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Two Coffee County residents arrested after allegedly beating, bruising toddler

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

A Coffee County couple is being held under a bond of $100,000 in the Coffee County Jail after their arrest on child abuse charges Saturday. According to warrants, Carlena Scalf, 22, of Maple Springs Road, Manchester, is charged with hitting her 3-year-old son multiple times across the face, causing swelling and bruising to his face. According to a report, Scalf allegedly told Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy Nick Graham that

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  • Facebook post by Coffee County Commisison candidate called ‘insensitive’ for those with mental disabilities

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:26 am


    By Josh Peterson, editor A candidate for Coffee County Commissioner is drawing negative attention after comments that he made on Facebook are being called insensitive and ignorant to people with mental disabilities. In Facebook discussion about last week’s Manchester Times political forum, county commission candidate W.D. Smith called someone a “wondertard” and went on to explain that a “wondertard” is “someone so. damned stupid they make regular retardation look

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  • Manchester Times, Thunder Radio candidate forum set for Thursday night

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

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    To better inform the electorate before the Aug. 7 County General and Manchester Municipal Elections, the Manchester Times, in partnership with Thunder Radio, will be hosting a candidate forum event from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. “We feel like this event is the perfect opportunity for voters to educate themselves on the candidates before casting their votes Aug. 7,” said Times editor

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  • Three things to know this week

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

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    1.      Political forum is Thursday. The Manchester Times and Thunder radio will host a political forum event from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. – Thursday. The event is free to the public to attend and for candidates to participate. In total, 23 candidates from seven county-wide races and one city race have been invited to participate in the event. Candidates for District Attorney

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  • Early voting for Aug. 7 election starts Friday

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

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    Early voting for the August 7 state primary, county general and Manchester municipal elections begins today (July 18) and ends August. 2. Election day is August 7. Manchester and rural Coffee County residents can vote early by going to the Coffee County Election Commission office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Saturdays during the July 18-Aug. 2

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  • 27-cent property tax increase expected to go before Coffee County Commission Tuesday

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee approved and voted Tuesday to recommend a 27-cent property tax increase for all county residents. The recommendation will come before the full Coffee County Commission for a vote at its Tuesday meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza in Manchester. “As much as we all hate tax increases, I think we’ve cut about as

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  • Operator of Manchester electronic cigarette business arrested

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

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    A woman who operates All Things E-Cig, an electronic cigarette business in Manchester, was arrested after she turned herself in at the Coffee County Jail Monday, July 14. Jamie Catherine Mason, 30, of Hillsboro Boulevard, is charged with storage of liquor for sale, possession of a Schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Coffee County Jail Monday night and was released after posting her $5,000

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  • United Regional Medical Center, Medical Center of Manchester seek to combine hospitals

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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    The two hospitals in Manchester that are located less than three miles apart may soon become one. United Regional Medical Center, located at 1001 McArthur Drive, and Medical Center of Manchester, 481 Interstate Drive, have embarked upon the first steps toward a merger of the two hospitals, according to a press release issued by both hospitals Monday. The move would mean both hospitals will combine operations and move them to the

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  • Two killed in Interstate crash near Manchester

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

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    By Wayne Thomas, staff writer Two people were killed and two injured and Interstate 24 was tied up for several hours Saturday night following a three vehicle crash in Manchester. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark, around 6:15 p.m. Saturday a 1992 Nissan Sentra operated by Patrick Rhodes, 35, of Tullahoma was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when he collided head on at mile marker 114 with a

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