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Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Suspicious package scare at Jiffy Burger is Geocache box

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Authorities shut down a quarter-mile stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. and evacuated three businesses Monday afternoon when a suspicious package was seen dropped next to a gas line at Jiffy Burger restaurant at 1001 Hillsboro Blvd. Traffic was rerouted and Jiffy Burger, Hardees and the Coffee County Manchester Public Library were evacuated and closed for approximately four hours while local authorities waited for bomb specialists with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to examine

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  • New register of deeds reports rough start; asks county for additional employee

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    By Marian Galbraith, county reporter Accounts and Budgets director Marianna Edinger said a full-time deputy clerk’s salary would be roughly $28,000 plus benefits, with a total cost to the county of $41,000 annually. Toney said her staff, consisting of only one full-time and two part-time deputy clerks, had all been working 14-hour days since she took office the first of September, but were still struggling to keep up with the

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  • McEacharn no longer executive director of Manchester Chamber

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Susie McEacharn

    Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Susie McEacharn is no longer with the chamber. According to chamber president Carter Sain, McEacharn turned in her resignation Monday, Sept. 22 after nearly a decade with the chamber and the chamber executive committee accepted her resignation. “Margie [Lowe] and Angela [Adams] are still [employed] at the chamber and happily carrying out their duties and we think they can hold the fort down until we

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Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Suspicious package scare at Jiffy Burger is Geocache box

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Authorities shut down a quarter-mile stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. and evacuated three businesses Monday afternoon when a suspicious package was seen dropped next to a gas line at Jiffy Burger restaurant at 1001 Hillsboro Blvd. Traffic was rerouted and Jiffy Burger, Hardees and the Coffee County Manchester Public Library were evacuated and closed for approximately four hours while local authorities waited for bomb specialists with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to examine

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  • McEacharn no longer executive director of Manchester Chamber

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Susie McEacharn

    Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Susie McEacharn is no longer with the chamber. According to chamber president Carter Sain, McEacharn turned in her resignation Monday, Sept. 22 after nearly a decade with the chamber and the chamber executive committee accepted her resignation. “Margie [Lowe] and Angela [Adams] are still [employed] at the chamber and happily carrying out their duties and we think they can hold the fort down until we

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  • Manchester First National Bank victimized by quick change scam

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    A Manchester bank fell prey to a scam last week, authorities said. According to a report by Manchester Police Department officer Landon Pence, two black males entered First National Bank on West High Street in Manchester and walked away with approximately $680. According to the report, the men entered the bank Wednesday afternoon and one asked for change for a $100 bill several times while the second man kept asking

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Editorial

By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Fair memories are worth loving

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was leading the charge in the moan and groan parade against the Coffee County Fair. I didn’t like the admission prices. To be honest, I still don’t like the admission prices – but who likes to pay to go to anything? It seems that everything is overpriced these days, from fair admission to youth football games. I find $5 to get into

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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: We should let our kids grow up

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I’ve observed that parents seem to be in such a hurry for their kids to grow up that they are willing to do much of the growing up for them. What’s the rush? Gracie is a cheerleader so, naturally, I spent my Saturday at a youth football game for children (most 10 years old and under I would guess) in Winchester and at halftime I noticed a group of parents

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  • HART: Dems never miss a good tragedy

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:50 am

    By Ron Hart

    Congratulations to Barack Obama, named Smith & Wesson Gun and Ammunition Salesman of the Year – five years running. Maybe he will win a free trip he can enjoy among vacations, golf and fund raisers. Obama sides with Michael Brown and sends three administration officials to his funeral (though none to Margaret Thatcher’s), and he sells even more guns. Al Sharpton calls looters “liberators,” – “cha-ching” for gun sales again.

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