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New Union Elementary School held its STEM Family Science Night Nov. 15, attended by a huge turnout. Community sponsors, presenters and guests all worked to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic concepts to the students and their families.

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The state broke the previous year’s records with ACT scores, but Coffee County School District fell behind. In 2017, Coffee County’s ACT average composite score was 19.6. The 2018 results dropped by .2, for a 19.4 average.

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North Coffee Elementary School renovations are moving forward – the Coffee County Board of Education unanimously approved the preliminary sketches for the changes on Monday, Nov. 5, with one caveat attached. Before going to bid, the board asked OLG Engineers to draw a second design – one tha…

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Deerfield Elementary School is the first school in Coffee County to induct a safety patrol. Twelve fifth graders stepped up and took the vow to keep their classmates safe in the school during an induction ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 7. All of the county school resource officers (SRO) and mem…

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Manchester City Schools’ annual Angel Tree and 12 days of Christmas food drive are in full swing to help some of the less fortunate students in the district.

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Love Beauty School recently announced winners from its competition held Monday, Nov. 5, with Coffee and Grundy county high schools and Tullahoma High School   Each first-place winner won a prize, as well as a $7,500 scholarship, second-place winners won a prize and a $5,000 scholarship, and …

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A Westwood Middle School student was selected to sing the National Anthem on Monday, Nov. 19 to open the First General Session of the Tennessee State Junior Beta Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

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Coffee County School Board Member and Chairman Brett Henley has been elected to serve as vice president of the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA). Henley, a master level five designated school board member, has served as TSBA's Treasurer, South Central Director in 2017, At-Large Memb…

A collaborative group, including the VFW and American Legion, is promoting the Bells of Peace program. Bells of Peace asks citizens and organizations nationwide to toll bells 21 times 11 a.m. (local time), Sunday, Nov. 11 to commemorate those who served in the First World War.

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Let’s agree that strip club bouncer (and aspiring pizza delivery man), hyped up on steroids and living in his van, Cesar Sayoc is not a criminal mastermind. Going into an election, this nut job has handed Democrats a gift and the status they love, the highest honor a Democrat can bestow upon…

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I often joke with my sons about my tough childhood.  The punch line usually involves something about how we didn’t have a remote control for the TV set.  I would tell them, “If I wanted to watch another channel, I had to GET UP from the sofa, and WALK to the television to change channels.”  …

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For the last eight years, New Union Elementary School has been dedicated to making a difference with their annual food drive. During its inaugural run, the drive had a large purpose – to fee the world, the state and the county, according to New Union Nurse Donette Porter.

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Westwood Elementary School does more than just the “Get your Selfie” to school campaign to reward good attendance – third grade teacher Paul Anderson is just one of the faculty members doing their part. His homeroom has the highest attendance rate in the first nine weeks of school; 14 out of…

Coffee County Central High School Culinary III and IV students who pass a practice food safety ServSafe test will be able to take a food protection manager certification test free of charge through a Carl Perkins grant that Director of Career and Technical Education program, Richard Skipper,…

Second-class citizens, persons belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in a society. Two years ago, women got mad. A man, who viewed them as second-class citizens, had just been elected President. People of color bec…

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I want to thank the editor and staff of the Manchester Times for making the correct decision to NOT publish in the “letters to the editor” section of the Times  any letters of political nature.

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Manchester Family, Community and Education (FCE) sponsored a College Street Elementary School’s kindergarten class. Amanda Willmore and Jennifer Brandon’s class received a box full of school supplies, including tissues, crayons, notebooks and more. Pictured are Willmore (mid left), Brandon (…

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Manchester City Schools were invited to the Read to be Ready Academy. The state will offer assistance in writing the districts grant. This will allow the district to offer a fully funded summer reading program for kindergarten through first grade.

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North Coffee Elementary and Coffee County Middle School are slated to become two of Tennessee’s first Building Strong Brains —Trauma Informed Schools designated by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Hickerson Elementary School’s two kindergarten classes wanted to surprise their beloved custodian on his birthday by signing the birthday song to him on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Kanye West left California and flew east to visit with Donald Trump. It was quite interesting. Now the media has to redouble their efforts to destroy Kanye, an African American who dares to think for himself and is trying to escape the Democrat plantation that owns the black vote.

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Westwood Elementary School is receiving an electronic sign for the front of the school. Similar to Westwood Middle School’s, the sign will be used to keep parents up to date on school happenings.

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My roots in Coffee County go back to the shortly after the civil war years so when I see historic buildings being defiled with murals, it bothers me and here's why.

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If we are all tired of the juvenile drama coming out of the White House, let our votes for the midterm elections mark a starting point to end a Republican Congress that insists on enabling a divisive leader that may have colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.

The fall and winter seasons are joyous times of family entertaining. Here is some simple advice to make sure your home is ready when your guests arrive.

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More than a few times over the years, I’ve filled this space with “Facebook Fails” or “AutoCorrect Accidents,” a collection of unfortunate misspellings. 

With all the activities around Manchester, it’s easy to let time slip up on you. But don’t let a lack of planning stop you from dressing up this Halloween. Here are a few ideas to get you a spooktacular costume without scaring your budget.

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Westwood Middle School is committed to providing all students with an enrichment or remediation class period each day as a part of the state mandated RTI (Response to Instruction and Intervention). The RTI framework is a three-tier model that provides an ongoing process of instruction and in…

Singin’ in the Rain, everyone’s favorite movie musical, comes to the stage at the Manchester Arts Center October 26 through November 4. It’s 1927, and Hollywood is moving from silent to talkies. Can Don and Lina make the change? Will Kathy be a star? Will Cosmo hurt himself dancing?

Hickerson Elementary School recently held its third annual Hickerson Hustle 5K and obstacle course to raise funds to continue the upgrade of the school's playground. This fundraiser is a fun event that promotes healthy living among our school and community. We would like to thank our sponsor…

This Week’s Coffee County Central High School Student of the week is Senior Allie Amado. She is the daughter of Carlos and Jodie Amado of Hillsboro.

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Following two years of log-in problems and failed testing processes with the state’s mandatory testing apparatus TNReady (which administers the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program), Coffee County Schools issued a vote of no confidence and implored the Tennessee General Assembly and th…

This week the Coffee County Raider Academy would like to recognize Maria Basurto as an outstanding freshman. She represents the best at CCRA.   

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After failing the initial proposal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for school resource officers (SROs) between the Manchester Police Department and the Manchester Board of Education during their September meeting, the board revisited a revised copy of the document on Oct. 15. The boar…