Public Meeting Set To Discuss Consolidating Manchester and County School Systems

Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has called a special meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen to meet at Westwood Middle School at 5:30pm on Jan. 12. This will be a public meeting to discuss a possible Manchester City School system consolidation with the Coffee County school system. All interested parties are invited to attend. …

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Middle Tennessee Mayors Want More Funding For Roads

A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue to pay for transportation needs. The Tennessean reports that the Middle Tennessee Mayor Caucus listed transportation revenue as its top state priority for the upcoming legislative session. The mayors’ group did not …

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Don’t Crumble Under the Weight of Family Stress During the Holidays

While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal” in some people’s Christmas stockings. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year. Sometimes, said clinical social worker and …

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Unemployment Rate Down In Tennessee

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent, three tenths of one percentage point lower than the October revised rate of 7.1 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.8 percent, unchanged from the prior month. Economic Summary • Over the past …

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Holiday Benefit Concert At Motlow

Motlow College will host a holiday benefit concert tonight (Friday, Dec. 19) at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating …

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Meth Lab Busts Down In Tennessee, But Fight Not Over

The number of meth labs seized in the state of Tennessee is down 40.8% from last year, according to new numbers from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The TBI reports the number of meth lab seizures have been decreasing for almost two years. But that doesn’t mean meth use is necessarily on the decline. Tommy …

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Jones Named Officer of the Year

Manchester Police Officer Derek Jones has been chosen as the Governors Highway Safety Office, 2014 Cumberland Region Officer of the Year. He was given the award last Thursday at the GHSO end of the year event at Fall Creek Falls. Officer Jones was nominated based on his involvement in traffic safety. This year Officer Jones became …

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TN Faith Community Opens Doors for Those with Disabilities

At a time when family and friends often gather at places of worship to celebrate the holidays, Tennessee’s faith community is taking a lead on ensuring inclusiveness for the state’s individuals with disabilities. One common barrier is just being able to gain access physically, but as Jeanne Crocker, a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist …

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Almost 100 Million People To Travel During The Holidays

With Christmas and New Years just around the corner, AAA released its travel forecast for the end of the year holiday season. According to the report, more people will be traveling this year. AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday period, which spans from Dec. …

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Residual ACT Assessment Test To Be Given At Motlow College

Motlow College will administer the complete Residual ACT Assessment Test on Jan. 6 and 16, 2015. The test will be given from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 6, and on Jan. 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The test will be administered in room 1043 of the Crouch Center on the Moore County …

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