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Great Lakes Cheese to host job fair Nov. 11

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

Great Lakes Cheese, one of the newest industries in Coffee County, will be hosting a job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd. According to a release from Great Lakes Cheese, the open house will be to “give folks within the community the opportunity to apply to open positions that are available at the plant and learn more

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  • Manchester City Schools contracts for contraband dog searches

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:00 am

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    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer The Manchester Board of Education has agreed to contract with a Loudon, Tennessee company that provides contraband searches using specially trained canines. Randomly each month, handlers from Interquest Detection Canines will search the system’s two elementary schools and middle school for ammunition, alcohol and illegal and abused prescription drugs with one of two non-aggressive search dogs. “We had a demonstration of the dog. ‘Loretta’ is

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  • Historical Society: Mold causing problems at Coffee County Courthouse

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    The Coffee County Courthouse is pictured after a snow in early 2014. (MT File Photo)

    By Staff Writer, Marian Galbraith Members of the Coffee County Historical Society Bonnie Parsley and Joanna Lewis, whose office is located in the historic county courthouse on the square in Manchester, appeared before the Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday to request funding to combat a growing mold problem inside the building. “We’re having to wipe mold off some of the books and some of the papers are curling,” Parsley said,

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Great Lakes Cheese to host job fair Nov. 11

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

Great Lakes Cheese, one of the newest industries in Coffee County, will be hosting a job fair from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd. According to a release from Great Lakes Cheese, the open house will be to “give folks within the community the opportunity to apply to open positions that are available at the plant and learn more

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  • Ted Hackney, Coffee County Industrial Board, wins state’s top economic development honor

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Ted Hackney, second from left, was honored with the Fred Harris Professional of the Year award. (Photo provided)

    The Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) has recognized Ted Hackney, Executive Director of the Coffee County Industrial Board as the 2014 Fred Harris Professional of the Year. He was honored for his significant economic development achievements in the state of Tennessee. Ted Hackney has been involved in economic development for many years, starting his career in Alabama. During his time there, Hackney worked in both Huntsville and Mobile. In 1988,

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  • Records show Manchester knew of, paid for geocaching that caused bomb scare

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:30 am

    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)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The Manchester Tourism and Community Development Commission was aware of geocaching happening in Manchester that led to a bomb scare at the Jiffy Burger restaurant and evacuation of three businesses Monday afternoon, according to meeting minutes obtained by the Manchester Times. According to minutes obtained by the Times, the tourism commission actually discussed doing geocaching in Manchester at four different meetings over the past 11 months,

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By Josh Peterson, editor

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: What happened to movie etiquette?

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Perhaps I take for granted that everyone has a decent amount of etiquette naturally etched in their brains. I made a Monday night trip to the movies with Holly and learned that I am very naïve to think that. In today’s world one would expect to be distracted while watching a movie on the big screen by cell phone lights, rings, vibrations, etc. But no, I was subjected to the

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  • TIMES EDITORIAL: City should enact changes after bomb scare

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Last week’s bomb scare at Jiffy Burger that burned taxpayer dollars and resources was not simply the result of “miscommunication.” It was the by product of flawed leadership on multiple levels inside Manchester’s government, a government that is lacking checks and balances and basic oversight. And while we certainly do not insinuate anyone acted with malice or recklessness, we do recommend that these internal flaws be examined thoroughly and corrected

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

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

    By Josh Peterson, editor

    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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