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David Martin has been named the new CHS baseball coach.
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CHS names new baseball, cross country coaches

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer With nearly a decade of experience coaching baseball at the high school and middle school levels, David Martin has been named the new baseball coach at Coffee County Central High School. Most recently, Martin was an assistant coach at Warren County High School this past season. He previously served as assistant coach for for the school for a couple of years before being tabbed as

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  • Manchester man charged with kidnapping, burglary

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Michael Allen Davis

    A Manchester man was arrested over the weekend and charged with a litany of crimes, including kidnapping. Michael Allen Davis, 65, of Miller Lane, Manchester, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and kidnapping involving two people on Murfreesboro Highway. Davis was arrested after he allegedly forced his way into the residence of Charles Droysen and Mary Abel. According to a report by Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputy David Reed,

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  • Manchester Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen soldiers

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Pictures of servicemen and women from the Coffee County area were on display at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    Members of the community joined local veterans groups to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers Monday during the annual Memorial Day ceremony on the Manchester downtown square. “We are gathered here today for the singular purpose of giving honor and respect to the men and women that gave all that they could have possibly given. Men and women who have died in the name of patriotism,” veteran Rev. Richard Ray, of

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The Manchester Walgreens store, 806 McArthur St., is currently accepting food donations for veter-ans that will be donated to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and The Fisher House in Murfreesboro. Pictured are Walgreens assistant manager Rebecca French and manager Trey Gooch. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 1. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester Walgreens accepting food donations for vets; will provide health screenings, breakfast Saturday

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The Manchester Walgreens, in conjunction with other Walgreens stores in the area, is participating in an event to benefit the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Fisher House of Murfreesboro that will culminate in an omelet breakfast and health screenings Saturday, May 2. Walgreens stores in Manchester, Tullahoma, Decherd and McMinnville currently have food drop boxes in their stores to donate to the organizations to be used throughout the

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  • Live Nation assumes controlling interest in Bonnaroo festival; also owns share of Bonnaroo property

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

    Live Nation Entertainment and Bonnaroo’s founding partners, Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment, have announced the completion of a new partnership, through which Live Nation assumes a controlling interest in the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. “The addition of Bonnaroo builds on Live Nation Entertainment’s world leading festival portfolio of over 60 marquee festivals such as: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park, Electric Daisy Carnival, 

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  • Manchester’s First National Bank awarded $15k grant to train workers

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Carla Clay

    Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $15,014 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to First National Bank of Manchester. Incumbent Worker Training Grants assist employers with upgrading skills to avoid layoffs of their employees. “We have to make sure that we have the trained workforce to fill the jobs companies want to create in Tennessee, and these grants are a part

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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: The glory days are still ahead, graduates

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

With the CHS class of 2015 now officially graduated and into the world I have been left reflecting on some of my high school days and how drastically the world can change in 11 years. I vividly recall some high school memories. Ironically, none of those come from inside the classroom. I remember getting my first car when I turned 16 – an older-model Pontiac Firebird. It was equipped with

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: Sulkowski hire is good for Coffee County athletics

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Ryan Sulkowski will serve as head football coach and athletic director at Coffee County Central High School. (Photo by Jake Kreulen)

    The swift action by Central High School principal Dr. Joey Vaughn to hire football coach Ryan Sulkowski to double as the school’s athletic director signals a move toward a more dedicated athletic program and is a decision worthy of praise. The school, in particular the athletic program, has been beaten up by negative news over the past couple of months. However, the hiring of Sulkowski is sure to turn the

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Remembering all of my teachers

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    It is perhaps one of the least-hyped weeks of the many weeks recognizing certain causes out there – it is Teacher Appreciation Week. I get a list from one of our newspaper sources each month telling me what exactly we are recognizing each month. One thing that I’ve determined is that while we all may not care for National Barbecue Month (which, FYI, is this month) because we may not

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