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Local Patriot Day ceremony celebrates first responders, announces student winners

Local Patriot Day ceremony celebrates first responders, announces student winners

The annual Patriot Day Ceremony was held on Manchester Square Friday, September 11th, hosted by the Coffee County Veterans Association (CCVA). Rather than single out individuals, local veterans organizations honored the service and dedication of all local first responder departments. The event included a commemoration honoring the victims of Sept 11th as well as an art competition by Coffee County High School students. Students submitted 104 entries for judging: of those, 36 were awarded First, Second and Third Place in ten categories. Approximately 300 attendees were present to show their gratitude to the everyday heroes who live, work and...

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Unity to close rural health clinic for cleaning

Unity to close rural health clinic for cleaning

 Administrators at Unity Medical Center were notified on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 of a positive COVID-19 result from Manchester Rural Health Clinic. A decision has been made to close the office for cleaning and to allow other exposed employees to self-isolate and receive testing. Unity is happy to provide free COVID testing to any patient that was treated at Manchester Rural Health Clinic on Monday, September 14, 2020 or Tuesday, September 15, 2020, upon request. “We are thankful that we were able to avoid having any positive results up until this point,” said Martha McCormick, CEO. “We knew that...

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Coffee County District Attorney issues statement after Sunday crime spree; praises area law enforcement

Coffee County District Attorney issues statement after Sunday crime spree; praises area law enforcement

Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott issued a statement Tuesday morning regarding the Sunday crime spree that left two people dead, several injured and hundreds more grieving and scared. Northcott praised area law enforcement for their work on the case. The full statement from Northcott is below: “As you know, Dangelo Dorsey went on a murderous rampage in Coffee County and many surrounding counties on September 13, 2020. However, we often focus on the murderer rather than the victims. This, in my opinion, is a crime in and of itself. Thus, I want to focus on the victims...

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Coffee County Fair opens on Monday

Coffee County Fair opens on Monday

Coffee County Fair opens its gates next week. The annual fair will look slightly different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with no pageants this year. However, midway rides will proceed as usual and entertainment will be available every night. When it comes to midway rides, Monday will be fun night – tickets only for rides. Tuesday will be $20 hand stamp day from 6 p.m. until closing. Wednesday will be dollar a ride day. Thursday will be two for one rides. Friday will be $20 hand stamp during the day (10 a.m. until 5 p.m.) and Saturday will...

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Recent change makes it easier to enroll in ACA

Recent change makes it easier to enroll in ACA

By Nadia Ramlagan, public news service The federal government has quietly changed a policy that could make it easier for some residents to sign up for health insurance. Previously, workers had only 60 days after losing their job-based health coverage to sign up for marketplace plans on <=”” a=”” style=”color: rgb(0, 102, 0); transition: color 0.3s ease 0s; text-decoration: underline;”>healthcare.gov. Cheryl Fish-Parcham, director of access initiatives at Families USA, said now, anyone who lost coverage this year can check to see if they qualify for special enrollment. She added the Trump administration hasn’t given an explanation for the change,...

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Dog pool party set for Sunday at rec center

Dog pool party set for Sunday at rec center

Dog owners should circle their calendars for this Sunday, Sept. 20. The Manchester Recreation Complex and the Coffee County Humane Society will be hosting their annual Dog Day Pool Party. The event is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Cost to enter is $5 per dog. You must provide current vaccination record and accidents must be cleaned by the owner. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. Call the rec complex with questions at...

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TBI: Dorsey executed hostage in front of wife

TBI: Dorsey executed hostage in front of wife

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Monday released the names of the deceased from Sunday’s path of destruction left by Dangelo Dorsey. Deceased are Darcey Johnson, age 28, who was shot and killed by Dorsey inside the Dodge Charger the men were traveling in Sunday morning. Also shot and killed was hostage Phillip Jordan Stevens, age 23. TBI has clarified some facts surrounding the timeline of Sunday’s events. Following the shooting inside of his vehicle, Dorsey exited and carjacked a nearby vehicle. Dorsey then approached a nearby truck and, during an exchange with the driver, shot that driver in the...

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Coffee County COVID-19 update Monday, Sept. 14

Coffee County COVID-19 update Monday, Sept. 14

There are now 175 active cases of COVID-19 virus in Coffee County as of Monday afternoon, according to numbers provided by Tennessee Department of Health. This is an increase of 28 cases from the previous day. There have been 9 COVID-19 related deaths reported in Coffee County. Since March, there have been 959 cases of the virus reported in Coffee County. Coffee County’s total estimated population is 57,000. Across the state, there was an increase of 1,488 cases from Sunday to Monday, according to...

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VICTORY: Raiders drop Siegel 31-21, improve to 2-2

All three phases of the game put points on the board Friday night and the Coffee County Red Raider football team dropped visiting Siegel High School 31-21. The win improves the Raiders to 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in Region 3-6A play, very much in the hunt of the early-season playoff picture. Coffee County …

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Monday, Sept. 21 prep sports schedule

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 Prep Sports Schedule 5 p.m. – Westwood volleyball HOSTS CMS 5:30 p.m. – CHS JV football hosts White County 6:30 p.m. – CHS Freshman football HOSTS White County

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Lady Raider volleyball falls in finals of weekend tournament

The Central High School volleyball team welcomed some of the state’s best volleyball programs to Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium over the weekend for the Southern Slam volleyball tournament in Manchester. Coffee County went 2-3 on the weekend, losing in the finals of the silver division. It marks the first losses of the season for …

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