Everyone Plays a Role: Connecting Systems of Support Community Summit set for Dec. 1

Coffee County, Manchester City, and Tullahoma City Schools in partnership with Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition and United Way of Coffee, Moore, and Warren Counties proudly present: ‘Everyone Plays a Role: Connecting Systems of Support Community Summit’ on Friday, December 1st, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. During this summit, state …

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Problems Heat Up Again in Grundy County

Another challenge looms for the Grundy County School System as Board Chairman Robert Foster has resigned his position. Foster notified Mayor Michael Brady in a letter of resignation Tuesday. In his resignation letter, Foster said he thinks certain members of the board are more interested in dividing the county than uniting for the betterment of …

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Information Needed in Man’s Death Seven Years Ago

On November 26, 2010 the Shelbyville Police Department received a report of a missing person, Bobby V. Smelcer. Preliminary investigation into his disappearance revealed that Smelcer, who was residing on East Lane Street, had not been seen since being dropped off by a friend/co-worker at his residence on November 21, 2010. On April 19, 2012 …

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Christmas Parade is Saturday Night in Manchester

The City of Manchester’s Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, November 25th at 6:30 pm. Parade line up will start at 5:00 pm. The theme for this year’s parade is Christmas Movie Magic. The parade is sponsored by: Lovelady Auto Parts, Al White Ford – Lincoln, First National Bank, The Law Offices of Eric …

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Two People Die in Fiery Crash on I-24

Two unidentified people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 24 early Tuesday morning. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. under the exit 110 overpass in Manchester. According to a report by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler, the truck was operated by a 70-year man from Chicago, Illinois. He was injured in the accident. …

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Tennessee Promise Deadlines Coming Soon

Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1, 2017. All current Motlow State Community College students have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. The same deadline applies for anyone interested in volunteering to become a Tennessee Promise mentor. Students who …

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Travel News for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction-related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon Wednesday through 6am Monday, Nov. 27th. TDOT Commissioner …

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Sheriff’s Dept. Christmas Box Sign-Ups begin Monday

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department will start taking sign-ups for the Christmas boxes beginning Monday November 27, 2017. If you want to sign your children up for this program, you will need to come in person to the sheriff’s department at 76 County Jail Lane in Manchester. Names will be taken Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm. You …

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TCI Approves Jail Annex to Open at Old Jail

On Thursday, (Nov. 16, 2017) Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) approved the Jail Annex to hold up to 42 inmates. The annex is the former location of the Coffee County Jail and located next to the Justice Center in Manchester. The workhouse is for certain non-violent offenders to be housed. These inmates do work for non-profits …

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Man Killed in Grundy County while Walking in the Roadway

A Grundy County man is dead after he was hit by a car. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 67-year-old Thomas Argo of Gruetli-Laager was walking in the middle of the road on State Highway 56 when he was struck by a car heading north. The THP said the driver did not see Argo. The Grundy …

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