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City School Board approves lawsuit against county

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

The Manchester Board of Education unanimously approved a motion Monday during a regular school board meeting to validate Director of Schools Dr. Keith Brewer’s directive to re-open a $1.5 million lawsuit against Coffee County. The suit, filed Aug. 5 in Coffee County Circuit Court by attorney Clifton Miller, seeks sales tax collections allegedly misappropriated from1983-2007. “I felt that it was better that we have total transparency and have a revote

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  • Manchester Board of Education reopens lawsuit against Coffee County

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Manchester City Schools

    By Josh Peterson, editor The Manchester City Board of Education has filed a lawsuit against Coffee County seeking $1,560,076.88 plus pre-judgment interest in what amounts to the re-opening of litigation that the board dropped in 2007. According to court documents filed Aug. 5 in Coffee County Circuit Court, the city school system is seeking approximately $1.5 million from the county government to allocate for misappropriated second half sales tax collections

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  • Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday runs through Sunday night

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

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    Tennessee’s annual tax free weekend, primarily designed to help ease back-to-school expenses, is this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3. The sales began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The tax-free items include clothing under $100, school and art supplies under $100 and computers under $1,500. “If you use good common sense, you’ll be able to save even more,” a state tax official said. “For example, shop

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  • In with the new: Raider Academy makes new home in old building

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Members of the community and school officials gathered Thursday for a Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Coffee County School System's new school - Coffee County Raider Academy. The school will house the system's ninth graders. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Thursday marked the beginning of a new era for the Coffee County School System. In addition to the first full day of classes at the new Coffee County Middle School on Woodbury Highway, the system also opened a new school in the form of Red Raider Academy – a school exclusive to ninth graders. The new ninth-grade school is being housed in the former middle school on McMinnville Highway. The

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  • MCS holds WeCARE

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Local volunteers, staff and school administrators pause for a picture Saturday at the Manchester City School’s WeCARE event held at Westwood Middle School.  Before the event, long-time school administrator Gary Dyer spoke to the volunteers about the inaugural WeCARE, held after a 1994 conference attended by then Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. “They talked about what communities could do to build families to help give children, as

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  • WeCARE set to help 229 children

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Manchester City Schools will aid 229 children at the annual WeCARE event Saturday at Westwood Elementary School. “This is something that we take great pride in doing for our less fortunate students,” said Westwood Elementary and Middle Schools Family Resource Coordinator BJ Fann. Each year the community pulls together to help the less fortunate students start on an equal footing, said College Street Elementary School FRC director Diane Bouldin.

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  • Library holds writer workshop

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    “You’re not going to be able to write a book and make everybody happy” –             Honor Raconteur, local author and publisher   Staff Writer John Coffelt Coffee County Manchester Public Library is hosting two additional writer workshop sessions at 3 p.m. on Mondays as part of its summer reading series. “We are hoping to encourage kids to write,” said Youth Services Specialist Virginia Kiviniemi. “We have quite a few kids

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