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Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Records show Manchester knew of, paid for geocaching that caused bomb scare

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:30 am

By Josh Peterson, editor The Manchester Tourism and Community Development Commission was aware of geocaching happening in Manchester that led to a bomb scare at the Jiffy Burger restaurant and evacuation of three businesses Monday afternoon, according to meeting minutes obtained by the Manchester Times. According to minutes obtained by the Times, the tourism commission actually discussed doing geocaching in Manchester at four different meetings over the past 11 months,

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Manchester Police Department chief investigator Billy Butler, Coffee County Sheriff's Department chief investigator Doug Richardson and MPD major Bill Sipe, pictured from left, wait on the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a suspicious package behind the Jiffy Burger restaurant. The military ammunition box turned out to be a Geocache. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Suspicious package scare at Jiffy Burger is Geocache box

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

Authorities shut down a quarter-mile stretch of Hillsboro Blvd. and evacuated three businesses Monday afternoon when a suspicious package was seen dropped next to a gas line at Jiffy Burger restaurant at 1001 Hillsboro Blvd. Traffic was rerouted and Jiffy Burger, Hardees and the Coffee County Manchester Public Library were evacuated and closed for approximately four hours while local authorities waited for bomb specialists with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to examine

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  • Coffee County man charged with kidnapping two boys

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Larry Aubrey Price

    By Josh Peterson, editor A Coffee County man is behind bars after he allegedly kidnapped two children Sunday afternoon. According to the Manchester Police Department, Larry Aubrey Price, 46, allegedly took two male children, ages 6 and 7, from their Manchester home Sunday afternoon and transported them to his house when he was supposed to take them to the store and return with them. Price, of 3802 Old Manchester Highway,

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  • New register of deeds reports rough start; asks county for additional employee

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    By Marian Galbraith, county reporter Accounts and Budgets director Marianna Edinger said a full-time deputy clerk’s salary would be roughly $28,000 plus benefits, with a total cost to the county of $41,000 annually. Toney said her staff, consisting of only one full-time and two part-time deputy clerks, had all been working 14-hour days since she took office the first of September, but were still struggling to keep up with the

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(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

Lady Raiders finish 2nd

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

The Coffee County Lady Raiders took second place in the AAA state golf tournament Wednesday at WillowBrook. Hollee Sadler carded a 72-71-143 to finish third overall, four strokes behind defending champion Aubree Jones. Savannah Quick (80-79-159) finished in a tie for 19th place overall, while Jacque Crossland (83-81-164) ended up in 26th place. Jacob Prater tied for 43rd in the boys’ division with a 79-78-153. Rossview won the girls’ team

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  • CHS golfers compete well in first round of TSSAA State Golf Tournament

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Jacob Prater pitches the ball to the green during the first round of the AAA state tournament at WillowBrook.
(Staff photo by Jake Kreulen)

    Tuesday brought the first round of the AAA state golf tournament to WillowBrook, where the Lady Raiders posted a 152 on the day to move into the finals in second place, nine strokes behind Rossview. Hollee Sadler carded a 72 and Savannah Quick added an 80 to account for the Lady Raiders’ score, while freshman Jacque Crossland put up an 83. Jacob Prater, the lone Raider to qualify for the

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  • CHS beats Stone Memorial on homecoming

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm

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    Mill Harner broke up a Stone Memorial pass in the end zone as time expired to preserve the Coffee County Central Red Raiders’ 24-21 homecoming victory Friday night. “Mill has just done a tremendous job for us this year, and he stepped up and made a huge play to essentially win the game,” said Coffee County coach Ryan Sulkowski. “He is one of the leaders of this team and he came

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Read to me for my future

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Local library participates in program to open books to preschoolers.   STAFF WRITER john coffelt What parent wouldn’t want to do whatever she could to ensure her child’s future? Coffee County Manchester Public Library working with the 1,000 Books Foundation is participating in a program to prepare young children for school by encouraging parents to read 1,000 books to their children by the time they start kindergarten. “It’s so easy

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  • Coffee County Fair, Kissel Entertainment open rides to disabled

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Holden  Hatcher  enjoys  a  ride  on  the  carousel  Thursday  morning  at  the  Coffee  County  Fair .  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    The Coffee County Fair has been bringing smiles to faces for well over 100 years. Thursday it was the clients of Skills Development Services (SDS) who were smiling ear-to-ear – for free. The Coffee County Fair teamed up with midway entertainment provider Kissel Entertainment to allow SDS clients, who have mental and physical disabilities, to enjoy the midway rides free of charge and free of lines. “We are just so

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  • Webb students receive real-world view of careers in medical fields

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Elizabeth Reavis

      Elizabeth and Hannah Reavis of Manchester, juniors at The Webb School, recently received real-world experience as participants in the National Youth Leadership Forum/Careers in Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. While in Georgia, the juniors also had the opportunity to make college visits that included Emory, Mercer University and Georgia Regents University. The weeklong NYLF program was structured with student groups each led by a faculty adviser. There were

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Entertainment

Holden  Hatcher  enjoys  a  ride  on  the  carousel  Thursday  morning  at  the  Coffee  County  Fair .  (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Coffee County Fair, Kissel Entertainment open rides to disabled

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

The Coffee County Fair has been bringing smiles to faces for well over 100 years. Thursday it was the clients of Skills Development Services (SDS) who were smiling ear-to-ear – for free. The Coffee County Fair teamed up with midway entertainment provider Kissel Entertainment to allow SDS clients, who have mental and physical disabilities, to enjoy the midway rides free of charge and free of lines. “We are just so

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  • FIVE THINGS: to expect at this year’s Coffee County Fair

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Coffee County Fair

    1. Credit cards accepted Admission to the fair will remain steady at $5 per person. But one thing is different this year – there will be a dedicated admission line for patrons wishing to use their credit card to pay for admission. There is a catch – it will cost $1 more per swipe than paying cash. “For example, if someone is paying admission for four people and they are

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  • Jack Daniel’s hosted Healing on the Hill fundraiser auctions BBQ judge seat

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:48 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt Partners for Healing, a free clinic for the working uninsured, will hold its annual fundraiser, Healing on the Hill, Sept. 20 on Barbeque Hill in Lynchburg, home of the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. “Our premier live auction item, through the gracious folks at Jack Daniels, they have … given us two judging seats for their upcoming World Championship International Barbecue,” said Partners Board Member

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