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The Coffee County Courthouse is pictured after a snow in early 2014. (MT File Photo)

Historical Society: Mold causing problems at Coffee County Courthouse

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

By Staff Writer, Marian Galbraith Members of the Coffee County Historical Society Bonnie Parsley and Joanna Lewis, whose office is located in the historic county courthouse on the square in Manchester, appeared before the Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday to request funding to combat a growing mold problem inside the building. “We’re having to wipe mold off some of the books and some of the papers are curling,” Parsley said,

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  • Feds: Don’t expect winter to be polar vortex redux

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 1:08 pm


    By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here’s some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that the upcoming winter looks pretty average in general. He doesn’t expect a lot of

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  • MORE THAN SCHOOL SPIRIT: Challenge at CCMS leads to 448 care packages for Navy

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Students and teachers at Coffee County Middle School pose with boxed care packages and the school's "spirit stick." Between the seventh and eighth grade classes at the school, approximately 5,400 items were collected to assemble 448 care packages that will be sent to deployed submarines. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor A friendly competition at Coffee County Middle School has turned school spirit to patriotic spirit. After the eighth grade class recently lost out on the school’s “spirit stick” at a pep rally, teachers for the class “stole” the stick and challenged the seventh grade class. The challenge went beyond barking out school chants in a packed gym. The challenge – collect care-package items for deployed members

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  • Second Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm


    DALLAS (AP) — A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, and officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill. It’s not clear how the worker contracted the virus, though the second case among health workers pointed to lapses beyond how

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  • Summitville man allegedly claims ties to ISIS, charged with Terrorism

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Terry McCullough

    A Summitville man is being held in the Coffee County Jail on terrorism charges. Terry Wayne McCullough, 59, was arrested Sunday on a charge of committing an act of terrorism. According to warrants, McCullough was at a residence at Dossett Apartments in Tullahoma “terrorizing residents” there. He, reportedly, was terrorizing residents there by telling them that he is a member of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and that

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  • Tennessee man charged with raping Holly Bobo

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Dylan Adams

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the brother of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman has been charged with raping her. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that 26-year old John Dylan Adams has been indicted on two counts of raping Holly Bobo, whose remains were found in September in Decatur County. Adams had already been charged with tampering with evidence in the case of

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  • Lending helpful hands: Over 1,000 volunteer at Convoy of Hope

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Josh Shelton, center, and Stacy Stevenson work among piles of bagged food that were given away at the Convoy of Hope Saturday at the Coffee County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Convoy of Hope that stopped at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester Saturday served over 4,000 people, according to event organizers. In total, 1,064 volunteers connected with 22 local churches and 32 charitable-minded organizations worked through the day Saturday to help those in need receive free services ranging from haircuts to groceries. “It’s really all about the partnerships,” explained Molly Erickson with Convoy of Hope. “We couldn’t do this

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  • Debate heated over state’s proposed Amendment One

    Posted on October 12, 2014 at 6:00 am


    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer  Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series explaining the proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amendment 1, the first of four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, is officially titled, “The Tennessee Legislative Powers Regarding Abortion,” and reads as follows: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects

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  • Burn permits required through May 16

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    It’s once again fire season in Tennessee and the division of forestry is reminding the landowners in Coffee County if they intend to do any outdoor burning, they are required by state law to obtain a burning permit. The permits issued by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry are for the sole purpose of burning untreated wood waste or woody vegetation grown on-site such as branches, leaves and

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