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Manchester First National Bank victimized by quick change scam

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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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  • New county commission features new faces, appointments

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Republican candidate Gary Cordell won the Coffee County Mayor's seat Thursday night.

    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer The first meeting of the new Coffee County Commission Tuesday night featured a number of new faces, committee appointments, and a newly elected member, Democrat Missy Davis DeFord. The tie in District 14 between DeFord and Republican G. Lamar Wilkie was finally broken by an 11-8 vote of the remaining members present. DeFord, however, was not present due to health problems and could not be

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  • Westwood Elementary named SCORE school finalist

    Posted on September 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

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    Westwood Elementary School is one of three finalists in the 2014 SCORE Prize category. The prize recognizes the Tennessee elementary, middle, and high schools and school districts that are leaders in student learning. “I want to congratulate [all the students and staff],” Principal Thomas Furman told a crowed assembly last Tuesday during a surprise announcement. He added that the prize is based on three-year averages, and recognized former principal Sandra

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Manchester First National Bank victimized by quick change scam

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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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  • Great Lakes Cheese open house is Thursday; applications being accepted online now

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

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    Manchester’s newest industry – Great Lakes Cheese – will be hosting an open house from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 11 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (Hospitality Blvd. Manchester) to provide information about the industry and to accept online applications from those interested in seeking employment. In addition to Thursday’s event, computers will be set up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the conference center to

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  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission critical of Manchester compliance

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission executive director Keith Bell updates local alcohol vendors on various state regulations at a Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition breakfast last week held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.   (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Executive Director Keith Bell of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission had some harsh words for local merchants and restaurateurs during Wednesday’s Alcohol and Tobacco Vendor Breakfast hosted by the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition. His remarks at the meeting, aimed to promote additional workplace training regarding properly checking identification before selling alcohol or tobacco, come after a recent compliance check made by the Manchester Police Department

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By Josh Peterson, editor

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

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: City schools must remember to operate in the light

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    Government agencies are designed to operate under the full microscope and inspection of the public. You would be hard pressed to find a better example than the recent news involving the Manchester City School Board and its decision to pursue a lawsuit against the Coffee County government for approximately $1.5 million. We reported last week that the school system had moved forward with the lawsuit and, in an editorial opinion,

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