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Dedicated Future Farmer of America (FFA) member, accomplished agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, and diligent leader within the Coffee County Schools are only a few phrases that describe Mr. Joe K. Pedigo, who recently retired from his role as the Deputy Director for Coffee County Schools.

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The second annual Stuff the Bus tour will run tomorrow. This is a video of last year's event. 

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A new adventure awaits in Grundy County. Big Foot Zip Lines at Baggenstoss Farms will open July 27, offering a thrilling, world-class zip line canopy tour.

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The Coffee County Literacy Council donated $200 Wednesday toward the Coffee County Public Library’s summer reading program. The group also announced an upcoming donation of $1,000 that will purchase books for area youth on financial literacy to help install financial intelligence in young re…

Charleston Southern University has named Grayson Douglas Miller of Manchester (37355) to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. Miller is a senior majoring in Business Admin, Emphasis Marketing.

With the completion of the resurfacing of Highway 41, Manchester gained over three miles, round trip, of bike lanes, interspersed with bike routes on the north end of town. The addition is a step in the right direction, says city planners, adding safety for cyclers and pedestrians, but also …

Time well spent with Dad is more valuable than a simple gift. While you know your father best, we offer a few suggestions on ways to spend quality time with dad. 

John Coffelt, Staff Writer The Tennessee Valley Authority is offering a range of programs this summer to welcome visitors to area public lands, lakes and parks. “We’re doing a public awareness campaign of TVA-cations, a presentation of all the things that you can do in the valley that is fre…

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…

A new athletic director has been named at Coffee County Central High School. Principal Dr. Joey Vaughn announced late Thursday, May 24,that Rebecca Koger would be taking over the post effective July 1. The move comes a month after current athletic director and head football coach Ryan Sulkow…

Press Release The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a new study on Tuesday, detailing the volume and nature of crime on K-12 campuses across the state. The annual report compiles three years of crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee…

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Manchester Board of Education met last Wednesday, May 16, to discuss the loss of a federal LRE (Least Restricted Environment) Discretionary Grant that pays for a portion of the system’s special education program. Director of Special Education Jenny Thomas assure…

Press Release Manchester resident Paula Jones, a sophomore elementary education major, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester. Located in Greenvill…

Lindsey Dickson, a graduating senior from Coffee County Central High School, was one of three students across the state of Tennessee to be awarded a scholarship from Target the Future. From left are counselor Shannon Martin, President and Director of Target the Future Sherman Mays, Lindsey D…

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 

PRESS RELEASE Kathleen Kim of Manchester qualified for the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s 8,080 stude…

By Casey Watts, News Editor Coffee County Central High School is about to have a change in its administration staff – five-year principal Dr. Joey Vaughn is leaving to become the county’s Deputy Director of Schools. He will be replacing Joe Pedigo, who is retiring, on July 1.

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer During a recent Manchester Board of Education meeting, Director of Technology/Security Mark Howell detailed a series of new security upgrades. “Our top challenges are building security, doors, cameras, phones, intercom video door phones and access control single…

   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…

By Casey Watts, News Editor Preparing their students for their futures should be the goal of every educational institution. In middle school, the City of Manchester and Coffee County students are asked to take a look at what interests them and are then exposed to various options that align w…

By Casey Watts, News Editor Teachers and students alike went into testing prepared, but none of them could have predicted a potential cyber-attack against TNReady, an online standardized testing platform designed to measure third grade through 11th grade student proficiency. The attack kept …

By Elena Cawley, Staff Writer While deliberating the renovation project at North Coffee Elementary School on Tuesday, the Coffee County Budget and Finance committee discussed the possibility of upgrading the sewer system in northern Coffee County. The committee first considered funding impro…

How ‘national’ days become recognized   STAFF WRITER John Coffelt

By Josh Peterson, Publisher Thousands of students across the nation marched out of school buildings Wednesday, March 14. Tullahoma High School had approximately 300 students leave the school building as part of the #Enough! movement that swept the nation and dominated the national news cycle…

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Westwood Middle School will implement a girls’ volleyball team for the 2018-19 school year, thanks in part to an appeal to the school board by a student group. “We’re excited to have something else to add for the students to be involved in after school,” said We…