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Dr. Jay Trussler named county deputy medical examiner

By Elena Cawley, Staff Writer

Coffee County Medical Examiner Dr. Albert Brandon has appointed Dr. Jay Trussler to serve as a deputy medical examiner for the county.

Trussler, a practicing physician in Manchester specializing in family medicine, was sworn in to the voluntary position ...

2018-04-21 00:17 open_in_new
Area middle schools put an emphasis on developing interests for future education possibilities

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Kids have a great burden placed upon them at a young age – they need to decide on what to do after graduation. For some, college is an option, for others, they might choose to go directly into the workforce or the military. There is a fourth path: vocational ...

2018-04-20 16:56 open_in_new
CHS wrestling congratulates Stottlemyer for joining All-State team

Coffee County Central High School announced Alicean Stottlemyer was selected for the Tennessee Sports Writer Associations All-State’s wrestling

team. Congratulations, Alicean.

Alicean Stottlemyer

2018-04-20 16:56 open_in_new
THURSDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CHS beats Columbia on senior day, WMS baseball struggles, CMS baseball and WMS softball pick up wins

Jim Bratton, Staff Writer

CHS tennis dominates on senior day

It was senior day for the CHS tennis teams on Thursday, April 19, as they welcomed Columbia to the Coffee County Raider Academy.

The boys’ team earned a win over the visiting Lions, by a score of 1-0, and the ...

2018-04-20 08:32 open_in_new
Camping out with a good book: East Coffee opens Dr. Ben Carson out-door themed reading room


Staff Writer John Coffelt

One of quotes East Coffee Elementary School Reading Interventionist Kim Watkins keeps close at hand is by Kate DiCamillo:   “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious ...

2018-04-20 01:11 open_in_new
Robber who stole nearly $8K at gunpoint from Manchester’s Burger King sentenced to 45 years

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Nemon Omar Winton, of Hillsboro, more commonly known as the man who robbed Manchester’s Burger King (56 Expressway Dr.) in 2015, was sentenced to serve 45 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections on Wednesday, April 18.

Nemon Omar ...

2018-04-19 22:02 open_in_new
Manchester Recreation Center changes concession menu to feature healthier options

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Those going to the Manchester Parks and Recreation Center may have noticed changes in their concession stand menu this spring. To promote healthy living, the center has cut out two food items from their menu and stocked up on healthier options.

After ...

2018-04-19 20:59 open_in_new
Local businesses share how the proposed law allowing wine and liquor sales on Sunday will affect them

By Casey Watts, News Editor

The state legislature voted to lift the age-old ban of wine and liquor sales on Sunday – the bill passed 17-11 in the senate on Wednesday, April 11, after the House approved it 55-35. Governor Bill Haslam’s spokesperson says Haslam plans to sign the bill ...

2018-04-19 16:47 open_in_new
WEDNESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CHS baseball struggles, CHS softball picks up road win, Westwood tennis sweeps Harris Middle

CHS baseball player Jacob Langham waits for a pitch during the Raiders’ 2-1 loss to Franklin County on Wednesday, April 18 in Manchester. (Staff photo by Jim Bratton)

Jim Bratton, Staff Writer

CHS baseball falls to Franklin County

On Wednesday, April 18, the Raiders ...

2018-04-19 08:23 open_in_new
Manchester ‘s Parks and Recreation Dept. to use $25K grant to renovate kitchen for cooking classes

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Any avid cook knows the importance of having a functional kitchen. Unfortunately for the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department, their kitchen next to their community gardens and greenhouse is a bit lacking. Located in the house onsite, the kitchen is fairly ...

2018-04-18 22:56 open_in_new
SRO plan pinches master teachers from Manchester City School’s proposed budget

By John Coffelt, Staff Writer

With the national focus on school security following the high profile shootings of late, serious discussions have emerged between Manchester City Schools and Police Department about placing School Resource Officers (SROs) on campuses within the ...

