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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.

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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.

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As records from the fall 2018 semester are completed, many students are finding themselves on their college’s/university’s honor roll and Dean’s List or as graduates. Some of local students who earned the honor are listed below:

The Coffee County School District is presently completing a grant renewal for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, Excellence at East. This grant for the after school program receives federal funding from the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Extended Learning. Gra…

Throughout this past fall, Coffee County Central High School Future Business Leaders of America members, officers and advisors, along with special volunteers, spent many hours organizing the “Team Up to Tackle Breast Cancer” event. 

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Following Coffee County Director of Schools LaDonna McFall’s ask for a discussion of her contract that occurred last Monday, Feb. 4, the Coffee County Board of Education had one item of news business of their Monday, Feb. 11 agenda: a director evaluation.

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, has opened its annual scholarship application process.  Students are invited to apply online by 11:59 p.m. March 15 at www.cfmt.org.

February is national heart awareness month; the so-called silent killer, high blood pressure or hypertension affects from 32-38 percent of the people in Tennessee and can lead to conditions like vision loss, heart attack, kidney disease and a stroke.

  Coffee County Central High School’s culinary vocational club, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), offered its sincerest gratitude to area first responders last week in the best way members know how, with food.

 The annual Coffee County 4-H speech contest was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8.  A total of 55 4-H members ranging from grade four to 12 competed.

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The Manchester School System puts an emphasis on attendance through the Get your Selfie to School campaign and rewarding good attendance habits, but how do these efforts impact the students? In the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year, 47 students at Westwood Elementary School had per…

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Eight Manchester students recently earned Dean’s List at Belmont University and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Four Coffee County students have been awarded scholarships to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Dr. James Mantooth, executive director, Office of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement.

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Interim Commissioner Dr. Lyle Ailshie announced that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019 —53,478 students— participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record.

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The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Fall 2018 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Educat…

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The Coffee County Board of Education approves their academic calendars two years in advance. With their 2019-20 calendar already on the books, they unanimously approved their 2020-21 school year dates during their meeting on Monday, Jan. 14.

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In a move that feels like a homecoming, a Coffee County Central High School administrator took the leap from assistant principal and instructional coordinator to become Coffee County School’s Director of Attendance.

Following a canceled event last year, the Coffee County Manchester Public Library’s author signing will return Saturday with 19 scheduled authors.

Hickerson Elementary School’s fifth grade classes got a hands-on look at what it was like to live during the Great Depression on a sunny but cold, windy  day last week when the students built a Hooverville shantytown on the campus lawn using supplies consistent with the period.

The Arts Center of Cannon County presents “Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes,” featuring Jason Petty for two shows Jan.  19 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m., Jan. 20. All tickets are $15.

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Questar Assessment, Inc., the company responsible for administering the TNReady exams, recently released a statement responding to the TN Comptroller’s report. The report, which was administered after the numerous testing issues caused in 2018, found numerous points of interest, including th…