Manchester City School Board Sues County

The Manchester City Board of Education has filed a $1.56 million suit against Coffee County. The school board is asking for the money that it feels is owed to it from sales tax that was placed in the general purpose school fund which should have gone to them. They stated in their suit that was …

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Local Woman Killed In Car Crash

Kristen M Monroe age 30 of Manchester was driving her 1997 Honda Accord westbound on US Hwy 64 in Franklin County on Thursday. Monroe’s vehicle and a Kia driven by Sarah A Schabloski age 28 of Winchester collided. Schabloski was traveling eastbound on US Hwy 64. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Monroe turned …

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Wright Paving To Build New Rock Quarry

A multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement was approved Thursday by Shelbyville City Council, ending more than 10 years of controversy concerning a rock quarry. The city will pay Wright Paving $2 million within 30 days, followed by $500,000 in March 2016, then beginning in 2017 pay $100,000 or more for five years, with that total amount …

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More Election Returns

When returns were released last week for Coffee County we did not have complete results on the Republican Committeeman and woman races for District 16. For Committeeman Bill Green defeated Sam T Harper, 9,417 to 5,985 and for Committeewoman Frances Arthur defeated Iris Rudder, 8,093 to 6,755. In the only competitive race on the democrat …

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ACT Test Preparation Course To Be Held At Motlow

Motlow College has scheduled dates for the ACT test preparation course for high school students. The course is being offered on the Moore County campus and at the McMinnville Center. Registration forms can be obtained from the Motlow website. Separate forms are available for each testing location. Completed forms can be mailed or faxed to …

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Learn About New County Mayor Gary Cordell’s Goals

The August Elections took place last week at which time you selected a new Mayor for Coffee County, Gary Cordell. When asked what Gary Cordell’s goals were for the future of this county, he responded with answers including the following: he wants to address the Budget Needs for funding the New Coffee County Jail, he …

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Republicans Perform Well In Coffee County Elections

Plenty of surprises and a tie vote highlighted election night in Coffee County. For the first time in the history of Coffee County the County Mayor will be a republican as Gary Cordell defeated Tim Brown, 5,628 to 4,481. In what many are calling a huge upset Republican Craig Northcott won the district attorney’s race …

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Three People Charged In Multi-County Burglaries

Three people are being held in jails around the area in connection with multiple burglaries that have occurred in several counties. Johnny Jones of Lynchburg is being held in the Moore County Jail, Ernest Feinstein also of Moore County is being held in the Bedford County Jail and Jessica Reed of Shelbyville is being held …

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New Union Home Receives Smoke and Water Damage

Deangelo Rozier, was returning home around 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon, when he noticed smoke coming from the top of his family’s home located in Goodman Trace in New Union. He notified relatives in the home and someone called 911. New Union Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, where they found smoke coming from the …

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Older Tennesseans Find Purpose Fostering Older Pets

For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it’s not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning. That may include finding ways to give back and make a difference. Tara Shaver, interim communications director for AARP in Tennessee, …

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