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Workers from Hullett’s Service Center and Wrecker Service work to clear the roadway after a semi-truck loaded with animal feed collided with two other tractor trailers and overturned Tuesday on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24  near the Manchester city limits. Tennessee Highway Patrol, Coffee County Emergency Management, EMS, Coffee County Sheriff Department and the North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department responded. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-24 Tuesday

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

Emergency crews were busy for over two hours Tuesday afternoon after three tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 24, shutting down the interstate’s eastbound lanes for approximately two hours. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, a semi-truck loaded with animal feed collided with two other tractor trailers and then overturned. The eastbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted off the interstate at exit 97. Read more information and details in next week’s (Sept.

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    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.45 per gallon, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past

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  • Manchester downtown project nears completion

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Marty Bell applies an antique finish to the cobblestone sidewalk at the corner of North Spring and West Fort streets on the downtown square Monday. The downtown renovation project is nearing an end after more than one year of work. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer for the Manchester downtown renovation project.All four sides of the square are finally paved and open to through traffic after weeks of difficult navigating and the finishing touches are being put on the project, which officials say should be completed in the coming weeks. “We have some cosmetic things left around doors and corners and

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  • Two killed in Interstate crash near Manchester

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

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    By Wayne Thomas, staff writer Two people were killed and two injured and Interstate 24 was tied up for several hours Saturday night following a three vehicle crash in Manchester. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark, around 6:15 p.m. Saturday a 1992 Nissan Sentra operated by Patrick Rhodes, 35, of Tullahoma was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane when he collided head on at mile marker 114 with a

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  • Manchester man arrested for DUI after Interstate-24 crash

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    A Manchester man has been charged with DUI and violation of the implied consent law after a two-car accident on Interstate 24 late Wednesday, July 2. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, charged with DUI and violation of implied consent is Tony Clayborne, 52, of Manchester, after his vehicle struck another vehicle and sent both vehicles rolling at approximately 10:45 p.m. July 2 near mile marker 108.

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  • Accident closes Hillsboro Blvd. near Interstate-24 114 overpass

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Manchester Fire Department chief George DeShields walks past the scene Thursday morning where a car traveled underneath a tractor-trailer on U.S. 41 near the I-24 overpass at exit 114. The driver of the car was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for treatment of his injuries. His name has not been confirmed by the Times as of Thursday morning. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    U.S. Highway 41 (Hillsboro Blvd.) was closed down for a long period of time Thursday morning after a two-vehicle accident involving a car and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the car, Juan Ayala, 39, of Polk Street, Manchester, appeared to drive up under the trailer from the rear, according to Manchester Fire Department Chief George DeShields. According to DeShields, Ayala was put onto a helicopter and flown to Erlanger Hospital

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  • Cedar Point reopens with new water, long-term management

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 11:09 am


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