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New Union Elementary School held its STEM Family Science Night Nov. 15, attended by a huge turnout. Community sponsors, presenters and guests all worked to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic concepts to the students and their families.

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The state broke the previous year’s records with ACT scores, but Coffee County School District fell behind. In 2017, Coffee County’s ACT average composite score was 19.6. The 2018 results dropped by .2, for a 19.4 average.

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The Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) held a luncheon meeting Thursday, Nov. 1 at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, (UTSI) Cafeteria with special guest speaker, Major General Doug Pearson. 

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North Coffee Elementary School renovations are moving forward – the Coffee County Board of Education unanimously approved the preliminary sketches for the changes on Monday, Nov. 5, with one caveat attached. Before going to bid, the board asked OLG Engineers to draw a second design – one tha…

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Forecasts indicate that Friday morning’s temperature will be one of the coldest mornings of the month so far. Morning lows in the mid to upper twenties on Friday, November 16, combined with higher electricity demand due to home heating, could produce a monthly peak for Duck River Electric Me…

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Deerfield Elementary School is the first school in Coffee County to induct a safety patrol. Twelve fifth graders stepped up and took the vow to keep their classmates safe in the school during an induction ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 7. All of the county school resource officers (SRO) and mem…

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After 10 weeks, Manchester Police Department’s Chief Investigator finished what he called a tough but rewarding experience. Jackie Matheny completed his required courses at the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

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The local veterans association hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Saturday at the Coffee County Veterans Building rather than at the customary location on the square.

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The Coffee County Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 90, recently donated $2,000 to area veterans so they could attend the spring 2019 Honor Flight of Middle TN at no cost. Members of the DAV presented the check to Honor Flight Board of Directors member Sgt. Major Larry E. Wilkie on Monday,…

The Coffee County Veteran's Day Ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Coffee County Veterans Building honored veterans and offered support to those who served. Speaking were representatives from a selection of the county veteran organizations

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Love Beauty School recently announced winners from its competition held Monday, Nov. 5, with Coffee and Grundy county high schools and Tullahoma High School   Each first-place winner won a prize, as well as a $7,500 scholarship, second-place winners won a prize and a $5,000 scholarship, and …

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A Westwood Middle School student was selected to sing the National Anthem on Monday, Nov. 19 to open the First General Session of the Tennessee State Junior Beta Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

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Thanksgiving Day approaches, Manchester families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever …

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Coffee County School Board Member and Chairman Brett Henley has been elected to serve as vice president of the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA). Henley, a master level five designated school board member, has served as TSBA's Treasurer, South Central Director in 2017, At-Large Memb…

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 To celebrate area veterans, Cracker Barrel is giving away free desserts to veterans on Nov. 11. All 656 stores across the nation are participating, including Manchester’s restaurant (103 Paradise St).

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World War II veteran and Prisoner of War (POW) Ed Reader of Manchester was named Grand Marshall for the upcoming Veterans Day Parade in Winchester, TN according to Ray Cobb, American Legion Parade Coordinator.   

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A Manchester resident recently underwent motorized operations training on Range 113 in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA, on Oct. 16.

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A Hillsboro family lost their home to the storm that raged in early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6. The storm brought an EF-2 rated tornado to the lower border of Coffee County, near the Rutledge Hills area in Hillsboro.

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) recently lit four strands of fiber as part of completing the first phase of a 330-mile fiber optic loop that will eventually tie together the cooperative’s substations, mobile radio towers, district offices and its future system operations a…

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For the last eight years, New Union Elementary School has been dedicated to making a difference with their annual food drive. During its inaugural run, the drive had a large purpose – to fee the world, the state and the county, according to New Union Nurse Donette Porter.

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Westwood Elementary School does more than just the “Get your Selfie” to school campaign to reward good attendance – third grade teacher Paul Anderson is just one of the faculty members doing their part. His homeroom has the highest attendance rate in the first nine weeks of school; 14 out of…

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Students often read about wars and learn of veterans’ sacrifice through words on a page, but Coffee County Middle School’s eighth grade English classes are this year’s Veterans Day lesson one step further. They are participating in a Veterans History Project and are interviewing veterans abo…

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Veterans Day is a day for every veteran – for Americans who fought in World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Civil War on both sides and more. Wreaths Across America emphasizes that and, new to this year, Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery was invited to participate.

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On Sept. 9, a woman was allegedly killed and dismembered by her husband. To honor Lisa McCoy and to raise awareness for domestic violence, her coworkers at Marcrom’s Pharmacy is hosting a 5K.

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On the heels of a controversial Public Building Authority (PBA) decision to change its bylaws to increase Manchester’s representation on its board, the Coffee County Legislative Committee has voted to ask the authority to refrain from making any new appointments until the County Technical As…

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While waiting to see if the county will seek certiorari, which is an appeal to the higher court to review the decision of a lower court, Melinda Keeling and her attorney, Jerry Gonzalez, issued a motion to seek discovery in aid of collection of judgement. This means Keeling and Gonzalez woul…

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Most all of southern Middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, is under an “enhanced“ risk for severe weather Monday night (Nov. 5), according to the National Weather Service office in Nashville. The northern part of the midstate is under a "slight" risk of severe storms.

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As 40 participants enter the final stretch, some are beginning to complete the Walk to Washington D.C., hosted by Manchester Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the TN Department of Health.

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Manchester Family, Community and Education (FCE) sponsored a College Street Elementary School’s kindergarten class. Amanda Willmore and Jennifer Brandon’s class received a box full of school supplies, including tissues, crayons, notebooks and more. Pictured are Willmore (mid left), Brandon (…

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Congratulations to Investigator Brandon Tomberlin, who graduated from the TBI State Academy today. This is a professional and prestigious training ground for TN law enforcement officers to expand their education and training in the criminal justice field. MPD is grateful for the chance to ha…

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) recently lit four strands of fiber as part of completing the first phase of a 330-mile fiber optic loop that will eventually tie together the cooperative’s substations, mobile radio towers, district offices and its future system operations a…

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Early voting saw a potential record high turnout in Coffee County with 7,800 votes cast as of Oct. 29. Early voting ends Nov. 1. Officials polls open at 7 a.m. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. To find your voting location, visit coffeecountyelectioncommission.com.

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Manchester City Schools were invited to the Read to be Ready Academy. The state will offer assistance in writing the districts grant. This will allow the district to offer a fully funded summer reading program for kindergarten through first grade.

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After two years of speculation and more than a year after the official announcement, the time has finally come for Publix Super Markets to open its doors to the people of Tullahoma and the surrounding area.

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To remedy their illegal vote to see who will be taking over as administrator of elections, the Coffee County Election Commission met on Monday, Oct. 29.

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Manchester Fire Rescue responded to a reported shed fire on Madison Street at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. When firemen got to the scene, they discovered that the shed was completely engulfed in flames. The fire spread to the back of the home as well. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone get an influenza vaccination by the end of October - and that vaccination is the best way to prevent getting the flu, according to Tullahoma doctor Richard Vaughn.

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October is Let’s Talk Month, and the Tennessee Department of Health and local organizations are encouraging parents and caregivers to take part in the annual campaign that empowers parents to take advantage of teachable moments every day to talk with their family about healthy relationships.

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North Coffee Elementary and Coffee County Middle School are slated to become two of Tennessee’s first Building Strong Brains —Trauma Informed Schools designated by the Tennessee Department of Education.