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Manchester Youth Baseball Parade

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Westwood Soccer Claims 4th Straight Conference Title

Dynasty! For the 4th year in a row, the Westwood Middle School soccer team claimed the Central Tennessee Soccer Conference title.  The Rockets nailed down the iconic feat with a thrilling 1 to 0 decision over St. Andrews-Sewanee on Saturday at Dyer-Bouldin Field in a match that was decided by a shootout. After a scoreless …

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2015 Burger King Robbery Suspect to Serve 45 Years in Prison

The Manchester Burger King was robbed at gunpoint in March of 2015. Last week, after a 3-year process, Nemon Omar Winton, of Hillsboro, was sentenced to serve 45 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The man entered the restaurant and forced a female employee to open the safe. Another female employee of Burger King …

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Early Voting Numbers

We have a reminder for you that early voting continues through April 26 for the May 1 primary elections. Voters can vote early by stopping by the election commission in Manchester or the C.D. Stamps building in Tullahoma. It will only take a few minutes and it means you will not have to stand in …

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Scam Warning from Elk River Public Utility District

Elk River Public Utility District is alerting their customers of a phone scam that is making its way around service area. The scammers are calling customers claiming to be from ERPUD and warning them that their gas is about to be disconnected if payment is not received. The number they are calling from is 1-806-416-0248 …

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Unemployment Rate Stays the Same

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February and …

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2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported crimes in the most recent reporting year. Among the findings in the 2017 report:  Reported instances of Murder increased 6.7% from 2016 to 2017.  Reported Rape offenses increased 3.2% in the same time …

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Dr Jay Trussler New Deputy Medical Examiner

Dr Jay Trussler, of Manchester has been named the new deputy medical examiner for Coffee County. Dr Al Brandon is the county medical examiner and served in that position for 45 years. A medical examiner is appointed by the county mayor and is approved by the county legislative body. The services provided by the county …

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Running Stop Sign leads to Tullahoma’s Man’s Arrest

Jeffery Trace Magouirk of Tullahoma was arrested recently on drug charges after police allegedly found drugs in his vehicle. Magouirk, 27, of Creighton Place was stopped on April 12 for allegedly running a stop sign by Tullahoma Police Officer Brooke Earhart. As the officer approached the vehicle she allegedly smelled the strong smell of marijuana, …

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Major Changes to TNReady

The Tennessee Legislature says the TNReady test scores will not count against students and teachers this year. Test scores will only count if they benefit students, teachers and their districts. The scores will not count if there is no benefit. The decision was made after three days of testing that began with what the Tennessee …

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State Senator Janice Bowling to Receive National Award

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) is set to receive a national award from the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) for her efforts to accelerate the deployment of advanced communications networks throughout Tennessee. Bowling has been chosen to receive the group’s “2018 State Champion Award.” “Through your outstanding and tireless work on behalf of the …

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