Man Busted for Meth at area Motel

On Tuesday Manchester Police responded to a complaint about a man asking others to buy cold medicine for him. Officers went to the man’s room at the Scottish Inn and he refused to come to the door. Officers noted a strong chemical smell coming from the room and that’s when they secured the room and …

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Logan’s Officially Files Bankruptcy

It official, Nashville-based restaurant chain Logan’s Roadhouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week with plans to restructure its operations and close 18 locations. Logan’s has 18,964 employees, including 1,002 full-time workers, at its 234 company-owned locations, according to a court filing. The company has 26 franchised restaurants. The locations to be closed have …

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Over 400 Motorcycles to Roar through Manchester

Over 400 motorcycles will pass through Manchester on Wednesday Aug 24 during a seven-state journey raising money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. They will ride through between approximately 9:15 am to 9:45 am. The American Legion Riders of American Legion Gold Star Post 78 of Manchester invite the citizens of Coffee County to …

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Corrections Officer Arrested at the Coffee County Jail

On Tuesday (Aug. 8) Captain Danny Ferrell received information that there was going to be a drug drop at the Coffee County Sheriff’s department. Ferrell was sitting in the parking lot and watched Corrections Officer Joseph Matthew Call receive a food bag. Call then entered the Coffee County Jail. Investigator James Sherrill talked to the …

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Grant to help Qualifying Manchester Homeowners

With so many houses in Manchester that are in desperate need of repairs, a grant is coming at a great time. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency granted the city $500,000 to rehabilitate homes for low-income homeowners. These funds will go directly toward helping those with the greatest need to bring the homes up to code. …

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

The Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Program is joining others across the nation in recognizing August as Child Support Awareness Month. Child Support Awareness Month represents a time to raise awareness of the services available through the program and the positive impact it can have on families and children in Tennessee. During state …

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Report: Minimum Wage isn’t Keeping Up with Worker Productivity

This summer marks the seven-year anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Meanwhile, the buying power of those dollars has fallen by 10 percent because of inflation, that comes from a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute. The study’s author, David Cooper, senior economic …

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Barrett Donating Rifles to all Tennessee Sheriff Departments

The president of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing said Monday the company is going to donate a REC7 DI rifle to every Tennessee sheriff’s office or department. Barrett Firearms President Chris Barrett made the announcement at the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Sevierville. Barrett’s headquarters are located in Murfreesboro, and their M52 was recently …

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Manchester Senior Center Receives Large Donation

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Last Friday, August 5th, VIAM Manufacturing presented a check for $25,000 to the Manchester Senior Citizens Center for operational expenses. Pictured from the left are Steve Goforth with the Senior Center, Keith Hayes COO of VIAM, Ryuji Matsumoto, President of VIAM, Diane Jernigan, Director of the Senior Center, Judd Matheny, 47th District State Representative and …

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Wayside property owners Mandated to pay Sewer Fees

Recently property owners in the Wayside Sewer System area received a letter from Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell. The letter stated that starting Oct. 1, 2016 owners in the area of Wayside, Country Air and Deer Range will be required to pay fees for the sewer system. Due to new standards set by the State …

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