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This area near the Coffee County Courthouse is awaiting more work as part of the Manchester  downtown renovation project. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester downtown renovations set to be complete in June

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Local commuters who are growing impatient with the road construction on the Manchester Downtown Square won’t have much longer before the renovation headaches go away. The downtown project is scheduled to be complete around the middle of June, approximately three months from now, according to Terry Dendy with the City of Manchester. “The completion date is supposed to be June 8 but they are saying give or take a week,”

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  • Natural gas as vehicle fuel around the corner

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:32 am


    Compressed natural gas (CNG) as vehicle fuel may be just around the corner for the Coffee County area, according to county Industrial Board director Ted Hackney, and officials at the Elk River Public Utility District (ERPUD) could not be more excited. With gas prices predicted to go up by 40 percent in the near future, this should be good news for consumers, too. According to ERPUD marketing manager Don Keele,

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  • State acquires private land easement at Grundy County’s Fiery Gizzard

    Posted on December 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm


    A multi-year effort has been completed to conserve a 3,282-acre stretch of environmentally and economically important forestland in the Fiery Gizzard area of the South Cumberland State Park.  Through a grant from the federal Forest Legacy Program, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry, in partnership with The Land Trust for Tennessee and The Conservation Fund, has acquired a conservation easement on land adjacent to the park in Grundy

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  • Times reporter battles Mojave backcountry to find the Death Valley hideout where the Manson Family spent its last free hours

    Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

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      The canyon country does not always inspire love. To many it appears barren, hostile, repellent – a fearsome mostly waterless land of rock and heat, sand dunes and quicksand … rattlesnake and agoraphobic distances. To those who see our land in that manner, the best reply is, yes, you are right, it is a dangerous and terrible place. Enter at your own risk. Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun.

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  • You can’t get there from here, con’t.

    Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Click to read the first page Looking back to the summer of ’69 and the journey into the desert To understand how Manson ended up at Barker you have to go back a few years. Most Manson authors don’t feel that Manson set out to become a murderous would-be messiah when he found his way as recent parolee to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in early 1967. Then, He

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  • Rediscover Manchester’s forgotten state trail

    Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    STAFF WRITER John Coffelt  Hiding almost – on the Hillsboro Highway near the under-construction Coffee County Jail – is May Prairie Natural Area, a 346-acre wildlife statuary, complete with a one-mile loop trail that as the area near the new jail continues to develop, is set to become a quick lunch-time stop for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re like me, you have missed the area, tucked away behind the LKQ used

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  • Ready to Navigate: Smartphone apps and dash-mount GPS units go head-to-head in east Coffee road trip

    Posted on August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt The question’s simple but relative, have cell phones made dedicated GPS devices obsolete? To answer this and to see which GPS navigation platforms perform best in Coffee County, I recently begged, borrowed and bartered to find a sample of each the most popular GPS systems available to compare against my smartphone and tablet. Representing the dedicated device market, I found a 4 EN 42 TomTom unit

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