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Crews from the Manchester Water and Sewer Department and the Hillsville Utility District work Thursday to repair a water main break on Highway 53 in Manchester. From left are Terry Teal, Ricky Keele, Dennis Greer and Billy Davison. Dennis May looks down on work-ers in the ditch, while Chris Hall is standing in the hole looking down and Dwayne Pinegar works in the trench box.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Water main break closes two county schools

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Two Coffee County schools remained closed yesterday and roughly 600 additional customers were without water for over 24 hours due to a water main breakage on Woodbury Highway near Interstate Drive. Manchester water department crews worked through the night Wednesday to repair the line and hoped to be able to restore service by Thursday afternoon. According to Manchester Water and Sewer Dept. director Bryan Pennington,

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Retired Tullahoma High School band directors Stephen and Marion Coleman will be in-ducted into the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame in April. The other in-ductees will include Dr. Sidney McKay of the University of Memphis and Tennessee Tech’s Dr. Joseph Hermann.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Colemans tapped for bandmasters hall of fame

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Although they laid their batons down several years ago, Stephen and Marion Coleman’s contributions to the music community continue to resonate. The retired Tullahoma City Schools band directors recently added another honor to their long list of accolades. At its annual conference held recent, the Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA) announced the Colemans will be among four inductees into the organization’s hall of fame next April.

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  • Area charities receive 41A Music Festival proceeds

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Representatives from 14 area child-focused charities accepted donations totaling $9,370 Thursday from the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club.  The annual 41A Music and Arts Festival, slated this year for Sept. 26 and 27, is the club’s primary source of charitable fundraising.
– Staff Photo by Kelly Lapczynski

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski As the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club prepares for its fifth year of festivity on the streets of downtown Tullahoma, the group Thursday gathered 14 area children-focused charities to receive donations from monies raised during last year’s 41A Music and Arts Festival. Festival chair Jason Redd pointed out that while sponsors generally underwrite the cost of the festival, monies collected from beer sales, tips and donations made

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  • Water main break closes two county schools

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Crews from the Manchester Water and Sewer Department and the Hillsville Utility District work Thursday to repair a water main break on Highway 53 in Manchester. From left are Terry Teal, Ricky Keele, Dennis Greer and Billy Davison. Dennis May looks down on work-ers in the ditch, while Chris Hall is standing in the hole looking down and Dwayne Pinegar works in the trench box.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Two Coffee County schools remained closed yesterday and roughly 600 additional customers were without water for over 24 hours due to a water main breakage on Woodbury Highway near Interstate Drive. Manchester water department crews worked through the night Wednesday to repair the line and hoped to be able to restore service by Thursday afternoon. According to Manchester Water and Sewer Dept. director Bryan Pennington,

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Tullahoma linebacker Mikey Lett tackles McGavock running back Kendall Johnson last week. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats look to spoil homecoming

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After a dismal performance in the home opener of the season, the Tullahoma High School football team will look to refocus this week as the squad gets set for its first road trip of the year to Stewarts Creek. The Wildcats are coming off of a 42-7 beat down at home by McGavock on Friday. During that contest, the Wildcats struggled significantly on both sides

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  • Raiders run through TMS Wildcats

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The Coffee County Middle School football team celebrates with the Coffe Cup Trophy. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma Middle School football team was limited to just 84 total yards, as the Red Raiders won 38-14 to win the Coffee Cup Trophy in front of a home crowd on Tuesday night. The Red Raiders struck often and were dominant on both sides of the ball. Coffee County racked up 268 yards in the contest, including 229 rushing yards. Blanton Brown led the Raiders

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  • Lady ‘Cats win first match of season

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Tullahoma junior Anne Marie Stewart yells as she watches a ball go out of play on Monday against St. Andrew's-Sewanee. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report After dropping its first two contests of the season, the Tullahoma High School volleyball scored its first win of the year over district rival Franklin County on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats won easily, sweeping the Rebelettes in straight sets. After winning the first two sets, Tullahoma dominated the deciding third game to take the match. During the final set, junior Anne Stewart reeled of 19-straight serves

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N’uh Uh! Sought: A get-out-of-jail free card for school fundraisers

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Much to the delight of countless parents, school is back in session in many parts of the country and millions of other kids will be headed back to class after the Labor Day weekend. In addition to the lessons they will receive on reading, writing and arithmetic, students across the country will also be taught about the dangers of peer pressure and strategies to avoid

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  • Take time to enjoy the final days of summer

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Enjoy a weekend of fireworks and football in Knoxville as the city will hold its annual Boomdays festival Saturday along the Tennessee River. Deemed the nation's largest La-bor Day Weekend fireworks show began in 1988 and has been annual celebration in Knox-ville that lights up the Knoxville skyline with a jaw dropping spectacle choreographed to an original soundtrack.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   It’s almost time to say so-long to summer. The Labor Day holiday is one last hurrah before cooler weather moves in. Labor Day has been celebrated in the United States for over 100 years. Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the

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  • Unearthing the Forrest

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    According to AEDC historian Chris Rumley, the oldest parts of Camp Forrest date back to Camp Peay National Guard summer camp, located south of what is now the Wattendorf Memorial Highway, and first used to house POWs.

    Experts search for remains of one of the nation’s largest WWII POW camps     STAFF WRITER john coffelt   Earlier this month, the Manchester Times met AEDC historian Chris Rumley, AEDC archaeologist Shawn Chapman and base public affairs chief Jason Austin for a tour of what is now dense secondary-growth forest near Tullahoma on the western edge of Arnold Air Force Base to see just what remains of the

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Entertainment

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Good Reads: Return to war-torn Europe in Doerr’s lyrical new novel

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

EDITOR susan campbell   The greatest compliment a reader can pay is to say that she is sorry to reach a book’s final page. This is exactly the way I felt reading Anthony Doerr’s wonderful latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See.” I knew long before I reached page 530 that I wanted to read it again. The heroine of Doerr’s novel is a blind French girl named Marie-Laure

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  • N’uh Uh! The dreaded fanny pack makes a comeback

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Matthew McConaughey wore a leather fanny pack to an Astros game at Fenway Park last weekend, becoming the latest celebrity to embrace the comeback of the waist pouch. 
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fashion. And I’m sad to say that the day has finally come: The fanny pack is making a comeback. The belted pouches had their heyday in the ’80s. I wore one from time to time back in the day — in a truly hideous shade of fluorescent yellow, if memory serves. Thankfully, I’m pretty sure

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  • Good Reads: Outlander obsession continues with ‘Dragonfly in Amber’

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    web GOOD READS Dragon Fly in Amber

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   My obsession with all things Outlander continues as we embark on the second book in the series, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I hope you’ve completed the first book, but if you haven’t, it’s probably best to stop reading this review right about now. Now on book No. 4, the one thing I have learned about this series is that you don’t want to read ahead. Traditionally,

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