Monthly Archive: November 2012

Manchester Christmas Parade Huge Hit | Video Highlights

Sheriff Deapartment 1st place float. All photos by Barry West

The City of Manchester presented the Old Time Christmas Parade on Friday night (Nov. 30, 2012). The event was sponsored by the city’s Tourism and Community Development Commission, City of Manchester, Al White Motors and Central Funeral Home. The parade had near 80 entries with many floats and automobiles, the high school band and more. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus wrapped up the parade on the city float. Many people along the route said it was the best Manchester Christmas parade yet and seem to put everyone in the holiday spirit.
The Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. won 1st place in the float contest. 2nd place was the Manchester Rec Center Teen Council and the Manchester City float came in and 3rd place.

A crowd of 5,000 people enjoyed the annual event

Santa on the city's 3rd place float

12/2/12 — Kenneth Cecil Burks

Funeral services for Kenneth Cecil Burks, age 73 of Manchester will  be conducted at 2pm, Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Manchester Funeral Home  Chapel with Bro. Clayton Jones officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Simmons  Cemetery. 

Visitation with the Burks  family will be from 4pm until 9pm, Saturday, December 1 at the Manchester  Funeral Home. 

Mr. Burks passed away  Thursday afternoon at the Medical Center of  Manchester.

Mr. Burks was born in Coffee County, Tennessee the son of the late Ed  and Connie Burks. 

He was a  Superintendent at Sain Construction Company and was of the Baptist Faith.  Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing and  was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  

In addition to his parents, he was  also preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Reed Burks who died in 2010, and by  a son Danny Burks who died earlier this year. 

Kenneth is survived  by:

Two daughters- Tammy (Kerry) Seals of  Manchester

                            Patsy Cottle of Manchester

One sister- Edna Mullinax of  Manchester

One brother- Billy Burks of Michigan

Daughter in law- Sandra Burks of  Manchester

Five grandchildren- Carol (Stephen) Curtis, Chris (Brandi) Hill,  Dustin Seals, Ethan Seals and Rick Neely.

Great grandchildren- Kiley Curtis, Hannah Curtis, Hunter Fly, Seth  Hill, Cara Romberg


12/2/12 — Kayla Dawn Qualls

Kayla Dawn Qualls, age 23 of Tullahoma, passed away on Monday  November 26, 2012.

A native of Tullahoma , Kayla was the daughter of Paul Qualls, Jr. and Kandy Cash Qualls.

Kayla was a factory worker and will be remember by her beautiful smile.

Along with her parents, Kayla is survived by her children,Nicholas Lee Curtis and Amberly Marie Curtis. Brothers; James Qualls, Dillon Qualls and Joe Qualls, sister; Shayna Qualls. Grandparents, Sandy Bunn, Paul and Donna Qualls and Ethel Childers and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Paul T. Cash.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012  at 3:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at 2:00 P.M. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made at the Moore County Bank for Kayla Qualls Children.


11/27/12 — Nelson F. Craigue

Nelson F. Craigue of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at his residence.

No services are planned at this time.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Raider Basketball Teams Battle Lincoln County

Red Raiders set up a play against the Falcons... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Last night (Nov. 29, 2012) in Fayetteville Coffee County basketball teams traveled to take on the Falcons of Lincoln County. First in girl’s action the Lady Falcons jumped to halftime lead and held off the Lady Raiders 54-46. Senior Alaina Lusk had a very good night for Coffee County scoring 17 points. Gateway Tire and Service Center Player of the Game Katie Reed had 8 points including two 3-pointers.
The Lady Raiders fall to 3-3 on the season.

After being tied at halftime 17-17 things slipped away from the Coffee County boys. Lincoln County controlled the 2nd half and picked up the 51-39 win.
Lucas Crismond led the Raiders with 17 points on the night earning him the player of the game.
The Raiders dropped to 2-4 for the year.
Coffee County travels to Franklin County this coming Tuesday.

Palmer,TN Man Charged With Child Porn Production

Jimmy Walter Rollins

Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) the Winchester Police Department is reporting the arrest of, Jimmy Walter Rollins, of Palmer, TN, on Federal Indictments for Eight Counts of Child Pornography Production. The indictments were presented by the United States Attorney’s Office in Chattanooga; Rollins is facing a minimum of 25 years in federal prison on each indictment. The investigation was a joint investigation with the TBI, FBI along with Grundy County authorities. The Investigation was started by Detective Chris Layne of the Winchester Police Department, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and he was assisted by TBI agent Larry Davis and FBI Special Agent Scott Barker. During this investigation, over a dozen children from this region have been identified being sexually exploited by the defendant. Over 300,000 photos and videos were discovered during a search warrant of the defendant’s residence. Detective Layne processed the evidence and during the forensic process examination he identified multiple productions of child pornography and sexual assaults by the defendant on innocent children. Detective Layne has identified 15 children from this region in these productions. The evidence collected has shown the defendant committing these crimes for over twenty years.

Pot Found At Tullahoma Home

Octivavius Wooten

Three pounds of marijuana was seized from a Tullahoma residence Thursday (Nov. 29, 2012) by deputies of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department. The deputies entered the residence of Octivavius Wooten on Berry Court where they found the pot.
Wooten was charged with possession of marijuana for resell and booked into the Coffee County Jail.
City and county officers continue to work hard to cut down on drug dealers in the area.

Drugs, money and other items found during bust

McMinnville Man Facing Double-Murder Charges

David Dixon

A Warren County man was indicted this week in connection with a double homicide that occurred in August.
David Dixon, 44, of McMinnville, TN, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two Smithville men were shot to death.
On Aug. 7, the Smithville Police Department responded to a house on Tommy Harrell Street and discovered the homeowner, Ervin Beacham, 55, was shot to death on the couch in his home.
A second victim, Jose Sagahon Ticante, 43, was also found dead and his body was hidden under a tarp and some lumber in the backyard.
Dixon has been placed in custody in the DeKalb County Jail. Bond is set at $200,000.

Tax Expert Warns Of Fiscal Cliff

A tax expert is warning state officials that Tennessee would be among the hardest-hit states if federal officials don’t resolve the so-called fiscal cliff. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Dr. Stan Chervin updated Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials Wednesday, saying states that depend heavily on sales taxes for revenue would feel the most stress if tax breaks are not extended.
Chervin is a senior research consultant with the Tennessee Advisory commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
He noted that about 54 cents of each tax dollar in Tennessee comes from the state sales tax. Tennessee has no broad-based income tax, like most other states do. Chervin said if automatic tax hikes take effect in January, people will spend less and sales tax collections will fall.

Manchester Business Grows Into New Location

New location of H&R Block in Manchester... Photo by Tiffany Clutter

A well established Manchester business has re-located, but is staying within Manchester City limits. H & R Block was located on N. Spring Street-on the square in Manchester for over 18 years. Rosalyn Partin (owner of the Manchester branch) explains the move as being more convenient for customers with more parking and extra private areas to meet with clients.
You can find Rosalyn and her H & R Block-team at their new location in the Goodwill shopping plaza on the Hillsboro Boulevard in Manchester.

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