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

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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…

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In the first semester of 2018, 54 of 77 Central High School students took a challenge presented to them by their personal finance instructor Terry Harden to save $500 as an emergency fund. As of Nov. 30, 16 of them hit the target goal.

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Deerfield Elementary School recently got approved by the Coffee County Board of Education to begin a Junior Beta Club. The school joins five other county schools with Beta Clubs: Central High School, Raider Academy, Coffee County Middle School, New Union Elementary and North Coffee Elementar…

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Manchester Board of Education passed a first reading during the December board meeting a policy that will mandate lead testing in the three schools’ drinking water.

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Central High School graduate Michelle Dong made the Fall 2018 Dean’s List at Belmont University. She was the only Manchester student to do so and one of the four Coffee County students to earn the achievement. The other three students are from Tullahoma.

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When most believers thank a higher power for the people in their lives, a

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I think that D.A.R.E is very important, and I enjoyed it very much. It will benefit me in the long run as I grow older. In our 10-week class period, we learned about lots of things like stress, resistance strategies, the effects of drugs and alcohol on our bodies, and how to make safe and re…

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Coffee County Central High School is saying farewell to a staff member who has served such for such a lengthy period that the school is practically losing a fragment of its foundation. As an administrative office assistant, Mrs. Ruby Henegar has served the school’s staff administration for 4…

Santa wasn’t the only one making the season bright last Thursday at Westwood Elementary School during the Angel Tree and food box drive items distribution. Manchester Police Department helped school faculty pass out food and toys for those less fortunate. Pictured with the Jolly Old Elf, fro…

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released a performance audit of the Tennessee Department of Education detailing many of the problems that led up to the difficulties in executing the spring 2018 TNReady tests.

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East Coffee Elementary School fourth grade classes got a special treat on Wednesday, Dec. 12 when a Central High School graduate visited them to show them how their clothing drive will affect students in Guatemala. Leah West, niece of East Coffee Fourth grade teacher Norma Pichulo, now lives…

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Every year for over a decade, Coffee County Schools have worked to make sure all of their students can enjoy the Christmas season. This year’s Angel Tree program gave out around 500 presents to children in need in the community.

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Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released the new, redesigned state report card for 2017-18. This tool was developed over the past year with educators, parents, and community organizations and includes a number of new features based on that feedback, including school ratings, a Spanish…

Retired Coffee County Schools employee Bill Carden began driving for Coffee County Schools in 1963, serving the families of the old Noah School.

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For the first time, Westwood Middle School cheerleaders partnered with a community business to raise money for the team. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the cheerleaders served pancakes at O’Charley’s. Plates were $8. Everyone who attended got the chance to meet Santa as well.

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With a record breaking 9,465 volunteers completing a tnAchieves mentor application, the program has successfully exceeded its mentor recruitment goal for the TN Promise Class of 2019.  This is a testament to local communities rallying around a common goal and supporting local students. Count…

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The end of the year can be the most stressful for students – the term is ending and exams and final project deadlines are looming on the horizon. Teachers and students at Coffee Count Central High School offered some advice on how to handle the hectic holiday hustle.

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After unanimously voting down changes to the director of attendance job requirements during their November meeting, the Coffee County Board of Education held a work session and special call meeting last week to hammer out the details.

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A Coffee County woman and her son were heading to a family dinner in Murfreesboro on Sunday, Nov. 25 when their car was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle.

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The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen met with South Central Tennessee Development District representatives on Wednesday, Nov. 28 to open the discussion of future grants and plans for the city, including building a long-term building for Tennessee College of Applied Technology classes.

When are ugly socks and a gift card more than just the usual humdrum presents? When you go beyond Dirty Santa to up your Christmas party game.Cheer exchangeThe host picks a series of criteria, such as who all has finished their shopping or who will be having Christmas dinner with family. Tho…

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With Sharon Spears retiring as director of attendance at the end of the semester, Coffee County Schools has a big position to fill in a short amount of time. To expedite the process, Director of Schools LaDonna McFall, using Deputy Director of Schools Joey Vaughn as proxy during the Monday, …

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Raider Academy health teacher Sarah Persinger wanted to try something new with her ninth grade class. While abstinence is still the forefront of the curriculum, she decided it would be more informative for her older students to research the phases of pregnancy, birth and how drugs affect an …

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Coffee County Schools recently settled a lawsuit via mediation with a former Deerfield Elementary School teacher assistant and intervention aide. The suit settled in a nondisclosure agreement in favor of the teacher, meaning the district paid her an unknown amount of money to cover damages c…

Westwood Elementary School's pre-K classes held their Thanksgiving programs Nov. 16. A special thanks to Mrs. Jacobs and Lewis for welcoming us to their classes.

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…