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Pedestrian hit, killed by car in front of URMC

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

A Manchester man is dead after he was apparently struck by a vehicle while trying to cross McArthur Street Friday night. James Nelson Brewer, 70, of Manchester, was pronounced dead at United Regional Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle as he crossed McArthur St. near the hospital, shortly after 5:30 p.m., Friday. According to the Manchester Police, Nelson was struck by a female driving a 2014 Kia SLX.

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  • Gov. Haslam announces insure Tennessee plan

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms. The governor announced that he plans to call

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  • HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: Return from Afghanistan not a minute too soon

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

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    It is hard to argue that the magic of the Christmas season has ever been more palpable than it was at New Union Elementary School last Tuesday afternoon. All fourth-grader Abigail Sherrill wanted for Christmas was for her brother to return from his deployment in Afghanistan. Her lone Christmas request had barely left her lips as she sat on Santa Claus’ lap in front of the school’s student body when

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Gov. Haslam announces insure Tennessee plan

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:37 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms. The governor announced that he plans to call

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  • Lawsuits have governments in Coffee County tied up

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 5:30 am

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    By Josh Peterson, editor Two intra-government lawsuits inside Coffee County have been dismissed – for now – but others remain in various stages of limbo as local schools and governments battle over funds. In total, over the past five years local school systems and governments inside of Coffee County – including Manchester City, Manchester City Schools, Tullahoma City, Tullahoma City Schools, Coffee County and Coffee County Schools – have filed,

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  • Gas prices continue to fall in Manchester, across country

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 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 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, gas prices were the lowest at $2.41 per gallon

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Technology

Editorial

By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: No phone, no problems

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

It has been about 15 months since Holly and I were married and set sail on a week-long cruise to the Bahamas and Little Stirrup Cay for our honeymoon. Since that trip I have answered a litany of questions about the pros and cons of taking a large boat out into the middle of the ocean (honestly, there are no cons unless you get motion sickness). It is a trip

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Time for litigation to end

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:55 am

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    Manchester, Tullahoma and Coffee County’s public offices are filled, mostly, with good, service-minded individuals with intentions to act on the best interest of their communities and the people they are elected to serve. School boards, city boards, county commissions and committees are all responsible for different areas and services within our county boundaries. There sits the key phrase – within our county boundaries. We are with little doubt that each

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Success can have a loose definition

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    As we hit the home stretch of 2014 I’m sure many of you are holding strong and hitting the home stretch with your well-kept New Year’s resolutions. Well, if you are like me then you certainly are. Like most everyone else as the ball was dropping to show 2013 the door and bring 2014 into our lives, I was penning my plans to improve for 2014. I decided to drag

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