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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: Return from Afghanistan not a minute too soon

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

It is hard to argue that the magic of the Christmas season has ever been more palpable than it was at New Union Elementary School last Tuesday afternoon. All fourth-grader Abigail Sherrill wanted for Christmas was for her brother to return from his deployment in Afghanistan. Her lone Christmas request had barely left her lips as she sat on Santa Claus’ lap in front of the school’s student body when

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  • Gas prices continue to fall in Manchester, across country

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 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 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, gas prices were the lowest at $2.41 per gallon

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  • Gas prices continue to drop, now $2.50 in Manchester

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 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 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, the cheapest gas as of Monday morning was $2.50

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  • Work begins on U.S. 41 bridge

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Workers with Jamison Construction, LLC work last week to remove damaged areas of concrete on the bridge piers in preparation for their future repair with either high early concrete or quick set patching material on the northbound lane of the jail bridge on highway U.S. 41.(Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    A contractor for the state has begun a $1.6-million project repairing the U.S. 41 bridge that spans the Little Duck River − work that according to Tennessee Department of Transportation will cover both structural and surface improvements. “Repairs will be made to the bridge deck, which is the surface upon which traffic travels, and the substructure of the bridge, which are the foundations, piers, and abutments upon which the spans

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  • E-mail warned of potential for bomb scare with geocaches in Manchester

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor The South Central Tennessee Tourism Agency warned Jack Geocaching Trail participants of a possible bomb scare before placing geocaches in various locations around Middle Tennessee, including the placement at Manchester Jiffy Burger that incited a bomb scare and evacuated three businesses Monday, Sept. 29, according to emails obtained by the Manchester Times.  On Sept. 5, a little over three weeks before the Jiffy Burger incident, South Central

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  • Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-24 Tuesday

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

    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)

    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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  • Gas prices fall; near $3 per gallon

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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    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 GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past

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