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I often have trouble deciding on the topic for this article, but this week it was easy. I was driving back from looking a hay field with severe damage from fall armyworms when I received call from Terry Turner. He told me that he had fall armyworms in his lawn and my article needed to be abo…

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The forward momentum that Heath Welfare and Recreation committee has made in working to reopen the Coffee County Animal Shelter has hit yet another unexpected snag with a letter by an advisory agency that may revert the authority of the hiring of a new director back into the hands of the Cou…

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Bonnaroo representative Sam Reed spoke Tuesday to the county Budget and Finance Committee asking the county not to pass an event tax that the committee has recommended and will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14 full Commission meeting agenda. 

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Manchester Water and Sewer Board brought up the dormant topic of the proposed Exit 105 water and sewer line extension during the September meeting, during which the board discussed a $55 million expansion of the city’s wastewater plant.

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Two motorcycle riders were airlifted to Vanderbilt following a car versus cycle crash on Aug. 26 at the Murfreesboro Highway and Woodbury Highway intersection. 

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Manchester Board of Education heard details Thursday from Architect David Brown about the plans for a Westwood Middle School buildout that will cost an estimated $1.49 million dollars.

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While the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is canceled for the second year in a row, a local festival has taken its place this year.

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Vegan food vendors Whitley Avis, from Virginia, and Oscar Luna, from California had big plans for this past weekend, but like so many who swell the city of Manchester to be the seventh largest in the state, those plans were dashed when the festival made the tough call to cancel the festival …

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After a small lockdown and headcount Saturday to be certain, Coffee County Sheriff confirms that no inmates are missing from Coffee County Jail. 

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I often have trouble deciding on the topic for this article, but this week it was easy. I was driving back from looking a hay field with severe damage from fall armyworms when I received call from Terry Turner. He told me that he had fall armyworms in his lawn and my article needed to be abo…

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Coffee County Industrial Board Director and Assistant Director have announced that they will leave their positions with the county.

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The forward momentum that Heath Welfare and Recreation committee has made in working to reopen the Coffee County Animal Shelter has hit yet another unexpected snag with a letter by an advisory agency that may revert the authority of the hiring of a new director back into the hands of the Cou…

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Batesville Casket Company management and the local union have reached an impasse in their talks concerning the labor contract that will expire Sept. 7 

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To disappoint over 80,000 fans and possibly jeopardize the financial stability of one of the top festivals in the country is not a decision that organizers make lightly. Yet it was one that Bonnaroo planners announced late Tuesday afternoon and closed down the festival for a second year in a row.

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Tuesday afternoon Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced it is canceled. The announcement follows  We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo. While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is in…

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County 4-H attends State 4-H Congress

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 Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 84 has not only allowed parents to opt out of any county school mask mandate but has forced the state’s colleges to relax their mask mandates.

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Coffee County Schools has announced that the system will be closed Monday, Aug. 30-31 due to COVID concerns. The remainder of the week school was out for an inservice day, Bonnaroo day and then for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6.  The announcement reads "Due to COVID concerns, Coffee County Sc…

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 Each of the area's school districts has announced  that it will start daily reports via a dashboard that supplies parents, teachers, staff and the community with updated statistics .

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Manchester Board of Education approved at the August meeting a spending plan that the district will submit to the state concerning how millions of dollars of funds are directed through the three series of ESSSER Funds.

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According to a post on Beechgrove Community Group, a 600 lbs. bull calf is running loose across from Gossburg Church. 

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Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center has received two grants that will fund a mural project near the soccer fields in Manchester.

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In response to the Mr. David Dale's letter in this Week's Manchester Times. The misrepresentations are almost too numerous to respond to. To being with, President Trump did not make those disparaging remarks about "dead soldiers being losers and suckers. This has been soundly debunked by tho…

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The Coffee County area has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases of COVID-19.

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Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will be performing  on Friday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. at the Cowboy Up Bar & Grill in McMinnville.

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A man faces drug trafficking charges after he was busted with 468 grams of marijuana and thousands of dollars cash in his possession.

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The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a resolution to install sidewalks along several key corridors during the August board meeting. The proposal, which rose from the Street Committee and is sponsored by Vice Mayor Mark Messick, comes on the heels of over two years of study.

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Representatives from Trane attended the August work session of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen to update the city on its energy savings program that makes budget neutral to net positive upgrades to lighting, water usage and HVAC units.   

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 Get an inside look at the behind-the-scenes joy and heartbreak of seventeen dancers auditioning for a new Broadway musical in the Teen Actors Guild production of “A Chorus Line (High School Edition),” coming to the stage at the Manchester Arts Center, Aug. 6 through 15. 

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Manchester City Schools WeCare Event served 225 students “special” handpicked backpacks, appropriate aged school supplies, shoe voucher, hair cut coupon, new outfit, underwear, socks, family size hygiene pack, detergent, other cleaning supplies for all of our families at Westwood Elementary …

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Manchester Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon Cutting at Southern Diva Boutique Thursday, July 29. The shop, run by Holly Peterson, features women’s clothing in size small through 3X in the latest trends at great prices.  The shop is located at 119 S. Spring St.