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Hickerson, College St. and Westwood elementary schools held pre-spring break special events last week watch our full line up of three separate videos or slideshows from the events.

Friends and family members of 99-year-old Ashley Freeze gathering to celebrate the Manchester man’s birthday were surprised when state representative Rush Bricken arrived to present a state proclamation congratulating Freeze on his birthday. Pictured, Bricken attaches a pin to Freeze’s lapel…

Coffee County Raider Academy has named the top 10 percent of county freshmen. Listed alphabetically, they are Luke Harrison Beachboard, Caroline Emmie Ballard, Ethan Reed Beaty, Manika Shyanne Brinkley, Elizabeth Clare Brown, Annmarie Nicole Calahan, Sierra Leanne Davis, Bethany Alda Farrar,…

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Members of the Eastern Star Manchester Chapter 339 recently donated hygiene items to Coffee County Schools Family Resource Center. 

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It’s been one month since a new director of Manchester City Schools took office. Dr. Joey Vaughn, who previously worked as Coffee County School’s deputy director, took office Feb. 1, replacing former director Lee Wilkerson.

"…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it.”-John Green, from his video blog on the release of the fifth installment of “Harry Potter”

Coffee County Central High School held a fine arts night to showcase the talents of its students. The event was a casual “pop in and out” atmosphere with static displays of artwork and several music performances. 

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Coffee County High School’s SkillsUSA chapter celebrated numerous regional achievements on Feb. 6, including first place finishes in artificial nails and crime scene investigation and a fourth place in job interviews. Those cosmetology winners will be moving on to the state competition in Ch…

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Coffee County and Manchester City Schools are partnering together to host a Mobile Food Pantry for families in need on Friday, March 15 at First Baptist Church of Manchester.

The agriculture program at Central High School is upgrading. Recently completed is the livestock barn at the Coffee County Fairgrounds, in the coming weeks, a restocking of the on-campus green house and the newest upgrade is an upgrade to the small animal lab that will allow examination and …

Students who are interested in learning about the world of media and production don’t need to wait for a college program or an internship. They can begin to develop their creative skills at Central High School.

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Coffee County Central High School senior George Gannon was recently named Coffee County’s Youth Honoree at the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10.

If owning or managing a business seems like the route for you, the Business Management and Administration cluster is an option. This cluster offers two branches – business management and office management.

Perhaps the smallest cluster offered at Central High School accounting boasts a total of 15 students. The number astounds teacher Michelle Henley, especially because business students will need to take accounting classes in college.

Health Science pathway offers a footing to a diverse career in the medical community. Jobs can range from physical therapy, nursing or medical transcription even a start in pre-medicine.

The need for well-trained kitchen professionals is in demand more than ever. The Culinary Arts Department, grouped under the Hospitality and Tourism pathway, helps students gain the skills to enter a professional career in food service.

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Marketing, travelling and hands-on job experience is the promise of the marketing pathway. Students learn how to market products and themselves, get to travel to conferences through DECA, and run the school’s bookstore.

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With the car industry booming in Coffee County, especially with VIAM in the Industrial Park, the Transportation, distribution and logistics pathway is well-oiled and moving forward. All the equipment students would see in a dealership is located in Central High School.

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Whether the student participates in a tried and true cooperative education plan to match their field of studies or a VIAM Manufacturing program job, the Work Based Learning program shows students what to expect in the real world while teaching critical skills from the very employers who may …

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Deerfield Elementary banded together as a school and raised $1,200 in three weeks for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) through Pennies for Patients.

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Coffee County received $124,000 to the district’s elementary general music curriculum, instruments and equipment, Pre-K curriculum, classroom and instructional equipment for middle and high school programs, development of high school choral program and teacher professional development and support.

For the fifth year, Coffee County Raider Academy will present for students the On My Own Reality Simulation. This simulation tasks students with real life scenarios like obtaining housing, purchasing food – it’s basically a crash course in life on their own.

High rainfall in the area has caused the TVA to manage releases from Normandy Reservoir to minimize flooding throughout the river system.

Interact and FCCLA members recently delivered 70 bags with items like hand warmers, facial tissues and lip balm to transportation to be give out to bus drivers in the county as a thank you for their service.

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During the February Board of Education meeting, Manchester City Schools Chief Financial Officer Beverly Myers reported to the board on the four findings against the system by a recent audit by the MG Group, P.C. for July 2017-June 2018 time period.

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Hillsboro Elementary School had two teachers of the year on the county level for their respective grades. Kindergarten teacher Emily Townsend won for the first time and fifth grade teacher Kelly Sheppard won for her fourth time (second at county level).

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Becki Louden, who teaches culinary arts at Central High School, was named Coffee County’s Teacher of the Year for grades 9-12. Louden has been teaching at the high school for six years. This is her first time receiving this honor.

The Alzheimer’s Tennessee of South Central Tennessee presents “Beyond the Rain,” a play written by local author Weldon Payne that discusses the struggles caregivers face when a loved one faces memory loss. It will run March 1-3 at the Manchester Arts Center.

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February is national heart month and Hillsboro Elementary celebrated by putting an emphasis on heart health. For the seventh year in a row, the school hosted Jump Rope for Heart and, for the second time, taught fifth graders hands-only CPR.

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Both the City of Manchester and Coffee County sch0ol districts closed this past week due to illness – the city was closed Monday, Feb. 11, while the county was closed Friday, Feb. 8 and the following Monday. Neither district’s calendar will be affected by the closings.