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Tullahoma was blanketed with a 3-inch snowfall Wednesday night, prompting the cancela-tion of city schools for the fourth time in two weeks. Beginning Wednesday, March 4, el-ementary school students will begin making up days by staying in session until 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 22.
 --Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Students to make up snow-day time

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Mother Nature has prompted Tullahoma City Schools officials to make the decision to close schools four times in the last two weeks. On Thursday, city schools, as well as all of the surrounding county schools, were closed due to a 4-inch snowfall that blanketed the area Wednesday evening. By late Thursday, the snow had begun to melt as temperatures rose, with today’s (Friday’s) forecast calling

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Tullahoma was blanketed with a 3-inch snowfall Wednesday night, prompting the cancela-tion of city schools for the fourth time in two weeks. Beginning Wednesday, March 4, el-ementary school students will begin making up days by staying in session until 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 22.
 --Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Students to make up snow-day time

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Mother Nature has prompted Tullahoma City Schools officials to make the decision to close schools four times in the last two weeks. On Thursday, city schools, as well as all of the surrounding county schools, were closed due to a 4-inch snowfall that blanketed the area Wednesday evening. By late Thursday, the snow had begun to melt as temperatures rose, with today’s (Friday’s) forecast calling

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  • Insure Tenn. supporters say fight not over

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Legally blind, disabled and struggling with numerous other health issues with no insur-ance, Lesia Dian Fox said she is devastated by the defeat of Gov. Haslam’s “Insure Ten-nessee” program, which would have restored her TennCare coverage. She and her hus-band Billy Ray Fox have a total monthly income of $1,325 per month, including Supple-ment Nutrition Assistance Plan (SNAP) funds, also known as food stamps.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith Lesia Dian Fox, a 50-year-old woman from McMinnville, said she was devastated by the recent state Senate Legislative Committee’s vote to squelch, at least temporarily, Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” proposal. “I called Senator (Janice) Bowling’s office several times and emailed her and asked others to do the same, urging her to support the plan,” Fox said, “but she still voted against it.” According to the

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  • Weather forces rare ERPUD curtailment order

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    ERPUD Manager of Operations Eddie Moffitt monitors interruptible clients’ usage at the system control and data acquisition (SCADA) console in the dispatch office on South Jackson Street in Tullahoma.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapcyznski   For the first time in eight years, Elk River Public Utility District (ERPUD) issued a curtailment order to all 11 gas customers operating under the company’s interruptible contract. Together, the 11 companies operating under that contract consume roughly 10 percent of ERPUD’s monthly capacity. By entering into an interruptible contract, these companies agree to receive discounted rates throughout the year in exchange for allowing ERPUD

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Sports

THS Wrestling Coach Al Morris watches one of his grapplers against Cookeville in the Region 5-AAA Duals on Jan. 22. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Morris to head TMS football program

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Following last year’s season finale against Harris in October, Tullahoma Middle School Head Football Coach Randy Edwards announced he was stepping down from his position. Edwards served as head coach for the Wildcats for nine seasons and prior to that had been an assistant since 1992. In 2013, the ’Cats won the Central Tennessee Conference Championship game and last season finished the season 3-4. In

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  • Late 3 lifts THS over Shelbyville

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Tullahoma guard Anastasia Wellington shoots the ball over a Columbia defender on Thursday night. Against Shelbyville on Saturday, Wellington knocked down a 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining to give the Lady Wildcats a 44-41 victory. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tied at 41 with 23.8 seconds remaining in the contest, Tullahoma and Shelbyville needed every second to settle a winner during the District 8-AAA semifinal matchup on Saturday. After the Eaglettes tied the contest, the Lady Wildcats made sure to get the shot they wanted on their next possession. From the top of the key, Kentoria Alexander found teammate Anastasia Wellington open with a good

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  • Cyree, Lett medal at state tourney

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Tullahoma wrestler Devan Cyree looks at the time on the clock against Enrique Gonzalez on Friday at the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After sending 10 to the TSSAA State Wrestling Championships this past week, Tullahoma had two grapplers remaining on the final day of the tournament. Devan Cyree and Mikey Lett entered Saturday in the consolation bracket of their respective weight classes, guaranteeing both would become medalists at the state tournament. Lett took home sixth in the 195-pound division, ending his high school wrestling career as a

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Lifestyles

The Nashville Lawn & Garden show is Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event.  More than 18,000 people from around the mid-south region visit each year.  In addition to a full lecture series, several demonstrations will be offered this year on topics such as beekeeping and aquaponics.

Lawn and garden show to feature local experts

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release The Tennessee State Fairgrounds will be transformed into a wonderland of vegetation March 5-8 for the 26th annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. The theme for this year’s show is “Gardens of Eden.” Participating garden companies have been encouraged to create paradise with displays covering more than an acre inside the Creative Arts building inside the fairgrounds.   About the show   “The

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  • Sibling showcase set for South Jackson

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Pianist Vicki Collinsworth said it has taken a marathon of preparation for the upcoming performance at South Jackson with her sister Gay Grosz. Living more than 400 miles apart, the sisters will have only two days to practice together before their live performance on Friday. 

						-Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   A showcase of classical music is set for Friday, Feb. 27 at the South Jackson Civic Center featuring local artist and Tullahoma resident Vicki Collinsworth and Dr. Gay Grosz, of Louisiana. The two performers are sisters and both are excited about getting to play together and present an evening of some of their favorite classical literature. “We are expecting great things from

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  • Weekly Dig: Welcoming spring

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    By Kali Bolle  LIFESTYLES EDITOR Raise your hand if you’re officially over winter. I guess the groundhog meant business when he forecast six more weeks of the stuff. I know I said a few weeks back that I was tired of the cold weather and then wrote about my favorite cold season accessories. Well, old man winter can have all my cute accessories. I just want spring. So, for this

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Pianist Vicki Collinsworth said it has taken a marathon of preparation for the upcoming performance at South Jackson with her sister Gay Grosz. Living more than 400 miles apart, the sisters will have only two days to practice together before their live performance on Friday. 

						-Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

Sibling showcase set for South Jackson

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   A showcase of classical music is set for Friday, Feb. 27 at the South Jackson Civic Center featuring local artist and Tullahoma resident Vicki Collinsworth and Dr. Gay Grosz, of Louisiana. The two performers are sisters and both are excited about getting to play together and present an evening of some of their favorite classical literature. “We are expecting great things from

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  • Good Reads: ‘Secret Wisdom of the Earth’ lovely story of redemption

    Posted on February 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

    EDITOR susan campbell   Those of us raised in the South and who have spent many years hiking its hills and valleys will immediately recognize the characters and scenery in Christopher Scotten’s wonderful and highly praised debut novel, “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.” Set in the imaginary Appalachian coal-mining town of Medgar, Kentucky, which might as well be Harlan, Scotten’s novel tells the story of 14-year-old Kevin and his

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  • Sewanee brings big names to Performing Arts Series

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Blues musician and composer Rory Block will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Sewanee’s Guerry Auditorium. Tickets are all general admission and available at the door.
--Photo by Sergio Kurhajec

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   It may be cold outside, but Guerry Auditorium at the University of the South will be heating up for its latest performance in the Performing Arts Series, set for today on the university’s Sewanee campus. The university will present award-winning and internationally recognized blues musician Rory Block at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) in Guerry Auditorium. The 2015 series recently kicked off with

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