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Tennessee’s state average gas price is the 10th lowest in the country with an average of $2.60 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's average is five tenths of a cents less than a week ago, 19 cents more than this time last month, and five cents higher than this time last year.

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Students and staff at Hickerson Elementary will be cultivating more than their minds next school year thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Innovation Network. The funds will go toward building a …

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The Public Building Authority, which oversees the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (MCCCC), decided to not install solar panels on the conference center roof at this time.

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Exit 111, a new three-day rock festival coming this fall to Great Stage Park, also known as a the Bonnaroo Farm, revealed its musical lineup on Tuesday, April 23. The Exit 111 festival, named for the I-24 exit used to access the property, will be held Oct. 11-13. For more information, visit …

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In response to the law enforcement around the state arresting 60 medical professionals and closing practices in relation to the opioid epidemic, Tennessee Save a Life is more dedicated than ever to providing resources to prevent addiction.

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The Coffee County Board of Education unanimously appointed Joe Pedigo as the interim director of schools during their special call meeting on Monday, April 22. Pedigo will serve as deputy director, starting May 1, under current director LaDonna McFall until McFall leaves office on May 9. On …

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After 105 days of paid administrative leave, Paul Blackwell resigned Monday, April 22, as Tullahoma's chief of police after entering a plea to the Class C felony of tampering with evidence.

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Five Coffee County High School teams earned silver and bronze during the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Chattanooga, which began March 31. In total, 57 CHS students attended the conference.

Homicide suspect James Rick McCoy will be in court on Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. for a bond hearing. This is the only case on the docket for 9 a.m.

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Manchester appointed Jewell Noblitt and Richard Dix to the PBA following a statement from county attorney Bob Huskey which was issued in September 2018. Huskey believed PBA bylaws needed to be changed to adhere to state laws, thus giving Manchester an extra seat on the board. However, his op…

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 …

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The Manchester City Board is looking to renovate College Street Elementary School, a project that will cost $4.1 million. Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn spoke with the city’s Finance Committee on Tuesday, April 9 to discuss the possibility of the city funding about 61 percent of the project.

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Aldermen delivered their promise of lowering the expected deficit to balance the 2019-2020 budget, with the exception of funds dedicated to grants.

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Coffee County Central High School is sending students to nationals this summer for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition. Nationals will be from June 27 to July 3 in San Antonio.

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The Recreation Commission provided updates to grant progress and their budget during their Thursday, April 11 meeting.

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Turning trash into a work of art was the most recent project for College Street Elementary School’s and Westwood Elementary School’s Healthy School Team (HST).

With the new addition of the dog park, Bark-aroo, and increased foot traffic, Manchester Police Department lowered the speed limit on Waite Street from 30 mph to 20 mph. The department promised increased enforcement to the area as well.

Hickerson Elementary and Premier Lawn Care visited Randall Walker Farms to select which varieties of plants will go into the first grades' redesign of the Hawk's Nest, an outdoor study garden.

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More than just an energy cooperative, Duck River Electric Membership Cooperative is dedicated to educating area students on the science behind electricity and how to stay safe from an electrical current.

The Manchester Parks & Recreation Department hosted a dog "egg hunt" at Bark-aroo Dog Park Saturday, April 13, 2019. Dogs sniffed out hundreds of health treats (provided by Chris Blevins at Animal Health Clinic), bobbed for hot dogs and took a crack at licking a giant ice block stuffed w…

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He could have graduated, gotten a good job and had a family, instead, his life was taken from him by opioids. This is the plot behind a 60-second video created by a group of Coffee County Central High School students. The video, “What Could’ve Been” has gained national recognition in the Dru…

Manchester was recently ranked the fourth best micropolitian in the state for economic strength. The entire area survey encompassed Manchester and Tullahoma, and ranked the area 51st in the nation out of 551 – in the top 10 percent.

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Get Moving Manchester, the local Healthier Tennessee initiative, is ready to get moving themselves – 2019 will bring in three new physical and three new nutritional programs to the area.

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The Manchester Police Department received numerous reports indicating residents are being contacted via telephone regarding fines of criminal cases. The complaint has been that a male caller identifies himself as Bobby Johnson, an officer with the Manchester Police Department.

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The Coffee County Jail offers many programs to reduce recidivism and to give inmates a second chance. Now over two years old, the adult education program in the jail is thriving. The program readies inmates to take the HiSeT test, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma.

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On the heels of a lawsuit that ended up with Coffee County paying former employee Melinda Keeling nearly $1 million, State Representative Rush Bricken has sponsored a bill (HB 1087) to revise the Public Employee Political Freedom Act (PEPFA). A companion bill in the Senate is sponsored by Se…

Hickerson Elementary School inducted their first Safety Patrol on Tuesday, April 9. The four fifth graders will be helping students whenever possible, including during pick up and drop off hours.

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With just over two months left until Bonnaroo, the festival organizers released new plaza information for the June 13-16 festival.

Kelly Magill, of KGV Studios in Nashville, is working on a documentary about the Tennessee maneuvers between 1941-1944.  They have interviewed over 50 people already in various parts of the state, both soldiers who participated in the maneuvers, and the civilians who lived in these areas. Th…

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With  Dr. LaDonna McFall accepting the position as Roane County’s Director of Schools, she will be leaving her position as Coffee County director of schools, effective June 2. The Coffee County Board of Education discussed the timeline of her leaving and replacing her as director during the …

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Sportsmen and Businessmen Charitable Organization (SBCO) donated $10,000 to Coffee County and Manchester City Schools Family Resource Center on Friday, April 5.

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Mark Vann has been in medicine for most all of his adult life. Now, nearly 32 years after starting his career in the respiratory field and 28 years after graduating nursing school, he has opened his own clinic in Manchester.

Fifteen Ascend employees were honored recently for a collective 160 years of service during an Employee Service Award Luncheon held at Lakewood Golf and Country Club in Tullahoma.

Tennova is pleased to welcome board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Danielle Henson to the medical staff. She is joining the practice of Dr. Stephen Bills, Dr. Rob Nicholas and Dr. Timothy Crater.

Effective March 26, DREMC’s text alerts and reminder service will now offer members two-way communication using texting. Messages will be sent from DREMC’s short code number of 352-667 rather than from alerts@dremc.com. This change applies to prepay account messages as well.