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Connie King

Murder suspect King asks for reduced bond

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A Coffee County judge will decide in the next few weeks whether to lower the bond of a Manchester woman accused of taking part in the November 13, 2012 murder of a man she called her fiancé. Connie King, 38, appeared before Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson Wednesday with her attorney Chris Stanford, who made a request that her bond be lowered from

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Haven of Hope seeks volunteers

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Haven of Hope, an area shelter for victims of domestic abuse, is seeking volunteers to work with its sexual assault program. “We are looking for individuals at least 21 years of age with the availability for on-call shifts who can attend regularly scheduled meetings and accompany victims to the hospital,” said Mona Mason, executive director of the shelter. “Potential volunteers should be able to work in a crisis situation and

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  • Murder suspect King asks for reduced bond

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Connie King

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A Coffee County judge will decide in the next few weeks whether to lower the bond of a Manchester woman accused of taking part in the November 13, 2012 murder of a man she called her fiancé. Connie King, 38, appeared before Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson Wednesday with her attorney Chris Stanford, who made a request that her bond be lowered from

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  • City approves loan for projects

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    From left, Tullahoma High School head baseball coach Brad White, Tullahoma City Schools Athletic Director and Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Mathis and Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department Director Kurt Glick sit on the rusted bleachers at Grider Stadium.  Repairing the 60-year-old baseball stadium at a cost of $524,000 is among the projects the city is planning on undertaking.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Work on a list of long-awaited improvement projects throughout the city took a step forward this week when the city board unanimously approved an initial resolution to fund the projects. On Monday night the board passed a resolution to secure a $2,988,500 loan to pay for improvements to a variety of city-owned facilities, including the indoor and outdoor pools currently under construction at the D.W. Wilson

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Sports

Tullahoma wrestler Devan Cyree takes on a Cookeville's Derrick Christensen during the Region 5-AAA Duals on Jan. 22. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats gear up for state tourney

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  For just the fourth time in school history, the Wildcat wrestling team will compete at the state’s highest level. Tullahoma will compete for the first time since 2009 in the Class AAA TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championship this weekend. The state tournament will take place at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin on Friday and Saturday. THS previously made it to state in 2007

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  • Lady Wildcats hold on for senior night win

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    In between the Tullahoma High School boys and girls basketball games against Lincoln County on Tuesday, the senior members of the teams and cheerleading squad were honored. Front row, from left: Kentoria Alexander, Haley Bland and Ashlyn McDonald. Middle row: LeeLee Hines, Katie Myers, Macy Marin and Anna Arnold. Back row: Dominick Sanchez, Brandon Johnson, Luke Mitchell, Jake Crabtree and Alex Williams.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  With 2:04 left on the clock during Tuesday’s contest, the Lady Wildcats were clinging to a 48-44 lead over Lincoln County. After a pair of steals from Anastasia Wellington and Kerstin White, Tullahoma was able to hold on for the 55-46 home victory. Kentoria Alexander knocked down four free throws and White hit three during the final minutes, to lead the Lady Wildcats to the

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  • Wildcats headed to state

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Tullahoma wrestler Chris Howse faces Siegel's Mason Loupe on Thursday at the Region 5-AAA Duals. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Tullahoma finishes as runner-up at Region Duals By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Heading into Thursday night, Tullahoma’s top priority was to knock off Cookeville in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA Duals held at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro. After a tightly contested matchup with the Cavaliers, the Wildcats accomplished their mission, taking down Cookeville 39-27 to secure a berth into the TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships. This is the

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Lifestyles

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Gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Around 110 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots at 5:30 p.m. on NBC. While football is the main attraction, many viewers will be tuning in to watch the long-awaited Super Bowl commercials, enjoy the halftime show, and, of course, eat the food. Here’s what you can expect from all three.

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  • Weekly Dig: App to it

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Smartphone style apps can be very useful in keeping up with the latest trends and special pricing alerts.
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    By Kali Bolle   While I almost always have something to write about each week in this column, there are times when my thought engine runs a little low. That’s when I look to you, my savvy reader, for help. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The goal of this little column is to give you something to read each Sunday that makes you feel good, look

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  • Decades of dresses on display

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro is hosting the exhibit, Wedding Dresses through the Decades. The exhibit will run through March 8 and will feature more than 60 gowns representing styles from 1860 through 2014. The museum is located at 900 N. Maney St. www.oaklandsmuseum.org.
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    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   Just as the institute of marriage continues to evolve in the 21st century, the bridal attire required for formal wedding ceremonies has also changed – from tiny-waisted gowns of gold silk to flowing white chiffon gowns, flapper dresses, 1930s velvet numbers with extra-long trains and very lacy ballroom, to knee-length gowns of the 1960s. Now, the Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro has gathered many

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Entertainment

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In Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ survival is not enough

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

EDITOR susan campbell   Twenty years have passed since the end of civilization, and a band of Shakespearean actors wielding knives while traveling the country in covered wagons sets the scene for “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel and a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Post-apocalyptic novels are all the rage these days, as they tend to be during times of great economic and social unrest.

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  • N’uh Uh! Those Internet trolls love a good hoax

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    In Internet parlance, a troll is someone whose idea of a good time is stirring up trouble by posting lies, hoaxes, picking fights or sowing the seeds for a raging argument and then sitting back and watching the fallout.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   News flash: The Internet is full of liars and trolls. I knew this — of course I knew this — but I got an especially aggravating reminder earlier this week. Bonnaroo announced its lineup for this year’s festival on Tuesday night, and since Bonnaroo puts nearly as much emphasis on the community out on The Farm as it does on the bands that take the

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  • Yonder Mountain is revitalizing the bluegrass sound

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    The progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band will take the stage on Friday, Jan. 23 at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. From left are Allie Kral, Jake Jollif, Ben Kaufmann, Dave Johnston and Adam Aijala. Kral and Jollif have joined the band as special guests, with Kral playing fiddle and Jollif on mandolin. 
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   While they may not be as loud as a heavy metal band, members of the progressive bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band play just as hard and fast and with 100 percent dedication to proving that bluegrass is not just the music of a forgotten generation, but an up-and-coming art form that continues to evolve and is making a name for itself in 2015. Guitar

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