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Brewer’s resignation at city schools made official; schools submit deep budget cuts to city

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

By John Coffelt, staff writer In a whirlwind meeting Monday night, the Manchester Board of Education announced the resignation of Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer, hired a new board attorney and approved a budget that drastically restructures key personnel positions. Late in the meeting, interim director Dr. Sandra Morris announced Brewer’s resignation had become effective Monday. A general agreement between the board and Morris will retain her as acting

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  • Coffee County Commission says ‘no’ to ticket scalping

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

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

    The Coffee County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday night (May 12) it claims is aimed primarily at addressing traffic and safety concerns around the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The resolution outlaws the public resale of event tickets and other forms of admission, such as access bracelets sold at Bonnaroo. The City of Manchester passed the same law last month, effective April 21. The resolution states that it shall

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  • Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

      BOSTON (AP) — A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother. Tsarnaev, 21, stood with his hands folded upon learning his fate, decided after 14 hours of deliberations over three days in the nation’s most closely watched terrorism trial since the Oklahoma City bombing case

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

TIMES EDITORIAL: Sulkowski hire is good for Coffee County athletics

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

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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  • FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Next athletic director important hire for CHS

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    I left the sports department of the newspaper almost five years ago now to take over the editorial department. But to throw out some derivative of this often overused phrase – you can take the man out of the sports department, but you can’t take the sports out of the man. Over the past few years I have watched the Central High School athletic department from a distance. Keeping close

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