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Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center yet to turn profit

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

While members of the Public Buildings Authority (PBA) are optimistic about the new general manager of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, her recent status update to the county’s Budget and Finance Committee was a disturbing reminder that the center has lost money for its entire 13 years of operation. And the worst is still not over, according to audit reports. While new manager Alyce Heifner appears, by all accounts, to

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  • JUST CHILLIN’ – Manchester Chill offers frozen yogurt, local hang out

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Manchester Chill is open on Hillsboro Blvd. with 18 flavors of frozen yogurt, over 40 toppings and a dessert bar. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor A summer trip to visit family for the Independence Day holiday turned up more than just fireworks and good times for Corey and Michelle Hummel. The husband and wife team returned home to Manchester with a community-changing venture in mind – a frozen yogurt shop. A few short months later, just one day before Thanksgiving, they opened Manchester Chill to serve Manchester the finest frozen yogurt

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  • Manchester Burger King robbed at gunpoint; suspect in custody

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Nemon Omar Winton

    By Josh Peterson, editor A 35-year old male is in custody after he allegedly robbed the Manchester Burger King, 56 Expressway Drive, at gunpoint Sunday morning. According to Manchester police, a black male, later identified as Nemon Omar Winton, 35, of Hillsboro, entered the fast-food restaurant at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday and forced a female employee to open the safe at gunpoint. According to Manchester Police Department investigator Butch Stewart,

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  • Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am


    Manchester will soon be home to a new eatery. Farmers Family Restaurant will soon be locating to 95 Skinner Flat Road in Manchester, which is the former location of Shoneys. Farmers Family Restaurant has two other locations – in Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tenn. “We do have a lot of people who eat with us [at or Murfreesboro location] out of Tullahoma and Manchester,” said Billy Raynor, owner of the restaurant.

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  • fischer USA announces Manchester expansion; move will bring approximately 50 jobs

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 6:09 am


    PRESS RELEASE Roland Segroves, Chairman of the Industrial Board of Coffee County, jointly with Joe Franks, plant manager of fischer USA, are happy to announce expansion plans for fischer USA in Manchester. “Current business conditions make it necessary to expand our plant in Coffee County’s Industrial Park this year,” the business announced in a release issued by the industrial board this week. The expansion will consist of two separate construction

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  • Coffee County business owner charged with tax evasion

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    haddon motors

    The special investigations section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted an investigation that has led to the indictment and arrest of Coffee County business owner John Constantine, Sr. for alleged tax evasion and theft. Revenue Special Agents arrested Constantine in Manchester on Friday. Constantine owns and operates Haddon Motors at 3011 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester. On January 13, the Coffee County grand jury indicted Constantine on six Class E

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  • Manchester chamber hires new executive director

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    terri hudson

    The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Terri Hudson as the new executive director of the chamber, according to a press release sent by the organization Tuesday. According to 2014 chamber president Carter Sain, “Terri’s Chamber of Commerce and not-for-profit experience impressed us immensely and will allow her to excel in this leadership role.” Hudson, who will be joining the chamber from Richmond, Ky., is expected to start work

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