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Gov. Haslam announces insure Tennessee plan

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms. The governor announced that he plans to call

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  • Lawsuits have governments in Coffee County tied up

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:30 am

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    By Josh Peterson, editor Two intra-government lawsuits inside Coffee County have been dismissed – for now – but others remain in various stages of limbo as local schools and governments battle over funds. In total, over the past five years local school systems and governments inside of Coffee County – including Manchester City, Manchester City Schools, Tullahoma City, Tullahoma City Schools, Coffee County and Coffee County Schools – have filed,

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  • Gas prices continue to fall in Manchester, across country

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 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 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69 per gallon, according to gasoline price website In Manchester, gas prices were the lowest at $2.41 per gallon

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  • M-TEK will build headquarters in Murfreesboro; 100 jobs to be transferred from M-TEK Manchester

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and M-TEK officials today announced the company will build a new headquarters facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Consolidating all headquarters functions into the Murfreesboro facility, the automotive supplier will create approximately 100 new jobs in Rutherford County. An additional 100 jobs will be transferred from M-TEK’s Manchester, Tennessee manufacturing location and the remaining jobs will be transferred from the company’s

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  • Delta Rehab under new ownership

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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     Press Release In science and mathematics, the symbol “Delta” (a triangle shape) symbolizes change. Never before has that moniker been more appropriate for Delta Rehab.  Delta Rehab, located on Interstate Drive in Manchester, has been a staple in Coffee County for over a decade.  The 16,000 square foot facility is an ideal place to provide rehabilitation services. So when physical therapist Luke Hendrix, 33, of Tullahoma, discovered that previous owner

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  • Manchester police arrest three after discovering 30 fraudulent credit cards

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Manchester Police Department investigator Jackie Matheny takes inventory of items suspected to be purchased with fraudulent credit cards. (Photo provided)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Three people were arrested Thursday after the Manchester Police Department uncovered what appears to be a large credit-card fraud operation. Arrested were Israel Tassy, 39, Eddy Jean, 28 and Leroy Destine Jean, 34, all of Miami, Florida, after police discovered a total of 43 credit cards on the trio. Of those 43 cards, 30 cards are suspected to be fraudulent, according to a police report filed

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  • Advocacy Center chili cook-off set for Saturday

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

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    The Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center will host the chili cook-off from 12-4 p.m., Saturday on the square. Advocacy Center Executive Director Joyce Prusak said that proceeds from the event will go to serve the local children who are the victims of severe abuse. The center helps from about 275-350 children each year. “Everything we do is provided free of charge,” she said. The center provides forensic interviews, crisis services

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