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4 die in Labor Day weekend accidents

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The Labor Day holiday was a deadly one on area roadways, with three separate traffic accidents claiming three lives, and one man drowning in a tubing accident on Tims Ford Lake, according to authorities. Those killed in the wrecks were identified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as Karen Scott of Sewanee, Phillip Toombs of Beech Grove and Doris Rackley of McMinnville. According to the Tennessee

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TAEDC to request TIF funds for mall expansion

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith The Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation (TAEDC) adopted an economic impact plan (EIP) Tuesday that will request tax increment financing of up to $1.85 million from both the Tullahoma and Coffee County governments for improvements at Northgate Mall and Cherokee Square Shopping Center. A public hearing on the project was held Tuesday morning at city hall on the proposed project, according to TAEDC director Thom Robison.

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  • New city board approves funding for 17 nonprofits

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    General Sessions Court Judge Jim Conley, right, swears in new school board member Dr. Steve Lynn prior to the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Aug. 25.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Before getting down to business last Monday evening, the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a swearing-in ceremony, welcoming three members back to the city board and installing two board of education members into their new positions. Returning for new terms on the city board are Mayor Lane Curlee and Aldermen Mike Stanton and Jerry Mathis. All three were sworn into their new terms

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  • 4 die in Labor Day weekend accidents

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The Labor Day holiday was a deadly one on area roadways, with three separate traffic accidents claiming three lives, and one man drowning in a tubing accident on Tims Ford Lake, according to authorities. Those killed in the wrecks were identified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol as Karen Scott of Sewanee, Phillip Toombs of Beech Grove and Doris Rackley of McMinnville. According to the Tennessee

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Tullahoma running back Chris Howse carries the ball against Stewarts Creek on Friday while lineman Haden Eggleston attempts to block on the play. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats drop to 0-2 on season

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor From the kickoff, Stewarts Creek was able to set the tempo and went on to rout Tullahoma in front of a homecoming crowd on Friday night. Wide receiver Cynterius Lyons returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score, and the Red Hawks were on their way to a 34-14 win over the Wildcats. After opening the season with a 42-7 loss to McGavock, Tullahoma

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  • Marin, Arnold compete for Cheerleader of Year

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Macy Marin (left) and Anna Arnold pose for a photo before Friday's football game against Stewarts Creek. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Two Tullahoma High School cheerleaders got the opportunity to compete last week for the Tennessee Cheerleader of the Year. Seniors Macy Marin and Anna Arnold were two of the 30 finalists that competed on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Blackman High School. Marin was selected to be a part of the Tennessee Cheerleading Coaches Association (TCCAA) All-State squad. The team consists of 16 females and two males.

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  • Wildcats look to spoil homecoming

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

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

    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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Lifestyles

Award-winning quilter Pat Rollie displays the first two in a series of three pictorial quilts that use animals to represent the relationship “Between Parent and Child.” The third quilt, featuring giraffes, was chosen for display and competition this weekend in Chattanooga as part of an American Quilter’s Society show at the Convention Center. First, second and third place prizes totaling more than $50,000 across seven categories will be granted dur-ing the QuiltWeek show, Sept. 10-13.
– Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Local quilter’s ‘Simple Touch’ earns rave reviews

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   An art quilt created by new Tullahoma resident Pat Rollie has been chosen as a semifinalist to compete at the 2014 American Quilter’s Society (AQS) QuiltWeek. Rollie, who moved to Tullahoma about 5 months ago from California, has been chosen to display her quilt, “A Simple Touch,” along with 170 others in the AQS contest held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., this

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  • The Weekly Dig: Welcome, football season

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 8:00 am

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    By Kali Bolle   This weekend marks the opening of college football and the commencing of the season’s rituals. If you’re a dedicated sports fan of any kind, you’ll understand what this means. There are certain practices you take part in each sports season, whether it’s a certain place to tailgate, a lucky football you pass during halftime, or, in my case, the purchase of that game-day t-shirt. As a

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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

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    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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Entertainment

web All the Light We Cannot See

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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