The September meeting of the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen heated up Tuesday night with a passionate debate on whether to suspend the director search to hire directly Major Bill Sipe as Manchester Police Chief.

Currently, Assistant Chief Adam Floied serves in the interim following the retirement of Chief Mark Yother effective on Aug. 30.

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, enjoys painting, dancing and exploring the outdoors.

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David and Donna Brown, this year’s Mr. and Mrs. Old Timer’s Day, are carrying on a family legacy by entering their heirloom 1926 Model T Ford Old Timer’s Day Parade, Saturday, Oct.1 at 10 a.m.

Coffee County Mayor Judd Matheny has chosen long time Coffee County resident and attorney, Ed North as the temporary part time Coffee County attorney, officially effective Oct. 1, 2022. 

The Manchester Rotary Club welcomed Jim Jolliffe, board member of the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma, to serve as its featured speaker during the organization’s Sept. 13 meeting at The Mercantile.

Firetrucks, police cars and even a helicopter were on hand for the return of Coffee County’s annual Preparedness Day Saturday Sept. 17 at the former Southern Family Market Parking Lot.

The Coffee County Commission on Sept. 14 in its first meeting as a new board easily passed substantial changes to the way government is run, giving a quiet nod to the new mayor’s plans for the county.

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