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Annual Manchester Trees of Christmas is underway at Fred Deadman Park

Annual Manchester Trees of Christmas is underway at Fred Deadman Park

Manchester Parks and Recreation Department presents 2021 Trees of Christmas – themed “Christmas Through the Years.”  This event will return this year for its 45th Anniversary. The display will run Monday, November 29 – Sunday, December 5. The display will be open Monday from 12-6pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-1pm and 3-6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 5pm.The Christmas Tree is one of the world’s most beautiful and expressive holiday themes.  View decorated trees at this delightful holiday event. The theme “Christmas Through the Years” lends itself for one to imagine how Christmas was (or will be)...

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Donations continue to be needed for Graves-Taylor Christmas Foundation

Donations continue to be needed for Graves-Taylor Christmas Foundation

Sign ups and drop offs for the Gene Taylor – Steve Graves Christmas Foundation continue – with three dates remaining. If you need Christmas assistance, you can sign up between 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 or 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Sign ups at the Coffee County Rescue Squad at 2270 Murfreesboro Highway. In order to sign up, you will need to have proof of residence in Coffee County (such as a driver’s license) and birth certificate of the child / children (or custodial papers). No phone calls. If you wish to contribute items...

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Lawsuit filed against Manchester Police Department investigator, assistant DA claims abuse of power

Lawsuit filed against Manchester Police Department investigator, assistant DA claims abuse of power

(This story contains language that may be considered by some to be racially sensitive. Discretion is advised). Tullahoma Alderman Jenna Amacher has filed a lawsuit in the United States Eastern District Court, listing the city of Manchester, Manchester Police Department Investigator Trey Adcock and Coffee County assistant district attorney Jennifer Craighead as defendants. Amacher is seeking $1.5 million dollars in damages for what she claims in the lawsuit to be “emotional distress” and “defamation,” among other things. Amacher claims this is a case of abuse of power, official misconduct and misuse of government resources and power. The lawsuit is...

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Local VFW names Teachers of the Year

Local VFW names Teachers of the Year

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10904 has named its Teachers of the year. These recipients will be recognized at an awards night held at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. HIGH SCHOOL – Trudy Nash, Temple Baptist Christian School MIDDLE SCHOOL – Will Pannell, Westwood Middle School ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Kelli Cunningham, Cowan Elementary...

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Manchester Trees of Christmas returns this week for 45th anniversary

Manchester Trees of Christmas returns this week for 45th anniversary

Manchester Parks and Recreation Department presents 2021 Trees of Christmas – themed “Christmas Through the Years.”  This event will return this year for its 45th Anniversary. The display will run Monday, November 29 – Sunday, December 5. The display will be open Monday from 12-6pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-1pm and 3-6pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 5pm.The Christmas Tree is one of the world’s most beautiful and expressive holiday themes.  View decorated trees at this delightful holiday event. The theme “Christmas Through the Years” lends itself for one to imagine how Christmas was (or will be)...

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Thousands turn out for annual Manchester Christmas Parade

Thousands turn out for annual Manchester Christmas Parade

Manchester’s annual Christmas Parade was a big hit Saturday night (Nov. 27). There were 97 entries and an estimated crowd well into the thousands lining the streets to gather up some candy, look the the beautiful floats and catch a glimpse of Santa Clause. There was a float contest. This year’s winners were: REGULAR FLOAT, 1ST PLACE – Coffee County Central High School Cheerleaders REGULAR FLOAT, 2ND PLACE – MnM Homes Team, Brokered by EXP Realty REGULAR FLOAT, 3RD PLACE – McArthur Manor Assisted Living LARGE FLOAT, 1ST PLACE – Sain Construction LARGE FLOAT, 2ND PLACE – Kasai North...

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Coffee County Public Defender investigator Dale Conn, 69, has passed away

Coffee County Public Defender investigator Dale Conn, 69, has passed away

Jimmy Dale Conn, longtime member of law enforcement and the legal system in Coffee County, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 23. He was 69 years old. Dale Conn Dale Conn was a graduate of the FBI Academy and a former police offer of the Tullahoma Police Department and previously served as chief deputy of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He worked for many years as an investigator with the Coffee County Public Defender’s officer – which is where he worked at the time of his passing. FULL OBITUARY BELOW Mr. Jimmy Dale Conn,...

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Coffee County unemployment falls to near 3 percent

Coffee County unemployment falls to near 3 percent

New data revealed the employment situation continued to improve for a majority of Tennessee’s counties in October 2021, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Unemployment rates decreased in 65 counties during the month, while they remained the same in 20 counties, and increased in ten counties. Ninety-three counties reported October jobless numbers lower than 5% and two counties had unemployment rates slightly higher than 5%. In Coffee County, October unemployment rate is at 3.2 percent. That is down from 3.4 percent the previous month and down from 6.6 percent in October of 2020. Williamson County’s unemployment...

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Jumbo screen going up at CHS this weekend; elementary basketball games moved

Coffee County Central High School will begin installation of its new jumbo video board in Joe Frank Patch Memorial Gymnasium this weekend. As a result, Elementary League Basketball games have been moved to Coffee Middle School, announced CHS Lady Raider head coach Joe Pat Cope. The board is expected to be operational for the next …

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WESTWOOD BOYS: McKenzie hits game winning 3 at the buzzer

A good game appeared to be squandered for Westwood’s Rockets Wednesday night – that is until the very final second. Forrest went up 39-38 on a free throw with 2 seconds on the clock. But a long inbound pass deflected to David McKenzie, who promptly heaved a last ditch 3-pointer that found the bottom of …

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Patton piles up 21, Lady Rockets blow past Forrest

Westwood eighth grader Audri Patton had herself a ball game Wednesday night. Patton hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 17 points in the first half to help the Rockets jump all over visiting Forrest on their way to a 42-15 win. Patton went on to finish with 21 points in the win. The Lady …

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Birthdays- December 1

Shayleigh Miller Travis Hillis- Pizza Winner! Christy Baker

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