Manchester Times

Coffee County Middle School to dismiss students early today

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Coffee County Schools Director Dr. LaDonna McFall announced that Coffee County Middle School students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Monday. All other county schools will dismiss at their normal times.

McFall said the decision to dismiss early came due ...

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Offense sputters as Red Raiders fall to Cookeville 45-21

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The score read 45-21 in favor of the Cookeville High School football team, which had pulled out a Region 3 Class 6A win over Coffee County Central on Friday night.

The Cavaliers (6-0 overall; 2-0 Region 3 Class 6A) remain ...

2017-09-23 17:49 open_in_new
Former Tullahoma band co-director indicted on child porn charges

The former co-director of the Tullahoma High School Band has been named in federal indictments for child pornography.

According to a spokesperson for the FBI, Martin Drew McFarlane, 31, was named in indictments for distribution of child pornography. The indictment was issued after a ...

2017-09-23 14:31 open_in_new
MOORE’S 4: Red Raiders need to be road warriors for playoff push

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Every week has been challenging for the Coffee County Central High School football team, and week six doesn’t get any easier, as the Red Raiders tangle with another Region 3 Class 6 A foe, the  undefeated Cookeville Cavaliers.

Before Coffee ...

2017-09-22 16:27 open_in_new
THURSDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CCHS soccer routs Murfreesboro Central; CCHS volleyball drops second-straight district match

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Junior Morgan Henley (no. 2) recorded an assist for the Lady Raiders, who defeated Murfreesboro Central 4-1. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

An early goal would be all the Coffee County Central High School girls’ soccer team would surrender on ...

2017-09-22 07:39 open_in_new
Chamber of Commerce taking on remodel

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce’s staff and operations have temporarily relocated as its office at 110 East Main St. is being remodeled and revamped. Until the project is completed, the Chamber’s office will be located in Metro Services’ office ...

2017-09-21 21:43 open_in_new
Rotarians for reading

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Fostering basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s areas of focus and the goal for the month of September, and last week the Manchester Rotary Club continued its dictionary tradition for the 14th year in a row to fulfill that mission.

To ...

2017-09-21 21:43 open_in_new
Raider Academy Spotlight

This week the Coffee County Raider Academy would like to recognize Dale Hoffman as an outstanding freshman. He represents the best at CCRA.

Hoffman is always positive, helpful, and goes above and beyond. Dale is kind to everyone and always has a big smile on his face. He works very hard ...

2017-09-21 20:37 open_in_new
Director of school holds meeting with WMS parents following gun incident

Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

On Wednesday night, parents filled rows of bleachers during a meeting held in the Westwood Middle School gym by the Manchester City Schools Director Lee Wilkerson. Wilkerson held the meeting along with WMS administrative staff and the Manchester Police Department ...

2017-09-21 19:31 open_in_new
WEDNESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: WMS soccer wins on eight grade night; CCMS soccer falls at Harris

Pictured are the Westwood Middle School girls’ soccer team’s eighth graders. Hannah Rogers, Luz Maria Basurto, Lauren Perry, Diana Ramirez, Alana Coker, Gaby Dodson, Mila Zou, Patricia Barrera, Sarah Slade and head coach Donna Burdine. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, ...

2017-09-21 16:13 open_in_new
Bartee sentenced to 19 years for 2013 shooting of husband


Manchester Police Department Assistant Chief Adam Floied (center in white shirt) approaches the scene of a shooting Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, 2013, near the law office of Rogers, Duncan and North on N. Spring Street. In the foreground Bedford County deputies, who were in ...

2017-09-20 23:41 open_in_new
Books from Birth program holds social media awareness challenge




Young Sean Coffelt explores the books offered at the Coffee County Manchester Public Library. Staff photo by John Coffelt

How you can help:

A benefit for the Imagination Library will be held Sept. 23 at the Mercantile Café to benefit the Coffee ...

2017-09-20 21:29 open_in_new
TUESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CCHS soccer wins district road contest; CCHS volleyball loses lead, district match

Coffee County Central High School senior Odalis Garcia (no. 10) recorded six aces and 9 kills for the Lady Raiders. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Through three-and-a-half sets on Tuesday night, the Coffee County Central High ...

2017-09-20 19:17 open_in_new
County considers appeal of $600K lawsuit ruling

By Elena Cawley, Staff Writer

Coffee County is planning to appeal a district court ruling in a lawsuit that, if settled now, could cost county taxpayers nearly $600,000.

Of that amount, $490,000 would be paid to plaintiff and former county employee Melinda Keeling, with $79,000 in ...

2017-09-19 20:11 open_in_new
County law enforcement agencies awarded federal grants

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

The law enforcement agencies of the county have been awarded grants to assist them in highway safety initiatives.  The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office awarded the federal grants totaling $18 million ...

2017-09-19 20:11 open_in_new
MONDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: CCHS golf wins district championship; CCHS volleyball sweeps Riverdale

Pictured is the Coffee County Central High School golf team, which won the District 8-AAA Tournament on Monday at Bear Trace Golf Course. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Since 2013, the Coffee County Central High School ...

2017-09-19 10:17 open_in_new
New details emerge on WMS gun incident

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

According to a Manchester Police Department report following an incident at Westwood Middle School last Thursday (Sept. 14) in which a student brought an unloaded gun to school, the student, whose name is being withheld, also had a loaded magazine in his ...

2017-09-18 20:59 open_in_new
Services for former Manchester police chief to be held Tuesday

Staff Reports

Retired Manchester police chief and commissioner of safety Ross Simmons passed away Sept. 16 at the age of 70 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Ross Simmons

Simmons retired from MPD in 2012 after a long career in law enforcement.

Funeral ...

2017-09-18 18:45 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Red Raiders notch first win, beat Warren County 28-14

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — When the yellow flags weren’t flying all over Carden-Jarrell Field, the Coffee County Central High School team was dominating on both sides of the football.

Coffee County senior Cameron West (no. 17) sacks Warren County ...

2017-09-16 20:31 open_in_new
Student brings unloaded pistol to Manchester school

Administrators responded Thursday afternoon to reports of student with gun at Westwood Middle School.

According to system director Lee Wilkerson, administrators  found that student was in possession of an unloaded firearm. They then called the Manchester Police Department who confiscated ...

2017-09-15 21:25 open_in_new
Local nonprofit seeks volunteers

CASA Works, Inc. is looking for volunteers with a heart for children and a passion for service to advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court.

With a flexible schedule, volunteers dedicate 10-15 hours per month to the children to whom they are appointed. Volunteers come ...

2017-09-15 20:19 open_in_new