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Kinkel named as Motlow president

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has recommended that Anthony G. Kinkel be named as the next president of Motlow State Community College. The recommendation will go before the board during a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the TBR system office in Nashville. Kinkel is the current president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas. He has 30 years of service in public education, including

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Move complete to new county jail

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Despite its chaotic beginning, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that it has successfully moved all inmates into the new county jail, with the exception of roughly 38 “trusties” who are currently on work release and will remain at the old facility. Sheriff Steven Graves said there are roughly 230 inmates in the new facility, but numbers fluctuate almost daily. Administrative Captain Frank Watson

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  • THS Class of 2015 to graduate Friday

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The Tullahoma High School Class of 2015 hosted its baccalaureate Sunday after-noon in the THS auditorium. Graduation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in Wilkins Stadi-um. Xavier Northcutt, left, thanks his mother, Jetaun Northcutt, during the reception following Sunday’s service.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Tullahoma High School will bid a fond farewell to the 258 members of the Class of 2015 when the school holds its 93rd annual commencement ceremony on Friday evening. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outdoors, at Wilkins Stadium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association forecast for Friday calls for a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms throughout the

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  • Kinkel named as Motlow president

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Anthony G. Kinkel

    Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has recommended that Anthony G. Kinkel be named as the next president of Motlow State Community College. The recommendation will go before the board during a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the TBR system office in Nashville. Kinkel is the current president of Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas. He has 30 years of service in public education, including

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Sports

Kris Potts-Howard hugs teammate Savion Smith after Smith finished first during a relay race during the District 8-AAA Meet. Potts-Howard and Smith teamed with Cole Potter and Jake Crabtree at the state meet to compete in the 4x200-meter relay. Those THS athletes are hopeful to make it to the New Balance Nationals in June in Greensboro, North Carolina. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma athletes hope to make nationals

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While spring sports in Tullahoma officially came to an end with the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet at MTSU on Friday, four locals are hopeful to see their seasons continue. After a third-place performance at state, Savion Smith, Kris Potts-Howard, Jake Crabtree and Cole Potter are all waiting to see if the Wildcats’ 4×200-meter relay team qualified for the 2015 New Balance

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  • Tullahoma wraps up state meet

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    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

    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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Lifestyles

Over 150 students in the Tullahoma City Schools System were involved in the Artist-in-Residence pro-gram formed by the Tullahoma Arts Council. Farrar students in the back row, from left, are Olivia Swain, Brandon Painter, Jada Hunter, Kassy McElhaney, Michael McGee, Alexis Bates, Gracee Bailey and Noah Watkins. In the front row are Pazlee Lowe, Jada Spry, Jordyn Spry, Abigail Grenier, Kendyn Brock, Chance Cox, Alaisha Bowen, Kylie Glascoe, Analeise Roberts, Trinity Goon, Rachel Ferguson, Avery Brewer, Anna Bymaster, Olena Cousins, Ellie Faulk and Alivia Bowen.  -Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Arts Council brings musical theater to schools

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Tullahoma Arts Council recently celebrated a successful close to its first Artist-in-Residence Program in the city’s elementary schools. The focus of this year’s program was musical theatre–an art form, which, according to arts council, is not covered in the school’s current curriculum. With support from the city and the school system, long-time musical theatre aficionado and Tullahoma resident Michael McGee was recruited

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  • Chasing the musical dream

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

    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.

    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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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

    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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