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Manchester Planning Commission approved two exceptions for Good Samaritans, 115 Park Place that will allow the charity to avoid repaving its entire parking lot and making a facade upgrade when adding on to the current facilities.

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The Board of Mayor and Alderman approved during a special call meeting Nov. 16 to apply for and accept a grant that would provide improvements to the downtown area and reimburse approved property owners 50% on applicable improvements.

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? …

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An application for a Stormwater Discharge Permit has been filed with the state by a developer to build a series of chicken barns on Prairie Plains Road in Hillsboro.

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Manchester Police Department hosts the final leg of the Joe Casey Torch Run for Special Olympics Tennessee. In addition to as special appearance by Casey, Metro Nashville Police's motorcycle division provided escort for the run from College Street Elementary School.   

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A resolution to identify a portion of county property on Jail Lane for a new Animal Control Facility was postponed during the full commission meeting to give the county time to study a deal presented by Commissioner Dennis Hunt for an alternative site on the former Fann’s salvage yard property.

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…

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In a letter sent by the city dated June 15, 2020, the owner of the Arco building, at 125 E. Main St. was informed that the city had deemed the structure in violation of city ordinance 13-301 which covers unsafe buildings.

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The Coffee County Commission unanimously approved an agreement for a co-location with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Department of Human Services in the county.

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At the November Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, I was in the audience when Mr. Wayne Lance voiced his concerns about the wedding chapel built on his property behind the Conference Center. Unfortunately Mr. Lance was cut short by the city attorney so the board and public didn’t get to he…

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Sixthman, a leader in immersive destination experiences on land and sea, announced recently that the company has named Bonnaroo’s Jeff Cuellar to the newly created position of Vice President of Partnerships.

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County Commissioner James “Jim” Edward Fielding passed away Nov. 16, 2021. 

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A recommendation from the Coffee County planning com­mission that would have amended the county’s zoning resolution to allow asphalt plants as a special ex­ception use in M-1 districts failed to pass the full commission at its Nov. 9 meeting.

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The Manchester Makos swim team has approached the Manchester Recreation Department with complaints about the team’s loss of exclusive access to the indoor pool after 6 p.m.

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County Attorney Robert Huskey submitted a lengthy formal response last week to a story that ran in the Manchester Times on Oct. 27, concerning the paper’s attempts to confirm numbers that call into question a Purchasing Commission policy to charge fees to nonprofits occupying space in county…

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An agenda item to readdress a resolution to impose a county-wide ticket tax on the sale of entertainment admission tickets was referred back to the Budget and Finance Committee at the Nov. 9 County Commission meeting, due in part to County Attorney Robert Huskey not remembering to follow the…

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Following a resignation notice by the director of Manchester Codes Director Jamie Sain, the city has passed a plan to restructure some of the duties of that office, shifting several key responsibilities under the leadership of different departments.

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The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted during its November meeting to begin a process that will in the coming months get construction going on a lagging sewer project that has required the operation of bypass pumps for over 17 months near the old Riverview School.

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During a recent county Planning Committee meeting, Be the Bush, a religious recovery organization, requested a sweeping zoning change that the committee chose to offer a negative recommendation because members felt the request was too broad.

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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…

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Coffee County Veterans of Foreign Wars with the support of the Coffee County Veterans Association held the third annual Veterans Day Parade followed by the longstanding Veterans Day Ceremony.

Strong families do not simple happen; they are made. And spending time together is a vital component. Spending time together as a family improves communication, eases loneliness and isolation, nurtures relationships, and creates a family identity.

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In an ongoing dispute over the partial ownership of property that houses a small wedding venue associated with the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, Knoxville-area developer Wayne Lance, who holds one third title to the tract, has submitted several letters to the city challenging t…

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In response to a series of emails that were sent to the heads of a majority of county departments concerning record requests and inspection, two independent groups, including a division of the state comptroller’s office have questioned statements concerning public access to open records. 

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The Coffee County Election Commission approved a motion that will reduce the number of election day precincts from the current 23 to a working total of 18. The committee cautioned that the specifics of what polling places would be used will be discussed at its Dec. 7 meeting.

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Romance is bursting at the seams at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory.  The handsome new superintendent falls hard for the spirited union rep, and despite her objections it seems as though she's falling right back.  When the Sleep-Tite employees are refused a 7½-cent raise, the two find themselv…

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Former Major League Baseball player and manager Pete Rose attended a Coffee County High School Red Raider baseball team fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Coffee County Fairgrounds. Pictured, Rose speaks to guests at the event.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has renovated the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and launched the site this week. The website now provides more information, new resources and clearer navigation. The public safety resource was rebuilt to offer a modernized look and operation.

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The Tennessee Legislature passed a measure Friday that will allow local school board races to become partisan.

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…

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Preparing for winter weather is a job that must be done. Ice-coated tree limbs sag and break, pulling down powerlines that keep electric crews busy long after the storm has ended.

The annual Manchester Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 with the parade commencing at 10 a.m. Lineup for the parade, at Raider Academy, will begin at 9 a.m.