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“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.


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.


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…


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.


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…


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.


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.


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…


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.

Commissioner Penny Schwinn of the Tennessee Department of Education reported that the spring assessment window closed on Friday, May 3 with approximately 2 million tests completed statewide. About 1,390,710 test sessions were submitted online and the final round of paper assessment have been…

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office released a report on Tuesday, April 30 examining how money intended to boost teacher salaries has been used by local school districts. More than $300 million in new, recurring state dollars was appropriated by the General Assembly though the state’s Basic E…


The state legislature recently passed a bill that gives vouchers to parents enrolling their children into private schools. The vouchers total an average of $7,300. Currently, the program only includes Nashville and Memphis districts, but it may soon expand to affect the entire state. Local e…

The African savannah comes to life on the stage of the Manchester Arts Center with the opening of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” 

A Coffee County student has been awarded a scholarship 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.

The University of the Cumberlands congratulates all students who completed their degrees during the 2018-2019 academic year on their graduation.

Hillsboro Elementary School, with the help of Hillsboro volunteer firemen, and community members, installed new borders and gravel around their playground equipment on Saturday, April 27. 

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A Coffee County resident was among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during spring commencement held May 4, 2019, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus.


Coffee County Schools hold annual community service projects and this year, New Union’s decided to focus on what keeps their school safe.

Two college students from Manchester were recently was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. They are Leigh Gardner, who studies at Middle Tennessee State University, and Andrew Henley, who …

Make your Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)  dinner a cinch with these slow cooker tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal.

The B.B. King Blues Band Featuring "The Voice" Michael Lee, continue their 'The Soul of the King' Tour (named for their new album on Ruf Records; Release Date: Friday, May 10) with a local performance at The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Rd., Saturday, May 11. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets: $40.…

 As the saying goes, plan the work and work the plan. First graders at Hickerson Elementary put their plans into action last week with a landscape project to revamp the Hawk’s Nest, an outdoor study area behind the school, with the help of Premier Lawn Care, a local landscape company.