Josh Peterson, Publisher
Josh has been with the Manchester Times for 13 years (since 2005) - the past 3 as publisher. He started with the newspaper in 2005 as a sports writer, where he stayed before being named the paper’s editor in 2010. Josh has won Tennessee Press Association awards for best column writing, humor column writing, news photography, editorial writing, news reporting, investigative journalism and sports writing. In 2013, the paper won its first ever General Excellence Award, the most prestigious award presented by the TPA. In 2016 he was named Top 30 Under 30 by the National Newspaper Association in recognition of top young newspaper executives across the country; and in 2017 was selected Top 25 Under 35 by Editor & Publisher Magazine. Josh is a 2004 graduate of Coffee County Central High School and is currently an active member of the Manchester Rotary Club. He resides in Manchester with his wife, Holly.
Casey Watts, Editor
Casey recently joined the Manchester Times team in March 2018 and she is ready to hit the ground running. Coming off a 17-month reporter stint in Port Chester, NY (a town about an hour north of New York City), she is looking forward to slowing down and integrating herself into the community. Casey won third place for her coverage of education from the New York Press Association in 2017. A Michigan native, Casey graduated Western Michigan University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She was a part of her college newspaper, The Western Herald, for three of her four years at the university and served as a reporter, assistant news editor and news editor. She currently resides in Manchester.
John Coffelt, Lifestyles & News
John has been with the Manchester Times since 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments. John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories, including education reporting. 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, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and their son,
Teresa Massey, Advertising
Teresa Massey has been with the Manchester Times for 7 years. She serves as the advertising manager, helping to connect clients with the best products and services to best grow their businesses. She has two daughters, Ashley and McKenzie. Originally from Alabama, Teresa is a graduate of Franklin County High School and has resided in Coffee County for nearly 30 years.
Lori King, Advertising
Lori has been with the Manchester Times since January of 2017, specializing in advertising and marketing. Lori has several combined years of home and retail sales experience as well as customer service. Lori is a 1986 graduate of Roxana Senior High School in Roxana, IL where she was on the newspaper staff. She resides in Manchester with her youngest daughter, Emily.
Angela Payne, Circulation
Angela has been with the Manchester Times since July 2017. Before that she worked in the retail industry for 22 years, half of those latter years in Rutherford County. She is enthusiastic about working for the Times and happy to be working in Coffee County again. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, sports, traveling, and eating. Angela is a graduate of Coffee County Central High School and resides in Manchester with her children.