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

Manchester police arrest three after discovering 30 fraudulent credit cards

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

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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  • Bruce Rayfield, of Manchester, dies after Monday night crash

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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    A Manchester man was killed after a single vehicle crash Monday night on Belmont Road. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark, a 2002 Chevrolet SUV operated by Bruce E. Rayfield, 49, of Manchester left the roadway, rolled and ejected him from the vehicle. Rayfield was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he died early Tuesday morning while in surgery. According to the report, Rayfield’s daughter, Oliva

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  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on November 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

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    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

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  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

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    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

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  • Great Lakes Cheese to host job fair Nov. 11

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    Great Lakes Cheese, one of the newest industries in Coffee County, will be hosting a job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd. According to a release from Great Lakes Cheese, the open house will be to “give folks within the community the opportunity to apply to open positions that are available at the plant and learn more

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  • Ted Hackney, Coffee County Industrial Board, wins state’s top economic development honor

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Ted Hackney, second from left, was honored with the Fred Harris Professional of the Year award. (Photo provided)

    The Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) has recognized Ted Hackney, Executive Director of the Coffee County Industrial Board as the 2014 Fred Harris Professional of the Year. He was honored for his significant economic development achievements in the state of Tennessee. Ted Hackney has been involved in economic development for many years, starting his career in Alabama. During his time there, Hackney worked in both Huntsville and Mobile. In 1988,

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