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The Tullahoma Tree Board recognized the Tullahoma Sunrise Rotary Club and Tullahoma Noon Rota-ry Club for donating trees and plaques to the city’s arboretum during an Arbor Day ceremony Friday. From left are Hank Jordan, president-elect of the Tullahoma Noon Rotary Club; Ralph Graham, chair-man of the Tullahoma Tree Board, and Lenore Blackwell, president of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
 							--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Arbor Day marked at new city arboretum

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The nation celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, and the City of Tullahoma chose a particularly appropriate location for its observation of the holiday – the recently completed arboretum at East Park. Creating an arboretum isn’t as simple as planting a few trees. To be officially certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC), an arboretum must contain a minimum of 30 different species in an

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The Tullahoma Tree Board recognized the Tullahoma Sunrise Rotary Club and Tullahoma Noon Rota-ry Club for donating trees and plaques to the city’s arboretum during an Arbor Day ceremony Friday. From left are Hank Jordan, president-elect of the Tullahoma Noon Rotary Club; Ralph Graham, chair-man of the Tullahoma Tree Board, and Lenore Blackwell, president of the Sunrise Rotary Club.
 							--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Arbor Day marked at new city arboretum

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The nation celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, and the City of Tullahoma chose a particularly appropriate location for its observation of the holiday – the recently completed arboretum at East Park. Creating an arboretum isn’t as simple as planting a few trees. To be officially certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC), an arboretum must contain a minimum of 30 different species in an

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  • Health fair offers free services to veterans

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Tullahoma Walgreens is partnering with VFW Post 4188 in Tullahoma and Fisher House in Murfreesbo-ro to raise food for veterans and active military families in need.  Walgreens photo specialist and U.S. Air Force veteran Walter Wasilewski served two tours in Vietnam between 1964-1972.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    Walgreens in Tullahoma is sponsoring a Veterans Outreach Health Fair at the Tullahoma VFW Post 4188, at 707 S Polk St., from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Active military, veterans and their spouses will be given the opportunity to have their blood pressure and sugar levels checked free of charge, according to Walgreens spokeswoman Rebecca French. Participants are asked to fast in advance of the event. Following

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  • THS awards night is May 12

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    The Tullahoma High School senior awards program is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 in the THS auditorium. Local scholarships, Hope Scholarships, university/technical scholarships and special awards will be announced. All seniors are encouraged to attend, as well as family and friends. For more information contact Cindy Rusk at 454-2625 or email cindyrusk@tcsedu.net.

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Before Thursday's home contest against Marshall County, eight Tullahoma High School baseball players were honored during senior night ceremonies. From left: Grey Alexander, Matt Broussard, Matt Carnes, Aaron Gray, R.J. Moore, Mikey Lett, Scott Jones and Brandon Johnson. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats have ‘unique’ senior night

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After a rainout on Monday, Tullahoma Baseball Head Coach Brad White was forced to piece together a schedule that had the Wildcats playing seven games in five consecutive days. After unveiling the schedule on Twitter on Monday, White followed that up with a tweet that read, “Craziest schedule I’ve ever seen, to go with the craziest weather I’ve ever seen.” With three of the seven

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  • Lady Wildcats notch back-to-back wins

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Before Thursday night's game against Grundy County two Tullahoma High School softball players were honored during senior night ceremonies. From left: Joanna Lyle and Taylor Honea. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Joanna Lyle powered two home runs and Shyanne Sheffield added a two-run shot of her own to lead the Lady Wildcats to an 8-0 victory at Franklin County on Friday. Amber Clark notched the win in the circle, limiting the Rebelettes to just two hits on the night. She also allowed just two walks and struck out three batters in the complete-game victory. “I mean

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  • Wildcats break losing skid with 7-1 win

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Colton Connor tracks down the ball against Coffee County on Thursday. Connor scored four goals against White County on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  Colton Connor became the first Tullahoma soccer player to score four goals in a single game in nearly four years against White County on Friday night. Austin Jackson was the last player to accomplish that feat, pulling it off during the Wildcats’ 2011 season. Jared Janeway added two goals and Will Holt added another as Tullahoma picked up a sound 7-1 victory at home on

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Lifestyles

The Weekly Dig: Earth-saving style

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

By Kali Bolle   Earth Day was Wednesday, but it’s never too late to think about being a little more earth friendly. More specifically for this column, we can focus on taking a greener approach to style. I recently attended the fourth annual Nashville Fashion Week and a big topic was the fashion industry’s responsibility to create more sustainable and eco-friendly products. It may be hard to imagine, but our

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  • South Cumberland Park sets May hikes

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Saturday, May 2 9 a.m. Horsepound Falls Meet Ranger Gheesling at the Collins West trailhead for a hike to Horsepound Falls. Pass Suter Falls on the way. This is a great chance to see some of the best waterfalls of South Cumberland. Wildflowers abound on the route, the Collins Gulf trail. This is a 6-mile round trip hike. Descend into the gulf over some rough trail areas and return on

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  • THS JROTC drill team shines at competitions

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Cadets kneeling from left are Sean Madden, Taylor Hendrix, Kaleb Fanning, Sally Pepera and Donna Davis. In the second row, from left, are Dalton Baker, Landon Fanning and Cameron Haley. In the third row are DeAngelo Carson, Carson Haley, Thomas Ferrell, David King and Austin Rainey. 
								-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Tullahoma High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) drill team recently competed and placed in two competitions to complete their spring competition season. The team was named grand champion and took overall first-place honors in the Redstone Sergeants Major Association Drill Competition on March 7 in Redstone, Alabama. The team was also named first place unarmed platoon and unarmed squad and

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Entertainment

‘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

    web Girl on the Train

    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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  • N’uh Uh! Now you can literally wear that Big Mac

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    One item in the new McDonald’s clothing line is a two-piece thermal underwear set. Or maybe it’s pajamas. I guess it’s possible they’re supposed to be workout clothes.  -- Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Writing this column is not always easy. Believe it or not, sometimes I have a hard time finding things to complain about. There are weeks when I scour the remote corners of the Internet, searching for something weird, wonderful or out-there enough to write 20 inches about only to come up empty or find myself stretching so hard to make a point that I’m risking

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