Pauline Vaughn

This week in history from the headlines of the Manchester Times:

50 years ago

July 10, 1969:

General Jessup D. Lowe named new Commander of Arnold Center

11 cows and 2 calves killed by lightning on Anderson Farm.

Piggly Wiggly Prices: bananas $.10/lb.; sirloin steaks $1.39/lb.

*Showing at the Marshall Theatre: 2001: A Space Odyssey


July 17, 1969

Pay hike for city employees approved by aldermen

Second phase on park okayed:

Museum/Visitor Center- $100k

50 Campsites- $220K

3-bedroom superintendent residence-$30K

Maintenance building $50K

Surplus of $526,568 is shown for Coffee County

Powers market prices: 6pk RC Cola $.49; lettuce $.19 a head

Showing at the Marshall Theatre:  Glenn Ford as Smith and Disney’s The Incredible Journey


20 years ago

July 10, 1999

City School tuition to be higher in the fall

Commission continues to slice at budget requests

Clouse announces mayoral candidacy

Ultra-Nails: manicure $10/pedicure $16

Prater’s BBQ: family pack $12.75


July 17, 1999

City growth tops candidates’ lists

Noblitt seeks second term as mayor

County UGB hearings raise questions

Cruise values: Royal Caribbean/Bahamas $299

New Kia Sportage: $13,693


10 years ago

July 10, 2009

Meet your candidates: Harlan “Gene” Holmes, Debbie Hudgens, Ryan P. French, Elizabeth St. Clair McKenzie, and Jackie Sisk

Police, EMS, and Fire handle 5,409 calls in month of June

Charter Bundle: $74.97


July 17, 2009

Westwood’s Positive Behavior Program kicks off in the fall

City Parks no place for guns, rec director says

Lowes: Cordless drill $99

Woodard’s: 1.03 carat round diamond $3699


Pauline Vaughn serves as director of the Coffee County Manchester Public Library. The library has newspaper articles, registers of deeds and Census Records available for the public to view.