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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County Lady Raiders rout Lawrence County; Red Raiders go cold, fall to Wildcats

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — As Friday’s game between Coffee County Central and Lawrence County High School wore on, the Lady Raiders asserted themselves as the more physical of the two teams on the floor.

Coffee County crushed its District 8-AAA ...

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Three businesses broken into Wednesday, Thursday

Jeff Steers, EDITOR

A sign at Pappy’s Country Cookin’ noted the restaurant would be closed Thursday for cleanup following a break-in Wednesday night/Thursday morning at 95 Skinner Flat Road, Manchester.

Three area businesses were burglarized late Wednesday into Thursday morning ...

2018-01-19 23:53 open_in_new
Go with the flow: Break out your favorite writing tool for national handwriting day January 23

Westwood Elementary School third graders Reif Swanson, Keira McInturff, Gus Sherrill and Andrea Knox practice cursive letters in Mr. Paul Anderson’s class last week.  -Staff photo by John Coffelt

Staff Writer John Coffelt

Established in 1977, National Handwriting Day is a time ...

2018-01-19 01:50 open_in_new
Ridner celebrates 50 years with Coffee County Farmer’s Co-Op


Don Ridner

There is a common thread to Manchester-area residents Sue and Don Ridner.

They both like to help other people. Don celebrated 50 years of continuous service to the Coffee County Farmer’s Co-Op last week. Sue has worked at Coffee County Bank for 33 ...

2018-01-18 17:26 open_in_new
Hackney, longtime industrial director, retires

Kelly Lapczynski, Tullahoma News staff writer

Ted Hackney

Rumors that longtime Industrial Board of Coffee County executive director Ted Hackney had resigned his position were circulating prior to the industrial board meeting held on Wednesday (Jan. 10), but they were only partly ...

2018-01-18 17:26 open_in_new
Manchester man cited for stealing several newspapers


A Manchester man has been cited for shoplifting after allegedly taking approximately 200 print editions of the Manchester Times from the Manchester Walmart Wednesday morning (Jan. 17).

Austin David Florence, 20, of Manchester, was cited by Manchester Police Department ...

2018-01-18 02:44 open_in_new
Public Power team working to keep consumers warm

Cold temperatures across the area are placing additional demands on the power system, and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) team members are working hard to ensure you remain safe and warm.

Until the temperature moderates on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, residents can help ...

2018-01-17 22:32 open_in_new
*repeat repeat described as surfrockcandy


 *repeat repeat is consists of Jared Corder and his wife, Kristyn.




Jeff Steers, Manchester Times editor

When the band *repeat repeat was looking for a female harmony singer to round out the sound, producer Gregory Lattimer said she ...

2018-01-17 21:29 open_in_new
Westwood roars on stage with “Lion King”


Westwood Elementary School will hold “Disney’s: The Lion King Kids” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19-20 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pictured, the lead characters pose during a break in the dress rehearsal Monday.

Scar- Carter Jernigan

Mafusa- Isaiah Deadman

Sarabi- ...

2018-01-17 19:23 open_in_new
Manchester doctor names in opioid lawsuit

From staff reports

Five Tennessee district attorneys have filed a lawsuit against opioid producers and the owners/operators

Dr. David Florence

of so-called “pill mills,” including Manchester physician Dr. David Florence.

The lawsuit alleges the manufacturers and ...

2018-01-16 22:32 open_in_new
Gas up more than 5 cents last week

Tennessee average price: $2.32/gallon

National average price: $2.52/gallon

Lowest in Manchester as of Sunday Jan. 14:

Speedway, 1203 McArthur St.,  and BP, 1200 McArthur St., $2.23/gallon


As the temperatures went down, gas prices went up last week.

Average ...

2018-01-16 20:26 open_in_new
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Shelbyville girls stun Coffee County at buzzer; Red Raiders win third-straight game

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — With sole possession of first place on the line, the first meeting between the Coffee County Central High School and Shelbyville girls’ basketball teams — the two remaining unbeaten teams in District 8-AAA — came ...

2018-01-16 08:53 open_in_new
Winter weather advisory issued for Coffee County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Middle Tennessee, including Coffee County, from 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15 through 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

According to the NWS forecast, snow is expected to move into the Manchester area Monday night, beginning at around 3 ...

2018-01-15 17:20 open_in_new
Wild and dirty times in the USA – Low Cut Connie

Low Cut Connie

Ever wonder what the bands way down on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup are all about? The Manchester Times is reaching out to find out about these lesser-known bands – the 5-point type listed near the bottom of the lineup. Here is their ...

2018-01-14 20:05 open_in_new
Davie: Timeless music causes us to lose control

Once that beat kicks in, you can’t help but get up and move. Passed down through the ages, it’s a phenomenon that doesn’t discriminate. You’ll see it happen in the pews of a church just as regularly as you will on the Polo Fields of Coachella. By the same token, you could just as easily ...

2018-01-13 20:50 open_in_new
Manchester expects to apply for recreation grants

Jeff Steers, Manchester Times editor

Manchester Parks and Recreation Director Bonnie Gamble showed her versatility at the regular Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Gamble talked about grants, cooling units and toilets during the work session and regular ...

2018-01-12 20:26 open_in_new
*repeat repeat described as surfrockcandy

Jared and Kristyn Corder make up the Nashville band *repeat repeat.

Ever wonder what the bands way down on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup are all about? The Manchester Times is reaching out to find out about these lesser-known bands – the 5-point type listed near the ...

2018-01-12 20:26 open_in_new
Coffee County School System to be closed Friday, Jan. 12

The Coffee County School System will be closed Friday, Jan. 12, announced director of schools Dr. LaDonna McFall.

Winter weather is expected to move into the area Friday and Saturday, and a winter weather advisory has been issued for 8 a.m. Friday through through 12 a.m. Saturday.

To ...

2018-01-12 08:53 open_in_new
‘Springsteen’ of Scotland coming to Bonnaroo

Colin McLeod Photo by Mike Guests

Ever wonder what the bands way down on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup are all about? The Manchester Times is reaching out to find out about these lesser-known bands – the 5-point type listed near the bottom of the lineup. Here is ...

2018-01-11 21:29 open_in_new
Manchester school board hears winter weather update, approves teachers tenure


With a long stretch of winter weather behind us and more likely to come, Manchester City Schools Director of Schools Lee Wilkerson briefed the Board of Education during the regular monthly meeting, Monday, Jan. 9, on the how the system will accommodate more ...

2018-01-11 20:26 open_in_new
TDOT ready for winter weather

The Tennessee Department of Transportation can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. In preparation for the winter season, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks.

“We begin our ...

2018-01-11 18:20 open_in_new