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The Manchester Walgreens store, 806 McArthur St., is currently accepting food donations for veter-ans that will be donated to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and The Fisher House in Murfreesboro. Pictured are Walgreens assistant manager Rebecca French and manager Trey Gooch. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 1. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester Walgreens accepting food donations for vets; will provide health screenings, breakfast Saturday

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The Manchester Walgreens, in conjunction with other Walgreens stores in the area, is participating in an event to benefit the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Fisher House of Murfreesboro that will culminate in an omelet breakfast and health screenings Saturday, May 2. Walgreens stores in Manchester, Tullahoma, Decherd and McMinnville currently have food drop boxes in their stores to donate to the organizations to be used throughout the

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  • Live Nation assumes controlling interest in Bonnaroo festival; also owns share of Bonnaroo property

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

    Live Nation Entertainment and Bonnaroo’s founding partners, Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment, have announced the completion of a new partnership, through which Live Nation assumes a controlling interest in the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. “The addition of Bonnaroo builds on Live Nation Entertainment’s world leading festival portfolio of over 60 marquee festivals such as: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park, Electric Daisy Carnival, 

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  • Manchester’s First National Bank awarded $15k grant to train workers

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Carla Clay

    Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $15,014 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to First National Bank of Manchester. Incumbent Worker Training Grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs of their employees. “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part

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  • CELEBRATING 60 YEARS AT AL WHITE – ‘Manchester has been good to us’

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Al White Motors in Manchester is celebrating 60 years doing business in Coffee County. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Developing the best business model for guaranteed success can be a complex task. But perhaps the best solution is simplicity. In March, Al White Motors began celebrating 60 years of business in the Manchester community. And to hear dealer Jerry White speak, it’s the simple things that have helped drive the popular Ford dealership to not only six decades of success, but to be the model

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  • Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center yet to turn profit

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center

    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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