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Baby Bloomers Consignment on Hillsboro Boulevard is permanently closing Sept. 29, but owner Jessica Fulwood is not leaving the business in the dust. The store is being moved to online.

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As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak are encouraging consumers to be alert to potential price gouging that could occur.

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Prater Powell and Lisa Gregory sign their Oath of Office for the Manchester Board of Education on Monday, Aug. 27. Travis Hillis, who was also elected to the board on Aug. 2, was not present during the ceremony.

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Sheila Barrera was addicted to opioids 10 years ago. Today, she is a coordinator for the Coffee County Safe Baby Court and a case manager for the Coffee County Family Treatment Court, two of the programs under the umbrella of Coffee County Drug Court Foundation.

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Coffee County Director of Schools LaDonna McFall was named president-elect for Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS).

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Local industry, VIAM Manufacturing and area veteran groups honored local first responders during ceremonies held Tuesday, Sept. 11 for their service to the community. 

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is sending eight linemen, one operations supervisor and seven trucks to Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (Lumbee River EMC) located in Red Springs, North Carolina, to assist with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

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Manchester Police Department recently hired three new police officers. They are Jamason Wells, Michael Wilder and Josh Yates. The three are filling in the slots in the department left by Student Resource Officers Benton Brown, Andy Neesmith and Jason Fowler.

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More flexible requirements related to minimum residential setbacks in Coffee County outside of city limits have been approved by the Coffee County Planning Committee.

Coffee Middle School presented their 2018 homecoming court at halftime of Tuesday's football game against North Franklin.

The longest-serving sheriff of Coffee County has made his last radio call. At 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, Steven Graves signed off.

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James Rick McCoy, Jr., 54, was arrested and charged with the first degree murder of his wife Lisa Jones McCoy, 46. The Duck River Road resident was also charged with tampering with evidence, abuse of the corpse and domestic violence. He is being held without bond. 

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The second annual Oktoberfest is coming to Manchester and it’s happening during the correct time of the year.

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there was one boating-related fatality over the 2018 Labor Day holiday period from Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

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With guidance from Arnold Air Force Base Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics director Olga Oakley, members of the Coffee County High School CyberPatriot team led the Air Force Association CyberPatriot Cybercamp held at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma.

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Five State Representatives from Coffee County Central High School attended a week-long session at Tennessee Technological University where they studied government and politics. Manchester American Legion Post 78 sponsored them and held a dinner and awards ceremony this past Monday, Aug. 20. …

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From start to finish, the Batesville blaze raged on for six hours on Thursday, Sept. 6. The paint booths, instead of coating caskets, were coating the walls in heavy smoke and fiery heat.

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Ryan Gray, an experienced banker and Manchester native, has been named a relationship manager at FirstBank’s Manchester financial center. In his new role, Gray will work with existing business customers and help develop new relationships in the Manchester business community.

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Democratic Senator hopeful and former governor Phil Bredesen visited Coffee County on Aug. 17 for a campaign fundraiser.

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To serve and protect; a common mantra for any public service official. For Manchester’s Fire Rescue, it goes beyond those four words. Thirty people answer the call in Manchester. Spilt between two stations, one on Hillsboro Boulevard and the other on Woodbury Highway, around 10 firefighters …

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Manchester Parks and Recreation Department was recently awarded a $336,000 grant to add LED lighting, a restroom facility at the soccer complex on Waite Street and the amount will pay half the cost of an inclusive playground ($65,000).

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A 63-year-old runs with the lives of over 11,000 women on her back. Colleen Johnson spent her third Labor Day weekend running 100 miles in the Race for the Ages in Fred Deadman Park. She did so wearing a shirt that says, “In memory of the 11,340 ladies who will die this year of Endometrial Cancer.”

Coffee County Schools welcomed school resource officers for their first official  day at their post Tuesday, Sept. 4 at all the system's elementary schools. 

In memoriam of Coffee County Central High School senior Austin Davis. Family, friends and classmates gathered around his parking space at school, 356, for a candlelight vigil on Monday, Sept. 3.

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Curbing the drug abuse crisis starts with preventing addiction, and that’s the goal of the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition.

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The city was awarded a grant that will fund a long-term project to extend the Highway 41 bike lane to the Little Duck River Greenway near Parks Avenue and Emerson Street. From there, the path will be extended across the river and run along Wolf Creek to Busy Branch Road at the Bonnaroo festi…

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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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 Everyone with a love of travel is invited to the “Trips of a Lifetime” meeting hosted by Curlee Travel Agency owner Evelyn Curlee. The meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma.

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Terri Hudson announced her decision to resign from her position as executive director of Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce last week. For the past 3 years and 8 months, Hudson has worked with the chamber’s board of directions to develop and execute a strategic plan that encompassed all of Man…

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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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Not many can devote their career to one place, but that is exactly what numerous staff and faculty members at Coffee County School District have done.

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Tammy Delmage stole from family members and sold drugs to feed her addiction through the years. She is one of many who ended up in jail because of drug dependency.