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A road crew from Rogers Group Inc. resurfaces a section of Washington Street in Tullahoma.
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More paving to start soon

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

Several Tullahoma roadways will be getting a “facelift” in the coming months, and motorists are asked to be patient and cautious while driving through construction areas, according to information from the city of Tullahoma. Thanks to assistance from the Federal Surface Transportation Program, the Rogers Group will begin paving certain local roads starting the week of Monday, Sept. 15. The roads to be resurfaced include Veterans Boulevard; Marbury Road from

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A road crew from Rogers Group Inc. resurfaces a section of Washington Street in Tullahoma.
—Photo Provided

More paving to start soon

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

Several Tullahoma roadways will be getting a “facelift” in the coming months, and motorists are asked to be patient and cautious while driving through construction areas, according to information from the city of Tullahoma. Thanks to assistance from the Federal Surface Transportation Program, the Rogers Group will begin paving certain local roads starting the week of Monday, Sept. 15. The roads to be resurfaced include Veterans Boulevard; Marbury Road from

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  • New $24M Coffee Middle School opens smoothly

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   With construction completed on time and under budget, Coffee County Middle School students made a smooth transition for the new semester into their beautiful new, state-of-the-art facility at 3063 Woodbury Highway north of Manchester. With a price tag of $24 million, nearly 160,000 square feet and an expandable modular design, school principal Kim Aaron said there should be plenty of room for growth and technological

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  • Dozen low-income residents get good news

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Program to provide home improvement funds   STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   About one dozen low-income city residents will have the opportunity to improve their homes with funds provided by the new federal HOME program. The Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen has adopted a set of policies and procedures that establish the framework permitting qualified residents to apply for federal dollars to improve  their homes and bring them up

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Tullahoma quarterback Chase Dixon jukes a Giles County defender on Friday night. Dixon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Wildcats won 21-14. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats get first victory of season, beat Giles County 21-14

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor It took four games, but Tullahoma finally notched its first win of the season, beating Giles County 21-14 at home on Friday night. After getting blown out in their first two games, the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) responded with a close contest against Shelbyville Central on Sept. 5. The Golden Eagles were able to pull out a 39-35 win in a come-from-behind second-half effort. Tullahoma again

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  • Olive notches win No. 150 at Tullahoma

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Tullahoma head coach John Olive points at his coaching staff after Friday's win over Giles County. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While Tullahoma finally got on the win column on Friday night, the victory was also a momentous occasion for head coach John Olive. With the Wildcats’ 21-14 home win over Giles County, Olive notched his 150th victory at the helm of the Tullahoma program. In typical Olive-like fashion, he deflected the praise toward him and shined it back on his current and former players. “We’ve

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  • Lady Wildcats make it eight straight wins

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Tullahoma soccer player Anastasia Wellington (21) plays a ball against Columbia on Thursday. Despite the wet field conditions, Wellington scored twice and THS won 4-0. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma not only had to fight off its opponent, but also had to weather the field conditions when they hosted Columbia Central on Thursday. After rain came pouring down in the afternoon, the teams faced off on a soggy and slippery surface. That didn’t stop the Lady Wildcats as they cruised to their eighth straight win. Anastasia Wellington scored two first-half goals and Shannon Reagan

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Posted on September 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

What I love about fall LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   There’s no doubt that I am a summertime gal. I love flip flops, tank tops and sundresses. I have never been one for cold weather and my dislike of it only seems to grow as I get older. However, while I might not like the change of the weather from warm to cold, I will have to admit that I

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  • Big acts to perform at 41A Festival

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 7:00 am

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Fifth Annual 41A Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 26 and 27 in downtown Tullahoma. “We are so excited about the lineup that will be performing this year. These are rising artists that getting a lot of play on country radio, so we are thrilled to showcase these artist here in Tullahoma,” said Hope Sartain, marketing chair for the festival. Along with

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  • Good Reads

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    A New Journey with Gabaldon’s ‘Voyager’   LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   As I find myself in now on the fifth book, “The Fiery Cross,” of the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon, I have come to the conclusion that book series are both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that for however long the series is, we get to immerse ourselves in the characters’ stories and their adventures

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Entertainment

Big acts to perform at 41A Festival

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 7:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Fifth Annual 41A Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 26 and 27 in downtown Tullahoma. “We are so excited about the lineup that will be performing this year. These are rising artists that getting a lot of play on country radio, so we are thrilled to showcase these artist here in Tullahoma,” said Hope Sartain, marketing chair for the festival. Along with

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  • Good Reads: Return to war-torn Europe in Doerr’s lyrical new novel

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

    web All the Light We Cannot See

    EDITOR susan campbell   The greatest compliment a reader can pay is to say that she is sorry to reach a book’s final page. This is exactly the way I felt reading Anthony Doerr’s wonderful latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See.” I knew long before I reached page 530 that I wanted to read it again. The heroine of Doerr’s novel is a blind French girl named Marie-Laure

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  • N’uh Uh! The dreaded fanny pack makes a comeback

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Matthew McConaughey wore a leather fanny pack to an Astros game at Fenway Park last weekend, becoming the latest celebrity to embrace the comeback of the waist pouch. 
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fashion. And I’m sad to say that the day has finally come: The fanny pack is making a comeback. The belted pouches had their heyday in the ’80s. I wore one from time to time back in the day — in a truly hideous shade of fluorescent yellow, if memory serves. Thankfully, I’m pretty sure

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