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Nancy Harris named Manchester Teacher of the Year

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

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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  • TIMES INVESTIGATION: Red flags in Weir’s past before being hired at Coffee County

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 6:30 am

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    By Josh Peterson, editor Suspended Coffee County Central High School head baseball coach Brad Weir came to Coffee County in 2014 after six separate, one-year stints as head coach at different schools in Georgia, according to public records and testimony obtained in a Manchester Times investigation. These included a mysterious, early-season resignation, inappropriate text messages and an inauspicious history with women. Weir, 44, a 17-year coaching veteran before arriving in

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  • Manchester City Schools to break office lease; personnel cuts coming

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:42 am

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    By John Coffelt, staff writer In a split vote Monday night, Manchester Board of Education narrowly passed a motion essentially breaking the lease for the new administration building under the guidance of a high-profile education attorney. The move comes shortly after board attorney Mark Williams, who also owns the property the board leased for three years, said that he would be unable to allow the system out of the three-year

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  • Ice storm warning issued for Coffee County; area schools closed Tuesday

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:24 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)

    The National Weather Service at 9 a.m. Monday morning issued an ice storm warning for most areas south of Interstate 40, including Coffee County. The warning is in effect until midnight Monday with betwen 1/4 and 1 inch of ice expected to coat the area, according to NWS. Major impacts will be on travel, with ice causing hazardous travel conditions across the area as roads will become coated with ice,

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