In a letter to the News Director at Thunder Radio, Sandra McMullin Bennett, on behalf of the volunteers of the Coffee County Historical Society, expressed gratitude to the Coffee County Manchester Pubic Library and the Coffee County Lannom Memorial Public Library for digitizing local newspaper articles.
Bennett wrote, “As volunteers at the Joanna Lewis Museum of Coffee County History and the Coffee County Historical Society, we do a lot of research. Both the Manchester Library and Lannom Library have links on their websites that we’ve found invaluable. The links are to Archived Newspapers from their respective areas. In Manchester, it’s the Manchester Times and the link goes back to 1920. In Tullahoma, it’s the Tullahoma News and their link goes all the way back to 1800! The links are easy to use and they’re free.
By using these tools, we’ve been able to trace people and events in Coffee County that we might not have found otherwise. We want to thank both of our great libraries here in Coffee County for being forward thinking in providing this great resource.
With the links provided, we’ll be able to capture more of the history of Coffee County that might have otherwise been lost.”
Sandra McMullin Bennett
Volunteer – Joanna Lewis Museum of Coffee County History