Lifestyles

stock_honey

For the love of Honey

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Reacquaint yourself with the sweet indulgence for national honey month Staff Writer John Coffelt  Honey – a gallon of the sweet ambrosial nectar weighs approximately 12 pounds. It is also about 1.6 times as sweet as white sugar and a pound contains about 1,380 calories. To make just over 11 pounds requires bees to travel a total distance roughly equal to a round trip from earth to the moon. Yet

Read Full Story
  • Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Kasey

    Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

    Read Full Story
  • Local doctor takes a swing at the majors

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    morris_m5dcv1vn_9zxaf5sv

    Staff Writer John Coffelt When a local chiropractor recently received an invitation from representatives of Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins to consult with trainers about one of their pitchers, county native Bryan Morris, Dr. Marvin Carson, DC, knew it was a moment of a lifetime. “I don’t expect to become the team chiropractor, but that I was able to go and have them cover my cost was a

    Read Full Story

Travel

Workers from Hullett’s Service Center and Wrecker Service work to clear the roadway after a semi-truck loaded with animal feed collided with two other tractor trailers and overturned Tuesday on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24  near the Manchester city limits. Tennessee Highway Patrol, Coffee County Emergency Management, EMS, Coffee County Sheriff Department and the North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department responded. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-24 Tuesday

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

Emergency crews were busy for over two hours Tuesday afternoon after three tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 24, shutting down the interstate’s eastbound lanes for approximately two hours. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, a semi-truck loaded with animal feed collided with two other tractor trailers and then overturned. The eastbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted off the interstate at exit 97. Read more information and details in next week’s (Sept.

Read Full Story
  • Gas prices fall; near $3 per gallon

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Gas

    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past

    Read Full Story
  • Manchester downtown project nears completion

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Marty Bell applies an antique finish to the cobblestone sidewalk at the corner of North Spring and West Fort streets on the downtown square Monday. The downtown renovation project is nearing an end after more than one year of work. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer for the Manchester downtown renovation project.All four sides of the square are finally paved and open to through traffic after weeks of difficult navigating and the finishing touches are being put on the project, which officials say should be completed in the coming weeks. “We have some cosmetic things left around doors and corners and

    Read Full Story

Education

Westwood Finalist

Westwood Elementary named SCORE school finalist

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

Westwood Elementary School is one of three finalists in the 2014 SCORE Prize category. The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school districts that are leaders in student learning. “I want to congratulate [all the students and staff],” Principal Thomas Furman told a crowed assembly last Tuesday during a surprise announcement. He added that the prize is based on three-year averages, and recognized former principal Sandra

Read Full Story
  • SAFE SCHOOLS: Sidewalk construction underway near Westwood

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Sidewalk construction is underway along Oakdale Street. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    After nearly five years of anticipation, Westwood school students and other pedestrians walking along Oakdale Street in Manchester will soon be much safer during their travels. The $126,000 “Safe Routes to School” grant secured by Manchester in 2009 – which pays to install sidewalks for children to walk safely to school – recently broke ground on Oakdale Street and is expected to be complete by the end of October, according

    Read Full Story
  • Bonnaroo Works Fund announces donations of lunch boxes, books to Coffee County schools

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Bonnaroo 2014

     Press Release Reusing and recycling are part of Bonnaroo’s DNA, and festival organizers have shown their green colors once again while supporting local schools. Just in time for back-to-school, Bonnaroo Works Fund Director Nina Miller recently delivered 4,000 Bonnaroo-themed lunch boxes to school officials, one for every student in the Coffee County School district. The W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, which provides affordable, quality music instruction to low-income families,

    Read Full Story

Religion

Brenton Cox

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

Read Full Story
  • 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

    Read Full Story
  • Bringing Lyla home

    Posted on December 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    janet galyen

    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

    Read Full Story

Health

Kasey

Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

Read Full Story
  • Manchester woman charged with TennCare fraud

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Deborah Copestick

    A Coffee County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly using the state’s Medicaid program to obtain a prescription drug, which she later sold. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Deborah Kay Copestick, 61, of Manchester, after a joint investigation with the Tullahoma Police Department. An indictment accuses Copestick of TennCare fraud in connection with selling the painkiller Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance,

    Read Full Story
  • Manchester’s Fred Deadman Park adds outdoor fitness equipment

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    eq we

    By Josh Peterson, editor For those who seem to always find a reason to avoid working out, the Manchester Recreation Department is limiting those excuses. The department held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in Fred Deadman Park Thursday for its newest fitness project – outdoor workout equipment. “This is a great opportunity for people to have a free area to work out and get some strength training,” said Manchester Recreation Director Bonnie

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day