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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Manchester Alderman Bill Nickels has questioned some of the choices of the Manchester Tourism and Community Development Commission. In a recent email to members of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA), Nickels asked about allocation of funds and decisions related to billboards a…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Due to an overwhelming number of letters submitted this year for our Letters to Santa publication and having only limited print space available, we have decided to share online the letters that we unfortunately could not print in the publication. We will be posting letters online until Chris…

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Community theater offers the chance for locals to participate or at least view the stage and stay here at home. Near the top of any list of Middle Tennessee theater troupes would be Manchester’s own, Millennium Repertory Company (MRC), operating out of the Manchester Arts Center (MAC), where…

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The Teen Actors Guild production of Newsies, the smash-hit musical, will play at the Manchester Arts Center Aug. 2 through 11. 

First Baptist Church’s Manchester School of the Arts will offer summer camp July 8-12 as a lighthearted orientation to music for youth in grades first through fifth.

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Nominate your favorite businesses and people for 2019 Manchester's Finest. Nomination ballots will now be ONLINE starting January 28th and running through February 11th. The top three businesses or people with the most nominations per category will be our Finalists.

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The Children’s Advocacy Center’s upcoming fall festival fundraiser theme  pulls from a series of adolescent books by JK Rowling about a young wizard with glasses and a lightning bolt scar.

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Axis Nation, LLC, conducting business as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, and Coffee County have signed an agreement regarding the 2018 festival, Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell has announced.

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Jamie Harden’s “Ultimate Oldies” is planning a full set of shows for the upcoming summer and fall season. Harden said that each new date is a new, unique show. “We have five shows in our rotation, a 50s, 60s and 70s show, an Elvis show, a 80s show and the classic country show, plus the Chris…

From left, Peter Pan (Elizabeth Damewood),  Captain Hook (Leah Stewart) and Tinkerbelle (Carrie Barton) will appear in “Peter Pan” for four shows Saturday and Sunday at the Manchester Arts Center. -Photo provided by RMS Photography and Design 

STAFF WRITER John Coffelt UPDATE (2:38 p.m., May 1): SPECIAL CALLED MEETING of the Board of Education has been scheduled for 6 p.m., May 2. The agenda includes approval of 2018-2019 Fiscal Budget and  approval of 2018-2019 Fiscal Budget for the Nutrition Program.    During Monday, April 30’s…

   John Coffelt Staff  Writer Coffee County Central High School winter guard’s season is winding down, but before starting the fall color guard season, the team is celebrating a series of wins at competitions across the region. Winter guard is a competition version of the color guard. Their…

In the foreground is Lauren Perry as TiMoune. In the back, from left are Genevieve Garner (Papa Ge, demon of death), Alyssa Freeze (Asaka, mother of earth), Olivia Kilpatrick (Agwe, god of water), Mariah (Erzulie, goddess of love). -Photo provided

Ever wonder who those bands are on the bottom of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival? The ones in the 5-point type that is hard to read at the bottom of the listing of acts to perform in 2018. The Manchester Times is reaching out to some of the lesser-known bands to find out their stories. 

Ever wonder who those bands are on the bottom of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival? The ones in the 5-point type that is hard to read at the bottom of the listing of acts to perform in 2018. The Manchester Times is reaching out to some of the lesser-known bands to find out their stories. 

Ever wonder who those bands are on the bottom of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival? The ones in the 5-point type that is hard to read at the bottom of the listing of acts to perform in 2018. The Manchester Times is reaching out to some of the lesser-known bands to find out their stories…

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   Westwood Elementary School will hold “Disney’s: The Lion King Kids” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19-20 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pictured, the lead characters pose during a break in the dress rehearsal Monday.

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Ever wonder who those bands are on the bottom of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival? The Manchester Times is reaching out to some of the lesser-known bands to find out their stories. See our website www.manchestertimes.com for full bios and information.

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Plan is to improve safety at the arts center  Jeff Steers, editor   Members of the Manchester Art Commission will spend part of their grant money from the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival for safety improvements.

By Kali Bradford, Staff Writer Musical fans should prepare to clap their hands and stomp their feet as award-winning bluegrass artist and Manchester resident Becky Buller comes to town with her band, The Becky Buller Band, for a rare, local performance on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the South Jack…

The Manchester Recreation Department’s showing of the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens ” has been postponed from Friday, Sept. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 7 at Manchester Rotary Park due to the high chance of rain. The movie will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Oct 7. The event is free. This i…