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Relay For Life slated for Friday night

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

Coffee County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be Friday night at the Coffee County fairgrounds. “This year’s event is going to be full of excitement and a little something for everyone, so bring the whole family and help us make a difference!” stated Samantha Chamblee, the Relay For Life Specialist for Coffee County. There will be a variety of great food, games, and a LIVE auction with some

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A military policeman stands near the start line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

MARATHON WATCH: 118th Boston Marathon underway

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

The 118th Boston Marathon has begun. The first entrants crossed the starting line at 8:50 a.m. (EST) in the mobility impaired division. The wheelchair division starts at 9:17 (EST). Then the handcycles begin at 9:22, and the elite women at 9:32. The elite men and the first wave of amateur runners go at 10. There are four waves in total, the last starting at 11:25. CHANNEL GUIDE: National television coverage of

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  • Funeral services announced for business owner killed in Monday crash

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Funeral services have been announced for Manchester business owner Freddie Reynolds, who was killed in a crash with a  Coffee County school bus Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 41. The funeral services for Reynolds, 63, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held at Coffee County Funeral Chapel from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 18. Reynolds was the owner and operator

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  • LIFE’S LONG ROAD: Four transplants and Jeff Cox is still traveling on

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Jeff Cox has endured many challenges throughout his life, including years of dialysis and four kidney transplants. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    It all started with a routine physical. That turned into a two-week hospital stay. Then dialysis. Then a kidney transplant. And another. And another … and another. Jeff Cox has taken on life’s most challenging obstacles head on. At 51, Jeff has undergone about a decade worth of taxing kidney dialysis and four kidney transplants. But if you happen to cross his path at Gateway Tire and Service Center in

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Cody Howes sprints past a Columbia player Monday night for CHS. Photo provided by Rebekah Hurst

MONDAY ROUNDUP: CHS soccer falls 1-0, softball wins 1-0

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:09 am

CHS soccer Monday night at Carden-Jarrell Field District 8-AAA’s top team, Columbia, used a goal off a deflected save in the fifth minute to claim a 1-0 win over the Central High School Red Raiders. CHS had several shots on goal from point-blank range in the game but couldn’t find the net. “That is the number one team in the district and that game could have gone either way,” said

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  • Coffee County Middle School softball finishes regular season perfect in CTC play

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Gracie Pippenger makes a play at shortstop for the Lady Raiders.

    With two wins over cross-county and Central Tennessee Conference rival Tullahoma last week, the Coffee County Middle School Lady Raider softball team finished the regular season undefeated in league play. With a first place finish in the regular season standings the Lady Raiders will receive a bye in the first round of the conference tournament this week in Winchester. “This group of young ladies has done an outstanding job this

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  • WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: Douglas pitches Raiders past Wildcats for district win

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Kyle Douglas tries to pick-off a Columbia runner Tuesday night.

    Red Raider senior Kyle Douglas took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out 13 Lawrence County batters as Central High School beat Lawrence County 2-1 in District 8-AAA play at Powers Field Wednesday afternoon. “I felt really good tonight,” said Douglas. “For the first time this year I was able to locate all three pitches.” Douglas surrendered three hits in the final two innings, the first came in the top

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Relay For Life slated for Friday night

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

Coffee County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be Friday night at the Coffee County fairgrounds. “This year’s event is going to be full of excitement and a little something for everyone, so bring the whole family and help us make a difference!” stated Samantha Chamblee, the Relay For Life Specialist for Coffee County. There will be a variety of great food, games, and a LIVE auction with some

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  • Celebrate a sweet Cinco de Mayo

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday also provides a great excuse to make irresistible Mexican-inspired recipes for entertaining and, of course, a big batch of margaritas to wash it

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  • LIFE’S LONG ROAD: Four transplants and Jeff Cox is still traveling on

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Jeff Cox has endured many challenges throughout his life, including years of dialysis and four kidney transplants. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    It all started with a routine physical. That turned into a two-week hospital stay. Then dialysis. Then a kidney transplant. And another. And another … and another. Jeff Cox has taken on life’s most challenging obstacles head on. At 51, Jeff has undergone about a decade worth of taxing kidney dialysis and four kidney transplants. But if you happen to cross his path at Gateway Tire and Service Center in

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Paint without the pain

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Paint Here with Heidi introduces no-stress art lessons for novices     Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester artists Heidi Pearson and Julie Anderson are introducing a stress free approach to art classes with the area’s newly opened Paint Here with Heidi. “It’s less of a formal art lesson, and more of a social painting class. It’s a relaxing creative outlet,” Anderson said. At the heart of the class is what

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  • Westwood Middle brings speech and drama class to every student

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt  In an effort to offer students an often overlooked aspect of a well-rounded education, Westwood Middle School has incorporated a speech and theater class into general population class listings. “Anytime you have a student in front of a group, we create more of a leader than a follower,” said Director of School Dr. Keith Brewer. “Not only does it give that message, but it enforces the

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  • Fat Tuesday ushers in a time of pre-Lent celebration

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    Shrove Tuesday, better known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, to many is a day special to many Christian denominations as the last day before lent. Keeping with the day, local church St. Bede Episcopal Church will hold a free pancake supper March 4 at the church located behind J&G Pizza. “This is a fellowship time to get together to invite the rest of the community – whether it be

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