County Mayor wants Manchester to “Buy” Conference Center

Will the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center (MCCCC) be sold? Some people have voiced that opinion for a long time because the center has had financial troubles for many years. In a twist that some leaders did not see coming, County Mayor Gary Cordell wants to see if the City of Manchester would take on the …

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Convicted Murderer and an 18 Year-Old Arrested for Robbery

  Shelbyville Police report that one of two men charged with robbing a Shelbyville convenience store last week is a convicted murderer. Leslie Lamont Coleman, 51, and Deontre Farris, 18, who share a Landers Street apartment, were arrested Wednesday by Detective Lt. Charles “Chucky” Merlo and Detective Cody Swift of the Shelbyville Police Department. The …

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ACT Scores Up in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Education says that 76.1 percent of the state’s public high school class of 2019—53,478 students—participated in the department’s third ACT Senior Retake opportunity in October 2018, the state’s highest participation rate on record. Of those seniors who retook the ACT in 2018, more than 50 percent increased their composite score from …

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee are learning important life lessons about goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics as they take part in the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Season. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and teaches entrepreneurship for the next …

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Nepotism Policy to Change in Coffee County Government

Last month the Coffee County Compensation and Personnel Committee brought up an issue concerning a policy about nepotism. Members discussed the possibility of doing away with the policy. During the most recent meeting of the committee, they voted to keep the nepotism policy but add a section of a wavier in certain situations. Member and …

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12 Arrested in Franklin County Drug Round-Up

Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were part of a multi-agency arrest round-up in Franklin County this week that resulted in the arrest of 12 people on a variety of drug-related charges. On January 7th, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned indictments charging multiple people with a variety …

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Tracy City man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for being Ringleader in Pharmacy Burglaries

The Tennessee man federal prosecutors say was the ringleader in a conspiracy to burglarize nearly 70 pharmacies across 11 states over a five-year period, including two in Corbin, Kentucky, and several in Tennessee, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday. Robert Nunley, of Tracy City pleaded guilty in March to two counts of …

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Blood Moon is Coming

Experience the spectacular celestial event of a Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse and take a midnight hike through the ancient Native American ceremonial mounds located at Old Stone Fort in Manchester. This will be the first and only lunar eclipse of 2019 and the last one to grace the skies of the US until 2022. …

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H&R Block Student of the week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Hayden Garr!!! Hayden, the son of Darryl Collins and Allison Collins is an eighth grader at Coffee County Middle School. Hayden’s favorite subject his social studies, because he loves history. Hayden is quite the athlete. He plays basketball for CCMS as a forward. Hayden is 3rd baseman for the …

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People feel Earthquake that Hit Bedford County in Coffee County

An earthquake shook an area near Shelbyville Tuesday night around 8:30pm According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit 13 km east of Shelbyville. The nighttime quake was a 2.8 magnitude. Multiple people reported to the USGS that they felt the quake including people in Tullahoma, Manchester and Winchester. No reports of damage …

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