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Tax Tip Tuesday from H&R Block-Things you should know about IRS delays

Tax Tip Tuesday from H&R Block-Things you should know about IRS delays

H&R Block Presents – THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IRS DELAYS As a result of COVID staffing issues and tax changes due to COVID, IRS is taking longer than normal to process returns this year. Taxpayers can check their 2020 return status by using the “Get Your Refund Status” link at IRS.GOV or on the IRS App IRS2GO. To check the status you will need your Social Security Number, Filing Status, and Refund Amount as shown on your tax return. If the refund shows a status of “being processed”, there is no further action you can take other than...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation to host 4th of July celebration

Manchester Parks and Recreation to host 4th of July celebration

The 4th of July is less than 3 weeks away which means that is it time for the City of Manchester’s fourth of July celebration. This year will include a performance from the band “7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience.” The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Park Amphitheater with the fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Admission is free, and concessions will be available to purchase at the...

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“Home Town Talent for Home Town Heroes” event to happen on June 22nd

“Home Town Talent for Home Town Heroes” event to happen on June 22nd

There will be a “Home Town Talent for Home Town Heroes” on Tuesday, June 22nd. 5 different singers will perform for this event.  The performers include Lloyd Smith, Travis Clowers, Daryl Wray, By Faith, and Macy Tabor. The event is free of charge. It will start at 6 pm at the Coffee County Veterans Building and will honor all veterans and their families. The public is invited. The building is located at 130 Shelton Road; Manchester, TN. Or call Kimberly King for info at 251-554-8836 or...

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Manchester Guardsman volunteers to serve on COVID-19 task force

Manchester Guardsman volunteers to serve on COVID-19 task force

When the Tennessee National Guard needed volunteers to help Tennessee’s Department of Health fight the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Soldiers and Airmen volunteered. One Soldier that immediately answered the call was Sgt. Jessie James, a motor transport operator with Tullahoma’s 1175th Transportation Company. A Manchester native, James was not going to miss the opportunity to serve.“I have always wanted to give back to the community,” said James. “When this opportunity to help with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic came up, I knew I needed to volunteer. Times like these are why I joined the National Guard.” With the encouragement...

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McWhorter, Costello named new co-athletic directors at Coffee County Central

McWhorter, Costello named new co-athletic directors at Coffee County Central

Coffee County Central High School has two new athletic directors. Longtime teachers and coaches Brad Costello and Brandon McWhorter have been named co-athletic directors for CHS. They replace Rebecca Koger. “Coffee County Central High School is pleased to announce its new athletic administration to the community.  Brad Costello and Brandon Mcwhorter will be transitioning into the positions of Co-Athletic Director over the coming weeks,” Coffee County Principal Paul Parsley said in a statement. “Coach Costelllo is finishing his sixteenth year at CCCHS, and he will continue to teach math and coach golf, in addition to his athletic administration responsibilities.  Coach...

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City of Manchester receives TDEC recreation grant

City of Manchester receives TDEC recreation grant

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a $500,000 parks and recreation grant for the City of Manchester for work on baseball and softball fields.The grant is part of $7,584,530 awarded to communities throughout the state from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program. The state is also awarding $1,892,642 in grants from the Recreation Trails Program (RTP).“We are happy to announce grants that will enhance the outdoor experience in communities across our state,” Jim Bryson, deputy commissioner of TDEC, said. “We want Tennesseans to enjoy recreational...

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Coffee County School’s to begin after school programs

Coffee County School’s to begin after school programs

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Coffee County Schools will offer the Excellence After School Program at all elementary schools and the Coffee County Middle School. The Excellence program is an afterschool program that provides students-particularly students who are in need of improvement-with academic enrichment opportunities and support services to help them meet state and local standards in the core content areas. This program also incorporates state academic standards in a way that makes both teaching and learning fun.  The Excellence Program will begin September 7th, 2021 and run through May 19th, 2022, Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to...

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Former Winchester Police Officer was released on bond

Former Winchester Police Officer was released on bond

An inmate that was being held in the Franklin County jail has had his $1 million bond reduced and was released from custody pending subsequent court appearances. Former Winchester Police Officer Tristan Delacruz, who was arrested on May 4 on multiple sex-offense charges, including rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court on Tuesday. His $1 million bond was reduced by Judge Thomas Graham to $100,000, and he was able to meet the requirement and was released from custody. Delacruz is to appear again in Circuit Court on at 9 a.m. on July 29.  A...

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New Titan Bud Dupree anxious to get on the field

New Titans linebacker Bud Dupree hasn’t taken the field in his new helmet just yet. But Dupree, signed this offseason after playing previously with the Steelers, is edging closer. And getting more anxious. “I am recovering well, and I am on schedule,” said Dupree, who suffered a torn ACL in Week 12 of the 2020 …

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Lady Raider basketball looking for teams for Saturday scramble

Coffee County’s Lady Raider basketball team will host a 4-person scramble at 1 p.m. Saturday at WillowBrook Golf Course. Fee is $400 per team, which includes tournament entry for 4 players, lunch at Boskeys, Cart Fees, Dinner at Praters BBQ after teh tournament and a player goody bag. Lunch will begin at noon with a …

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Birthdays- June 16

Birthdays: Nolan Jernigan- 16 Bobby Mullins- 13 Amaya Martin- 12- Pizza Winner! Stephen Perry- 26 Anniversaries: Travis & Kimberly Hillis- 20 Years

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Lorene Pearl Bratcher

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Pearl Bratcher, age 100, of Manchester, will be conducted at 3:00PM on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 1:00PM until the time of service at the funeral home.  Mrs. Bratcher passed from this …

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