Manchester Times

College St. welcomes diversity with culture fair


Staff Writer John Coffelt

It’s a big world out there, yet many of Manchester students are rarely exposed to more than a small portion of it.

To further their understanding of the people of far-off places, and many of those who have immigrated closer to home, ...

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Water department takes on wetlands project

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

With the anticipation of stricter federal and state regulations on wastewater in the coming years, the Manchester Water and Sewer Department will soon be implementing an innovative experiment: creating a small wetland in its own backyard.

The goal, ...

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GRADUATION 2017: CHS valedictorian Baylee Nester plans to major in aerospace engineering

By Leila Beem Nunez

For this year’s Coffee County Central High School valedictorian, the sky is not the limit.

The daughter of Dr. Gary and Tracy Nester, Baylee Nester has kept a 4.0 GPA while also being a part of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America club, National ...

2017-05-26 16:31 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Steve Wilder to step down as head coach at CCHS

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Coffee County Central High School softball coach Steve Wilder stood in front of his team, offering words of encouragement and compassion.

The Lady Raiders had just suffered a crushing 14-4 loss to Henry County on Thursday in the loser’s ...

2017-05-26 09:55 open_in_new
THURSDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: Coffee County finishes 4th in state tournament; Karson Young medals twice

Coffee County Central High School celebrates after beating Brentwood 5-3 on Thursday in the TSSAA state softball tournament. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A commitment to A.K.R. led the 2017 Coffee County Central High School ...

2017-05-26 08:49 open_in_new
Aldermen remain split on city raises

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

During a recent meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on May 16, aldermen discussed and debated a raise for city department heads proposed in the upcoming 2017-18 budget, which has not yet been approved. The proposal calls for bringing up all heads’ ...

2017-05-25 19:37 open_in_new
Regional shoe chain to open store in Manchester

Press Release

Shoe Sensation has announced plans to open a new store this summer in Manchester. The store is located in Farrar Place, at 920 Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 936. Its grand opening will be on July 27. This will be the company’s ninth store in Tennessee.

Shoe Sensation offers ...

2017-05-25 19:37 open_in_new
Fayetteville man leads Coffee Co. deputies on multi-county pursuit

Staff Reports

A Fayetteville man led Coffee County Sheriff’s Department deputies on a pursuit Tuesday, May 23 that would end in Lincoln County, after being pulled over for possibly driving under the influence. Billy Farron Marshall, 48, was placed in the Lincoln County Jail on ...

2017-05-25 00:53 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Coffee County edges Dyer County to advance in state tourney

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

Coffee County Central High School junior Raven Rogers (no. 6) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning for the Lady Raiders. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The weather and the field were both ugly, but the play was ...

2017-05-24 22:41 open_in_new
MPD report disputed by sheriff

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Days after Coffee County Commissioner Steven Jones was arrested for alleged public intoxication by the Manchester Police Department following a May 9 commission meeting, MPD amended the original arrest report to include more accounts, parts of which have been ...

2017-05-24 19:24 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Coffee County falls to Gibbs in round one of state tourney

Sarah West (no. 14) homered in the bottom of the second inning for the Lady Raiders against Gibbs. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Errors proved costly for Coffee County Central High School, as Gibbs pulled away late for an 8-2 ...

2017-05-24 07:18 open_in_new
Panbalou raises over $3k for Manchester downtown

Pictured from left, Nick Northcutt, Nova Northcutt, Aspen Northcutt and Becky Buller Haley perform at Panbalou Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Organizers of the second annual Panbalou – a bluegrass pancake breakfast that was held Saturday, May 20 as a fundraiser in ...

2017-05-23 20:13 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Sarah Pearson finishes 10th in TSSAA state pentathlon

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Coffee County Central High School junior Sarah Pearson can add another state appearance to her growing list of accomplishments as a member of the Red Raider track team.

Pearson scored 2780 points in the TSSAA state pentathlon ...

2017-05-23 02:35 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Coffee County advances to state tourney, first appearance since 2014

The Coffee County Central High School softball team dog piles one another after winning its sectional game against Soddy-Daisy to advance to the TSSAA state softball tournament. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Katie Rutledge (no. 19) hit the go-ahead ...

2017-05-20 17:23 open_in_new
Don’t overlook these seeds for better health

In rural communities, conversations about seed types usually pertain to gardens or field crops, but when it comes to good health, seeds have a dual purpose… to produce food and to be food. Two seeds growing in popularity among consumers are chia seeds and flaxseeds.

While people have ...

2017-05-19 22:39 open_in_new
County student expo to benefit youth

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Once again this year, over 400 students in the Coffee County Schools system will be provided with a backpack, basic school supplies, a new pair of shoes and hygiene products at the Coffee County Student Expo. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on ...

2017-05-19 19:21 open_in_new
The Book Box: County schools build community libraries for kids

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

The goal is to get books into as many kids’ hands as possible, said Brenda Brown, director of PreK-5 Curriculum and Instruction with Coffee County Schools.

The way to do this, she said, is one box at a time.

The county school system, through ...

2017-05-18 18:01 open_in_new
WEDNESDAY SPORTS ROUNDUP: Georgia Land home run lifts Lawrence County over Coffee County

Haley Richardson (no. 11) awaits a ball to be hit at third base against Lawrence County. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — March 16 seems like such a long time ago.

It was opening night for the Coffee County Central High ...

2017-05-18 09:11 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Aerial Williams chooses volleyball over hoops, signs with Martin Methodist

Aerial Williams, surrounded by her family and coaches, signed a scholarship to play volleyball at Martin Methodist College on May 17 in the CCHS library. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

Aerial Williams, the silent volleyball assassin, will still be dawning ...

2017-05-18 01:29 open_in_new
Local guidance counselor receives state fellowship

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

For Mary Gilbert, director of school counseling at College Street Elementary School, it takes a village to raise and educate a child. Soon, in addition to the village she is already a part of in Coffee County, she will be a part of a village of educators from ...

2017-05-17 19:59 open_in_new
United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties hires new director

United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties has hired Jennifer Neel as their new director.

Jennifer Neel

The Board of Directors hired Neel, who began working on May 1. Neel  plans to continue building on the foundation initiated by former director, Alicia Bell.

Neel, of ...

2017-05-17 00:09 open_in_new