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Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

Manchester will soon be home to a new eatery. Farmers Family Restaurant will soon be locating to 95 Skinner Flat Road in Manchester, which is the former location of Shoneys. Farmers Family Restaurant has two other locations – in Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tenn. “We do have a lot of people who eat with us [at or Murfreesboro location] out of Tullahoma and Manchester,” said Billy Raynor, owner of the restaurant.

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  • WINTER STORM: Officials take over 360 weather-related calls throughout week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Whether you live in the northern half or the southern half of Coffee County determines the story of last week’s winter storm for you. But despite drastic splits of snow and ice in different parts of the county there was one common fact– it was crippling. Duck River Electric Membership corporation restored 14,000 power outages throughout last week and local authorities responded to 366 weather related calls between midnight Monday

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  • Haslam names Nicoll Coffee County public defender

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam

    John E. Nicoll has been named public defender for Coffee County by Governor Bill Haslam. Nicoll fills the vacancy left by the death of Campbell Smoot, Jr., who died Nov. 18, 2014. “John’s strong academic record and broad experience in criminal cases, both as an Army JAG officer and as managing partner of his own firm, will serve him and the citizens of Coffee County well in this important role,”

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Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

Manchester will soon be home to a new eatery. Farmers Family Restaurant will soon be locating to 95 Skinner Flat Road in Manchester, which is the former location of Shoneys. Farmers Family Restaurant has two other locations – in Columbia and Murfreesboro, Tenn. “We do have a lot of people who eat with us [at or Murfreesboro location] out of Tullahoma and Manchester,” said Billy Raynor, owner of the restaurant.

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  • fischer USA announces Manchester expansion; move will bring approximately 50 jobs

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 6:09 am

    fischer

    PRESS RELEASE Roland Segroves, Chairman of the Industrial Board of Coffee County, jointly with Joe Franks, plant manager of fischer USA, are happy to announce expansion plans for fischer USA in Manchester. “Current business conditions make it necessary to expand our plant in Coffee County’s Industrial Park this year,” the business announced in a release issued by the industrial board this week. The expansion will consist of two separate construction

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  • Coffee County business owner charged with tax evasion

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    haddon motors

    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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Editorial

By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: People seem to forget 15

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The charges brought forward last week against Central High School baseball coach Brad Weir of alleged statutory rape by an authority figure involving a 15-year old girl are beyond disturbing. But the reaction on Facebook – and there has certainly been a reaction with over 2,400 shares of the story from our website alone – has reached a new category of bothersome. As one might expect, some people are mad

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  • GUEST OPINION: Health of 200,000 Tennesseans depends on Governor’s proposal

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:51 am

    By Sharon Adkins

    As a nurse serving Tennesseans for over 32 years, I know intimately what sickness looks like, and what it takes to build a healthy life. One of the most important things to ensuring the health and wholeness of our communities is access to affordable health insurance. Last month, Governor Haslam proposed a plan to make affordable health care a reality for over 200,000 Tennesseans. We cannot afford to miss this

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: ‘Bro Code’ must be addressed

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Following what is commonly referred to as the Vanderbilt rape case has left me with a deep feeling of disgust. I hope that coaches and parents of athletes as young as the middle school level are paying close attention and formulating plans to combat what is almost as disturbing as the actual alleged rape itself – “Bro Code.” Most all of us have heard the term thrown around – the

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