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Bonnaroo Works Fund announces donations of lunch boxes, books to Coffee County schools

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

 Press Release Reusing and recycling are part of Bonnaroo’s DNA, and festival organizers have shown their green colors once again while supporting local schools. Just in time for back-to-school, Bonnaroo Works Fund Director Nina Miller recently delivered 4,000 Bonnaroo-themed lunch boxes to school officials, one for every student in the Coffee County School district. The W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, which provides affordable, quality music instruction to low-income families,

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  • Coffee County schools close at noon Wednesday due to water main leak

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Workers with the Manchester Water and Sewer Department work to expose a main water leak on State Route 53 (Woodbury Highway) Wednesday morning. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    Due to a main water line leak on State Route 53 (Woodbury Highway ) Wednesday morning that will cause water to be shut off at Coffee County Middle School and New Union Elementary, all Coffee County Schools are being dismissed at noon Wednesday. “We can’t just dismiss those two schools because the middle school students are countywide,” explained Coffee County Director of Schools Dr. LaDonna McFall. “We will dismiss the same as if

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  • City School Board approves lawsuit against county

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

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    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

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    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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