Two People from Shelbyville Facing Drug Charges in Manchester

Two Shelbyville residents were arrested Sept. 18 by Manchester Police for possession of drugs. Raul R. Moctezuma, 22, and Esmeralda Basurto-Prudente, 26, both of Shelbyville were arrested. According to a report by Officer Ray, he received a call to check on the welfare of two people sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of …

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Manchester Police Asking for the Public’s Help

Manchester Police department personnel are attempting to identify a person of interest in reference to a theft investigation at Cracker Barrel restaurant (See pictures). The female subject is believed to be traveling in a silver Kia Optima. If you can help them identify this subject, please contact Manchester Police Investigator Trey Adcock at 931-728-2099. The …

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Youth Field Day events at the Coffee Co. Fair is Friday

“Fair Day” is this Friday, September 22. The Coffee County DARE program is honored to be sponsoring the “Youth Field Day” events for its 16th year. Between 300-400 students will be participating in sack races, 3 legged races, basketball and football throw, a dash and relay race, tug-a-war (boys vs girls) and it is finished …

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Fairest of the Fair and Miss Teen Coffee County Winners

2017 Fairest of the Fair: Emma Catelyn Millaway, daughter of Kyle and Callie Millaway 1st runner up- Maggie Blair Partin, daughter of Chad and Leann Partin 2nd runner up- Madison Brooke Vaughn, daughter of Jack and Stacie Vaughn 3rd runner up- Heather Cunningham, daughter of Maria Barnett and Eric Davidson 4th runner up- Lindsey Dickson, …

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Parent Meeting at Westwood Middle Concerning Gun Found on School Property

There will be a special meeting for parents of Westwood Middle School students on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. This meeting is being conducted because of the gun that was found on a student at the school last Thursday, September 14, 2017. Westwood Middle School is located at 505 Taylor St in Manchester.

Red Raider Golf Captures District Title

Teeing off at Bear Trace for the 3rd time in 11 days, the CHS Golf team entered the District 8AAA tournament on Monday with some unfinished business.  After dropping a match win to Tullahoma last week, Coach Mike Ray challenged his team on Thursday in advance of Monday’s District tournament.  And the Red Raiders answered …

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Graduation Rates show Overall Improvements in Most Areas–Coffee Co. Remains Steady

Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee has set a new high mark for its high school graduation rate. A news release from the governor’s office says the 2016-17 graduation rate of 89.1 percent has set a record. The rates increased in about 56 percent of districts with high schools. The release says the rate is up …

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Coffee County Considering Appealing Court Ruling

Coffee County plans to appeal a district court ruling in a lawsuit that, if settled now, could cost county taxpayers nearly $600,000. Of that amount, $490,000 would be paid to plaintiff and former county employee Melinda Keeling, with $79,000 in attorney fees going to Jerry Gonzalez, who represents Keeling. Keeling, an employee of the Coffee …

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New Requirments for some Food Stamps Recipients

Gov. Bill Haslam is reinstating food stamp work requirements for most Tennessee counties starting Feb. 1. Haslam said Monday that Tennessee will re-establish federal work requirements in 70 counties for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. That requirement was waived in 2008 amid recession. It won’t be reinstated for 16 …

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Gun Found on Local School Property

On Thursday afternoon, a student at Manchester’s Westwood Middle School (WMS) reported that another student was in possession of a handgun. School administrators immediately investigated and discovered an unloaded handgun in the possession of a student. Administrators immediately contacted the Manchester Police Department who confiscated the weapon and began an investigation. Manchester Police took the …

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