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While summer seems to be hanging on, the coming fall means that local water temperatures can drop to create potentially dangerous conditions for those not properly prepared.

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A group of Middle Tennessee middle-school students participating in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Aviation Program, sponsored by Arnold Air Force STEM, recently put what they learned into action by flying with the Eagleville Soaring Club.

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The teacher got to the final name on the list and a small voice calls out, “present!” The teacher looks up with a smile; perfect attendance today. The entire class gathers together and the teacher snaps a picture to celebrate their achievement. That is Get your Selfie to School, a promotion …

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Coffee County is among the best of the best when it comes to TNReady Assessment composite scores; the Tennessee Department of Education’s value added assessment system (TVAAS) gave the district a level 5 designation, the highest rank, for its steady growth and scores. Only 59 Tennessee schoo…

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Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released the school-level 2018 TNReady results as well as 2018 school and district student growth data on Aug. 16. The TNReady scores show that nearly 700 schools – more than 40 percent of schools in Tennessee – saw improvement across the majority of th…

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Coffee County Director of Schools LaDonna McFall announced that plans for North Coffee Elementary renovations will be ready for board consideration mid-September. The project is phase one of the county’s two phase plan to renovate area schools.

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One of the changes that Westwood Middle School students returned to find this school year was the suspension of the honors program. Some parents were unhappy, not just over the change but how it was handled. Namely, they accused Director of Schools Lee Wilkerson of not being forthcoming.

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Coffee County Farm Bureau Women, Wanda Sells and Joan Morton, were busy this summer with the elementary summer school program at several Coffee County elementary schools, showing children the importance of pollinators to farmers. Farm Bureau Women Joan Morton reads “The Life Cycle of the But…

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Going back to school is always a tough time, but some Coffee County Schools staff and faculty live for that moment. Six people have been with the district for over 40 years, seven have worked in their schools for over 30 years, nine people have served 25 years and over 50 have been with the …

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It’s been over three years in the making, but their hard work has finally paid off – the Coffee County Central High School Agricultural Career and Technical Education (CTE) program has a newly constructed barn. 

Local members of the Tennessee Association for Family and Community Education (TAFCE) clubs were recently recognized for placing in Cultural Arts, Fashion Revue and Creative Writing county contests. A total of 63 entries were exhibited for viewing and judging.

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.

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

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.

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…

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…

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…