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Crystal meth seized in Coffee County; three arrested

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

A Tennessee state trooper arrested two previously convicted felons and another man on drug charges earlier this week after stopping their vehicle for speeding in a construction zone in Coffee County. Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Donnie Clark on Tuesday afternoon stopped a sport utility vehicle for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate-24 near the 115 mile marker. Upon initial contact with the driver, Alphonso Mucker, 27, of Hardinsburg, Ky., Trooper

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  • Jury convicts two ex-Vanderbilt players of rape

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Corey Batey wait for court to start during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Monday. (Photo by John Partipilo / The Tennessean)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual

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  • Sheriff hopes to move to new Coffee County jail in April

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm


    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer Members of the Coffee County Jail Review Committee continue to map out the transition to the newly constructed jail on Hillsboro Highway, despite continuing delays by state fire marshals. Sheriff Steve Graves said he hopes to move inmates there in April, assuming a certificate of occupancy is issued in late January and other finishes are completed in February. Although construction of the new jail was

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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 chamber hires new executive director

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

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    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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By Josh Peterson, editor

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

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

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

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    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


    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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