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Billy Joe Nelson

Nelson guilty in abduction, rape case

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A Coffee County Circuit Court jury needed little more than an hour to convict a Tullahoma man of abducting and raping a Tullahoma woman on Jan. 1, 2103. The jury of eight women and four men found Billy Joe Nelson, 33, guilty Wednesday of rape, carjacking, robbery, aggravated kidnapping with bodily injury and aggravated kidnapping with the threat of deadly weapon. According to Coffee County

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City, TUB promote ‘waste-free’ documentary

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

The City of Tullahoma has partnered with TUB and the Inter-local Solid Waste Authority to screen a documentary entitled “The Clean Bin Project,” showing at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily through March 31 on LightTUBe’s channel 6. “This is a new way to look at the waste we produce in our community,” said Mayor Curlee. “As most are aware, I want every household and business in Tullahoma to recycle.

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  • Funds may be cut to rural fire dept.

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    The North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department may lose its county funding until its Insur-ance Services Office (ISO) rating, which currently stands at 9, can be improved.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Coffee County Health, Welfare and Recreation Committee passed a motion on Tuesday to withhold $22,000 in proposed annual budget funds from the North Coffee Volunteer Fire Department until its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating, which currently stands at 9, can be improved. Commissioners Margaret Cunningham and Kimberly Martin, both of whom are members of the committee, said that homeowners in the North Coffee area

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  • Carter, Lawson receive Governor’s Star awards

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Sande Hayes, left, executive director of United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties, presents Judy Carter with the Governor’s Volunteer Star Award for Coffee County for 2014.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    Judy Carter and Hannah Lawson have received 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Star awards for Coffee County. They were recognized March 9 at the Marriott Convention Center in Franklin. Carter was chosen for her dedication as president of the United Way of Coffee and Moore Counties for two years following her tenure as a member of the board for several years. According to United Way director Sande Hayes, she worked every fundraiser,

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Sports

Tullahoma's Scott Jones pitches against Franklin County on Wednesday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma, Franklin County split series

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor With the score locked up at 3, Franklin County plated the final run of the game and held on for a 4-3 home victory over Tullahoma on Wednesday. The Rebels’ win split the regular-season series, after the Wildcats narrowly won 7-6 the night before. With the score knotted at 6, Aaron Gray led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple and later scored

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  • Lady Wildcats beat Smyrna, Warren County

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Alyssia Bowen slides into second base against Lincoln County earlier this season. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report  Tullahoma wrapped up a season sweep of Warren County, picking up an 8-4 victory in McMinnville on Tuesday night. The win comes after the Lady Wildcats split a pair of games in the Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament held in Columbia last weekend. THS lost to a 7-3 matchup to St. Benedict on Saturday before defeating Smyrna 3-1 later in the day. Tullahoma jumped on

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  • Wildcats take sixth at Alabama meet

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Jose Justiniano throws the shot put at last year's state meet. This past weekend, Justiniano took fourth place in the event during the Third Annual Heil Northeast Alabama Invitational. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Coming off of a strong showing in its season opener a week beforehand, the Tullahoma boys track and field team followed that up with a sixth-place performance at the Third Annual Heil Northeast Alabama Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats totaled 45 points out of the 18 teams competing at the Fort Payne, Alabama meet. Paul Bryant High School took first on the day with a total

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    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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Lifestyles

One item in the new McDonald’s clothing line is a two-piece thermal underwear set. Or maybe it’s pajamas. I guess it’s possible they’re supposed to be workout clothes.  -- Photo provided

N’uh Uh! Now you can literally wear that Big Mac

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Writing this column is not always easy. Believe it or not, sometimes I have a hard time finding things to complain about. There are weeks when I scour the remote corners of the Internet, searching for something weird, wonderful or out-there enough to write 20 inches about only to come up empty or find myself stretching so hard to make a point that I’m risking

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  • Churches celebrate Holy Week

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Local churches will observe the upcoming Easter holiday with Holy Week services that begin Sunday. In the Christian religion, Easter is the holiday that celebrates and commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day

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  • International sugar artist comes to town

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Internationally known sugar artist Nicholas Lodge was in town recently for a three-day meeting of the International Sugar Arts Collection (ISAC) Association held in the Legends Ballroom at the Tullahoma Business Center on Wilson Avenue. Lodge was invited by Uptown Events owner and caterer Liz Carson. Lodge arrived on Sunday for a day of sharing and meetings, and for the next two days taught classes

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Entertainment

One item in the new McDonald’s clothing line is a two-piece thermal underwear set. Or maybe it’s pajamas. I guess it’s possible they’re supposed to be workout clothes.  -- Photo provided

N’uh Uh! Now you can literally wear that Big Mac

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Writing this column is not always easy. Believe it or not, sometimes I have a hard time finding things to complain about. There are weeks when I scour the remote corners of the Internet, searching for something weird, wonderful or out-there enough to write 20 inches about only to come up empty or find myself stretching so hard to make a point that I’m risking

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  • ‘Fourth of July Creek’ is gritty, epic tale

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    web Fourth July Creek

    EDITOR susan campbell   “Fourth of July Creek” is the beautifully written story of a flawed man trying to save children from bad people like himself. Author Smith Henderson spent a decade crafting his novel, set in 1980 and published this year. It is the tale of Pete Snow, a state social worker in the tiny town of Tenmile, Montana, and the misfortunate, drug-addicted, abusive and mentally ill people he

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  • N’uh uh! Parents should just say no to Hello Barbie

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Toy giant Mattel is gearing up to release Hello Barbie, a techy twist on the 59-year-old favorite that is giving me, and a lot of other people, a wicked case of the heebie-jeebies. Using a Wi-Fi connection and voice recognition software, Hello Barbie will be able to play games and have conversations with children. The doll is slated for release this November — just in

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