• Updated

Veterans’ organizations regularly invite veterans to join or ask members to renew their annual membership. For many of us who have the time to be involved, it's easy. For a large percentage of our members, it's not: they have other obligations that limit or prohibit participation.That's okay…

featured top story
  • Updated

In response to the Mr. David Dale's letter in this Week's Manchester Times. The misrepresentations are almost too numerous to respond to. To being with, President Trump did not make those disparaging remarks about "dead soldiers being losers and suckers. This has been soundly debunked by tho…

top story

As Americans we reflect back on this day as the day this country became an independent and free country. With our new found freedom we formed a society here in America that is vastly different than many countries around the world. From the very beginning of our independence, our personal vie…

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

Imagine this situation: A step-father sexually abuses a 5-year-old girl. The mother has been suffering abuse from him for years, and when she finds out he abuses her daughter, she decides to make a report to the child abuse hotline. Do you think the mother will feel safe providing her name? …

I read online the news that was published in the Tullahoma News, but not Manchester Times, that Catholic Charities of Nashville has opened a Tullahoma office with the blessing of both Tullahoma and Manchester Chambers of Commerce. The article was rather innocuous, but residents/taxpayers sho…

  • Updated

Veterans’ organizations regularly invite veterans to join or ask members to renew their annual membership. For many of us who have the time to be involved, it's easy. For a large percentage of our members, it's not: they have other obligations that limit or prohibit participation.That's okay…

I’d like to thank the members of the Oak Street Social Club, a group of 40 or so likeminded people that got together for a gathering among friends and raised upwards of $4,000 dollars at the same time to buy a drone for the Coffee County Central High School Air Force Junior ROTC program.  It…

Years ago I bought a 40 acre tract of desert land south of Kingman, Arizona for $20 thousand that I still own. That’s $500 per acre for remote desert land not fit for agriculture nor much anything else. I was speculating on land values raising.

featured top story
  • Updated

Whether you’ve noticed yet or not, it is becoming increasingly clear that our education system is on the frontlines of the chronic conflicts that challenge our community, state, and nation. Our students have become pawns in political games, which I find absolutely abhorrent and a great distr…

top story

My name is Elizabeth Frasssrand. I have been a resident of Coffee County now for eleven years. I spent quite a bit of time here as a child visiting family as well.

top story

The blood of thousands of Afghanistan residents are now clearly on the hands of Democrats nationwide and anyone that voted for Banjo Joe Biden.

top story

Each day it becomes very fearful to watch the News on T.V.  Stories about the Delta Variant covers the entire news broadcast.  Every channel repeatedly has Doctors and Scientist telling all of us how dangerous this virus has become.  I believe the majority of reporters, and news agency, have…

featured top story
  • Updated

In response to the Mr. David Dale's letter in this Week's Manchester Times. The misrepresentations are almost too numerous to respond to. To being with, President Trump did not make those disparaging remarks about "dead soldiers being losers and suckers. This has been soundly debunked by tho…

top story

As Americans we reflect back on this day as the day this country became an independent and free country. With our new found freedom we formed a society here in America that is vastly different than many countries around the world. From the very beginning of our independence, our personal vie…

top story
  • Updated

I suppose most folks like to see their name in the paper and the bigger and the bolder the better, but not necessarily. In the years of my practice, I don’t recall ever seeing my name so boldly presented as it was depicted in the above referenced newspaper under the headline “PBA votes for a…

Wow, I can't believe people still quote the Bible to make their point. Do not realize that the bible was written by man over and over again to satisfy the ones in power at the time. Shame on you for promoting hate against anyone. The Islam religion is just that a religion. You never hear the…

Last night (6/3), Nashville News Channel 5 released a video of Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott speaking at a conference for Dean Bible Ministries. In the video, Northcott shared his policy on charging domestic violence crimes. He told the crowd that domestic violence laws exi…

At this point, D.A. Craig Northcott has made his prejudiced voice very clear. Northcott was elected to do a job. His job is to apply our laws equally, according to the constitution. Northcott has openly stated that he refuses to apply the law equally to our LBGTQ+ residents with regard to do…

top story

As an 84-year-old senior and a Korean War Veteran, it is a great honor to have been a dedicated Democrat over the years. The Democratic Party was the one that led this country out of the Great Depression to where it is today. It is very concerning what has happened to the people who were bor…

Coffee County Attorney General Craig Northcott’s stated policy of not prosecuting intimate partner violence assaults based upon his personal conviction that the charge of domestic assault is intended to validate the sanctity of marriage makes no sense legally or morally. The most common dome…

In the May 28, 2019 edition of the Manchester Times, a letter by Harley Meyers, an admitted Democrat, criticized District Attorney Craig Northcott for his opinions of her ”Muslim friends and neighbors.”

