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The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

Live Nation assumes controlling interest in Bonnaroo festival; also owns share of Bonnaroo property

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Live Nation Entertainment and Bonnaroo’s founding partners, Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment, have announced the completion of a new partnership, through which Live Nation assumes a controlling interest in the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. “The addition of Bonnaroo builds on Live Nation Entertainment’s world leading festival portfolio of over 60 marquee festivals such as: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park, Electric Daisy Carnival, 

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Skipper out as Coffee County athletic director

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 9:06 am

Coffee County Central High School athletic director Richard Skipper has resigned his athletic director post effective at the end of the school year. He will remain at the school as Career and Technical Education Director, according to school principal Dr. Joey Vaughn. “Mr. Skipper cited the need to spend more time in his role as Career and Technical Education Director (CTE) and a desire to be able to watch his

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  • Manchester man, 72, arrested on charges of child porn

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 7:56 am

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    By Wayne Thomas, staff writer A Manchester man was arrested last week on 33 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor charges. John Brown Ramsey Jr., 72, of Kingwood Apartments on the McMinnville Highway was booked into the Coffee County Jail Tuesday, April 21 on the charges. He was released after posting a bond of $50,000. According to indictments obtained by the newspaper, Ramsey possessed pornographic material.  The TBI checked

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  • Father of boys involved in shooting accident indicted

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

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    The father of a Hillsboro toddler who was accidentally shot in March has been indicted by Coffee County grand jury. Martin Jackson Anderson, 20, of A Street, Hillsboro, was indicted on two counts of aggravated child abuse of children under 8 years old, and two counts of reckless endangerment by the April term of the grand jury. Anderson’s 18-month-old son was accidentally shot in the head on March 3 by

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Brianna Jones picked up her 1,000th career strikeout at Lawrence County Tuesday, April 21.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

Jones gets 1,000

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer At the beginning of her freshman year, Coffee County Central’s Brianna Jones had no idea that she would be the team’s go-to pitcher, let alone that she would completely rewrite the school’s pitching record book. With a three-pitch strikeoutof Lawrence County’s Kerstin Littrell in the bottom of the third inning last Tuesday [April 21], the senior hurler notched her 1,000th career strikeout in the 2-0

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  • Raiders blank Tullahoma, win Cup

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Coffee County players dump a bucket of water on assistant coach Andy Escue after the Raiders defeated Tul-lahoma 2-0 Thursday for the program’s first ever win against the Wildcats.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer Senior night will be a hard one to forget for the Coffee County Central soccer team as the Red Raiders picked up the first victory over Tullahoma in the program’s history. “Any time that we beat Tullahoma in any sport, whether it’s soccer or bowling, it’s a huge deal for Coffee County,” said senior Cole Hawkins after the 2-0 win over the Wildcats Thursday night

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  • Lady Raiders move into finals

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Savannah Hodge posted a 9-7 come-from-behind victory to help the Lady Raider tennis team beat Lincoln County in Monday’s District 8-AAA semifinals.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    By Jake Kreulen, sports editor The Coffee County Central Lady Raiders tennis squad secured its spot in the District 8-AAA team finals with a 4-2 win over Lincoln County Monday at Fred Deadman Park in Manchester. “I’m very proud of my kids,” said CHS coach Mike Ray. “They played very well [Monday] and they deserve to be in that championship match.” The Lady Raiders will travel to Shelbyville at 4

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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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  • St. Bede’s to unveil exquisite bas relief sculptures at community Good Friday service

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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    By John Coffelt, staff writer   During the Good Friday service of the Manchester Ministerial Association Holy Week meetings, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church will showcase series of commissioned woodcut panels that depicts Jesus’ progression to Calvary. To those familiar with the Catholic faith or its offshoots, the series is known as the Stations of the Cross, a collection of 14 images usually placed along the church nave and depicts the

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The infamous Bonnaroo arch is pictured here at night during the 2011 festival.   -Bonnaroo photo by Adam Macchia

Live Nation assumes controlling interest in Bonnaroo festival; also owns share of Bonnaroo property

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Live Nation Entertainment and Bonnaroo’s founding partners, Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment, have announced the completion of a new partnership, through which Live Nation assumes a controlling interest in the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. “The addition of Bonnaroo builds on Live Nation Entertainment’s world leading festival portfolio of over 60 marquee festivals such as: Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park, Electric Daisy Carnival, 

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  • Tuesday last day to buy tickets for Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center fundraiser

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 8:04 am

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    A fundraiser to help keep the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center open to aid children of abuse will be held Friday, April 10, at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center in Manchester. This year the annual event will feature the band “Escape” from Columbia with vocalist KC — (Karen Czajka) – to entertain with an evening of music and dancing titled “A Groovy Party With a Purpose,” according to Joyce Prusak,

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  • Walgreens, senior center team up for senior-grandchild dance

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 11:22 am

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    Manchester Walgreens and the Coffee County Senior Center are teaming up to host a dance for seniors and their children from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets are $2 and will be available at the door of the senior center, located at 603 Woodbury Highway in Manchester. The dance is designed for seniors and their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or other young relatives. “We saw this as an opportunity to raise money for

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