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Sparks fly in register’s office budget talks

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Newly-elected Coffee County Register of Deeds Donna Toney recently distributed a letter to the Budget and Finance Committee that some members described as “disparaging, inaccurate, misleading and offensive” and led to harsh words between Toney and Commissioner Tim Morris. In a letter distributed to the Budget and Finance Committee on Nov. 4, Toney appeared to blame her “predecessor,” retired Register of Deeds Ellen Vaughn, who

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Christmas tree lighting is Saturday

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Tullahoma Community Pride Foundation will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony beside the caboose in downtown Tullahoma from 4-5 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to the event. Special guest will be “Fire Pup,” who will be aboard one to the Tullahoma Fire Department’s vehicles. Fire Pup will be accepting donations of new unwrapped toys for the Tullahoma Fire Department’s Toys for Tots drive, according to Patricia Lee

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  • Reindeer Fun Run to benefit animal shelter

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    The inaugural Reindeer Fun Run, a “family-friendly foot race” with proceeds to benefit the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, has been set for 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Runners and walkers are invited to run down Jackson Street in front of the Tullahoma Christmas Parade watchers, and participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Christmas movie character. Register at D.W. Wilson Community Center or on the day of the race at

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  • Sparks fly in register’s office budget talks

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Newly-elected Coffee County Register of Deeds Donna Toney recently distributed a letter to the Budget and Finance Committee that some members described as “disparaging, inaccurate, misleading and offensive” and led to harsh words between Toney and Commissioner Tim Morris. In a letter distributed to the Budget and Finance Committee on Nov. 4, Toney appeared to blame her “predecessor,” retired Register of Deeds Ellen Vaughn, who

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Sports

White County guard Jacob Fresh steals the ball away from THS gard Aaron Torbert on Tuesday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

White County dominates Tullahoma

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Wildcats hammered by Warriors 84-49, Lady ‘Cats lose 65-41 By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor It was a bad night for both Tullahoma High School basketball squads when they traveled to White County on Tuesday night. After taking a 16-10 lead heading into the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats lost control of that advantage and never regained it, losing to the Warriorettes, 65-41. The ’Cats on the other hand, were outmatched

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  • Annual Bobcat/Panther 5K takes place

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report More than 200 participants came out to support the local middle schools by competing in the Second Annual Bobcat/Panther 5K on Saturday morning. The 5K was part of the Get Fit! Tullahoma program that was launched in March 2013. Mayor Lane Curlee is behind the initiative that was created to encourage wellness and to reduce obesity and diabetes in the community. “Over 200 people gathered for

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  • Lady Wildcats scrap for win over Cascade

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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

    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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Turkey leftover makeovers

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   It’s all fun and games until the Thanksgiving meal is over and the thought of eating even another spoonful of dressing or one more bit of turkey seems unbearable. It happens every year without fail and almost everyone is guilty of doing it – the inevitable cooking of too much food. Many will eat leftovers for days following Thanksgiving and oftentimes the holiday’s leftovers are

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  • Downtown Lions Club Christmas concert is Dec. 6

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    From left, Todd Nichols, Chris Gregory and Adam Womack, all tenors, are featured solo-ists at this year’s Tullahoma Civic Choir concert sponsored by the Downtown Lions Club.
--Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   For the seventh year, the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club invites the community to ring in the holiday season with a musical celebration presented by the Tullahoma Civic Choir. Again under the direction of retired music teacher Ann Baldwin, the choir will present a variety of songs both sacred and secular at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Grace Baptist Church. Opening with Ode to

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  • Thanksgiving: The story behind the turkey

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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    LIFESYTLES EDITOR kali bolle   Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite national holidays. For some holiday fun, take a moment to discover some of the most interesting things about Turkey Day.   The history of Thanksgiving   According to history.com, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than

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Entertainment

From left, Todd Nichols, Chris Gregory and Adam Womack, all tenors, are featured solo-ists at this year’s Tullahoma Civic Choir concert sponsored by the Downtown Lions Club.
--Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

Downtown Lions Club Christmas concert is Dec. 6

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   For the seventh year, the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club invites the community to ring in the holiday season with a musical celebration presented by the Tullahoma Civic Choir. Again under the direction of retired music teacher Ann Baldwin, the choir will present a variety of songs both sacred and secular at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Grace Baptist Church. Opening with Ode to

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  • 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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