Bonnaroo Donates Backpacks and Books

In 2009 the Bonnaroo Works Fund was created. Administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Works Fund supports regional and national organizations with a mission of making communities healthy in areas of the arts, education, and environmental sustainability; with the goal of local reinvestment and asset building for the communities in which …

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Summer Fest Is July 11

Hwy 55 Summer Fest presented by Thunder Radio and The Ticket Sports Radio is Saturday July 11 at Waggoner Park in Tullahoma. There will be music, a cruise-in, a poker run and more. Title Sponsor – Al White Ford Lincoln Stage Sponsor – Bud Light Jessica Meuse (American Idol Finalist) – sponsored by Middle Tennessee …

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Services Held For Sheriff’s Department Captain

Funeral services for Captain Jeffery Lynn McCullough, age 58, of Manchester, was conducted Sunday, at Main Street Church of Christ in Manchester. Jeff passed away suddenly on last Wednesday afternoon at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, TN. He was a Captain for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, where he was also Captain of the …

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I-24 Crash Injures Four People From Illinois

Around 6:20am Tuesday morning a 2012 Chevy Sedan was traveling westbound in the left lane around mile-marker 102 on I-24. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a witnesses stated that the vehicle was driving erratically, attempted to avoid a tractor trailer in the left lane, traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected …

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Drug Bust In Manchester

Earlier this week Tennessee State Trooper Jason Boles observed an open beer can sitting next to a vehicle getting gas at the Kangaroo store near Exit 114. Upon walking over the passenger in the vehicle admitted to setting the beer down on the ground. The officer then went to talk with the driver, Jacob Wayne …

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New Principal At Westwood Elementary–Westwood Middle Students At National Jr Beta Club Convention

Thomas Fuhrman has resigned effective June 30 as principal of Westwood Elementary in Manchester. Thomas was principal of the school from 2013-2015. He replaced long time principal, Sandra Morris, who is currently the director of schools for Manchester City. Fuhrman has accepted a position with Putnam County Schools as principal of Jere Whitson Elementary. Melissa Glenn has been named …

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New Tullahoma Aerospace Center of Excellence Banners Unveiled

At Monday’s Mayor of Board and Alderman meeting, Alderman Mike Stanton unveiled Dream Tullahoma’s new street banners that brand Tullahoma as an Aerospace Center of Excellence. Dream Tullahoma Partnered with the Tullahoma Arts Council to coordinate a design contest. The winning design was created by Allison Lee. Second place went to Gwen Diller. The city …

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No Wheel Tax or Property Tax Increase At This Time– County Schools Additional Funding Request Denied

The Coffee County Commission met on Tuesday night to discuss the county budget. The county school system had originally asked for $1.4 million above last year’s budget plus other departments were asking for extra funding. After budget and finance meetings took place it came down to the county school system looking at possibly getting $300,000 …

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Report Says Manchester Hospitals To Merge July 1

Last July we reported that United Regional Medical Center (“URMC”) and Medical Center of Manchester (“MCM”) were taking the first steps towards a potential combination of the two hospitals. We can now report that the merger will take place on July 1. According to the Manchester Times, most of the public has been asking about …

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Manchester School System Drops Lawsuit Against County

In a meeting this week the Manchester City Board of Education voted to totally dismiss the $1.4 million sales tax lawsuit against the Coffee County government. The board voted to dismiss the litigation with prejudice so this means the Manchester city school eliminates the possibility of the lawsuit making another appearance in the future. In …

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