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Good Samaritan volunteers and members of the Manchester Recreation Department and Street Department helped unload a truck filled with donations on Friday, Nov. 30. All of them items came from the recreation’s center food drive and from the annual Christmas parade’s food drive. Good Samaritan received 1,533 donate-able goods from the drive.

-Staff photo by Casey Watts

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.

Contractor Kenny Sadler said that Good Samaritans is adding a 2,000 square foot office building to begin to offer medical procedures.

“Right now the existing lot is gravel...there’s just not a lot of extra money (to do the paving required by city code). They were hoping to leave everything gravel,” Sadler said, noting that some spots would be paved.

The other exception involves amended city architectural standards that basically call for road frontage sides of commercial buildings to meet stone, brick or concrete requirements. 

“We are trying to put some rock accent on the existing metal. Right now it’s orange. We are wanting to put some canopies  on the front and give it a nicer look, but they would like for it to be metal,” he said. 

Committee Member Steve Jernigan said that “given the nature of the Good Samaritan and being on a dead end road. I think we should do that.”

The request for plan approval passed unanimously with the two waivers.

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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Download the free Manchester Times mobile app at the app store. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories.

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