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West Middle School principal Dr. Mick Shuran watches a part being made with the school’s 3-D printer, which was purchased with funds from a Tullahoma Education Foundation for Excellence grant.  The printer will have a home in the newly designed STEM lab at the school.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

West STEM lab fosters creative learning

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   In response to the rapidly evolving job market, schools across the nation are putting greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction, and Tullahoma’s West Middle School is no exception. And now, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Tullahoma Education Foundation for Excellence, West Middle School will not only be able to offer its own students more STEM opportunities, but school officials

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West Middle School principal Dr. Mick Shuran watches a part being made with the school’s 3-D printer, which was purchased with funds from a Tullahoma Education Foundation for Excellence grant.  The printer will have a home in the newly designed STEM lab at the school.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

West STEM lab fosters creative learning

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   In response to the rapidly evolving job market, schools across the nation are putting greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction, and Tullahoma’s West Middle School is no exception. And now, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Tullahoma Education Foundation for Excellence, West Middle School will not only be able to offer its own students more STEM opportunities, but school officials

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  • Security changes could stop ‘spoofing’

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:40 am

    “Spoofing” is the act of illegally downloading numbers from a customer’s debit or credit from a store’s card reader onto a flash drive, then selling the numbers, which are then re-produced onto fake debit or credit cards. In October, businesses will change the way data is loaded onto cards, according to Investigator Butch Stewart with the Manchester Police Department.   
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    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   Almost daily, fraud departments from area banking institutions are tasked with notifying customers that their accounts have been “hacked” – used illegally for gift card purchases hundreds or thousands of miles away although their credit or debit cards have never left their possession. Manchester Police Department Investigator Butch Stewart has worked several of these cases in partnership with U.S. Secret Service Agent Darren Earl. “I’ve

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  • Haven of Hope seeks volunteers

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Haven of Hope, an area shelter for victims of domestic abuse, is seeking volunteers to work with its sexual assault program. “We are looking for individuals at least 21 years of age with the availability for on-call shifts who can attend regularly scheduled meetings and accompany victims to the hospital,” said Mona Mason, executive director of the shelter. “Potential volunteers should be able to work in a crisis situation and

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Sports

Tullahoma wrestler Devan Cyree takes on a Cookeville's Derrick Christensen during the Region 5-AAA Duals on Jan. 22. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats gear up for state tourney

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  For just the fourth time in school history, the Wildcat wrestling team will compete at the state’s highest level. Tullahoma will compete for the first time since 2009 in the Class AAA TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championship this weekend. The state tournament will take place at the Williamson County Expo Center in Franklin on Friday and Saturday. THS previously made it to state in 2007

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  • Lady Wildcats hold on for senior night win

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    In between the Tullahoma High School boys and girls basketball games against Lincoln County on Tuesday, the senior members of the teams and cheerleading squad were honored. Front row, from left: Kentoria Alexander, Haley Bland and Ashlyn McDonald. Middle row: LeeLee Hines, Katie Myers, Macy Marin and Anna Arnold. Back row: Dominick Sanchez, Brandon Johnson, Luke Mitchell, Jake Crabtree and Alex Williams.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  With 2:04 left on the clock during Tuesday’s contest, the Lady Wildcats were clinging to a 48-44 lead over Lincoln County. After a pair of steals from Anastasia Wellington and Kerstin White, Tullahoma was able to hold on for the 55-46 home victory. Kentoria Alexander knocked down four free throws and White hit three during the final minutes, to lead the Lady Wildcats to the

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  • Wildcats headed to state

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Tullahoma wrestler Chris Howse faces Siegel's Mason Loupe on Thursday at the Region 5-AAA Duals. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Tullahoma finishes as runner-up at Region Duals By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Heading into Thursday night, Tullahoma’s top priority was to knock off Cookeville in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA Duals held at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro. After a tightly contested matchup with the Cavaliers, the Wildcats accomplished their mission, taking down Cookeville 39-27 to secure a berth into the TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships. This is the

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Lifestyles

The Gulf-Coast-based band Hotel Oscar will perform at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 Daddy Billy's in Tullahoma. From left are Owen Finley, Mose Wilson and Isaac Eady. 
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Hotel Oscar brings Gulf Coast sound to town

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR Kali Bolle   In the next few days, Florida-based musical trio “Hotel Oscar” will leave the warmth of the Sunshine State and head to Tennessee, where much cooler temperatures and hometown audiences await them. The trio will perform in Tullahoma, Belvidere and Sewanee. Shows are set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at The Belvidere Market in Belvidere; 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Daddy Billy’s in Tullahoma;

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  • Gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Around 110 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots at 5:30 p.m. on NBC. While football is the main attraction, many viewers will be tuning in to watch the long-awaited Super Bowl commercials, enjoy the halftime show, and, of course, eat the food. Here’s what you can expect from all three.

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  • Weekly Dig: App to it

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Smartphone style apps can be very useful in keeping up with the latest trends and special pricing alerts.
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    By Kali Bolle   While I almost always have something to write about each week in this column, there are times when my thought engine runs a little low. That’s when I look to you, my savvy reader, for help. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The goal of this little column is to give you something to read each Sunday that makes you feel good, look

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Entertainment

The Gulf-Coast-based band Hotel Oscar will perform at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 Daddy Billy's in Tullahoma. From left are Owen Finley, Mose Wilson and Isaac Eady. 
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Hotel Oscar brings Gulf Coast sound to town

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR Kali Bolle   In the next few days, Florida-based musical trio “Hotel Oscar” will leave the warmth of the Sunshine State and head to Tennessee, where much cooler temperatures and hometown audiences await them. The trio will perform in Tullahoma, Belvidere and Sewanee. Shows are set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at The Belvidere Market in Belvidere; 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Daddy Billy’s in Tullahoma;

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  • In Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ survival is not enough

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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    EDITOR susan campbell   Twenty years have passed since the end of civilization, and a band of Shakespearean actors wielding knives while traveling the country in covered wagons sets the scene for “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel and a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Post-apocalyptic novels are all the rage these days, as they tend to be during times of great economic and social unrest.

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  • N’uh Uh! Those Internet trolls love a good hoax

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    In Internet parlance, a troll is someone whose idea of a good time is stirring up trouble by posting lies, hoaxes, picking fights or sowing the seeds for a raging argument and then sitting back and watching the fallout.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   News flash: The Internet is full of liars and trolls. I knew this — of course I knew this — but I got an especially aggravating reminder earlier this week. Bonnaroo announced its lineup for this year’s festival on Tuesday night, and since Bonnaroo puts nearly as much emphasis on the community out on The Farm as it does on the bands that take the

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