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Operator of Manchester electronic cigarette business arrested

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:22 am

A woman who operates All Things E-Cig, an electronic cigarette business in Manchester, was arrested after she turned herself in at the Coffee County Jail Monday, July 14. Jamie Catherine Mason, 30, of Hillsboro Boulevard, is charged with storage of liquor for sale, possession of a Schedule VI drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the Coffee County Jail Monday night and was released after posting her $5,000

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  • Retired Manchester Times carrier Austin Taylor, 91, dies

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Austin Taylor poses next to a box of Manchester Times newspapers after retiring as a newspaper carrier in Oct. 2006. Taylor passed away Saturday, July 5. (File photo by Rebekah Hurst)

    Longtime Manchester Times newspaper carrier and World War II veteran Austin Taylor died Saturday, July 5. He was 91. “When I first started at the Times as a part-time sports writer back in 2005, Austin was a steady presence here in the building,” said Times editor Josh Peterson. “He only had to be here once a week to pick up the papers, but it seemed like he was always around,

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  • Michael Millraney named new Duck River manager

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

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    Michael Millraney has been named the new manager of Duck River EMC’s Manchester district. He succeeds David Young, who was recently promoted to the post of District Services director for the entire co-op. Millraney joined DREMC as AMI (automated meter infrastructure) project manager in 2013 after working as a systems engineer at Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative in Vonore, Tenn. With roots in Coffee County, Millraney graduated from Coffee County Central

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  • Willis joins Manchester Times editorial staff

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

    The Manchester Times is pleased to announce the addition of Ethan Willis to its editorial staff. Willis will cover local news and sports through early August, when he will leave to return to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to pursue his journalism degree. “I am very excited to have Ethan join our staff for the summer,” said Times editor Josh Peterson. “He is in the early stages of his

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  • Duck River’s David Young promoted

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

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    With five district offices and soon-to-be three satellite centers, Duck River EMC (DREMC) is committed to providing services and programs at the community level. To further enhance this emphasis on local delivery, the co-op has announced the creation of a new department and named a 25-year veteran employee as its director. David Young will helm the new District Services group. He is currently the Manchester District manager. Young’s promotion takes

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  • Hillsboro’s Jamie Weaver named Conservationist of the Year

    Posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

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    The Coffee County Soil Conservation District recently named Jamie Weaver of Hillsboro the 2013 “Young Conservationist of the Year” for his sustainable soil and farming practices. The awards ceremony took place March 29 at a banquet at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center with roughly 170 in attendance. At only 33, Weaver is not only a farmer, but also a Coffee County Road Commissioner and vice president of the Coffee County

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  • Manchester Times columnist Galyen places in national writing contest

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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     Staff Reports Manchester Times editorial page columnist Janet Galyen recently placed 11th out of 450 qualified entries in the Amy Writing Awards Program, which was compiled of entries from all across the country. Galyen’s placement earned her $1,000 prize money and her entry, entitled “Bringing Lyla Home,” which published in the Nov. 27, 2013 edition of the Manchester Times, was reprinted on the Amy website at www.amyfound.org. Her column also

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