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District 15 Coffee County Commission candidate Zak Mohyuddin

Mohyuddin says claims by Kelly ‘vile,’ ‘pure lies’

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith In the race for Coffee County Commission in Tullahoma’s District 15, tensions are escalating between the Republican incumbent Mark Kelly and his Democratic opponent, Zak Mohyuddin, who claims Kelly has made statements about him that are “vile, offensive” and “pure lies.” In a letter to Tullahoma voters dated July 16, Kelly claims Mohyuddin “expressed his beliefs publicly,” that “the American flag should be removed from public

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Carry permit change has some officials worried

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   What some are calling a weakening of the law requiring state-issued carry permits for loaded weapons has local officials concerned. As of July 1, a change to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 regarding the use of firearms allows people without a state-issued carry permit to have a loaded firearm inside their vehicles. The only stipulations are that the individual must be

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  • Mended Hearts inspires hope

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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    Molly Gupta starts local support group for heart disease sufferers STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Heart disease impacts millions of American families and the effects are far more wide-ranging than many people may realize. While physicians are trained to treat the physical impacts of heart disease, patients and their loved ones often find themselves struggling to cope with the psychological effects and the lifestyle changes that become necessary following the

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  • Snacks, wipes, folders … It’s back-to-school time

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   As students prepare to return to school Tuesday, July 29, parents are grappling with long lists of very specific school supplies. At first blush, the lists are what you’d expect.  Elementary students need pencils and erasers, markers and crayons, paper and pocket folders, rulers, scissors, glue and a pencil case to keep it all in. However, on closer inspection, these lists are not quite as

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Sports

Orzino, Capezza compete at Senior Olympics

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Two Tullahoma residents recently made the most of their opportunities to prove that age is nothing but a number. Joe Capezza, 72, and Rick Orzino, 69, represented Franklin County last month in the state finals of the Tennessee Senior Olympics. Open to athletes ages 50 and up, the Tennessee Senior Olympics celebrated its 34th anniversary in late June with seven days of competition in Williamson County.

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  • Sheffield excited to head to Los Angeles

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Justus Sheffield poses for a photo when he won the Gatorade National High School Baseball Player of the Year Award on June 4. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor This past week has been nothing short of a whirlwind for recent Tullahoma High School graduate Justus Sheffield. After signing with the Cleveland Indians in June, Sheffield made his first professional start on July 6 with the Arizona League Indians. On Tuesday, Sheffield will head to Hollywood for the 12th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year ceremony. After being named the Gatorade National

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  • Tullahoma 11, 12s win district title

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

    The Tullahoma 11- and 12-year-old All-Star team celebrates after beating Estill Springs 14-9 on Thursday to become District 8 Champions. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday, the Tullahoma 11- and 12-year-old All-Star team was clinging to a 14-9 lead. With runners on first and second, Estill Springs’ Austin Perry came up to the plate to try to extend the ballgame. After falling behind one ball, two strikes, Perry battled and foul tipped the ball and it looked like it

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Lifestyles

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The Weekly Dig: For the love of school supplies

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle It’s that time of the year again, when the grind of going back to school is upon us. While I know most children can’t stand this time of the year, for me it’s one of my favorites as I love the school supplies that are available. Notebooks, notepads, Post-its, pencils, and the list just goes on and on. I love them all and take great delight

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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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  • Community Cancer Care awards LPN-to-RN scholarship

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Rachel Calhoun of Smyrna has been awarded the first Harvey Butler Graham Scholarship at Motlow College. Dr. William Bradford of Community Cancer Care in Tullahoma is funding the scholarship to memorialize the individual who was instrumental in supporting the technical needs of Community Cancer Care in providing quality radiation therapy. From left are Jan Rogers, director of advancement at Motlow College; Rachel Calhoun, Dr. William Bradford MD, owner and board certified radiation oncologist; and Donna Henley, public relations and market-ing for Community Cancer Care.
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    Rachel Calhoun of Smyrna is the first student enrolled in the Motlow College LPN-to-RN Transition Program to receive the inaugural Harvey Butler Graham Nursing Scholarship. Calhoun has worked as an LPN for three-and-a-half years and said that she wants to become an RN because of individuals in the medical profession that she has encountered who made a difference in her life and were memorable for their skill, experience and kindness.

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Entertainment

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

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

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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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  • Community Playhouse sets new season

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The Community Playhouse is gearing up for a blockbuster season of productions that will include “9 to 5: The Musical,” “Deadly Departed,” “Shrek! The Musical” and “Legally Blonde.” Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.communityplayhouse.org. Community Playhouse officers and members seated from left are Cynthia Reddekopp, president, and Debbie Sanders. Standing from left are Peggy Heyden, treasurer Amy Swanson, Todd Nichols, secretary K. Leigh Wilson, Janet Patter-son, Tim Warren, and librarian Rosie Graham.
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    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Community Playhouse, Inc. has announced its 2014-15 season of plays as it celebrates 60 years of providing live theater in Tullahoma and the surrounding communities. Along with the announcement of a new season, the playhouse has also elected new officers to carry on the business of the theater through the new year. Heading up the playhouse and its activities for the 2014-15

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  • Lehane’s latest crime drama returns readers to Prohibition

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    EDITOR susan campbell   In the opening paragraph of Dennis Lehane’s 2012 crime drama “Live by Night,” Joe Coughlin reflects on his life as the cement around his feet dries and he waits for death that will shortly come. It occurs to him that almost everything of note that had happened in his life, good or bad, had been set in motion the morning he first crossed paths with Emma

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