Haslam Supporting Tennessee Teachers

Gov. Bill Haslam has unveiled several proposals intended to support Tennessee teachers. The Republican governor discussed the proposals this week at the annual conference of Learning Forward, an association devoted to advancing professional learning for student success. They include adjusting the way teachers are evaluated, aligning state academic standards with assessments, providing educators with more …

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Tennessee Receives Grant For Preschool Services

Federal officials have awarded a $17.5 million grant to Tennessee to expand preschool services. A statement from the U.S. Education Department on Wednesday says Tennessee is one of 13 states receiving funding from the Preschool Development Grants program to expand services. Five other states received grants for preschool development. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan …

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Local REALTORS® Donate Over $4700 to the Sheriff’s Charity Fund

The 2014 Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (MTAR) Charity Golf Scramble, held September 25th at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester, was very successful in helping this year’s two recipients of funds. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department’s Christmas Charity Fund provides toys and food for needy families during the holidays. Last year the Fund provided toys …

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Benefit Holiday Concert At Motlow

Motlow College will host a holiday benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating …

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Lawsuits and More Lawsuits

In total, over the past five years local school systems and governments inside of Coffee County – including Manchester City, Manchester City Schools, Tullahoma City, Tullahoma City Schools, Coffee County and Coffee County Schools – have filed, settled or prepared to file approximately $4.46 million dollars in litigation against one another. According to a report …

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Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Trash in Tennessee

The end-of-year holidays aren’t just a time filled with more cheer, but a time filled with more trash, although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum. The best way to cut down on the garbage generated over this time and year-round is through what waste reduction advocate Leslie Irlbeck says is called …

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Human Services May Scrap $38 M Computer System

A $38 million computer system that had been in the works for the Department of Human Services might be scrapped. The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still …

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November Real Estate Sales

November, 2014 CLOSED RES. SALES Last Month Closed AVE. SQ. FT. Last Month Sq. Ft.  AVE. SALES PRICE  Last Month Sales Price DAYS ON MARKET CLOSED Y-T-D Bedford County 31 46 1706 1692  $       116,882 $139,280 101 453 Cannon County 3 11 1393 1779  $       110,133 $131,686 133 112 Coffee County 51 59 1905 1883 …

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Three People Arrested During Meth (Ice) Bust In Manchester

On Monday morning Officer Dustan Foster of the Manchester Police responded to a call concerning a person walking around the square pulling on the door handles of parked cars. According to a police report, Foster said dispatch advised that a male subject had walked up a stairway at 107 W. Main St. Foster says he …

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Gas Prices Fall For The 73rd Consecutive Day

Gas prices continue to fall. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded ($2.70) dropped 10 cents in the past week, and is the lowest price since September 2010. The average price has fallen for 73 consecutive days – dropping 66 cents since September 26th. Tennessee’s average price ($2.47) is 10 cents cheaper …

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