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Sean Kice of the Tennessee Department of Health gave a talk on Ebola preparedness Thursday for local hospital, ambulance and emergency management staff, as well officials from the City of Tullahoma, Coffee County government, Tullahoma Utilities Board and more.
Staff photo by Marian Galbraith

Joint training sessions set this week with Ebola leading concerns

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Ebola, the viral disease now of international concern, has also become a local topic with programs and joint training sessions designed to meet emergency situations. A briefing on the disease was held Thursday at Tullahoma High School, and training sessions are scheduled this week at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester and Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. The hospital sessions will not only address

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Jim Rock, executive director of the Tullahoma Housing Authority, has announced that for the first time the wait list for public housing in Tullahoma is closing. THA operates Autumn Manor, Carver Homes, Ce-dar Lane Village, Dossett Homes and Whispering Oaks. The main office for THA is located at 2401 Cedar Lane Village Dr., building number 24.
-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

THA to close public housing wait list

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   The Tullahoma Housing Authority is preparing to close its public housing waiting list for the first time, according to Executive Director Jim Rock. The housing authority board voted unanimously last Thursday to close the list until many of those already waiting could be placed. Rock said that after THA sent letters to waiting applicants to see who might want to be removed from the list,

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  • Army Field Band ‘honored’ to play for veterans

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Master Sgt. Erica Russo, seen here during a previous performance, and the other mem-bers of the United States Army National Field Band will perform a free concert in the Tul-lahoma High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Tickets are available at The News office, 505 Lakeway Place, or online by clicking the Get Tickets button at http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/schedule/bc_sched.html.
– Photo Provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Tickets are still available for the free performance by the United States Army Field Band, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Tullahoma High School. The free concert, sponsored by the THS Band, will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two

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  • Doctors say student with enterovirus no risk to others

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Parents of Tullahoma City School students received a call this week advising them that a student had been diagnosed with a strain of enterovirus. However, district officials said the child has recovered and the diagnosis is no cause for alarm. Director of Schools Dr. Dan Lawson said the student’s doctor had not felt it necessary to test the child for the D68 strain of the

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Tullahoma football players Casson Buckner (12) and Aaron Gray (44) tackle a Lincoln County wide receiver on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats blanked by Falcons 34-0

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Nothing went right for Tullahoma in Fayetteville on Friday night. From the opening kickoff, Lincoln County controlled the tempo and went on to shut out the Wildcats 34-0. The last time Tullahoma was held scoreless was back in 2011 in a playoff contest against Centennial. Lincoln County dominated in yardage, 311-168, picking up 158 of those yards on the ground. Falcons quarterback Eli Eason added

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  • Northcutt enjoys new role on Browns’ staff

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Tullahoma High School graduate Jamil Northcutt, Ph.D., looks at the field during a Cleveland Browns game earlier this season. --Photo Provided

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma High School graduate Jamil Northcutt, Ph.D., is making an impact on and off the field at football’s highest level. Northcutt, a 1999 THS graduate, attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship. After graduating in 2003, he went to work for the Southeastern Conference. Ten months later, was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as player development coordinator for three years. In

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  • White, Devlin compete in state meet

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Connor White (left) and Linsy Devlin run during the state meet this past Saturday in Knoxville. --Photo Provided

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report West Middle School’s Connor White and Linsy Devlin got the chance to represent Tullahoma at the state level on Saturday afternoon. White, an eighth-grader, and Devlin, a seventh-grader, both competed at the Middle School State Championship this past weekend. Both runners had qualified after their performances at the District Cross Country Meet at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna on Saturday, Oct. 11. In order to reach

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Sean Kice of the Tennessee Department of Health gave a talk on Ebola preparedness Thursday for local hospital, ambulance and emergency management staff, as well officials from the City of Tullahoma, Coffee County government, Tullahoma Utilities Board and more.
Staff photo by Marian Galbraith

Joint training sessions set this week with Ebola leading concerns

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Ebola, the viral disease now of international concern, has also become a local topic with programs and joint training sessions designed to meet emergency situations. A briefing on the disease was held Thursday at Tullahoma High School, and training sessions are scheduled this week at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester and Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. The hospital sessions will not only address

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  • N’uh Uh! All Ebola, all the time

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    For those looking for a bespoke piece of Ebola memorabilia, there’s the $35 fused glass Ebola dish.
--File Photo

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Ebola fever is sweeping the nation, figuratively — and, if you believe the fear-mongering headlines spreading like wildfire across the Internet, literally. Turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or fire up your laptop and you won’t have to wait more than a couple of minutes to see an Ebola-related story. Although I haven’t flown lately, I’d be willing to bet that Ebola is

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  • World-famous ‘Jack’ returns to Lynchburg Saturday

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    The judges’ pavilion in Lynchburg’s Wiseman Park bustles with activity during the 2013 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
--Photo Courtesy Jack Daniel Distillery

    MOORE COUNTY NEWS   Barbecue teams from around the world are preparing to “smoke, season and sear” their way to a chance to be named Grand Champion at the 26th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg on Saturday. Judges and more than 25,000 fans are expected to join competitive barbecue’s best of the best as they compete in what is widely considered the world’s most prestigious barbecue

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Master Sgt. Erica Russo, seen here during a previous performance, and the other mem-bers of the United States Army National Field Band will perform a free concert in the Tul-lahoma High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Tickets are available at The News office, 505 Lakeway Place, or online by clicking the Get Tickets button at http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/schedule/bc_sched.html.
– Photo Provided

Army Field Band ‘honored’ to play for veterans

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Tickets are still available for the free performance by the United States Army Field Band, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Tullahoma High School. The free concert, sponsored by the THS Band, will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two

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  • Playhouse season opens with Dolly Parton musical

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Community Playhouse Inc. will open its 2014-15 season Nov. 1 with “9 to 5: The Musical” at the South Jackson Civic Center. Cast members, from left, are Lindsey Slaughter, Annie Clements, Noel Clements and K. Leigh Wilson.
                                                                   				-Photo by Rachel Nichol Photography

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Community Playhouse, Inc. will open its 2014-15 play season on Saturday, Nov. 1 with the hilarious Broadway musical “9 to 5: The Musical” based on the blockbuster movie of the same name. The production features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and features the book by Patricia Resnick. Based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins, the musical premiered in Los

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  • Good Reads

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Jackie Duncan

    Good poetry can soothe the savage soul EDITOR susan campbell   Great American poet Robert Frost said, “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” I will readily admit that, for me, reading most poetry is somewhat like doing math – most of the time it is completely over my head. Take Robert Burns for instance, the great Scottish poet, in his poem “To a Mouse:” Wee, sleekit,

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