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Ginny Pack, kindergarten teacher at Farrar Elementary School in Tullahoma, shows some of her teaching techniques as she gets set to begin her 29th year with the city system.  
— Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Today’s kindergarten is no longer ‘cut and paste’

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be. Just ask Ginny Pack. “It’s no longer cut and paste kindergarten,” she said. “If I did cut and paste kindergarten, I wouldn’t be teaching very long because my kids wouldn’t be ready for the next grade level.” Pack has been a Tullahoma City Schools teacher for nearly 30 years, spending her entire career working with the youngest pupils

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The brown recluse: A pest with a very bad bite

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 7:00 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith & press reports   Beware of light brown spiders with a dark mark on the back that resembles a violin. Sometimes called a “fiddleback” or “violin spider,” its name is the brown recluse and it packs a venomous bite. Toxicologists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer, according to a recent press release. Their

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  • Bond raised to $500,000 as Luce cases bound to grand jury

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas     The case of a Florida man accused of firing shots in the vicinity of police had his bond raised and his seven cases bound over to the Coffee County Grand Jury at a hearing Tuesday. Shawn Michael Luce, 25, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of property, two counts of unlawful carrying of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest involving

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  • Some public housing rent scales to change

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   Starting the first of October, people living at the top end of the public housing rent scales will see an increase in their maximum rental rates — or “flat rents” — according to Tullahoma Housing Authority director Jim Rock. Those who will be affected have already been notified of the rate change, he said. All low-income families who qualify for subsidized housing pay rental rates

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Sports

Brentwood High School golf player Nash Gilchrist chips a ball just outside of the green on the second hole at the Lakewood Country Club on Thursday. After three players tied for first, shooting a 73 on the course, a playoff was needed to determine a winner. Gilchrist ended up winning the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational. 
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Golf season tees off with Lakewood tourney

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report The Tullahoma High School golf season officially got underway on Thursday when the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational took place at Lakewood Country Club. Twelve boys teams competed in the tournament alongside six complete girls teams. In total, 10 high schools had girls compete in the Tullahoma tournament. On the boys’ side, Tullahoma finished seventh out of the 12 teams competing.

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  • Tullahoma gets set to tee off new season

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Ellen Morataya

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While students from around Tullahoma are enjoying their final days of summer, some of the THS athletes are already back at work. School officially opens on July 29, but the Tullahoma High School golf season officially gets underway on Thursday. The Wildcats and Lady ’Cats squads start their 2014 season by participating in the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational held

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  • CATS win Summer Race League Championship

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The CATS swim team celebrates after winning gold at the Race League Championships held in Sewanee earlier this month. --Photo provided

    PRESS RELEASE After wrapping up an undefeated season, the Coffee County and Tullahoma Swim team (CATS) celebrated in Sewanee earlier this month. In their final race of the season on July 12, the CATS competed in the 2014 Summer Race League Championship. The local squad brought home the gold, finishing first out of nine total teams that competed in the championship. In a tight matchup, the CATS finished with 2,113.5

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Lifestyles

Ginny Pack, kindergarten teacher at Farrar Elementary School in Tullahoma, shows some of her teaching techniques as she gets set to begin her 29th year with the city system.  
— Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Today’s kindergarten is no longer ‘cut and paste’

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be. Just ask Ginny Pack. “It’s no longer cut and paste kindergarten,” she said. “If I did cut and paste kindergarten, I wouldn’t be teaching very long because my kids wouldn’t be ready for the next grade level.” Pack has been a Tullahoma City Schools teacher for nearly 30 years, spending her entire career working with the youngest pupils

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  • The Weekly Dig: Super foods for super beauty

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Looking for great skin and hair? Then look no further than the grocery store. While it’s fine to splurge on expensive creams and lotions, your diet can play a huge role in the look of your skin and hair. Here are some skin and hair super foods that will add radiance to your look. Enjoy.   Blueberries This low-profile berry was ranked number one in

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  • Good Reads: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is funny, heartbreaking

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

    EDITOR susan campbell   With the advantage of history, Americans will look back on the Iraq War and wonder if it was worth it. We will ask ourselves if we were deceived as to the reasons for invading a country that had not invaded us. We will wonder if Iraq was truly the epicenter of Middle East unrest that we were led to believe. And what about those WMDs? Ben

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Entertainment

Good Reads: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is funny, heartbreaking

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

EDITOR susan campbell   With the advantage of history, Americans will look back on the Iraq War and wonder if it was worth it. We will ask ourselves if we were deceived as to the reasons for invading a country that had not invaded us. We will wonder if Iraq was truly the epicenter of Middle East unrest that we were led to believe. And what about those WMDs? Ben

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  • N’uh Uh! The curse of rage face

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Jack White’s rage face sparked an Internet frenzy after someone snapped this unflattering photo of the musician at a Cubs game last Friday. –Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Jack White, I feel your pain. The Internet exploded this week when a photo of the musician taken at last Friday’s Cubs game popped up online. Let’s just say it doesn’t look like Jack is having a good time. It wasn’t long before the image went viral, spawning dozens of memes using Jack’s expression as a jumping off point for jokes about everything from his

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  • N’uh Uh! Discovering the naked truth on basic cable

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    The Discovery Channel is currently airing "Naked and Afraid" a reality show where two strangers are dropped off in the wilderness, without food, water or clothing and left to survive on their own for three weeks. -- Photo by The Discovery Channel

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   When reality TV first came into vogue, many shows promoted themselves as depicting the naked truth. The latest cringe worthy trend in the genre seems to involve taking the naked part of that literally. The Discovery Channel is currently airing “Naked and Afraid,” a show in which two strangers — a man and a woman — are dropped in the middle of the wilderness for

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