Tax Free Weekend This Weekend

The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend began at 12:01 a.m on Friday and ends Sunday at 11:59 p.m.  During this time, Tennesseans can enjoy tax-free purchases on certain clothing, school and art …

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A Major Pot Find is Burned off in Grundy County

Grundy County Sheriff’s office personnel spent a large part of Thursday sending thousands of marijuana plants “up in smoke.” The plants were part of a late Wednesday bust of a major pot growing operation off Taylor Road in Gruetli-Laager.  The plants were destroyed at the sheriff’s office parking lot as the smoke from the fire …

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Serious Motorcycle Wreck on Wednesday

A serious motorcycle accident on Wattendorf Highway at I-24 on Wednesday afternoon.  Ryan Rathmann, a 37 year old Cowan resident, was seriously injured as the motorcycle that he was operating collided with a Ford Ranger Pickup operated by Nicholas Galyner of Manchester.  According to the preliminary accident report, Galyner was traveling northbound on Wattendorf Highway …

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Suspects Flee from Authorities on I-24 in Rutherford County

Two suspects were pursued after they fled from a traffic stop about 10 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said. Deputy Travis Perusse of the Interstate Crime Enforcement Unit stopped the driver of the 2014 black Ford Explorer for a traffic violation near the 85-mile marker eastbound, said Lt. Chris Haynes.  …

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Raider Academy Ribbon Cutting

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting presentation at the recently remodeled Raider Academy on Thursday.  The Raider Academy is the new home in Coffee County for freshmen high school students has enrolled almost 550 students for the current school term.  Principal Angela Mankin Gribble spoke to the large crowd on hand …

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Early Voting Update

Saturday is the last day to early vote for the August 7th state primaries and county and municipal general elections in Coffee County.  Turnout this season has been remarkably strong as 4,653 voters had cast their early ballots through Thursday.  Voters may cast ballots at 2 locations, the Election Commission office in the Coffee County …

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Manchester Schools Set to Open Friday

The 2014-2015 school year begins on Friday for the Manchester City School system as student and teachers will report for an abbreviated day at 8 AM.   The Manchester City Schools are expecting over 1,300 students in the system this school year.  The system serves the community with 2 elementary schools along with Westwood Middle School.  …

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Farmers Markets Continue to Grow with Technology’s Help

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As more and more Tennesseans seek out farmers markets for their produce, Tennesseans can now find the nearest farmers market within seconds through a new mobile app.  The Pick Tennessee mobile app is a free and easy app that can help you find farms, farmers markets, foods and fun closest to you, wherever you are. …

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Hillsboro Truck and Tractor Pull begins TONIGHT

  The 15th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull begins tonight at the Hillsboro Community Park.   Classes include 7 tractor classes such as Super Stock and Pro Stock; 5 truck classes, from diesel to all wheel drive; and  even a Big Block Hot Rod class.  The action starts at 7 tonight and Saturday and admission is …

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Raider Academy Ribbon Cutting is Thursday

As we begin this new school year, the Coffee County School System wants to invite the community to celebrate a new era for Coffee County Schools with the opening of the Raider Academy.  The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting presentation at 10:30 AM on Thursday for the new home in …

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