Manchester Times

A family affair

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Nancy Jernigan was just looking for a job.

After quitting at Batesville Casket Company in 1990, where she had worked for 15 years, the Hillsboro native began making curtains with her sister. With the help of a local company, they made what money they ...

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Coffee County school board member named to state association board

Press Release

Brett Henley, member of the Coffee County Board of Education, was recently named to the Tennessee School Board Association’s All Tennessee School Board, on which he will serve as treasurer. Henley was also awarded with the All Tennessee School Board Member award at the ...

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Various local schools, organizations receive grants

Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,072,235 in grants to 346 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2017 annual ...

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Defense helps Coffee County girls, boys defeat Cannon County

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

WOODBURY, Tenn. — The excitement surrounding the Coffee County Central High School girls’ basketball program came to a head on Tuesday night with the debut of first-year head coach Joe Pat Cope.

The Lady Raiders traveled to Woodbury for their ...

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Honoring those past and present

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

Dozens of veterans, their families, elected officials and other citizens gathered once again Saturday (Nov. 11) on the square to honor those who have served and who continue serving in the country’s armed forces. Manchester’s annual Veterans Day ceremony ...

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County schools seek $25M for improvements

By Elena Cawley, Staff Writer

The Coffee County School System needs $25 million for improvement projects, according to Director of Coffee County Schools LaDonna McFall.

McFall made a formal request for the funds to members of the Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee on Nov. ...

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Banana, bourbon and pecan baked oatmeal

Banana, bourbon and pecan baked oatmeal

The smell of banana and bourbon permeating the kitchen will get you excited to dig into this creamy baked oatmeal. The evaporated milk and half-and-half make it extra creamy, and the bourbon-spiked maple syrup gives it added warmth that is ...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Lady Rockets dominate M.T.C.S.; WMS boys fall to Cougars

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The score was 6-6 after one quarter between Westwood Middle and Middle Tennessee Christian School on Thursday night inside Joel Vinson Gymnasium.

Westwood had hoped to get a few easy baskets going with a full court press, but ...

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Education, community leaders to host attendance summit

By Leila Beem Núñez

Statistics prove that children who have poor attendance don’t do as well in school as their counterparts who do, and are less likely to graduate on time and, ultimately, to go on to post-secondary education after they graduate. To combat the widespread issue of ...

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Manchester student receives state-level honor

By Leila Beem Núñez, Editor

One recent weekend, teachers, administrators and parents from all across Tennessee gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville for the annual conference of the Tennessee Association for the Gifted, with over 250 in attendance ...

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Trooper finds $500K worth of meth during Coffee County stop

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

A traffic violation stop yielded more than was expected for a Tennessee Highway Patrolman Tuesday (Nov. 7).

Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark stands with $500K worth of crystal meth found during a Coffee County traffic stop Tuesday. (Photo ...

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Sheriff Graves confirms plans to run for re-election

Staff Reports

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves (D), who has served in his position since 1998, Thursday (Nov. 9) told the Times he plans to run for re-election in the 2018 election.

Sheriff Steve Graves

Graves said he is not yet ready to retire.

“My family wants ...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Westwood girls, boys hold off Community for a sweep

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

The Westwood Lady Rockets’ basketball team picked up their second-straight win on Monday night after holding off the Community Lady ViQueens 30-22 in Unionville.

It was also the second time in as many games that Westwood led from start to finish, ...

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Alontae Taylor removes Tennessee from list of colleges

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer

Coffee County Central High School football standout Alontae Taylor will not be attending the University of Tennessee.

The four-star player, considered to be one of the best athletes in the country, announced his decision via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, ...

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Sheriff warns of scams circulating in Coffee Co.

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves recently issued a warning about two scams currently making the rounds in Coffee County.

A new scam, which is a variation of an older one, has people receiving calls from an individual claiming to be from Publishers ...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County girls rock Warren County; Red Raiders fall to Pioneers

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Two days after capturing third place at the Rockvale Tournament, the CCMS Lady Raider basketball team returned to the Coffee County Gymnasium on Monday night, where they thumped the Warren County Lady Pioneers 50-17.

Coffee ...

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Foothills Crafts eyes moving shop into 21st century

Foothills Crafts member Maureen Pierce works on knitting while volunteering at the store. She has been a member since 1984. -Staff photo by John Coffelt


Crafting generally focuses more on the traditional than the modern, but the newly installed Foothills ...

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CHS Student of the Week

This week’s Student of the Week features senior Orey Montgomery, the son of Tanner Neal of Manchester.

Montgomery is very involved in Air Force JROTC at CHS where he serves as the First Lieutenant. As a leader in this organization, he has participated in many color guard ...

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East Coffee holds afterschool STEAM event


East Coffee Elementary School recently held an open house with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Aerospace, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM) as the theme.

Afterschool students and non-afterschool students presented their STEAM projects in the cafeteria, 10 ...

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Area teen missing since Oct. 22

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has issued a missing child alert for a 16 year-old, Dakota Dunn, who was last seen on approximately Oct. 22 in Hillsboro around Oakley Subdivision.

He is a white male standing 6’1” and weighing 120 lbs. with sandy blonde hair, hazel eyes ...

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Morrison to get Which Wich sub shop

Still under construction, the Morrison location of Which Wich is slated to open next month. -Staff photo by Angela Payne


Staff Writer John Coffelt

Local franchisee, Bhumik Patel, will open the sub and sandwich shop Which Wich in Morrison next month.

Chain ...

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