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Coffee County Commission race heats up after letter sent to District 15 voters

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

In the race for Coffee County Commission in Tullahoma’s District 15, tensions are escalating between the Republican incumbent Mark Kelly and his Democratic opponent, Zak Mohyuddin, who claims Kelly has made statements about him that are “vile, offensive” and “pure lies.” In a letter to Tullahoma voters dated July 16, Kelly claims Mohyuddin “expressed his beliefs publicly,” that “the American flag should be removed from public buildings because it is

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Three things to know this week

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

1.      Political forum is Thursday. The Manchester Times and Thunder radio will host a political forum event from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center – 147 Hospitality Blvd. – Thursday. The event is free to the public to attend and for candidates to participate. In total, 23 candidates from seven county-wide races and one city race have been invited to participate in the event. Candidates for District Attorney

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  • Early voting for Aug. 7 election starts Friday

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

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    Early voting for the August 7 state primary, county general and Manchester municipal elections begins today (July 18) and ends August. 2. Election day is August 7. Manchester and rural Coffee County residents can vote early by going to the Coffee County Election Commission office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Saturdays during the July 18-Aug. 2

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  • 27-cent property tax increase expected to go before Coffee County Commission Tuesday

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee approved and voted Tuesday to recommend a 27-cent property tax increase for all county residents. The recommendation will come before the full Coffee County Commission for a vote at its Tuesday meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Coffee County Administrative Plaza in Manchester. “As much as we all hate tax increases, I think we’ve cut about as

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CHS receiver Boone Riddle looks for running room after hauling in a pass during a 7-on-7 game last week in Cookeville. (Staff photo by Ethan Willis)

PASSING INSPECTION: Raiders get work in 7-on-7

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

By Ethan Willis, staff writer Thursday was about answering some questions for the Central High School Red Raider football team. Mission accomplished. CHS traveled to Cookeville to compete in six 7-on-7 passing games in a showcase of what the skill players have learned under first-year head coach Ryan Sulkowski. (Click here for a photo gallery from last week 7-on-7) “I think it went well,” Sulkowski said. “It’s the first time

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  • PERFECT PRACTICE: CCMS Raiders enjoy new practice field

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Coffee County Middle School Red Raider football assistant coach Bryan Morgan, right, leads the team through drills to begin practice last week. (Staff photo by Ethan Willis)

    By Ethan Willis, staff writer With a new school comes the excitement of fresh interior and paint, new desks and furniture and the excitement of learning a new building. But easily forgotten at the new Coffee County Middle School are the new athletic fields located behind the school. And while the football team may not have a new game field, they have been given a brand new practice field to

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  • CHS FOOTBALL: Sulkowski finalizes staff with hire of defensive coordinator

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    CHS head football coach Ryan Sulkowski puts his team through a workout in the black sand pit at CHS. (File photo)

    First-year Central High School head football coach Ryan Sulkowski Monday put the finishing touches on his staff for his first season, announcing the addition of Matt Mueller as the team’s new defensive coordinator. Mueller, who spent the past three seasons as Sulkowski’s defensive coordinator in Baker County, Florida, will also take the title of senior associate head coach. “He certainly knows what he is doing and he knows how I

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We all scream for ice cream

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Local dairy family’s simple peach ice cream recipe offers straight from the farm taste   STAFF WRITER john coffelt   For Ginny Burns, daughter of local farm-direct dairy provider Dennis and Lois Casey, of Casey Family Farms, freshness is a family legacy, so her go-to ice cream recipe is sure to deliver. “With the Cream Line Milk, you don’t need the cream because it has the cream in it,” Burns

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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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  • Summer fun without the burn

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, but sunburn can ruin your outdoor adventures. Here are a few hints, collected from medical experts, to help make your time in the sun burn free.   PREVENTION –much better than a cure One of the best ways to avoid the burn is to minimize exposure to the sun. That doesn’t mean skipping fun in the sun,

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Pictured are fireworks from the Manchester 2013 fireworks display. (File photo by Josh Peterson)

Manchester Independence Day events start early Friday; end with fireworks

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

The annual Manchester Independence Day celebration will be held Friday, July 4, with most of the events taking place at the Manchester Recreation Center and Manchester Rotary Park. A Firecracker 5k/10k run will be held in the morning with musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. at Rotary Amphitheater in Rotary Park. Independence Day fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. “The fireworks will be shot from

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  • Elton John closes Bonnaroo with big hits

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:22 am

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    With the main stage packed, Elton John sent the 13th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival out in style Sunday. The music legend partnered with Ben Folds for a great rendition of “Grey Seal,” sent out a tribute to late radio personality Casey Kasem and belted out his staple hits with his ageless vocals, including “Bennie and the jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Rocket man.” John concluded the festival as the headlining

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  • BONNAROO DAY 2: Kanye claims to be the greatest; Skrillex plays Elton John

    Posted on June 14, 2014 at 11:57 am


    Bonnaroo organizers said they were ready to leave the past behind when asked why the music festival decided to book Kanye West as a headliner for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. But West seemed to have an alternate agenda. West returned to Bonnaroo (only six minutes late this time) Friday night for the first time since the now infamous debacle of 2008, when his late night set

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