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Wine in grocery stores will be on Manchester Nov. ballot

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

Manchester and Tullahoma are among more than 60 municipalities across the state that obtained enough signatures to have wine-in-grocery-stores referendums placed on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to election officials. None of the eligible municipalities in Franklin County, however, Cowan Decherd or Winchester, managed to obtain the necessary voter signatures, according to election officials in that county. More cities may be added to the list in the next few days

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  • Gas prices fall; near $3 per gallon

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20 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 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past

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  • Duck River Electric, Mt. Pleasant Power talk merger

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

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    Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), headquartered in Shelbyville, Tenn., and Mount Pleasant Power System (MPPS), serving Mount Pleasant, Tenn., have agreed to begin the feasibility study of a possible merger. In a joint announcement, representatives of each utility said this is a preliminary step with no commitment made by either party except to explore what is best for the systems and their consumers. DREMC serves 71,000 members in 16

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  • Manchester downtown project nears completion

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Marty Bell applies an antique finish to the cobblestone sidewalk at the corner of North Spring and West Fort streets on the downtown square Monday. The downtown renovation project is nearing an end after more than one year of work. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer for the Manchester downtown renovation project.All four sides of the square are finally paved and open to through traffic after weeks of difficult navigating and the finishing touches are being put on the project, which officials say should be completed in the coming weeks. “We have some cosmetic things left around doors and corners and

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  • Local businessman plans to resurrect, improve Old Stone Fort golf course

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Pictured is the former no. 1 tee box at the Old Stone Fort State Golf Course. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The State of Tennessee has agreed to sell the land that was formally home to Old Stone Fort Golf Course to local developer Tink Driver, who plans to reopen the golf course. According to a letter sent from Tennessee Department of Parks and Conservation deputy commissioner Brock Hill to Representative Judd Matheny dated Aug. 1, TDEC has “determined that the best option for the State of Tennessee is

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  • Times adds Kreulen as sports writer

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Jake Kreulen

    Staff Reports Jake Kreulen has been named to the Manchester Times editorial staff to cover sports and general assignments. Kreulen, who has a lengthy background in newspaper, comes to Manchester after spending the past several months as a photographer with the Pensacola News Journal in Pensacola, Florida. “We are excited to welcome Jake to our team and we can’t wait for the community to see what he is going to

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  • Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday runs through Sunday night

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

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    Tennessee’s annual tax free weekend, primarily designed to help ease back-to-school expenses, is this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. The sales began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The tax-free items include clothing under $100, school and art supplies under $100 and computers under $1,500. “If you use good common sense, you’ll be able to save even more,” a state tax official said. “For example, shop

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