Manchester Times

Local United Way receives second $25,000 grant

Staff Reports

United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties received another $25,000 award from Launch Tennessee. This award will go to sustain and expand current United Way STEM and entrepreneur education programs.

UWCMC will use this award to begin stocking a mobile STEM lab that will be ...

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders fall to Lawrence County in district semis

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Alliyah Williams (no. 12) drives the baseline against Lawrence County’s Macy Black (no. 11) in the semifinals of the District 8-AAA tournament. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Alliyah Williams (no. 12) drives the baseline against Lawrence ...

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Raiders roll over Tullahoma, advance to district semifinals

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Tullahoma                8          11         2          11 – 32

Lady Raiders             17        14        8          18 – 57

WINCHESTER, Tenn. – The Coffee ...

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CSES students place 1st in robotics competition

Staff Reports

College Street Elementary fifth-graders Greenlee Woods, Anna Claire Willmore, Jorja Waggoner and Kurry Neel received first place honors in the Wonder League Robotics Competition 9-12 age group. There were over 5,000 teams from 52 countries that participated and 84 from the ...

2017-02-17 23:18 open_in_new
90 jobs in Coffee County to be cut

By Kelly Lapczynski, Staff Writer

Approximately 90 workers at the United Technologies Corp. Aerospace Systems (UTC Aerospace; UTAS) landing systems manufacturing plant in Tullahoma will be looking for new jobs soon following approval late last month of a new labor contract.

Just ...

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Authorities warn of scammer

Staff Reports

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about an individual who contacted the county mayor’s office about the possibility of creating a volunteer fire department about a month ago. The man, identified as Nicholas Christopher Douglas, has a long ...

2017-02-16 23:03 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County prepared for district tournament

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

 With the regular season now complete, the Coffee County Central High School girls and boys basketball teams turn their attention to the upcoming District 8-AAA tournament, hosted by Franklin County High School in Winchester.

The Lady Raiders (19-6; ...

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Local gun smiths aim to add flair to firearms


NEWS EDITOR Leila Beem Núñez

The challenge, said Marty Smith, is to create something nobody else has.

Smith is the owner of The Gun Smiths, a Manchester business that specializes in the customization of firearms. The outfit, tucked away on Cat Creek ...

2017-02-16 23:03 open_in_new
Hearing for Connie King delayed

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

A hearing for accused murderer Connie King was delayed Wednesday afternoon. Her new attorney, Josh Crain of Murfreesboro, told Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson that he needed time to get up to speed on the case.

King was arrested ...

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City soon to vote on special events permit

By Leila Beem Núñez, News Editor

During a work session on Tuesday, Feb. 7 the Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed and debated the possible adoption of a special events permit and permit application process for the city, which would among other things allow for beer to be sold at ...

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County and city schools working to disinfect schools

Staff Reports

All county and city schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16-17 due to illness, according to both the Coffee County Schools and Manchester City Schools systems. Administrators decided to close amid high absence rates.

Director of [Coffee County] Schools Dr. ...

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CHS Student of the Week

Paul Parsley Asst. Principal

This week’s Coffee County Central High School Student of the Week is sophomore student, Blythe Petty.

Petty is a terrific student, as evidenced by her having a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.  Blythe’s Tennessee history teacher, Mrs. Koger, is ...

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‘Truly a Night to Shine’

 By Leila Beem Núñez, News Editor

Fifty-four guests gathered for three hours of red carpet glamor, dancing and karaoke at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center on Friday night, as part of the second Night to Shine prom hosted by Encounter Life Church in Manchester. Night to ...

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Connie King arrested, to appear in court

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

Accused killer Connie Sanders King will be in court Wednesday, Feb. 15 after being arrested Thursday night.

King and her husband Troy King are charged with the Nov. 13, 2012 murder of fiancé, Thomas Colucci of Manchester at a residence they shared ...

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Classic American farce comes to the Manchester stage

Do the cold weather, the bitter politics and the dearth of entertainment get you down?

Millennium Reparatory Company’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo,” running Feb. 17-26, at the Manchester Arts Center offers a cure if laughter is the best medicine.

The play, a situation ...

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Manchester icon, Mary Niederhauser, 86, passes away

Mary Niederhauser, prominent businesswoman and community advocate in Coffee County, died on Sunday, Feb. 12. She was 86.

Niederhauser was born in Sewanee, Tenn. In the early sixties, she moved to Manchester from Nashville and opened Henley’s Department Store on the square, following in ...

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Westwood girl wins Lions Club contest

Westwood Middle School is proud to announce sixth grader Natalie Fibelkorn has won first place in the Lions Club District 12-S essay competition for anti-drug awareness.  She was honored at Cumberland University on Feb. 11 for her accomplishment.

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Unity Medical Center partners with Concord Medical Group

Staff Reports

Unity Medical Center has announced its partnership with Concord Medical Group, PLLC to provide Hospitalist care for their facility in Manchester.

The partnership with Concord will benefit patients in Coffee County and the surrounding areas by ensuring 24-hour ...

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County boys, girls dominate Tullahoma on senior night

Pictured are seniors from the Coffee County Central High School boys and girls basketball team, cheerleading team Raiderette Dance team, and managers on senior night. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

Tullahoma                ...

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THE OTHER SIDE of the FENCE: Advanced master beef producer program in March

Stephen S. Harris County Extension Director

We will be offering an Advanced Master Beef Producer Class during March on Monday nights and Tuesday nights. This program includes seven educational classes on beef cattle production and a graduation program. The classes will be held on March ...

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This week’s Coffee County Central High School Student of the Week is senior and Valedictorian of the class of 2017 Baylee Nester.  She is the daughter of Dr. Gary and Tracy Nester of Manchester.

Nester is currently the Future Business Leaders of America local chapter president along ...

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