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3-year old shoots infant brother in the head, police say

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:17 am

Police say a 3-year-old Coffee County boy shot his 18-month-old brother in the head at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler shot the infant with a .25-caliber automatic pistol in a home Tuesday afternoon in a home on “A” Street in Hillsboro. The 18-month-hold was transported to Medical Center of Manchester, where he was stabilized and then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical

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  • More winter weather possible for Manchester Wednesday night

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Manchester, along with the rest of the midstate, could be in for another pelting of winter weather Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. A winter storm watch has been issued for middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, for noon Wednesday through noon Thursday. According to NWS, a strong cold front will sweep through the area Wednesday and turn rain into freezing rain, sleet and then

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  • Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    farmers

    Manchester will soon be home to a new eatery. Farmers Family Restaurant will soon be locating to 95 Skinner Flat Road in Manchester, which is the former location of Shoneys. Farmers Family Restaurant has two other locations – in Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tenn. “We do have a lot of people who eat with us [at or Murfreesboro location] out of Tullahoma and Manchester,” said Billy Raynor, owner of the restaurant.

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  • WINTER STORM: Officials take over 360 weather-related calls throughout week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Whether you live in the northern half or the southern half of Coffee County determines the story of last week’s winter storm for you. But despite drastic splits of snow and ice in different parts of the county there was one common fact– it was crippling. Duck River Electric Membership corporation restored 14,000 power outages throughout last week and local authorities responded to 366 weather related calls between midnight Monday

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  • Haslam names Nicoll Coffee County public defender

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam

    John E. Nicoll has been named public defender for Coffee County by Governor Bill Haslam. Nicoll fills the vacancy left by the death of Campbell Smoot, Jr., who died Nov. 18, 2014. “John’s strong academic record and broad experience in criminal cases, both as an Army JAG officer and as managing partner of his own firm, will serve him and the citizens of Coffee County well in this important role,”

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  • Duck River should conclude ice storm restoration Thursday

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

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    DUCK RIVER PRESS RELEASE The fourth day of ice storm recovery at Duck River Electric Membership Corp. started with only 79 members without power in 34 separate outages, most of these related to service lines damaged by trees and branches. Crews will work Thursday to achieve complete system restoration after Monday’s winter storm that left more than 13,000 members of the co-op in the dark and cold. Mutual aid crews

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  • Haslam names Nicoll Coffee County public defender

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam

    John E. Nicoll has been named public defender for Coffee County by Governor Bill Haslam. Nicoll fills the vacancy left by the death of Campbell Smoot, Jr., who died Nov. 18, 2014. “John’s strong academic record and broad experience in criminal cases, both as an Army JAG officer and as managing partner of his own firm, will serve him and the citizens of Coffee County well in this important role,”

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  • Thousands without power Tuesday morning; roads remain tricky

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Crews with the Manchester Street Department prepare to remove a large tree limb that fell across McArthur Street near United Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon. According to the Coffee County Communications Center, crews responded to 83 similar calls throughout the county during the day Monday and through the night. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Downed power lines and hazardous travel conditions have kept local emergency crews busy since Monday morning. And even though ice stopped falling late Monday night, travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout most of the week as temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing. “We may get some thaw [Tuesday] with some sunshine here and there, but whatever thaws will just freeze back,” said Coffee County EMA director Allen

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  • Emergency shelter open as power outages spread across Manchester area Monday night

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    With over 3,500 Duck River Membership customers without power in the Manchester area, the Manchester Fire Department has opened an emergency shelter at the Coffee County Raider Academy Monday night. The fire department planned to open the shelter Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures expected to dip below zero, but according to Manchester Fire Department Chief George DeShields, power outages and no heat have led to the shelter opening tonight. As

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