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Posted on November 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

All Things E-Cigs, E-cigarettes, E-juice and accessories retailer, Grand Opening will be  Nov. 29 from 9 a.m.  to 7 p.m.  at 307 Hillsboro Blvd. for more information, contact  Jamie Mason at  931-952-3384, Jamieface@me.com. Local small business soft opening Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Grand Opening on Black Friday.

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  • HOSPITALS JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM NEW REGIONAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

    Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Four LifePoint-affiliated hospitals combine to create Southern Tennessee Regional Health System   Winchester, Tenn. (October 2, 2013) – Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee,  Hillside Hospital in Pulaski, and Crockett Hospital in  Lawrenceburg have combined to form Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS).   The four hospitals, all affiliated with LifePoint Hospitals® of Brentwood, Tenn., will join forces to share best clinical practices for

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  • Please help find our missing dog!

    Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Our dog has gone missing from the Woodcrest Dr. area of Manchester. If you have seen him, please contact 581-5989.

    Our family dog went missing on Friday morning, July 27. He is a blonde Cocker Spaniel and is very friendly. He went missing in the area of Oak drive and Woodcrest.  If you have seen him please contact 931-581-5989. We miss him very much!  

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Sports

Nicky Rudy

A Red Raider Rudy: autistic boy finds comfort in football

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Nicky Rudy doesn’t want to be considered “special.” He has an inviting personality and, naturally, with a last name like Rudy, he belongs on the football field. And while there may not be any movies made or books written about Nicky Rudy, the story of how football has influenced his life is just as motivational as the Rudy of football lore. To understand just how much football means to Rudy,

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  • Indoor soccer league forming

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Soccer ball

    A winter indoor soccer league is now forming for matches to be played at the Manchester Recreation Center on Sunday afternoons beginning Nov. 17. Age divisions will run from U6 to U14. Teams will be co-ed only if required. Format will be 4-on-4 with goalkeeper for U8-U14 and 3-on-3 with no goalkeeper for U6. Each team will play a minimum of eight games. Area-specific teams will be organized from Coffee,

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  • Midget Falcons finish season with win

    Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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    Saturday the Manchester Midget Falcons finished their season 4-3 with a 20-6 win over the Cowan Purple Lions. The Falcons’ offense was led by Konor Heaton with two touchdowns. Cameron Ballard also scored and touchdown, and Darryn Strickland and Adam Daniels each scored extra points. Eli Felice and Ethan Hargrove also had big runs for the Falcons, and Jonathan Akers stepped up in his first game at center. The Falcons’

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Lifestyles

Coffee County Retired Teachers to meet

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:06 am

COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Coffee County Retired Teachers Association will be meeting on March 11, 2014, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 705 Wilson Avenue, Tullahoma, TN. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will be presented by Mrs. Linda McCrary, President of the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. The meeting will be held in the A-Frame portion of the church as you enter the

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  • Class of ’58 remembers deceased classmates at courthouse ceremony

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:40 am

        Members of the Coffee County Central High School Class of 1958 recently met for its 55th year reunion and to pay respects to the 40 classmates who have passed away. Forty-eight members of the class attended a banquet held at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center with music provided by Music Unlimited. Earlier in the day, members met at courthouse for a memorial service for the deceased members. At

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  • Manchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church (MCPC) Vacation Bible School 15-9 July 2013

    Posted on June 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    For most youngsters, summer time means lots of fun playing with their friends, time off from school, or an action packed vacation with the family. But, for some children, summer also brings Vacation Bible School (VBS), a place where they can have fun and grow spiritually.   While it’s a fun experience, the impact VBS can have on young lives is often far-reaching and follows children into their adult years. This

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Pet Stories

Our dog has gone missing from the Woodcrest Dr. area of Manchester. If you have seen him, please contact 581-5989.

Please help find our missing dog!

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Our family dog went missing on Friday morning, July 27. He is a blonde Cocker Spaniel and is very friendly. He went missing in the area of Oak drive and Woodcrest.  If you have seen him please contact 931-581-5989. We miss him very much!  