Married, but no children, her 90 years, him 100 years. God promised a child to them, but Sarah was full of disbelief. At 76 years, Sarah took matters into her own hands. She gave her husband her Egyptian handmaid Hagar to procure a son. She conceived and Sarah grew angry and caused Hagar fle…

In response to Richard Cox, “Where are the Democrats” (May 22): You say they have abandoned working, tax paying Americans. Let’s look at some facts here. Obama enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was meant to stimulate the economy. It did exactly that. As a matt…

There are many areas in both the Republican and Democratic parties politicians demand that type of language. I see the writer (Susan Winchester) as a staunch conservative Republican, as I am a staunch conservative Democrat who believes looking and caring for the daily needs of every citizen …

As Elk River Public Utility District (ERPUD) prepares to wrap up FY2019, General Manager Mike Gundersen says that gas customers can once again expect fiscal-year-end rebates and no rate increases for the year to come.

In response to the Bobby Fanning letter "Where are the democrats" (May 15): the simple answer is the Democratic Party has left average people with common daily concerns in favor of extremes. They have abandoned working, tax paying Americans concerned with keeping their homes and surviving mo…

Federal employees serve and protect us every day at every level across the country and in our community. At no time was this more evident than during the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year.

Since the election of November 2016, I sit and ponder to myself, “where are my fellow Tennessee Democrats?” When you look back to the election of a person with no government experience and the chaotic actions that have followed since that date, and now the elected person stands before the Na…

With over a thousand school districts across America allowing teachers and staff to carry a firearm, one would think that of the 306 school shootings that occurred from 2000 to 2018, many might be caused by the availability of guns on campus. Twenty states currently allow teachers and staff …

There will be no doubts about my political affiliation. Most Democrats do not think for themselves. Many Republicans, Independents, Socialists and others do not either.

I received a call Saturday morning from Brandon Gunn, Fire Chief for the Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department asking if I’d like to help set up some new playground equipment for the Hillsboro Elementary School.  I wasn’t able to be part of the set-up team but I stopped by later to see the fin…

There is a series of trailers located on Swann Road as you turn off of Highway 55. For over a year, many of them have been major eye sores. At what point in time does the county step in and determine that the owner(s) need to clean up this mess? They are not only eye sores, but there must be…

It is deeply concerning what is happening with the thinking and actions  these days from the religious right/moral majority out of Washington today. It is not the standards I would want to forget and support a different standard of thinking.

It is with great appreciation to see an article weekly from our Congressman Rush Bricken R-TN (House of Representatives) as to what the General Assembly is getting accomplished this 2019 session and for his weekly update on what they have passed bills and sent them to the Senate.

Many of us are stunned as we witness the changes that are taking place in our government and society. The liberalism that has been pushed for so long has finally “come home to roost.” What began as “political correctness” is fast becoming a type of Nazism. We may not be thrown into prison ye…

top story

Coffee County Central High School Culinary Arts department would like to say a huge thank you to The Manchester-Conference Center for their support and mentoring they provided this school year to our Hospitality and Tourism career path program. General Manager Rebecca French came several tim…

The grand opening of the long anticipated “Barkaroo” dog park was perfect – weather-wise and otherwise!” So may happy two and four legged and zero skirmishes.

Presently, some 16 Democrat state attorneys are suing the Trump administration for the national emergency concerning our southern border. So why are the democrats opposed to securing our border?  Pure hatred for the president is no reason to put the security of our country at risk. They seem…

March 2 is National Read Across America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Thanks to this celebration, I’ve become a big fan of Dr. Seuss.  His birthday’s provided a lot of opportunities for me to read to the students who attend our schools here in Coffee County.  

The last few years were very dark and disappointing times for the Tennessee Democratic Party and the elections of president, governor and senator races and also how it affected the counties and state overall. To say the least it was a very dismal picture for the Democratic Party. Yes it is g…

Many republican conservatives have come up with a brilliant plan to save Tennesseans much expenses – the National Popular Vote Bill. We can save probably millions of tax-payer expenses by not holding elections for us, but letting liberals on the east and west coast elect our president for us…

As chairman of the Coffee County Veterans Association (CCVA) and on behalf of my fellow veterans and their families, we wish to convey our sincere thanks to the Manchester Times for your continual support of our veterans’ activities. 

top story
  • Updated

March is known less for bringing spring than it is for its 'madness' over basketball. It's a season when we come together to cheer on students for their efforts outside the classroom. Now there's another way to recognize another group of students for similar achievements. March is Theatre in…

With the overwhelming amount of rain seen in our county over the weekend of Feb. 23-24 we saw many of our citizens dealing with emergencies in their homes and on the roads.  Even so, Coffee County’s first responders and emergency services were out working around the clock to help everyone wh…