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Brent Keeton reviews the case against his client Carolyn Irby during Coffee County General Sessions Court Thursday. Irby is accused of having 95 dogs in what has been described as neglectful conditions at her residence on Hickory Grove Road in Manchester.  
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Animal hoarder case goes to grand jury

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas A Manchester woman charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty after 95 animals were rescued from her home had her case bound over to the Coffee County Grand Jury Thursday in a Coffee County General Sessions Courtroom. Carolyn Irby, 64, was arrested April 13 on the charges following the discovery of the animals at her home on Hickory Grove Road. Deputies described the animals as living

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‘Modest increase’ in BEP funds expected

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   As the Tullahoma High School Class of 2015 prepares to bid its alma mater a final farewell, the city’s board of education is also looking to the future as it readies the budget for the 2015-16 school year. During Monday night’s board meeting, Director of Schools Dan Lawson updated the board on the status of the budget preparations for the upcoming school year. Lawson said

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  • Animal hoarder case goes to grand jury

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Brent Keeton reviews the case against his client Carolyn Irby during Coffee County General Sessions Court Thursday. Irby is accused of having 95 dogs in what has been described as neglectful conditions at her residence on Hickory Grove Road in Manchester.  
--Staff Photo by Wayne Thomas

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas A Manchester woman charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty after 95 animals were rescued from her home had her case bound over to the Coffee County Grand Jury Thursday in a Coffee County General Sessions Courtroom. Carolyn Irby, 64, was arrested April 13 on the charges following the discovery of the animals at her home on Hickory Grove Road. Deputies described the animals as living

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  • Bonnaroo Works Fund helps local charities’ coffers

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   As the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival prepares for its 13th year on its 700-acre Manchester farm next month, the charitable arm of the popular fest, Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF), is upping its profile. Speaking to The Academy for Lifelong Learning at St. Mary’s Sewanee on Thursday, BWF executive director Nina Miller stressed that there’s more to Bonnaroo than the headliners. “The whole sensation of

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Sports

After a solid outing at the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet held at MTSU on Friday, the Wildcats finished ninth as a team in the point standings. From left: Clark Dixon, Cole Potter, Kris Potts-Howard, THS Head Coach Maurice Shaw, Jake Crabtree, Savion Smith and Riley Darden. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma wraps up state meet

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Potts-Howard tops list of Wildcat performers at Spring Fling By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Kris Potts-Howard made sure to make  his last high school meet memorable, placing in all four events that he qualified for at the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet at MTSU on Friday. During his quest, Potts-Howard set two Tullahoma High School records on the day in two events where had previously set the

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  • Reagan nabs podium spot at state pentathlon

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    THS junior Shannon Reagan took eighth at the state pentathlon. After making it on to the podium, she celebrated with her coaches. From left: Chris Clemens, assistant coach; Reagan, Maurice Shaw, THS Head Track and Field Coach; and Stephanie McGowen, assistant coach.

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Heading into Monday’s TSSAA Class AAA State Pentathlon, Shannon Reagan had one objective: Make it on to the podium at MTSU. With just the 800 meters remaining in the competition, Reagan sat in eighth place, trying to maintain her position in the point standings. The Tullahoma junior nabbed third place in the race to secure her spot on the podium, finishing eighth overall at the

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  • Bailey hired as new Wildcats’ coach

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Zach Bailey was hired as the Tullahoma High School boys basketball coach on Tuesday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After looking over resumes for over the last month, Tullahoma High School announced on Tuesday that assistant coach Zach Bailey would be promoted to head the boys basketball team next season. Rather than hire from outside the school, THS Athletic Director Jerry Mathis said he wanted to find somebody who had familiarity with the program. Additionally, Mathis was impressed with Bailey’s collegiate basketball career. Before

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Lifestyles

Ashley Brooks is making a major move in her musical career as she will be heading into the studio this summer to record her first EP to be produced by Tullahoma native Tyronn Hamilton.

Chasing the musical dream

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   As 17-year-old singer-songwriter Ashley Brooks of Winchester prepares to take the stage at The Well Coffee House in Nashville last Friday, she is all smiles. In moments, she will sing in front of a crowd made up of strangers, friends and family. She will perform covers of well-known pop songs, as well as original pieces to a crowd not familiar with her style. These songs,

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  • Memorial Day 2015

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Harlow Harlow, 89, is a resident of Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Tullahoma. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943-1946.
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    WWII vet recalls ‘just doing his job’     Harold E. Harlow, 89, clearly remembers his time in the Army Air Corps. It was from 1943-1946 and he was only 19 when he volunteered. Harlow, a resident of Morning Pointe Assisted Living of Tullahoma, failed the exam for the U.S. Navy because of some minor color blind challenges, he didn’t give up and instead tried to enroll in the U.S. Army.

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  • The Weekly Dig: Swimsuit season

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    By Kali Bolle   It’s summer, which also means it’s time to bust out – or purchase – a swimsuit. I know what you’re thinking … why bring up that most dreaded summer topic? Well, first, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a fashion columnist if I didn’t, and secondly, at some point you’re going to get hot and want to go swimming. So this was bound to happen

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Entertainment

Chili’s recently made headlines when the company announced it will spend $750,000 on burger buns treated with an egg wash for the express purpose of making the burgers more photogenic.
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N’uh Uh! Burger beauty is more than bun deep

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   For better or worse, corporate America has gotten onboard with the food porn craze. For those unfamiliar with the concept, food porn is the term used to describe the artsy, carefully staged photographs of meals that are popping up all over social media sites, Instagram in particular. Instead of heavily made-up young women showing off their surgically enhanced assets or pumped up dudes flexing for

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  • ‘Shrek: The Musical’ opens April 17

    Posted on April 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   There’s a big green ogre headed to Tullahoma, and he’s bringing a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess and a host of well-known and beloved fairy tale characters with him. In time for the spring play season, the Community Playhouse Inc. will paint the town green as it presents its final production of the year, “Shrek: The Musical.” According to director Heather Kleinfeld, Shrek

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  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ is good summer thriller

    Posted on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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    EDITOR susan campbell   I will be the first to admit that when choosing a book to read, I generally do not turn to thrillers. The last thriller I read was “Gone Girl,” and it took me quite a long while to recover. Prior to that it was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and I could spend an entire column writing about how much and why I disliked that

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