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CCMS Homecoming 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Here are some photos from Tuesday’s homecoming ceremony.   Congratulations to Queen Megan Hartwig and her court.  

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  • Manchester First National Bank victimized by quick change scam

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    A Manchester bank fell prey to a scam last week, authorities said. According to a report by Manchester Police Department officer Landon Pence, two black males entered First National Bank on West High Street in Manchester and walked away with approximately $680. According to the report, the men entered the bank Wednesday afternoon and one asked for change for a $100 bill several times while the second man kept asking

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  • New county commission features new faces, appointments

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Republican candidate Gary Cordell won the Coffee County Mayor's seat Thursday night.

    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer The first meeting of the new Coffee County Commission Tuesday night featured a number of new faces, committee appointments, and a newly elected member, Democrat Missy Davis DeFord. The tie in District 14 between DeFord and Republican G. Lamar Wilkie was finally broken by an 11-8 vote of the remaining members present. DeFord, however, was not present due to health problems and could not be

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  • Westwood Elementary named SCORE school finalist

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Westwood Finalist

    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

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  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission critical of Manchester compliance

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission executive director Keith Bell updates local alcohol vendors on various state regulations at a Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition breakfast last week held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.   (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Executive Director Keith Bell of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission had some harsh words for local merchants and restaurateurs during Wednesday’s Alcohol and Tobacco Vendor Breakfast hosted by the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition. His remarks at the meeting, aimed to promote additional workplace training regarding properly checking identification before selling alcohol or tobacco, come after a recent compliance check made by the Manchester Police Department

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  • Police: Remains found are of those of Holly Bobo

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators said late Monday. The remains of Holly Bobo were found Sunday in Decatur County, not far from her home in the town of Parsons, about 110 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn told a news conference. Bobo

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  • Manchester woman charged with TennCare fraud

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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    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,

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  • Westbound lanes of I-24 closed between 105 and 97 after two-car crash

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    A crash near mile marker 100 on Interstate 24 inside Coffee County at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday has closed both westbound lanes on I-24. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    A crash involving a TDOT vehicle and an 18-wheeler near the 100 mile marker of Interstate-24 Westbound has forced the closure of I-24 between exits 105 and 97 Thursday. Authorities are diverting traffic to U.S. Highway 41 at exit 105 and back onto the interstate at the 97 on ramp. According to authorities, traffic on I-24 Westbound was backed up near the 111 exit at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday. According

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  • Manchester’s Fred Deadman Park adds outdoor fitness equipment

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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    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

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