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Never too late

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

Local senior receives diploma after 66 years of anticipation Staff Writer John Coffelt That local grandmother Peggy Tate Reeves, originally of South Pittsburgh, didn’t graduate was such a guarded secret even her children didn’t know. “You can imagine what going all that time thinking, I don’t have a high school diploma,” Reeves said. Reeves, a smart, lively senior has held a range of jobs over the years since she would

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  • Brewer’s resignation at city schools made official; schools submit deep budget cuts to city

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Keith Brewer

    By John Coffelt, staff writer In a whirlwind meeting Monday night, the Manchester Board of Education announced the resignation of Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer, hired a new board attorney and approved a budget that drastically restructures key personnel positions. Late in the meeting, interim director Dr. Sandra Morris announced Brewer’s resignation had become effective Monday. A general agreement between the board and Morris will retain her as acting

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  • Never too young to read; local programs foster childhood literacy

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Chrystal Butler and her daughter, Norah, look for new books to read at Cof-fee County Manchester Public Library.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt As of last week, young library patron Norah Butler has read over 1,042 books and she’s not yet in kindergarten. She is one of 21 readers working on reaching the 1,000-book milestone thanks, in part, to an ongoing youth reading program at Coffee County Manchester Public Library that started in the fall. “It’s so easy to do,” Youth Services librarian Virginia Kiviniemi said.  “One book a

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  • Sulkowski named Central High School athletic director; will remain as football coach

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Coffee County Central football coach Ryan Sulkowski has been named the school's athletic directer, effective when Richard Skipper's term concludes at the end of the school year.
(Staff file photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer After one year on the job as head football coach at Coffee County Central High School, Ryan Sulkowski has added another title as he has been chosen to replace Richard Skipper as the school’s athletic director after Skipper’s resignation is made official at the end of the school year. In addition to his coaching responsibilities in football, Sulkowski will be overseeing every aspect of the

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  • Former Coffee Co. baseball coach Weir arrested on charges of domestic violence; DA seeks to have bond revoked

    Posted on May 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Brad Weir

    Former Central High School head baseball coach and physical education teacher Brad Weir is free on bond after being arrested over the weekend on domestic violence charges. Weir, 44, of East Ridge, Tennessee was arrested on the charges in Hamilton County and booked in the Franklin County Jail Sunday afternoon. He made bond early Monday morning. The charges were the result of an alleged incident that occurred May 3 near

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  • McFall: Coffee Co. schools need $1.4M in additional funding

    Posted on May 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Dr. LaDonna McFall

    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Coffee County Director of Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall went before the Coffee County Budget and Finance committee Tuesday asking for an additional $1.4 million for next year’s school budget. “The school system cannot keep functioning with no additional money,” McFall told the committee as she outlined a proposal that calls for a 2 percent raise across the board. The raises amount to $434,346, Also in

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  • Police search for former baseball coach

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Brad Weir

    Former Coffee County head baseball coach Bradley Weir is being sought in connection to an alleged incident that took place in Franklin County According to Thunder Radio, police in Franklin County are searching for Weir who allegedly threatened to kill diners with an assault rifle at the Blue Gill Grill restaurant in the North Franklin community near Tullahoma. Sgt. Chris Guess with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says that according to

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