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Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Suspicious package scare at Jiffy Burger is Geocache box

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Authorities shut down a quarter-mile stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. and evacuated three businesses Monday afternoon when a suspicious package was seen dropped next to a gas line at Jiffy Burger restaurant at 1001 Hillsboro Blvd. Traffic was rerouted and Jiffy Burger, Hardees and the Coffee County Manchester Public Library were evacuated and closed for approximately four hours while local authorities waited for bomb specialists with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to examine

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    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

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    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

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