Manchester thriving and Tullahoma dieing?

Apr 7, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Nightly Daily

Manchester 's population grew to 10,102 in 2010, which is a 22 percent increase compared to its population in 2000.

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will

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Apr 22, 2011
 
tullahoma is a town of the past. no one wants to live there or start a business there. manchester has it all, interstate industrial parks and people who want to shop and do business here. the proof is in tax collections should i say any more?

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Apr 26, 2011
 
Manchesteroo?
AsIf

Winchester, TN

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May 13, 2011
 
I personally know a Manchester Alderman.......This alderman is trying very hard to get more business into Manchester but, as here in Franklin County, it's the "good old boy" system run amuck and it's not going very well.......go figure
mrfranly

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May 13, 2011
 
AsIf wrote:
I personally know a Manchester Alderman.......This alderman is trying very hard to get more business into Manchester but, as here in Franklin County, it's the "good old boy" system run amuck and it's not going very well.......go figure
Good to see you back on these threads!!! We've been missing your comments. Hope all is well with you and your family.
AsIf

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May 14, 2011
 
thanks mrfranly........any comment on my post about Decherd...(Decherd is at it again).......
Older and wiser

Tullahoma, TN

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May 22, 2011
 
You all sound so excited that Manchester is so much better than Tullahoma, and that probably is quite true...but Manchester has very little to offer and I can't imagine anyone wanting to live there. This is a dying area with little hope for recovery. Manchester can't survive on Boneroo alone anymore than Shelbyville can survive on the Celebration.
Leigh

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May 23, 2011
 

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There is a simple truth: People move to where the jobs are. Once upon a time there were jobs with the NC&StL, Genesco, the Air Force and poultry industry. Most of those are gone for various reasons. It's the same story all over the US. Practically the only jobs left are tourism and service jobs. If you want to restore the economy of Tullahoma, restore the industry and agriculture.
stevie

Manchester, TN

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May 24, 2011
 

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Older and wiser wrote:
You all sound so excited that Manchester is so much better than Tullahoma, and that probably is quite true...but Manchester has very little to offer and I can't imagine anyone wanting to live there. This is a dying area with little hope for recovery. Manchester can't survive on Boneroo alone anymore than Shelbyville can survive on the Celebration.
Just stay in tullahoma old man. It is people with your thought process that stay in tullahoma and die with the city. Just stay there and get your speeding and traffic tickets that the city has come to rely on for it's running money.
Jerry A

Manchester, TN

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May 24, 2011
 

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Manchester is not "better" per say but we can all agree on the potential.
Someone hit it on the head earlier in the post when talking about the good ole boy network. Well Manchester is infested with it. Until they get a mayor who is not locked in a cage by the county mayor and can make choices based on whats good for Manchester, then the good ole boys will continue to rule.
The Bonnaroo comment is even more interesting considering Manchester doesnt receive a dime of that cash. They do however get a bump from the sales tax which of course helps, but the County actually banks off the event and STILL is going in the hole further and further.
I hear then younger Alderman Ryan French is going to run for Mayor, but who knows at this point. They have beat him in the ground pretty hard by grid-locking all progress he has presented. I have emailed him several times about running but I think he is still up in the air about it.
I think he is 26 or 27, maybe 28 years old. Guy has a ton of great ideas... but I know the good ole network hates him, lol. www.ryansreasons.com is his website, has good info on him.
Other than him the other Alderman are pretty much the same ole same ole. Lonnie Norman votes right sometimes, but the rest listen to David Pennington and heck look how the County Government is doing.
Muddy

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May 25, 2011
 
Leigh wrote:
There is a simple truth: People move to where the jobs are. Once upon a time there were jobs with the NC&StL, Genesco, the Air Force and poultry industry. Most of those are gone for various reasons. It's the same story all over the US. Practically the only jobs left are tourism and service jobs. If you want to restore the economy of Tullahoma, restore the industry and agriculture.
Never happen....NAFTA (by CLinton) and CAFTA (by Bush 43) have ended industry in USA!
Wiser

Fayetteville, TN

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Nov 6, 2012
 

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Ryan French backed Lonnie to take back the mayoral slot for Manchester. Keep in mind that Lonnie doesn't appear to be well and still can't read after all these years. I don't know where the new bunch will head but we were successful in getting some new people, new blood in the aldermaniac group...finally. We are desperately continuing to stir it up on the county side as well. People gotta get out and find candidates to run in your individual districts and then call the coffee county republican party and let them know you want to run...they are backing change in Coffee County, TN.
Freddie

Tullahoma, TN

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Nov 16, 2012
 
I may be wrong but Tullahoma seems to just be headed toward the Military and the Rich aspects as of late?
The Man

Tullahoma, TN

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Tullahoma is going fine. They are a much different town than Manchester. Better schools. But lower tax rate. And higher property values. Tullahoma is growing and not dying. The closing of Dillards and Thompson Ford hurt. But Barnett will be opening the Ford dealership back up again, and in a bigger and better way. Yes, Tullahoma is doing fine. And all of us here in Tullahoma don't wish any ill will on the good folks in Manchester. However, sometimes it seems that they don't have those same feelings for us.

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