VFW Post 10904 in Manchester Receives 4 Awards

The local VFW Post 10904 in Manchester received 4 awards at the Tennessee State Convention this past weekend. The VFW won awards for All-State Post, Community Service, Membership and a National award for their Vietnam Day event. The VFW also won a $100 drawing for the Post from a membership drive program. This coming Friday …

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Tuition Increases at University of Tennessee Campuses

Trustees have approved tuition increases at each of the University of Tennessee campuses for the next academic year. Media outlets report the Board of Trustees approved a 2% tuition increase at the Knoxville campus and a 2.5% increase at the Chattanooga and Martin campuses at a Friday meeting. Tuition will increase by $258 at the …

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Tennessee Opioid Prescriptions on the Decline

Opioid prescriptions in Tennessee dropped by about one-third between 2013 and 2018, according to new data released by the Tennessee Medical Association. The figures show a steady decrease in the numbers of opioid prescriptions filled statewide – from more than 8.5 million in 2013, to almost 5.7 million last year. Dr. Elise Denneny, president of …

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Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence Wins Award

Since his arrival in May 2018, Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence has positioned the College as a national leader through its ranking as the top performing college in Tennessee. GlobalMindED recently announced Torrence as the winner of the Inclusive Excellence Leaders Award in the 2 Year and Post Graduate Higher Education category for his …

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Independence Day Celebration set for July 4 in Manchester

The July 4th Independence Day celebration will be held at Manchester’s Rotary Park as it will begin at 6:30pm on Thursday the 4th. Music at 7pm by the group Burning Las Vegas. Food and beer vendors will be set up in the park and Fireworks will wrap up the night’s entertainment at 9pm. This event …

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COFFEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION Work Session / Special Called Meeting

COFFEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 1343 McArthur Street Manchester, Tennessee 37355 Telephone: 931-723-5150 Facsimile: 931-723-8285 TO: All Board Members FROM: Brett Henley, Chairman SUBJECT: Work Session / Special Called Meeting DATE: July 1, 2019 TIME: 4:30 p.m. PLACE: Coffee County Board of Education WORK SESSION AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Agenda Items 1. Director …

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More on Bonnaroo Related Arrests and Citations

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and Manchester Police reported that they wrote a combined 303 citations people during the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. That’s down from the numbers we reported from 2018, which were 381. Officers, deputies and state troopers made 20 Bonnaroo-related arrests this year, down from 45 in 2018. Despite some …

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Wimberley Selected for SCORE Program

Deb Wimberley is a 7th Grade Teacher at Coffee County Middle School. Wimberly was recently selected to participate in the highly competitive Tennessee Educator Fellowship by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) organization. The Tennessee Educator Fellowship is a yearlong program that equips teachers, school counselors, interventionists, and librarians to learn about education policy …

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Wanted Man Captured in Franklin County

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says Jacky Wayne Bean is in custody as of Thursday night. Bean was wanted for aggravated sexual battery and false imprisonment of a child. The man was out of jail on probation after pleading guilty to felony reckless endangerment. Bean was found late Thursday in Franklin County. He was previously …

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Unemployment Up Slightly in Tennessee

Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). May’s preliminary rate of 3.3 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the …

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