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Road closures begin near Manchester City Hall Friday night

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

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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  • One killed in Thursday crash on Interstate 24

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

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    One person was killed Thursday on Interstate-24 near Manchester. Tracey Michele Hullender, 44, of Villa Ridge, Mo., was killed at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday when the car she was traveling in was hit from the back by an 18-wheeler operated by David Lynn Wright of Illinois. According to Manchester Fire Department chief George DeShields, it appears as if Hullender slowed to help a van that lost control and traveled into

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  • WINTER STORM: Officials take over 360 weather-related calls throughout week

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm

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

    Whether you live in the northern half or the southern half of Coffee County determines the story of last week’s winter storm for you. But despite drastic splits of snow and ice in different parts of the county there was one common fact– it was crippling. Duck River Electric Membership corporation restored 14,000 power outages throughout last week and local authorities responded to 366 weather related calls between midnight Monday

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  • Coffee County placed under ice storm warning

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    With ice still lingering on tree limbs from Monday’s ice storm, more winter weather is coming for middle Tennessee Friday and Saturday – including Coffee County. The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Coffee County under an ice storm warning from noon Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday morning. According to NWS, ice accumulations of up to .25 inches can be expected in the area with brisk winds out of the

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  • Emergency shelter will be available tonight in Manchester; temps expected to hit zero

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ice quickly began accumulating on trees and vegetation during Monday's ice storm. More ice is expected in the area Friday. (File photo by John Coffelt)

    Crews from Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and other crews offering aid from the surrounding area, have been able to knock the number of Manchester customers without power down to 348 as of 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. However, with ice still on trees and windy conditions present, more outages could occur, officials warn. Also, those without power will be facing dangerous conditions Wednesday night as temperatures are expected to fall to

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