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Gas prices continue to drop, now $2.50 in Manchester

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to gasoline price website In Manchester, the cheapest gas as of Monday morning was $2.50

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  • Manchester man charged with kidnapping, assault

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

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    A Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 11, on kidnapping and other charges involving a former girlfriend. James Addison Haley, 20, of East Fort Street, Manchester, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and vandalism. According to warrants, on Nov. 10 Haley allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on the New Tullahoma Highway in Manchester and a verbal altercation turned physical. The warrants allege that Haley choked the woman and

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  • Manchester police confirm human remains found at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Paul Massicotte

    Manchester Police Department officials confirmed Friday afternoon that the human remains discovered Monday, Nov. 10 at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte. Massicotte went missing in July of 2011 in the area that the remains were found last week. Police from MPD, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies conducted a few massive searches in the area  looking for Massicotte or any sign of what may have happened

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  • Two inmates escape from Coffee County Jail Friday morning; caught near Koss Center

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Brandon Shane Grant

    Two inmates who escaped from the Coffee County Jail at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday morning are now back in custody. According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, Shawn Luce and Brandon Shane Grant both escaped from the jail and were later caught in a wooded area near the Koss Center alternative school. Graves confirmed that College Street Elementary School, which is directly across the street from the jail, was placed

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  • Coffee County Public Defender, Campbell Smoot, dies

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

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    B. Campbell Smoot of Tullahoma, public defender for the 14th Judicial District, was found dead early Tuesday in his Moore County home. According to Mike Rainey with the Moore County Police Department, TBI will investigate Smoot’s death to rule out foul play. The 14th Judicial District serves Coffee County. Smoot, who served in the position for 25 years, was re-elected in May of this year. He ran unopposed. Smoot, a

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  • Programs available to ensure turkey is on the table in Coffee County

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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    Raider Academy spearheading Thanksgiving food drive The Coffee County Raider Academy student government association, in conjunction with Central High School, is hosting a Thanksgiving food basket drive to help the students who have families in need. The school will accept donations through Wednesday, Nov. 19 and distribute the baskets Thursday, Nov. 20. Donations may be dropped off at 865 McMinnville Hwy. Anyone interested in donating items is encouraged to call

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  • Annual Manchester Christmas parade is set for Dec. 6

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    The Grinch walks down Murfreesboro Highway and greets children at the 2012 Manchester Christmas Parade.

    The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with

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  • Manchester board votes to kill its pay raises

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Lonnie Norman

    By John Coffelt and Josh Peterson Manchester city officials took action last Tuesday to squash controversial pay raises for the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen. In a unanimous vote, the Manchester Board of Mayor and Alderman (BOMA) voted to pass an ordinance to remove previously approved pay raises for the board and the mayor that would have doubled the mayor’s pay and more than tripled pay for aldermen. The

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  • Authorities suspect human remains found at AEDC are male

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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    Human remains were discovered by squirrel hunters on Arnold Center property and reported to AEDC police Monday. The remains were found on property adjacent to Interstate-24 just north of exit 117. A multi-agency law enforcement team, including officials with AEDC, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and city and county police forces responded to the incident. Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said Tuesday that

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