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Attorneys For Man Charged With Killing a Former Manchester Resident In Court Monday

Attorneys For Man Charged With Killing a Former Manchester Resident In Court Monday

Jacob Pearman waived his right to appear in court Monday as attorneys argued over whether pictures of his stepson’s injuries should be admissible during his child abuse case and murder trial set to being on Jan. 12, 2015. Pearman is charged with murdering his wife Carla Pearman, formally Carla Dillard of Manchester, in their home on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He is also charged with child abuse for an incident in the days before the murder involving Carla’s son. Pearman confessed to punching and then choking his wife to death after they argued about his child abuse charges. According...

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Teddy Bart, Longtime Radio & TV Broadcaster Passes Away

Teddy Bart, Longtime Radio & TV Broadcaster Passes Away

Well known Tennessee broadcaster Teddy Bart passed away Saturday (12/20/2014). The 78-year old Coffee County resident prepared a statement to be released at his death: “I lived the life I dreamed of living. My love goes to all who shared that life with me. A bit of rest, and I’ll be back to learn more. May God bless you all.” He requests that there not be any memorial service or visitation, and that “the public simply remember him for the work he has done.” Most recently, Teddy Bart was active in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. In fact,...

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Two Fatal Accidents In Coffee County

Two Fatal Accidents In Coffee County

Manchester Police officer Trey Adcock responded to the scene of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian around 5:30pm Friday afternoon. Adcock found a white Kia vehicle that was damaged including a shattered windshield on Hwy 55 in front of United Regional Medical Center. Adcock said he talked with the driver of the Kia and she said she knew she struck something but did not know what it was. The female said she pulled over and exited the vehicle and that’s when she saw a person in the roadway. The person that was hit was identified as 70...

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Murder Trial Continued Until May 14, 2015

Murder Trial Continued Until May 14, 2015

The trial for Troy and Connie King has been continued until May 14. Motions were made last week in court for the couple who are accused of murdering Thomas Colucci on Nov. 13, 2012 at his Maple Springs Road residence just outside Manchester. The continuance was granted Friday during a special hearing before Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson. The continuance was granted due to the death of Public Defender Campbell Smoot, who was representing Troy King. Margo Kilgore will take over the defense of King and she needed “time to get up to speed” on the case. After hearing...

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Former Jailer Arrested

Former Jailer Arrested

According to warrants a former female jailer, Jo Nannette Cole has been charged by the same people she worked for. Cole, 46 of Hillsboro worked as a jailer at the Coffee County Jail. She was arrested last Thursday for official misconduct. Sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Ferrell investigated the incident. According to warrants Cole was arrested after she picked up a baggy containing some 6 oz of tobacco from the ladies restroom in the lobby of the jail. She then allegedly took the package to a cell in the jail and gave the package to an inmate...

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ABLE Act: New Savings Options for Tennesseans with Disabilities

ABLE Act: New Savings Options for Tennesseans with Disabilities

A bill aimed at promoting financial stability for individuals with disabilities now awaits the president’s signature after winning approval by the U.S. Senate. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act allows people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their eligibility for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. That’s key for financial security and independence, says Melanie Bull, public policy director for the Tennessee Disability Coalition. “It allows you to live and lead a more productive life,” says Bull. “It gives you some economic self-sufficiency and allows you to have a lot more flexibility with your employment, your health...

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Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week 19 December 2014

The Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the week for 19 December 2014 is Jason Tundidor. Jason is in fifth grade at North Coffee Elementary School in Coffee County. He is the son of proud parents Nancy and Jim. He was nominated for this award because he is helpful to his teachers and classmates and he is also a great student. Jason likes sports and plays basketball and football. Jason’s favorite subject is math because he says it’s fun. He plans to be a police officer when he gets older just like his parents. Jason was presented with a plaque (courtesy of K&S Trophies of Tullahoma) and a set of tickets to an up-coming Nashville Predators game. Congratulations to Jason Tundidor,...

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Public Meeting Set To Discuss Consolidating Manchester and County School Systems

Public Meeting Set To Discuss Consolidating Manchester and County School Systems

Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman has called a special meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen to meet at Westwood Middle School at 5:30pm on Jan. 12. This will be a public meeting to discuss a possible Manchester City School system consolidation with the Coffee County school system. All interested parties are invited to attend. One possibility city leaders may look at and will be talked about at the public meeting is a voter referendum on the subject. Many people for years have voiced opinions about combining the three Coffee County school systems into one. Here are the numbers;...

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Manchester Youth Baseball Association Results for July 10th

The Manchester Youth Baseball Association wrapped up their 5th week of competition on Friday night with 5 games at Fred Deadman Park.  In the 8U division, Interstate Auto took on Lions Club in a doubleheader. The two teams split the 2 contests as Interstate won the opener 18 to 3.  Lions Club bounced back to …

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Coffee County CHS Girls’ Basketball Team to Host Golf Tournament

Head coach Joe Pat Cope and the staff and players of the Coffee County CHS Lady Raider basketball team are inviting everyone to participate in their benefit golf tournament. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 1st at Willowbrook Golf Club. Registration for 4 person teams is open and will be capped at 20 teams. …

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