rock. It’s a demanding sport that in addition to strength, requires purpose, agility and, moreover, dogged perseverance. Sewanee’s Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School climbing club members seek to perfect their bouldering Monday nights at the campus Bouldering Cave, a small lean-to section of the campus recreation shed, which had been turned into a

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  • St. Bede’s to unveil exquisite bas relief sculptures at community Good Friday service

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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    By John Coffelt, staff writer   During the Good Friday service of the Manchester Ministerial Association Holy Week meetings, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church will showcase series of commissioned woodcut panels that depicts Jesus’ progression to Calvary. To those familiar with the Catholic faith or its offshoots, the series is known as the Stations of the Cross, a collection of 14 images usually placed along the church nave and depicts the

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Travel

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Large amount of meth found in Coffee County Wednesday morning

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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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  • Saturday morning crash kills one in Coffee County

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

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    A Manchester resident is dead following a single-car crash on Blanton Chapel Road in northern Coffee County Saturday morning. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Harrison Fisher, Whitney C. Austin, 23, of Eagleville, was operating a 2000 Ford Expedition that left the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Passenger Nettie Austin, 45, of Manchester, was pronounced dead on the scene. Fisher’s report states that alcohol was a factor

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  • Road closures begin near Manchester City Hall Friday night

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

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    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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Education

Water courses over a series of cascades near the Perimeter Trail at Sewanee-The University of the South. Just downstream from this spot, the creek drops below the surface, continues below the dry Column Entrance Cave only to reemerge in a gorge that leads to Dick Cove.    
Staff photo by John Coffelt

Empowering you to make a difference for the environment

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt Students at New Union Elementary School are getting a detailed look at what they can do to help protect the environment during an outdoor, all-day event Wednesday for Earth Day. “One thing that I’ve tried to impress upon them in the lessons leading up to Earth Day is the power they have themselves to make a difference,” said New Union librarian and media specialist Jennifer  Hartley.

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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

    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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  • 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

John Roger Roberts, left, works as a sales manager for John Roberts Toyota and his dad, John Roberts (pictured at right). The younger Roberts recently underwent a kidney transplant at the young age of 28 and returned to work just eight days later. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

DONATE LIFE MONTH: After months of grueling dialysis, John Roger Roberts has a new kidney and a new outlook on life

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

One look at John Roger Roberts would provide no indication of what he has gone through. At the young age of 28, you can find him in the building at his dad’s car dealership – John Roberts Toyota – putting in about 60 hours a week as a sales manager and loving every minute of it. And, as he put it, he spends all of those minutes showing everyone the

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  • Different is beautiful

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:05 am

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    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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