County School Board To Sue Cities Of Manchester and Tullahoma

gavelBack in March an opinion was given by Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper that the Coffee County school system would receive over $500,000 combined from the cities of Tullahoma and Manchester. Tullahoma would pay $387,488 to the Coffee County school system for past collections of liquor-by-the-drink taxes.
Other cities in the state have also not paid a portion of their mixed-drink tax revenue to their county school systems according to a Tennessee State Code. Manchester allegedly owes the county $137,340 for mixed drink taxes.
This issue was brought up at this week’s county school board meeting. Board members decided after not receiving any money from either municipality to sue each city for the money. Attorney Eric Burch will file the lawsuit for the school board. The Coffee County government will not be sued because they are paying school system the $2,767 it owes.