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Westwood Elementary named SCORE school finalist

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

Westwood Elementary School is one of three finalists in the 2014 SCORE Prize category. The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school districts that are leaders in student learning. “I want to congratulate [all the students and staff],” Principal Thomas Furman told a crowed assembly last Tuesday during a surprise announcement. He added that the prize is based on three-year averages, and recognized former principal Sandra

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  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission critical of Manchester compliance

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission executive director Keith Bell updates local alcohol vendors on various state regulations at a Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition breakfast last week held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.   (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Executive Director Keith Bell of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission had some harsh words for local merchants and restaurateurs during Wednesday’s Alcohol and Tobacco Vendor Breakfast hosted by the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition. His remarks at the meeting, aimed to promote additional workplace training regarding properly checking identification before selling alcohol or tobacco, come after a recent compliance check made by the Manchester Police Department

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  • Police: Remains found are of those of Holly Bobo

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Holly Bobo

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators said late Monday. The remains of Holly Bobo were found Sunday in Decatur County, not far from her home in the town of Parsons, about 110 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn told a news conference. Bobo

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Great Lakes Cheese open house is Thursday; applications being accepted online now

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

Manchester’s newest industry – Great Lakes Cheese – will be hosting an open house from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 11 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (Hospitality Blvd. Manchester) to provide information about the industry and to accept online applications from those interested in seeking employment. In addition to Thursday’s event, computers will be set up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the conference center to

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  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission critical of Manchester compliance

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission executive director Keith Bell updates local alcohol vendors on various state regulations at a Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition breakfast last week held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.   (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Executive Director Keith Bell of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission had some harsh words for local merchants and restaurateurs during Wednesday’s Alcohol and Tobacco Vendor Breakfast hosted by the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition. His remarks at the meeting, aimed to promote additional workplace training regarding properly checking identification before selling alcohol or tobacco, come after a recent compliance check made by the Manchester Police Department

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  • Wine in grocery stores will be on Manchester Nov. ballot

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    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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Technology

Editorial

By Ron Hart

HART: Dems never miss a good tragedy

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:50 am

Congratulations to Barack Obama, named Smith & Wesson Gun and Ammunition Salesman of the Year – five years running. Maybe he will win a free trip he can enjoy among vacations, golf and fund raisers. Obama sides with Michael Brown and sends three administration officials to his funeral (though none to Margaret Thatcher’s), and he sells even more guns. Al Sharpton calls looters “liberators,” – “cha-ching” for gun sales again.

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: City schools must remember to operate in the light

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Government agencies are designed to operate under the full microscope and inspection of the public. You would be hard pressed to find a better example than the recent news involving the Manchester City School Board and its decision to pursue a lawsuit against the Coffee County government for approximately $1.5 million. We reported last week that the school system had moved forward with the lawsuit and, in an editorial opinion,

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  • HART – Atlanta cheating trial begins – ‘my kid ain’t that smart’

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    “Swift” justice begins in the 2009 Atlanta Public School cheating scandal as the trial of the accused educators started last week. They allegedly changed their students’ test answers to make themselves look better and to get bonuses. Teachers cheating for the kids, you say? If teachers are doing the cheating for the kids now, how will the kids ever learn to cheat for themselves? In its Sunday op-ed, the uber-liberal

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