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Funeral services announced for business owner killed in Monday crash

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Funeral services have been announced for Manchester business owner Freddie Reynolds, who was killed in a crash with a  Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 41. The funeral services for Reynolds, 63, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 18. Reynolds was the owner and operator

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  • Manchester police serve 81 indictments in large drug roundup

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:39 am


    By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer Area law enforcement – including Manchester and Tullahoma police, Coffee County deputies, probation officers and agents from the Inspector General’s office – fanned out across Coffee County Monday afternoon and made dozens of arrests as part of the Manchester Police Department drug roundup titled operation “Slow the Flow.” The roundup includes 81 arrests of people named in sealed indictments issued last week by the Coffee

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  • Man killed in collision with Coffee County school bus; 22 children on bus reported to be OK

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm


    A Coffee County man is dead following a collision with a Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon on Murfreesboro Highway near Blanton Chapel Road. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the deceased is Freddie Reynolds, owner of Freddie’s Oyster Bar on Highway 55 in Manchester. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was not prepared to release details of the accident Tuesday, only stating that the accident was “still under

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  • Authorities confirm name of man killed in Monday crash with school bus

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm


    Authorities confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Freddie Reynolds was killed Monday afternoon when the Jeep Cherokee he was operating collided with a Coffee County school bus on U.S. Highway 41 near Blanton Chapel Road. Reynolds was the owner of Freddie’s Oyster Bar on Highway 55. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was not prepared to release details of the accident Tuesday, only stating that the accident was “still under investigation.” According to authorities,

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  • James Wilhelm set to retire after 26 years of service

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    James Wilhelm

    After a total of 26 years with county government, including eight years as Coffee County Trustee, James Wilhelm said he is ready to retire. “I was the county executive from 1984 to 2002, and then I went into the insurance business for four years before I became trustee in 2006,” he said. “So I’m planning to go back to some part-time work in the insurance field, but I’m also hoping

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  • Coffee County Bank robbed Friday; suspect in custody

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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    The case of a Friday afternoon bank robbery at Coffee County Bank on the Murfreesboro Highway in Manchester may have been solved in less than two hours, according to the police report. According to Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother, Wesley Todd Bingham, 33, of Main Street Apartments and formerly of Antioch, is charged with robbery after he allegedly entered the downtown branch of Coffee County Bank around 3 p.m. Friday

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  • Manchester native arrested on child pornography charges

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:34 am


    Dylan Quandt, 22, of Keylon Street, Manchester, was arrested Thursday at a residence on Mercury Blvd in Murfreesboro by the FBI on child porn charges. The MTSU student is accused in federal indictments of having “hundreds” of images of child pornography on his computer. His arrest came about from work by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operated for the FBI by the Winchester Police Department. According to investigators, the ICAC unit

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  • Manchester board passes first reading to rezone property on McArthur St. to commercial

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:29 am


    The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed the first reading of a controversial rezoning ordinance last Tuesday, voting to rezone the land at 907 McArthur St. (State Route 55) from residential to commercial. The vote passed 5-1 with alderman Ryan French as the lone dissenting vote. It will need to pass two more readings before becoming official. Aldermen Cheryl Swan, Russell Bryan, Donny Parsley, Roxanne Patton and Tim Pauley

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  • Coffee County Ukranian exchange student sees conflict 5,000 miles from home

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Maryna Kryshschuk, seen here at a celebration in her hometown last year, is a 16-year-old exchange student from Ukraine. She is currently attending Coffee County Central High School. Since she arrived in Manchester last fall, Ukraine has made international headlines as political protests turned violent and Russia has annexed part of the country. (photo provided)

    By Andrea Agardy, staff writer Like countless exchange students before her, 16-year-old Maryna Kryshchuk boarded a flight for the United States expecting to spend the better part of a year learning about American culture firsthand. What she never expected however, was for a bloody conflict to break out in her country while she was 5,000 miles from her home, her friends and her family. Maryna, a junior at Coffee County

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