2018-04-18 16:38 open_in_new
TUESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CHS softball earns sweep on senior night, CHS baseball falls to Franklin County, CHS soccer falls to Columbia, CMS baseball and CMS softball struggle, WMS softball falls at home, Coffee Middle golf smashes Westwood

CHS softball player Raven Rogers waits for a pitch during game one of a doubleheader against Columbia on Tuesday, April 17 in Manchester. (Staff photo by Jim Bratton)

CHS softball sweeps Columbia on Senior Night

The CHS softball team sent their five seniors out on a good note on ...

2018-04-18 10:20 open_in_new
New police mural on Hillsboro Blvd. reminds kids to stay drug free

The mural, which reads “Train up a child to be drug free,” was painted by Randall Oldrieve. -Staff photo by Casey Watts

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Don’t worry – the crowd of police in front of Sonic (624 Hillsboro Blvd.) around 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13 wasn’t due to the ...

2018-04-17 22:47 open_in_new
DA: Justice Center security ‘not even close’ to standards

By Elena Cawley, Staff Reporter

The security at Coffee County Justice Center in Manchester is “not even close to the minimum statutory requirements for courthouse security,” according to Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott.

Northcott attended the meeting of the Coffee ...

2018-04-17 21:44 open_in_new
MONDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CMS tennis sweeps St. Andrew’s; CHS tennis swept by Lincoln County; CMS boys’ soccer falls to Tullahoma; WMS softball smashes Cascade; CMS golf dominates North Franklin


Coffee Middle tennis player Connor Fox returns a shot during the Raiders’ match against St. Andrew’s on Monday, April 16 in Manchester. (Staff photo by Jim Bratton)

Jim Bratton, Staff Writer

Coffee Middle tennis sweeps St. Andrew’s

On Monday, April ...

2018-04-17 08:05 open_in_new
Ambulance Authority Chair: No Bonnaroo deal, no ambulance support

By Elena Cawley, staff writer

As contract negotiations between county officials and Bonnaroo representatives continue, one member of the county’s governing body attempted to turn up the heat last week.

During the discussion preceding Tuesday’s vote on a resolution to authorize ...

2018-04-16 16:20 open_in_new
Two students move on to spoken word competition in Nashville after winning CHS Regional Slam

Of the 12 participants, 10 were CHS Mike Stein’s students. The group stands together with Stein and sponsors from Southern Word. -Staff Photo by Casey Watts

By Casey Watts, News Editor

Speaking from the heart and letting out the rhythm of their souls is what spoken word is all ...

2018-04-16 16:20 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD: CHS brings home both district titles at All-Area Championships

CHS Track & Field athlete Johnny Dulin takes a leap during the boys’ triple jump event at the All-Area Championships at Tullahoma High School on Tuesday, April 10. (Photo provided by Zach Birdsong)

Jim Bratton, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, April 10, the CHS track & field ...

2018-04-13 20:05 open_in_new
AEDC Women award scholarships to CHS students


The AEDC Women’s Club’s April meeting featured the presentation of scholarships and guest speakers Commander Scott Cain and Michelle Cain along with former scholarship recipient Will Rabb.

AEDC Women’s Club scholarship recipients are pictured, from left, club ...

2018-04-13 17:59 open_in_new
Manchester Police Department welcomes two natives to their ranks

By Casey Watts, News Editor

One newcomer and one returning officer joined the ranks of the Manchester Police Department in March. Both Derek Bowles and Derek Jones are Manchester natives. Both Jones and Bowles work 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The Manchester Police Department currently employs ...

2018-04-13 17:59 open_in_new
THURSDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CHS softball falls to Lawrence County, CHS tennis sweeps Cannon Co., CHS soccer struggles, Westwood softball edges Cannon County, Coffee Middle baseball bested at home.

CHS softball player Katie Rutledge waits for a pitch during the Lady Raiders’ 7-1 loss to Lawrence County on Thursday, April 12 in Manchester. (Staff photo by Jim Bratton)

Jim Bratton, Staff Writer

CHS softball falls to Lawrence County

After knocking off District 8-AAA ...

2018-04-13 08:32 open_in_new