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Coffee County business owner charged with tax evasion

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The special investigations section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted an investigation that has led to the indictment and arrest of Coffee County business owner John Constantine, Sr. for alleged tax evasion and theft. Revenue Special Agents arrested Constantine in Manchester on Friday. Constantine owns and operates Haddon Motors at 3011 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester. On January 13, the Coffee County grand jury indicted Constantine on six Class E

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  • Manchester School Board members present deep cuts to budget, personnel to Manchester finance committee

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Manchester City Schools

    By John Coffelt, staff writer Manchester Board of Education member Travis Hillis approached the City of Manchester finance committee Thursday to propose a deal that he hopes will prevent a possible school transfer referendum vote. “We’ve had our issues, but it’s time we work together,” Hillis told the committee. “We need a city school system.” The proposal, which comes after the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen held an informational

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  • Funeral arrangements announced for Manchester sports icon Harryman

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Derek Harryman

    The funeral service for Coffee County sports icon Derek “Tom” Harryman will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow the funeral service at Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation with the family is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Harryman, 29, passed away Monday (Jan. 12) at his home in Manchester. After graduating from Coffee County Central High School

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haddon motors

Coffee County business owner charged with tax evasion

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The special investigations section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted an investigation that has led to the indictment and arrest of Coffee County business owner John Constantine, Sr. for alleged tax evasion and theft. Revenue Special Agents arrested Constantine in Manchester on Friday. Constantine owns and operates Haddon Motors at 3011 Hillsboro Highway in Manchester. On January 13, the Coffee County grand jury indicted Constantine on six Class E

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  • Manchester chamber hires new executive director

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    terri hudson

    The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Terri Hudson as the new executive director of the chamber, according to a press release sent by the organization Tuesday. According to 2014 chamber president Carter Sain, “Terri’s Chamber of Commerce and not-for-profit experience impressed us immensely and will allow her to excel in this leadership role.” Hudson, who will be joining the chamber from Richmond, Ky., is expected to start work

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  • Statum named professional of year at Sherrill Pest Control

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Dustin Statum

    Dustin Statum, a technician at Sherrill Pest Control, was recently named Sherrill’s professional of the year, according to Kevin Sherrill, operations manager. The award identifies, recognizes and rewards an employee that most exemplifies the characteristics of an ideal Sherrill team member throughout the year. The award-winner is chosen in a private vote by the company’s team members. “We have a rather lengthy list of characteristics that our professional of the

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Technology

Editorial

By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Social media – the necessary evil

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Social media. It is a wonderful tool. But it can be a poison pill – especially as it relates to the consumption of news. I entered the news world during a time of transformation. When I first arrived on the scene to cover sports for the Manchester Times, Facebook was just coming online, everyone seemed to have a MySpace and a Tweet was nothing more than the morning music of

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Change to schools is necessary

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    cartoon

    Nothing can incite fear quite like the mere hint of change. Change for the better or change for the worse, people tend to fear change. Some fear is warranted. Some is manifested. Perhaps Warren Buffett put it best when he said, “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” We are approaching changing times in Manchester and the future

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Video game potty mouths

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    As many of you have set your New Year’s resolutions and subsequently headed out to the gym, or wherever you may be going to work on self-improvement for 2015, I thought it worth mentioning that I will wait two weeks to start my resolution. I am testing a theory – it will be easier to keep my promise of a beach body if there are less people in my way

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