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The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday) The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with the

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  • Annual Manchester Christmas parade is set for Dec. 6

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

    The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with

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  • One of the nation’s top banjo competitors calls Manchester home

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester native and national banjo finalist Joey Gipson says that he owes his interest in bluegrass to his grandparents. It’s a love that has taken him to play among some of the finest, most proficient banjo pickers in America. “It’s a great accomplishment, I love doing contest and playing my music,” Gipson said. “I started playing bluegrass when I was 10. I’ve been doing contests pretty

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The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

Manchester Christmas parade set for Saturday night

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Saturday) The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with the

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  • Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept. open house, charity event is Saturday

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:50 am

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    For those wanting to tour the old Coffee County Jail one last time before everything is moved to the new $20 million facility, the opportunity will be available from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting its annual open house to benefit the department’s Christmas charity. Those who attend will be treated to refreshments and tours of the jail – the final tours before

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  • Annual Trees of Christmas on display this week

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Pictured are Jean Oakley and Alice Solis at last year's (2013) Trees of Christmas. This year's Tree of Christmas runs Dec. 1-7.

    The annual Trees of Christmas are on display this week at the Ada Wright Center in Fred Deadman Park. The display, put on by the Dig-N-Dream Garden Club, is themed “A Creative Christmas” and will run Monday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 7. Hours are 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Friday and noon through 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ada Wright Center is located

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