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3-year old shoots infant brother in the head, police say

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:17 am

Police say a 3-year-old Coffee County boy shot his 18-month-old brother in the head at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said the toddler shot the infant with a .25-caliber automatic pistol in a home Tuesday afternoon in a home on “A” Street in Hillsboro. The 18-month-hold was transported to Medical Center of Manchester, where he was stabilized and then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical

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  • More winter weather possible for Manchester Wednesday night

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Manchester, along with the rest of the midstate, could be in for another pelting of winter weather Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. A winter storm watch has been issued for middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, for noon Wednesday through noon Thursday. According to NWS, a strong cold front will sweep through the area Wednesday and turn rain into freezing rain, sleet and then

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  • Farmers Family Restaurant coming to Manchester

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

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    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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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

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    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

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    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: Winter wins – bring on Spring

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

I never understood as a child how someone could dislike snow. No school, play outside and throw balls of ice at each other. What about this scenario is not likable? Fast forward. I hate snow. I now understand the moaning and groaning I heard from my parents, grandparents and other adults (except teachers) when snow was merely mentioned in the forecast. I’ve now learned that just because school is out

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

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    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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