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Gas prices continue to drop, now $2.50 in Manchester

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 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 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, the cheapest gas as of Monday morning was $2.50

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  • Manchester man charged with kidnapping, assault

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

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    A Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 11, on kidnapping and other charges involving a former girlfriend. James Addison Haley, 20, of East Fort Street, Manchester, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and vandalism. According to warrants, on Nov. 10 Haley allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on the New Tullahoma Highway in Manchester and a verbal altercation turned physical. The warrants allege that Haley choked the woman and

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  • Manchester police confirm human remains found at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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    Manchester Police Department officials confirmed Friday afternoon that the human remains discovered Monday, Nov. 10 at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte. Massicotte went missing in July of 2011 in the area that the remains were found last week. Police from MPD, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies conducted a few massive searches in the area  looking for Massicotte or any sign of what may have happened

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Manchester Police Department investigator Jackie Matheny takes inventory of items suspected to be purchased with fraudulent credit cards. (Photo provided)

Manchester police arrest three after discovering 30 fraudulent credit cards

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

By Josh Peterson, editor Three people were arrested Thursday after the Manchester Police Department uncovered what appears to be a large credit-card fraud operation. Arrested were Israel Tassy, 39, Eddy Jean, 28 and Leroy Destine Jean, 34, all of Miami, Florida, after police discovered a total of 43 credit cards on the trio. Of those 43 cards, 30 cards are suspected to be fraudulent, according to a police report filed

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  • Advocacy Center chili cook-off set for Saturday

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

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    The Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center will host the chili cook-off from 12-4 p.m., Saturday on the square. Advocacy Center Executive Director Joyce Prusak said that proceeds from the event will go to serve the local children who are the victims of severe abuse. The center helps from about 275-350 children each year. “Everything we do is provided free of charge,” she said. The center provides forensic interviews, crisis services

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  • Bruce Rayfield, of Manchester, dies after Monday night crash

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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    A Manchester man was killed after a single vehicle crash Monday night on Belmont Road. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark, a 2002 Chevrolet SUV operated by Bruce E. Rayfield, 49, of Manchester left the roadway, rolled and ejected him from the vehicle. Rayfield was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he died early Tuesday morning while in surgery. According to the report, Rayfield’s daughter, Oliva

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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Writing letters to Santa

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

I don’t remember how old I was when I stopped writing letters to Santa. At some point, probably as I got to middle school, I thought I was too cool to ask for things from the man in the red coat. But I remember when I did pen the big fella’ my requests I tried to be modest. In my mind, this guy had a lot to handle over a

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Thankful for clerical errors

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Remember when you started your job and your boss sat you down and went over procedures and at least gave you an idea where some of the ropes were? Yeah, that didn’t happen for me. Nine years ago this week I meandered through the front doors of the Manchester Times to start my first day as a part-time sports writer. The look of surprise on everyone’s face when I walked

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: City board should seize momentum

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:50 am

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    Manchester Times Editorial Just over two months into this term of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the board is already at a critical juncture. The clear division of the six-member board (and mayor) is more often visible than not, but the body unified and acted appropriately last Tuesday by taking the first step to eliminate unjust raises for its members. The board voted 6-0 to pass the

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