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Manchester Woman drowns at boat ramp Tuesday night

NORMANDY, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman drowned in a swimming accident in Coffee County earlier this week. Coffee County Sheriff’s Office said officers received a call of CPR in progress at approximately 11:40 p.m. Crews confirmed that a 52-year-old Manchester woman passed away at Barton Springs boat ramp at Normandy Lake late Tuesday night. Officers received a call of CPR in progress at approximately 11:40 p.m.
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Manchester, TN Woman Dies in Swimming Accident

UPDATE: We have an update on a drowning incident that occurred in neighboring Coffee County at Normandy Lake earlier this week. We have now confirmed that it was a Manchester woman who passed away at Barton Springs boat ramp late Tuesday night (June 21, 2022). According to Frank Watkins with...
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Two Tracy City residents arrested on drug trafficking charges

Two Tracy City residents were arrested last Thursday in Johnson County Arkansas for drug trafficking. Last week, patrol deputies of the Johnson County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Coal Hill Police Department with an incident they were involved in. The initial investigation led to the discovery of credible narcotics information, along with a substantial amount of methamphetamine.

UPDATE: Swimming Incident takes the life of Manchester Woman

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department received a call Tuesday night of CPR in progress on a possible drowning victim at the Barton Springs campground. When deputies arrived, CPR was being administered to a female. EMS arrived shortly after the deputy’s arrival and transported the victim to Vanderbilt Harton Hospital in Tullahoma where she was admitted.

DUI arrest of Tennessee’s secretary of state raises concerns about use of state vehicle

Tennessee Democrats are starting to question Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s use of a state vehicle when he was arrested for driving under the influence last weekend. An arrest warrant shows Hargett was stopped shortly after leaving a bar in Tullahoma, Tenn., after riding on lane markings and rolling through a stop bar. He “performed poorly” on a sobriety test, police say.

Manchester woman dies after swimming incident at Barton Springs

A Manchester woman has passed away after an incident at Barton Springs boat ramp late Tuesday night (June 21, 2022). According to Frank Watkins with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, police received a call of CPR in progress at approximately 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at the boat ramp. The victim, a 52-year old female from Manchester, was transported to Vanderbilt Harton where she passed away shortly after noon on Wednesday.

The 2022 Bonnaroo exit survey | The Pick

Bonnaroo happened. It actually, really happened.  After a two-year hiatus, the mystical music summer camp returned for four nights at Great Stage Park — AKA "The Farm" — in nearby Manchester, Tennessee. J. Cole closed down Friday night. Billy Strings delivered blistering bluegrass Saturday. Stevie Nicks made history Sunday — and our team saw all of it.  How did...
Grundy County Herald

Historic tourism has deep roots on the mountain

Members of the Grundy County Tourism Board met with Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD), Mark Ezell and David Currey, Director of the Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT), and TDTD Communications Team Monday to tour the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle and the TN South Cumberland Visitor Center at the Heritage Center in Tracy City.
Grundy County Herald

Betty Sitz Cyr celebrates her 90th birthday

Mrs. Betty Sitz Cyr of Meadowood Apartments on Tracy City will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 23. She was born on that day in 1932 to Charlie P. and Viola Isabel Perry Sitz and is the only surviving member of their large family. A United States Navy veteran, Betty...

Stevie Nicks Shuts Down Bonnaroo Festival - Running Late and Giving It Up

Stevie Nicks shuts down Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022John Dabbs/Photographer. The first woman to close the Bonnaroo Festival happens to be the reigning Queen of Rock and Roll. This honor is a tribute to women and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and its theme of inclusion. Nicks arrived on stage 15 minutes late while the crowds were semi-entertained and teased with flickering lights on stage and a camera showing random views of the crowd so patrons could see themselves. There were a few exposed parts shown to the crowd from daring fans waiting on the performance to begin - all in fun.