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Coupon $AVINGS worth the investment

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt   Coupon clipper Josie May, formerly of Manchester, smiles as she looks over her Kroger grocery receipt from her latest shopping trip, Thursday. May charts how well she’s done using the saving percentage. Today’s pretty good, 59 percent, yet a closer look shows how impressive her savings were. Total before discounts: $143.95. That dropped $46.60 after subtracting in -store savings and offers; what’s more, when the

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    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 11:34 am


    Private group works to restore historic spring house  Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester personality Evans Baird is spearheading an ongoing project to bring Manchester’s first water source back to its former state. Manchester took its name from its intent to become a major industrial center like its namesake Manchester, England. At the center of that desire is a fitting monument, a small stone roofed spring house settled into a bend

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  • Finding 75 years of bluegrass history

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:36 am

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    Music pioneer Curly Seckler’s heir works to open local bluegrass museum   Staff Writer John Coffelt An unassuming house near Jiffy Burger hosts a visual history of the careers of one of bluegrass’s pioneers. Since local man Ray Seckler, himself something of a music insider, found the wealth of photos and memorabilia tucked away at his father, Curly Seckler’s Hendersonville house, the younger Seckler has been working to display the

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  • Resolve this New Year to organize your space

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt  For some the clutter in their life is as small as a catch-all table; for others, the pile of must-haves has grown to threaten the free space of their home. Whatever the scale, getting organized makes a great new year’s resolution. And it’s one that you can keep.   Start small, stay focused Let’s face it – it’s easy to get discouraged when planning to organize.

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  • Tragedy forges a love to last for Manchester couple

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

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      By Times Contributor, Janet Galyen On a warm September afternoon, 14 years ago, sunbeams broke through towering trees and spilled onto a private college campus in Southern Indiana. It was lunchtime. Hungry undergrads flooded the eateries and rendered the sidewalks picturesque and peaceful. It is hard to imagine this scene would be the setting for a bloody crime. But one person would interrupt the calm with absolute terror. Sarah,

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  • Finding redemption

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Drug Court grads prepare for new life. “For the first time ever, I don’t have to have someone to say I love you because I love me.”  -Madonna Frame, Drug Court graduate Staff Writer John Coffelt The Coffee County Drug Court graduation ceremonies that the county holds twice a year at Forest Mills Church of Christ has only a handful of graduates. But the diminutive size of the classes only

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  • ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE: MPD’s new DARE class gives students skills to address tough choices

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm


    By John Coffelt, staff writer Manchester Police Department working with Manchester City Schools has reinstated DARE classes at Westwood Elementary and Middle Schools. DARE instructor, officer Landon Pence describes the class as doing more than hammering just-say-no-type slogans into youth’s heads. It’s a multi-faceted education program that aims to give students the skills to resist negative influences. “It covers different things they’re going to run into. It’s important to learn

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