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

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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…

By Josh Peterson, Publisher Thousands of students across the nation marched out of school buildings Wednesday, March 14. Tullahoma High School had approximately 300 students leave the school building as part of the #Enough! movement that swept the nation and dominated the national news cycle…

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Westwood Middle School will implement a girls’ volleyball team for the 2018-19 school year, thanks in part to an appeal to the school board by a student group. “We’re excited to have something else to add for the students to be involved in after school,” said We…

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer Manchester school and police officials are now discussing the possibility of funding three school resource officers for the city school system. The Manchester Board of Education and Manchester Police Department officials met in a work session Monday night (March…

Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), the charitable arm of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, is now accepting online applications for the 2018 grant cycle. Committed to advancing art, education and environmental causes, the BWF focuses its grant awards on Tennessee organizations while also allocat…

Manchester Police Department Chief Mark Yother is considering adding a school resource officer (SRO) to his 2018-2019 budget. Yother said discussions started last fall after a student brought a gun to school at Westwood Middle School. Yother said he met with Mayor Lonnie Norman and Mancheste…

   Westwood Elementary School will hold “Disney’s: The Lion King Kids” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19-20 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pictured, the lead characters pose during a break in the dress rehearsal Monday.