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41A Festival grows by 50% in five years

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   As many as 5,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Tullahoma this weekend during the fifth annual 41A Music and Arts Festival, according to Highland Rim Kiwanis Club president Steve Pegram. “If the weather is great the event will be great,” he said. “We’ve had a tremendous turnout with people donating money.” “People are excited about it. There’s a nice buzz in the

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The City of Tullahoma Parks and Recreation announced its Get Fit! Tullahoma Walk Chal-lenge grand champions Friday at Clayton’s Shoe Store. From left are Florence Hull, owner of Clayton’s Shoe Store; third-place finalist Nancy Fuller, who walked 1,020,397 steps; first-place finalist Donald Young, who walked 1,248,297 steps; and Jason Waller, City of Tullahoma recreation program coordinator. Second-place finalist Rebecca Jackson walked 1,119,513 steps. Winners received a pair of walking shoes from Clayton’s.
-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

13.5K miles walked in challenge

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Results are in from the first “Get Fit! Tullahoma” Walk Challenge, sponsored by the city with grant funds from Project Diabetes. A total of 13,500 miles were logged in by the 80 participants who tracked their mileage over a seven-week period. Contestants were given a pedometer that clips onto clothing, keeps track of the number of steps walked, and converts it into miles. Step counts

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  • THS launches safe driving campaign

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Tullahoma High School is partnering with State Farm Insurance to encourage THS stu-dents, their families and the community to avoid distractions behind the wheel. From Oct. 15-24, the community is encouraged to log on to www.celebratemydrive.com to take the safe driving pledge. In front, from left, are Macy Blackburn, president of HOSA, Future Health Professionals; Shayla Bulkley, member of Skills USA; and Anna Arnold, co-captain of THS varsity cheerleading squad. In the back row are Abby Lynch, co-sponsor of the program and family and consumer science instructor; Cadet Major Ethan Petty, ROTC; Savannah Brown, president of Future Business Leaders of America; and Gina Bumbalough, co-sponsor and Coordinated School Health Director.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   While technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends, family and coworkers, the consequences can be deadly when those conversations happen behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s [NHTSA] website, distraction.gov, 3,328 people were killed in distraction-related car crashes in 2012, and an estimated 421,000 more people were injured. A survey by the University of Michigan

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  • 41A Festival grows by 50% in five years

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   As many as 5,000 people are expected to fill the streets of downtown Tullahoma this weekend during the fifth annual 41A Music and Arts Festival, according to Highland Rim Kiwanis Club president Steve Pegram. “If the weather is great the event will be great,” he said. “We’ve had a tremendous turnout with people donating money.” “People are excited about it. There’s a nice buzz in the

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Sports

Tullahoma wide receiver Cole Potter (right) runs for a 52-yard touchdown after receivng a pass from quarterback Chase Dixon on Friday night against Franklin County. Potter had four total touchdowns against the Rebels and the Wildcats went on to defeat their district rivals 34-14. --Photo by Tim Lampkin

Wildcats get ‘big win’ over Rebels

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma High School may not have crowned a homecoming king on Friday night, but Cole Potter did everything possible to garner that honor with his performance on the football field. Potter accounted for four of Tullahoma’s five touchdowns, as the Wildcats went on to soundly defeat Franklin County 34-14. Potter rushed for two scores, hauled in a 52-yard touchdown reception and even returned a kickoff

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  • Lady Wildcats extend win streak to nine

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Tullahoma’s Atlanta Lazarus (right) attempts to steal the ball away against Lincoln County on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats won their ninth-straight contest with a 3-1 in Fayetteville. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma scored three second-half goals against Lincoln County on Thursday en route to a 3-1 win on the road. Anastasia Wellington scored twice and Shannon Reagan added another to lead the Lady Wildcats to their ninth-straight win. After dropping the first two games of the season, Tullahoma started its winning streak and has outscored opponents 38-7 during that span. The Lady Wildcats are averaging 4.2

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  • Tullahoma looks to continue winning ways against Rebels

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Tullahoma running back Chris Howse stiff-arms a Giles County defender last week. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma will be looking to put a winning streak together when the team hosts District 8-AAA rival Franklin County in tonight’s homecoming contest. The Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) are coming off of their first win of the season, beating Giles County 21-14 at Wilkins Stadium. Tullahoma’s defense bent but didn’t break against the Bobcats, leading the team to the victory. The Wildcats’ rush defensive was solid

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Lifestyles

Starbucks employee Mark Shelton prepares one of the coffee chain’s most popular and requested drinks, the pumpkin spice latte. In the past decade, Starbucks has sold more than 200 million pumpkin spice lattes. 
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Pumpkin obsessed: Fall’s favorite fruit

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The season of fall is upon us which only means one thing: The obsession of all things pumpkin has returned. Each year, Americans consume over $300 million worth of pumpkin-flavored products, including the famous pumpkin spice latte from coffee chain Starbucks, pumpkin-flavored Oreos, and a host of other pumpkin-flavored food and drinks. So why the obsession? According to Cindy Ott, professor of American Studies at

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  • ‘You Can’t Read This:’ Celebrate Banned Books Week

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   “Harry Potter,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “Of Mice and Men” are all books that we have grown up with reading in school, for enjoyment and even watching on the big screen as all of three of these books have been made in major motion pictures. But it’s important to note that each of these books is a“banned” books. According to the American Library Association

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  • Attic Outlet announces program to aid senior citizens

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The Attic Outlet has recently launched its S.O.S, program also known as ‘Serving Our Seniors’ that will aid low-income seniors in the four-county area that the nonprofit organization serves. Each month seniors who qualify for the program will receive a box of food and other commodities that are provided by public donations to The Attic Outlet. Slots are still available for the program. To register, call 393-3002. From left is Niki Bryant, Robbin Mullins, Attic Outlet director, Joni Peck, Attic Outlet assistant director, and Hannah McGee. 
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Local nonprofit organization, The Attic Outlet is introducing a new program to assist seniors in need in the area, according to Attic Outlet Director Robbin Mullins. “We have started taking applications for a program that we are calling S.O.S. or Serving Our Seniors. The program is to aid senior citizens who meet the program’s requirements with a benefit box that will include food and commodity

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Entertainment

Big acts to perform at 41A Festival

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 7:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Fifth Annual 41A Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 26 and 27 in downtown Tullahoma. “We are so excited about the lineup that will be performing this year. These are rising artists that getting a lot of play on country radio, so we are thrilled to showcase these artist here in Tullahoma,” said Hope Sartain, marketing chair for the festival. Along with

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  • Good Reads: Return to war-torn Europe in Doerr’s lyrical new novel

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    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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