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Manchester man charged with kidnapping, assault

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

A Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 11, on kidnapping and other charges involving a former girlfriend. James Addison Haley, 20, of East Fort Street, Manchester, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and vandalism. According to warrants, on Nov. 10 Haley allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on the New Tullahoma Highway in Manchester and a verbal altercation turned physical. The warrants allege that Haley choked the woman and

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Gas prices continue to drop, now $2.50 in Manchester

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.82 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Manchester, the cheapest gas as of Monday morning was $2.50

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  • Manchester man charged with kidnapping, assault

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 am

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    A Manchester man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 11, on kidnapping and other charges involving a former girlfriend. James Addison Haley, 20, of East Fort Street, Manchester, has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and vandalism. According to warrants, on Nov. 10 Haley allegedly entered his former girlfriend’s residence on the New Tullahoma Highway in Manchester and a verbal altercation turned physical. The warrants allege that Haley choked the woman and

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  • Manchester police confirm human remains found at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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    Manchester Police Department officials confirmed Friday afternoon that the human remains discovered Monday, Nov. 10 at AEDC belonged to Leo Paul Massicotte. Massicotte went missing in July of 2011 in the area that the remains were found last week. Police from MPD, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies conducted a few massive searches in the area  looking for Massicotte or any sign of what may have happened

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CHS football schedule announced for 2015 includes major changes

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The schedule for the 2015 high school football season has essentially been solidified, and the Coffee County Central Red Raider football team will definitely have its hands full. The only thing left to do before everything is set in stone is the signing of the contracts, which is typically a formality. After a 2-8 record in 2014 which saw the Raiders snap a 14-game losing streak

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  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County Raiders drop three straight

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Coffee County's Austin Baugh blocks out a Cannon County opponent during Friday's prep basketball game.
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    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   After opening the season with a pair of victories at the Russell-Barnett Tip-Off Classic in Tullahoma, the Coffee County Central Red Raiders have dropped three straight games. Friday, the Raiders suffered a 67-45 defeat at the hands of the Cannon County Lions one day after losing 69-45 to Fayetteville. Both losses came at home. The Raiders traveled to Grundy County on Tuesday, Nov. 18,

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  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Coffee County Lady Raiders lose two, win one

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Coffee County's Sara Brown scored a game-high 23 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, Friday night against Cannon County.
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    By Jake Kreulen, sports writer   The Coffee County Lady Raiders suffered a 69-53 loss to the Cannon County Lionettes Friday night in a game that was much closer than the score indicated. “The kids played hard and we were in the game before letting it get away from us late,” CHS coach Herb Horton said. “Cannon County has a very good team, and their half-court defense gave us some

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No pudding it down

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

Beloved by all, banana pudding is an easy Thanksgiving dessert idea. Staff Writer John Coffelt  What dessert is a more Southern than banana pudding? That’s not to say that pecan, chess and icebox pies aren’t good, Southern dishes, but when it comes to first-rate, home-cooked desserts, banana pudding is in a class of its own. Just who made the first banana pudding? A recipe for banana pudding in the 1901

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  • FINDING THEIR GLOBAL REACH: WMS students rise up to help international orphans

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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      By John Coffelt, staff writer  Two groups of teens a half a world away find themselves connected by the common concern for the welfare of their fellow man. Over 50 students from Westwood Middle School have sought to help over 40 orphans living on the cusp of poverty in India. Language arts teacher Elizabeth Eaton brought the two together. “Everything that we can do to help them in any

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  • One of the nation’s top banjo competitors calls Manchester home

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester native and national banjo finalist Joey Gipson says that he owes his interest in bluegrass to his grandparents. It’s a love that has taken him to play among some of the finest, most proficient banjo pickers in America. “It’s a great accomplishment, I love doing contest and playing my music,” Gipson said. “I started playing bluegrass when I was 10. I’ve been doing contests pretty

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Annual Manchester Christmas parade is set for Dec. 6

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

The annual Manchester Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade, themed “Christmas Candy Land,” was pushed back from its traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving this year to accommodate requests from those who are out of town during the Thanksgiving holiday. “We have had children from the schools whose parents are out of town during that time and it is a conflict,” explained Joy Ballard with

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  • One of the nation’s top banjo competitors calls Manchester home

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester native and national banjo finalist Joey Gipson says that he owes his interest in bluegrass to his grandparents. It’s a love that has taken him to play among some of the finest, most proficient banjo pickers in America. “It’s a great accomplishment, I love doing contest and playing my music,” Gipson said. “I started playing bluegrass when I was 10. I’ve been doing contests pretty

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  • Millinium Rep. ressurects ‘Young Frankenstein’

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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    The classic movie “Young Frankenstein” comes to the Manchester Arts Center as a musical comedy, beginning the weekend of Nov. 14 and continuing through Nov. 23. Millennium Repertory Company presents Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit as the last show of its record-breaking 2014 season. “Young Frankenstein” includes fan-favorite scenes (Roll in the Hay, “Walk this Way,” Abby Normal, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”),  all new music, and a brand-new projection system. Directed

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