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High rainfall in the area has caused the TVA to manage releases from Normandy Reservoir to minimize flooding throughout the river system.

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Manchester Police Department and a Manchester couple had an eventful morning on Friday, Feb. 22 around 9:30 a.m. The couple was in their car, driving along Hillsboro Boulevard when the expecting mother suddenly went into labor.

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During the February Board of Education meeting, Manchester City Schools Chief Financial Officer Beverly Myers reported to the board on the four findings against the system by a recent audit by the MG Group, P.C. for July 2017-June 2018 time period.

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Hillsboro Elementary School had two teachers of the year on the county level for their respective grades. Kindergarten teacher Emily Townsend won for the first time and fifth grade teacher Kelly Sheppard won for her fourth time (second at county level).

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Becki Louden, who teaches culinary arts at Central High School, was named Coffee County’s Teacher of the Year for grades 9-12. Louden has been teaching at the high school for six years. This is her first time receiving this honor.

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County officials continue to discuss hiring a full-time county attorney instead of keeping a local attorney on retainer.

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February is national heart month and Hillsboro Elementary celebrated by putting an emphasis on heart health. For the seventh year in a row, the school hosted Jump Rope for Heart and, for the second time, taught fifth graders hands-only CPR.

Additional highlights from last weekend's District 8-AAA Tournament action. Both girls and boys teams included.

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While state legislators debate legalizing marijuana for medical use, other state officials are encouraging Tennessee farmers to consider cultivating a different form of cannabis – specifically hemp – for industrial uses.

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The prevalence of opioid addiction in Tennessee is cited as one of the state biggest issues, therefore Vanderbilt trauma surgeon, Dr. Manny Sethi, President of Healthy Tennessee, is looking to bring a grassroots approach to diagnosing and then treating the problem though a series of communit…

The Coffee County School District is presently completing a grant renewal for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, Excellence at East. This grant for the after school program receives federal funding from the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Extended Learning. Gra…

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When she first got to Nashville, Senator Janice Bowling made it her goal to fight the opioid crisis in Tennessee. However, she found there are no alternatives to opioid-based painkillers available, thus creating a seemingly endless threat of addiction. Due to this, she created the Tennessee …

A Coffee County Jury returned guilty verdicts against William Eugene Moon for Attempted Second Degree Murder (Class B Felony) and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony (Class C Felony) Thursday, Feb. 14 following a three day jury trial and approximately six hours of…

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A Manchester patrol officer won the Cumberland Region Officer of the Year for 2018, hosted by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Ben Sneed was presented the award on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) meeting.

Manchester Health Care is proud to announce that Kerry B. Dickerson has been named Administrator, a role he previously held from 1999 until 2008 which makes him the longest tenured administrator in facilities history. 

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In September 2018, Manchester Parks and Recreation received a $960,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to extend the Highway 41 bike lane to the Little Duck River Greenway near Parks Avenue and Emerson Street. Due to the bike lane connecting with the greenway, it…

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Following Coffee County Director of Schools LaDonna McFall’s ask for a discussion of her contract that occurred last Monday, Feb. 4, the Coffee County Board of Education had one item of news business of their Monday, Feb. 11 agenda: a director evaluation.

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The Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center is on track to save the city and county $59,000 in reimbursement costs compared to last year, according to general manager Rebecca French’s report during the Public Building Authority (PBA) meeting no Friday, Feb. 8.

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Following the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) opinion in November 2018 that stated the Public Building Authority, the entity that runs the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, is a county-owned entity and does not require city representation, Manchester has been looking for…

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The Coffee County Elections Commission welcomed a new administrator of elections following former administrator’s Vernita Davis’s retirement. Andy Farrar was hired in November and began training with Davis in December. He applied and was hired first after the election commission held and ill…

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U-Haul Company of Tennessee is pleased to announce that VHA Inc. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Manchester community.

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A business opened its doors downtown. Laurie Winton, Licensed Professional Counselor, moved her practice from Nashville to Manchester recently and opened her doors to clients during the second week of January.

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Before talks of sewer expansion to Exit 105 were stalled by an email, the City of Manchester offered Coffee County a deal to help pay them back for the project. The committee consists of six representatives – three city aldermen and three county commissioners. They are aldermen Bob Bellamy, …

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Get your groove on, Manchester. A popular ‘80s and ‘90s tribute band is coming to the Church @117 on Feb. 16. The musical event is a part of the Downtown Steering Commission’s Downtown Revival, which will be a series of events planned in the downtown area.

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More programs focusing on reducing recidivism would be possible at the Coffee County Jail if there were enough corrections officers working at the facility, according to Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin.

The fifth grade class at Deerfield Elementary School recently held its annual living wax museum. Students dress as a historical figure and recount information concerning the person’s life.

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More flexible requirements for minimum residential setbacks in Coffee County outside of city limits may become a reality, if approved by the Coffee County Commission.

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The jail population in Coffee County has seen a 25 percent decrease in recent weeks, according to the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC).

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The Manchester Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its annual Seatbelts Are for Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of …

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With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, local medical professionals and the Tennessee Department of Health urge women to contact their health care provider and ask about routine screening for cervical cancer.

North Coffee Elementary School inducted its safety patrol on Feb. 1. The school became the third in the county to have a safety patrol.

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The female inmates at the Coffee County Jail now have a chance to participate in a work program, with each day of work shaving two days off their sentences.

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Though e-cigarettes are still fairly new and scientists are still learning about their long-term health effects, local respiratory professionals warn about the detrimental impacts of vaping.