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  • Humane Society asks for responsibility, help

    Posted on May 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Dog

      Challenges are around every corner for Sally Berryman and other members of the Coffee County Humane Society. Animal neglect, overran animal shelters and exhausted rescues are becoming more discernible throughout the county. As summer approaches, the group is pleading for help from the community and pet owners. “Owner responsibility is a big problem,” said Berryman, an active member of the humane society. “The places I go often and see

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  • Rescue Operation: Dog rescue aims to find dogs good homes

    Posted on December 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Nancy Burks, left, and Karen Sappington with Lucky Break Pet Rescue need homes for these dogs and many more. Lucky Break Pet Rescue saves dogs from the Coffee County and Manchester Animal Shelters, gives them shots and has them spayed or neutered before overseeing the adoption process, which is thorough. For more information, call Burks at 1-615-796-4257 or Sappington at 931-581-1990. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Nestled against a backdrop of mountains, the silence in Nancy Burks’ quiet Hillsboro neighborhood is often interrupted by the bark of a dog. The closer you get to Burks’ home, the more dog barks pierce the air. It may be noisy to some. But it’s music to Burks’ ears. Out of her home and with the help of friend Karen Sappington, Burks is knee deep in a pet rescue she

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Citizen's Journalism

Op-ed

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

Can We Stop Meth? Approximately 25 years ago, in this general area, meth was born.We read about meth labs and drug busts on a weekly basis in the Tullahoma News, Manchester Times and other local papers. I served on a Coffee County grand jury in 1999 and we heard nearly 200 cases with 75% of those being meth related. Back then meth was made like it is today but on

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  • Vintage Campers Gather in Pelham

    Posted on April 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm

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    Vintage Campers to Celebrate Opening of Blue Moon Campground Pelham, TN, April 16, 2013 – On April 26, more than a dozen vintage campers will arrive in Pelham to celebrate the opening of Harry and Ollie’s Blue Moon Campground. Scheduled to coincide with the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburgh, the caravan of campers belong to members of Sisters on the Fly (SOTF)—a women’s travel and adventure group. SOTF members practice

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  • Rickett named ‘Count On Me’ student of the week

    Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Alivia Rickett

    The 7th Grade teaches at Coffee County Middle School are proud to announce that Alivia Rickett has been chosen as their “Count on ME” student of the week. Alivia is the daughter of Judy and Nathan Rickett. Alivia is very family oriented and enjoys time with her family. Alivia was nominated as the “Count on Me” student of the week by Mrs. Lana Creek. Mrs. Creek stated, “Alivia is a

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Education

Pictured entertaining children at the New Union Elementary Family University event are Coffee County Central High School football players Justin Flowers, left, Zach Holmes, and Alex Williams with second-grader Riley Bellomy.
-Staff photo by John Coffelt

New Union holds second annual Family University

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt  New Union Elementary School held its annual Family University Friday offering tips on parenting strategies and other helpful information seminars, in addition to offering vendor booths to connect parents to programs and businesses in the community. “We’re trying meet the needs of the entire family… to try to get information to parents that we feel would help,” said Jennifer Hartley, New Union librarian/media specialist and head

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  • HOSPITALS JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM NEW REGIONAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

    Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Four LifePoint-affiliated hospitals combine to create Southern Tennessee Regional Health System   Winchester, Tenn. (October 2, 2013) – Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee,  Hillside Hospital in Pulaski, and Crockett Hospital in  Lawrenceburg have combined to form Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS).   The four hospitals, all affiliated with LifePoint Hospitals® of Brentwood, Tenn., will join forces to share best clinical practices for

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  • New Union Elementary To Host Spring Fling

    Posted on April 16, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Date: May 3,2013 Time: 5pm -8pm Carnival Games: Pie in the Face, Phito Booth, Feed the Monster, Darts, plus more. Activities: DJ, Mechnical Bull, Bouncies, and Dunking Booth Silent Auction: 5pm-7:15pm BBQ Dinner Sweet Shop: Cotton Candy, Popcorn ,Candy, Pizza, Plus More…

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Volunteering

AARP Volunteer

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

AARP Volunteers will be assisting in Income Taxes preparing. From Feb 4 2013 thru April 15. At the Coffee Co Senior Center on Mondays from 830 to noon. Cal l723 8288 for Appointments. On Wednesdays at Ada Wright Center walk-ins from 830 till noon. Volunteers need if interested call Jim Holder 728 3044.

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  • VENDORS WANTED

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

    VENDORS WANTED FOR OUR 1ST ANNUAL CARNIVAL. SPACE IS $50. IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL MEKOE262@YAHOO.COM OR RTBANDB@AOL.COM. PLEASE TELL US WHAT YOU HAVE SO WE WON’T HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF SAME ITEMS. THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

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  • Elk River District Adult Volunteer and Eagle Scout Recognition

    Posted on June 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Long Rifle Award picture

    Pictured left to right: Elaine Polsanka, Anne Wonder, Bob Janosek, David Woodfin, Rebecca Eaton, Susan Bob Forde, and Tom Gillard,

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