July is Beef month! To celebrate, Coffee County 4-H Beef Ambassador, Emma Crabtree, is hosting a Beef-themed community event that is open to the public! We hope you will join us on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4-7 p.m. for a coloring contest, art contest, games, food, and more at the Manchester F…

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The Times is launching The Community Corner, with locals sharing inspiring, interesting and funny stories, tips and experiences. This week, local artist Lynn Anthony tells a story about a gathering years ago, when the phrase “Pass the orange biscuits” was born.

Located just down the road, Tims Ford State Parks cabins provide a getaway while offering the convenience of being local.

Jr. Ranger Campers Justin Kelly, 12 and Whitten Vaughn, 8, learn to canoe Friday during Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park’s summer day camps. Campers participated in archery safety, studied fossils, took a guided hike with State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath, observed snakes and live bird…

In celebration of Phish’s 27-show Summer Tour, the Mockingbird Foundation announced 13 unsolicited Tour Grants supporting music programs across the country. Each $1,500 grant will be awarded to a music program near a venue Phish plays this summer.

Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the spring semester of 2019. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

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.

 Stacey Lamb, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Quality Assurance Program Coordinator (QAPC) and Small Business Specialist at Arnold Air Force Base, received the 2018 Air Force Material Command Award for Outstanding Quality Assurance Program Coordinator.

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The second Coffee County Schools employee to be interviewed for the director of schools position was the current principal of Coffee County Middle School.

Nearly 1,800 high schoolers from rural America are packing their suitcases and will soon be boarding airplanes and buses bound for Washington, D.C., last week to learn about the political process, meet elected officials and gain an up-close understanding of U.S. history as they tour numerous…

Three more director of schools candidates remain to be interviewed by the Coffee County Board of Education. They are Kim Aaron, principal at Coffee Middle School, Dr. Keith Cornelius, Coffee County Schools attendance director, and Scott Hargrove, principal at East Lincoln Elementary.

Jamie Harden, of “The Ultimate Oldies” will return this month with his most cherished work to date, the “Elvis Tribute” to be held June 20-23 at the Manchester Arts Center.

“Stuff the bus! Stuff the bus! Stuff the bus!” Members of Peoples Bank and Trust Company and Coffee County Schools’ Family Resource Center gathered in Peoples Bank at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7 to launch this year’s Stuff the Bus Tour with a cheer.

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School is out for summer, but kids aren’t done learning thanks to summer camps hosted by Manchester Parks and Recreation. The Science of Cooking, a week-long class that ran from Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, taught kids science with the reward of being able to eat their lessons.

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Coffee County Schools is providing meals to those who need it throughout the month of June and into July.

North Coffee Elementary School theater program was recently awarded a Disney Musicals in School grant that includes a one-time trip to perform on a Tennessee Performing Arts Center stage in addition to free production material, a license to a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical and free support fr…

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The principal of the U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked school in the state was interviewed by the Coffee County Board of Education on Thursday, May 30 for the open director of schools position.

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In November 2018, the Manchester School District’s Board of Education allowed College Street Elementary School to implement a new social and emotional learning (SEL) program called The Sanford Education program. Now nearing the end of the school year, Assistant Principal Mary Gilbert, who in…

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Members of the Coffee County Schools’ Safety Patrol will be spending a week with their school resource officers (SROs) and members of law enforcement for the Summer Cadet Camp.

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Four Coffee County Central High School students put three years of audio/visual lessons to work and their efforts earned the grand prize and People’s Choice Award in a national video competition hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Motlow State Community College honored Coffee County’s Claire Mason and Mary-Elizabeth Gibbons at Student Recognition Day held on the Moore County campus. They are members of the Motlow State Psi Beta Honor Society.

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Earlier this year, Hickerson Elementary School became Coffee County’s first STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) School. Principal Jimmy Anderson hosted a presentation on Monday, May 20 to commemorate the honor.

Paula Jones a junior elementary education major of Manchester was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

Most years, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Tennessee River Forecasting Center employees spend their spring hoping for enough rain to maintain summer pool across the system. This year is different. Due to extensive rains in the area, forecasters are actually lowering pools to reach normal s…

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Twenty-five years ago, two Coffee County educators heard of a new program funded by a state grant to create Family Resource Centers. Kim Aaron, current Coffee County Middle School principal, and Sue Banks, retired Coffee County administrator, applied for the grant.

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Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced today that 11 schools have received the Tennessee STEM School Designation, bringing the total number of STEM designated schools to 26.