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Leo Paul George Massicotte III

Remains identified as man missing since 2011

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The human remains found last week on AEDC property have been identified. According to the Manchester Police Department, the remains were those of Leo Paul George Massicotte III, who was last seen alive July 3, 2011 when he exited his girlfriend’s car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. The remains were taken by forensic officials to Middle Tennessee State University, who sent them to Texas

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Twelve-year constable Danny Davis recently was returned to his seat as constable in Seat 4 following the resignation of Jeremiah Vandagriff, who was elected in August.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Constables: ‘eyes, ears’ to community

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

STAFF WRITERS Marian Galbraith and Wayne Thomas   Danny Davis won back his title as a Coffee County constable serving Seat 4 Tuesday night by a vote of the Coffee County Commission. Seat 4 serves District 3 in Manchester, District 14 in rural Coffee County and District 15 in Tullahoma. The seat was recently vacated by Constable Jeremiah Vandagriff, who was elected in August. Prior to the election, Davis had

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  • Remains identified as man missing since 2011

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Leo Paul George Massicotte III

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The human remains found last week on AEDC property have been identified. According to the Manchester Police Department, the remains were those of Leo Paul George Massicotte III, who was last seen alive July 3, 2011 when he exited his girlfriend’s car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. The remains were taken by forensic officials to Middle Tennessee State University, who sent them to Texas

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  • Two inmates briefly escape Friday from county jail

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    STAFF WRITER josh peterson   Two inmates who escaped from the Coffee County Jail at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday morning are now back in custody. According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, Shawn Luce and Brandon Shane Grant both escaped from the jail and were later caught in a wooded area near the Koss Center alternative school in Manchester. Graves confirmed that College Street Elementary School, which is directly across

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Sports

Tullahoma guard Jeniya Davis fights for the ball against Cascade on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Lady Wildcats scrap for win over Cascade

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Holding just a 20-18 lead at halftime, Tullahoma Head Coach Keith Dean made some adjustments. The Lady Wildcats made those changes and cruised to an easy 58-34 road win over Cascade on Friday. Tullahoma was solid on the defensive end the entire night, forcing the Lady Champions to turn the ball over a total of 22 times. Tullahoma continued to apply pressure late in the

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  • Champion rally past ‘Cats

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Tullahoma guard Cody Stephens dribbles the ball after stealing it from Cascade on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While the Lady Wildcats notched a win at Cascade, the THS boys struggled on Friday night. The ’Cats tied the game at 14 with 2:49 left in the first quarter. From that point, the Champions controlled the pace of the game and went on to beat Tullahoma soundly, 64-49. Jake Crabtree led Tullahoma in scoring, putting up 11 in the loss. Zack Lovvorn added nine

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  • Wildcats’ comeback falls short

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Tullahoma guard Alex Williams goes in for a shot against Warren County on Tuesday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Lady ‘Cats struggle against Warren County 77-54 By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Despite losing at Warren County 66-59 on Tuesday night, the Wildcats sent a message to the rest of its upcoming competition: This is not last year’s Tullahoma boys basketball team. Down 59-43 with 4:12 left to play, the Wildcats rallied and with 50 seconds left in the ballgame, Luke Mitchell knocked down a shot to make it a

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Lifestyles

web The home of Jane and Morgan McChesney

Holiday homes tour is Dec. 7

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   Just in time for the holiday season is the annual Tour of Homes to benefit the Tullahoma Day Care Center. For 36 years, the non-profit children’s day care center has been serving the needs of the children in the Tullahoma community. The upcoming tour is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and includes five homes.   The home of

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  • Celebrate ‘NaNoWriMo’ with creative writing

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Teen author Natica Brown, formerly of Tullahoma recently held a book signing at The Celtic Cup to promote his self-published “Rage” series. The books were inspired by a dream that the young author had. For more information about the series, visit online at www.rageseries.net.
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   American author E.L. Doctorow once said writing is an “exploration, where authors “start from nothing and learns as they go.” Doctorow wasn’t wrong, and since mankind figured out how to make a mark on an object, they have been recording ideas, feelings, history and more. One way that man has recording his explorations or ideas is through the writing of novels. Novels are defined as

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  • Public invited to retirement for Scoutmaster Tom Gillard

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Tom Gillard, Jr.

    Tom Gillard Jr., Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 402, has announced his plan to retire after 21 years. Gillard, his wife Frances Gillard and their two sons, Jeremy and Corey, began their career with the Boy Scouts in 1993. After surveying troop options in the area, Tom, with the support of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus chapter, decided to start his own troop, and Troop 402 began

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Entertainment

TUB’s lighting contest begins Dec. 2

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Tullahoma Utilities Board’s (TUB) annual “Light Up the Season” holiday lighting contest will be held again this season with cash prizes going to the winners. The competition will be judged nightly by members of the East Middle School Honor Society between Dec. 6 and Dec. 20. TUB holds the annual contest to encourage a friendly competition between neighbors and friends to see who is tops when it comes to Christmas

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  • N’uh Uh! Happy 45th birthday, Sesame Street

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   I usually use this column as an opportunity to complain or to vent my confusion at the inane, the ridiculous, the pointless and the just plain weird. And while writing about those things is definitely a good time, and I can’t recommend the catharsis of getting a good rant down on paper strongly enough, there are actually a lot of things swirling around in the

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  • N’uh Uh! Smile Clock app not for grouchiest among us

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Smile Clock is a new Smartphone alarm clock app that requires the user to take a smiling selfie in order to turn off the alarm.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   I am not now, nor have I ever been, a morning person. If you ask me, there’s nothing that’s currently done at 9 a.m. that simply can’t wait until noon. But, since I’ve yet to discover a way to bend the world to my will and I enjoy the modern conveniences of living in a heated apartment with cable, Wi-Fi and the occasional six pack

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