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Water courses over a series of cascades near the Perimeter Trail at Sewanee-The University of the South. Just downstream from this spot, the creek drops below the surface, continues below the dry Column Entrance Cave only to reemerge in a gorge that leads to Dick Cove.    
Staff photo by John Coffelt

Empowering you to make a difference for the environment

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt Students at New Union Elementary School are getting a detailed look at what they can do to help protect the environment during an outdoor, all-day event Wednesday for Earth Day. “One thing that I’ve tried to impress upon them in the lessons leading up to Earth Day is the power they have themselves to make a difference,” said New Union librarian and media specialist Jennifer  Hartley.

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  • A chance to scale new heights: Area boarding school offers students and introduction to competitive rock climbing

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:06 am

    St. Andrews Sewanee Sophomore  Anna Fox climbs during practice.

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Bouldering, an offshoot of rock climbing, involves much more than ascending a large rock. It’s a demanding sport that in addition to strength, requires purpose, agility and, moreover, dogged perseverance. Sewanee’s Saint Andrew’s Sewanee School climbing club members seek to perfect their bouldering Monday nights at the campus Bouldering Cave, a small lean-to section of the campus recreation shed, which had been turned into a

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  • North Coffee Student earns certificate of achievement

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Gracie Pauline Alford, a  first-grade student at North Coffee Elementary School, poses with her Wendy's Certificate of Achievement for hard work in the third nine weeks.

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  • Nancy Harris named Manchester Teacher of the Year

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Nancy Harris

    Nancy Harris, English as a Second Language teacher, has been selected as the Manchester City District Teacher of the Year for grades 5-8. Harris is in her 13th year as an ESL teacher and her 10th year as lead teacher for the ESL department.  She divides her time among Westwood Elementary, Westwood Middle School and the administrative duties she has as lead teacher. Harris also mentors new ESL teachers in

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  • CHS works toward inaugural student support event for disadvantaged teens

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

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    Coffee County Schools will hold its first ever Teen Expo at the beginning of next school year for disadvantaged students at Coffee County Central High School, but organizers are asking for community help with the event. “We need sponsors and partnerships now to help with the planning, services, and items needed.  School supplies, back packs, hygiene items, etc. are in great need for our disadvantaged students,” said system school counselor

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  • TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Hillsboro’s Williams wins regional award

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Tera Williams (center) is surprised by Bill Byford with the Tennessee Department of Education and school principal Angela Harris with her South Central Region Teacher of the Year award Thursday. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Tera Williams is selfless. She is worried about her students – their educational needs and their futures. But last week Williams was afforded the opportunity to soak in some praise for her selfless dedication. Williams, an 18-year teaching veteran, was surprised in her Hillsboro classroom by Director of Coffee County Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall, Hillsboro principal Angela Harris and members of

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  • Westwood Middle to hold second STEM night

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Staff Writer John Coffelt   Westwood Middle School will hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics night from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday. Westwood principal Chad Fletcher explained to the Manchester Board of Education Monday, “It’s a great night; we had a terrific turnout last year. It’s an opportunity to show students opportunities that STEM brings: careers and future opportunities that may present themselves in [the field].” Westwood science teacher

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