Today's Top Story

halloween

Safe on the Square trick or treating set for today

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

The annual “Safe on the Square” trick-or-treating event returns to downtown Manchester from 2:30-5 p.m. Friday. Due to construction and weather the event was moved to the Manchester Recreation Center last year but the completion of the downtown construction project returns the event to downtown. According to Joyce Prusak with the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, which organizes the event, 85 businesses have signed up to participate. “Of those, 38

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

Coffee County student, 16, charged with killing bobcat out of season

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

A 16-year-old Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges in the killing of a bobcat out of season that was hung Tuesday from the football practice field goalpost at Tullahoma High School, according to Doug Markham, spokesman with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. According to Markham, however, the male student is not being charged with hanging the dead animal from the goalpost and TWRA is not sure at

Read Full Story
  • Coffee County school officials, TWRA searching for person responsible for hanging bobcat at Tullahoma High School

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Coffee County Central High School and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officials are investigating to find out who killed a bobcat and hung the body from the goalposts of the Tullahoma High School practice football field Tuesday. A photo began circulating rapidly on social media website Tuesday morning showing a dead bobcat suspended in the air above the Tullahoma practice football field. Tullahoma City Schools have since

    Read Full Story
  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    sbco

    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

    Read Full Story

Sports

1A_ coffee pot

GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Raiders hope to cap season by winning 89th annual Coffee Pot rivalry

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:25 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Throw out the records. With a 2-7 record on the year and an 0-6 mark in District 8-AAA, virtually nothing is on the line when the Coffee County Central Red Raiders travel to Tullahoma to take on the Wildcats tonight. That is unless you know what this rivalry means. The 89th edition of the Coffee Pot game  (7 p.m. Friday / Wilkins Stadium, Tullahoma) will be

Read Full Story
  • Shelbyville Eagles soar past Raiders

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Coffee County's captains go out for the coin toss before Friday night's game against Shelbyville.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Golden Eagles of Shelbyville scored on their first five possessions of the game and added a 55-yard punt return to spoil senior night for the Coffee County Central Red Raiders with a 48-12 decision at Carden-Jarrell Field Friday night. The Raiders moved the ball on the game’s opening drive, but Cole Hawkins’ 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked and Shelbyville grabbed the momentum and

    Read Full Story
  • GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Raiders set to host frontrunner Shelbyville

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:15 am

    IMG_5196

     By Jake Kreulen, sports writer The Coffee County Central Red Raiders are out of the playoff race, but they can still play for pride tonight as they host the Shelbyville Golden Eagles for senior night at Carden-Jarrell Field. (7 p.m. kick) It will be a tough task for the Raiders, who are 2-6 overall and 0-4 in District 8-AAA action, as Shelbyville comes into the contest riding a four-game winning

    Read Full Story

Lifestyles

Flying with history on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Staff Writer John Coffelt  Pilots for Liberty Foundation warm the engines of the Memphis Belle, a late-war Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress made to look like the famed F-model Memphis Belle that was touted by the government as the historic crew to complete 25 missions. Without the roar of the four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 rotary engines, it’s already a breezy day at the Collegedale Municipal Airport, but undeterred, one man stands

Read Full Story
  • Halloween sadism myth poisons trick-or-treat fun

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    N1410P21003C

     Staff Writer John Coffelt  Lurking like a quiet specter around trick-or-treating is the fear of Halloween sadism. Everyone has heard the rumors – poisoned candy, razors in the apples, but the only documented aspect of Halloween sadism is that for the most part, it’s an urban myth. Take for instance the 1970 case of Kevin Totson, of Detroit. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 5-year-old died from a heroin overdose

    Read Full Story
  • The stage is set: Manchester’s Rotary Amphitheater could be city’s most overlooked event venue

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Manchester's Rotary Amphitheater is available to the public to be used for numerous events. (Staff photo by John Coffelt)

    By John Coffelt, staff writer Manchester Rotary Amphitheater has great potential. What other performance venue in town  with a approximately 1,020 square foot stage, air conditioned backstage areas, a view of the Little Duck River, virtually unlimited seating and is as available to the public as the Rotary Amphitheater? “We would love to see what Tourism could bring in, … these things are available and we’d love for [the community]

    Read Full Story

Entertainment

halloween

Safe on the Square trick or treating set for today

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

The annual “Safe on the Square” trick-or-treating event returns to downtown Manchester from 2:30-5 p.m. Friday. Due to construction and weather the event was moved to the Manchester Recreation Center last year but the completion of the downtown construction project returns the event to downtown. According to Joyce Prusak with the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center, which organizes the event, 85 businesses have signed up to participate. “Of those, 38

Read Full Story
  • Flying with history on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Staff Writer John Coffelt  Pilots for Liberty Foundation warm the engines of the Memphis Belle, a late-war Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress made to look like the famed F-model Memphis Belle that was touted by the government as the historic crew to complete 25 missions. Without the roar of the four 1,200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 rotary engines, it’s already a breezy day at the Collegedale Municipal Airport, but undeterred, one man stands

    Read Full Story
  • Annual Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization event set for Saturday

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    sbco

    The 31st annual Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization (SBCO) event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. “This is something that started when I was 9 and had very little to do with it and it has grown to where the community now relies on it and benefits from it,” said Carter Sain with SBCO. “It’s has been valuable to the community.” The event

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day