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Manchester Police Department to step up seat belt enforcment starting Monday

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office to step up seat belt enforcement from May 18 -31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. “Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Manchester Police Department Sgt. Chris Patterson. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people

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  • Manchester woman killed in Wednesday crash

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Edith Cox, 70, was killed at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Ford Taurus she was operating was struck by a Ford pickup. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene. Coffee County Sheriff's Department deputies, Manchester Fire and Rescue Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Coffee County EMS worked the accident. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at the intersection of State Highway 55 and Pete Sain Road in Coffee County. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Corey Stuart, Edith Cox, 70, of Manchester, was killed in the accident that occurred around 11:30 a.m. According to the trooper’s report, Cox was driving a 1998 Ford car across State Highway 55 at the intersection of Pete Sain

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  • Large amount of meth found in Coffee County Wednesday morning

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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    Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered approximately one-and-a-half pounds of crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning in Coffee County. Trooper Jeremy Miller initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for speeding in a construction zone near mile marker 124 on Interstate 24 westbound at approximately 10:36 a.m. Wednesday. Upon the trooper’s introduction and explanation of the stop, the

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  • Saturday morning crash kills one in Coffee County

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 8:05 am


    A Manchester resident is dead following a single-car crash on Blanton Chapel Road in northern Coffee County Saturday morning. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Harrison Fisher, Whitney C. Austin, 23, of Eagleville, was operating a 2000 Ford Expedition that left the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Passenger Nettie Austin, 45, of Manchester, was pronounced dead on the scene. Fisher’s report states that alcohol was a factor

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  • Road closures begin near Manchester City Hall Friday night

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

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    Starting this weekend, some streets near Manchester City Hall will be closed on the weekends as construction on the building roof is set to begin. In a press release, the city cites safety concerns and potential for damaged vehicles for the closures. The closures will be at the corner of Irwin Street and Fort Street; Fort Street at U.S. Highway 41 (which will impede turning onto Fort Street from Highway

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  • Shots fired, two in custody after highway pursuit in Manchester

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Manchester police, Coffee County deputies and Tennessee State Troopers pursued two suspects in this vehicle Wednesday afternoon. According to Manchester Police Department assistant chief Adam Floied, officers fired shots at the vehicle after it began to back up toward authorities. What appears to be a bullet hole is visible in the windshield on the passenger side. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By Josh Peterson, editor A high-speed police pursuit that originated at the Manchester Walgreens ended with police firing shots and two suspects in custody Wednesday. According to Manchester Police Department assistant chief Adam Floied, a joint drug operation between Manchester Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Department investigators was happening at the Manchester Walgreens early Wednesday afternoon involving suspects from out of town. When police began to surround the Chevrolet

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  • More winter weather possible for Manchester Wednesday night

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The historic Coffee County Courthouse made for a picturesque scene Wednesday morning.  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Manchester, along with the rest of the midstate, could be in for another pelting of winter weather Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. A winter storm watch has been issued for middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, for noon Wednesday through noon Thursday. According to NWS, a strong cold front will sweep through the area Wednesday and turn rain into freezing rain, sleet and then

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