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A 16-year-old male Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges for allegedly shooting the bobcat found hanging from the goalpost on the Tullahoma High School practice field on Tuesday. -- Photo via Twitter

Coffee County HS student charged with killing bobcat hanged at THS field

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

STAFF WRITER josh peterson   A male 16-year-old Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges in the killing of a bobcat out of season that was hanged Tuesday from the practice field goalpost at Tullahoma High School, according to Doug Markham, spokesman with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. According to Markham, however, the juvenile is not being charged with hanging the dead animal from the goalpost and TWRA

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From left are Citizens Bank CEO Pete Williston; Traders Bank vice chair-man Bennie Garrick; Citizens Bank president Joe Carter; Traders Bank chairman Tom Copeland; and Traders Bank president and CEO Tommy Anderton.
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Traders Bank announces merger

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Traders Bank, established in Tullahoma 1889, is merging with Citizens Bank of Lafayette, Tennessee, according to the banks’ boards of directors. According to a press release from Citizens Bank, under the agreement, Traders Bank will be merged with and into Citizens Bank with Citizens “to be the bank to survive the merger.” The current Traders Bank branches will continue to operate under the Traders Bank name as branches of Citizens

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  • Coffee County HS student charged with killing bobcat hanged at THS field

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    A 16-year-old male Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges for allegedly shooting the bobcat found hanging from the goalpost on the Tullahoma High School practice field on Tuesday. -- Photo via Twitter

    STAFF WRITER josh peterson   A male 16-year-old Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges in the killing of a bobcat out of season that was hanged Tuesday from the practice field goalpost at Tullahoma High School, according to Doug Markham, spokesman with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. According to Markham, however, the juvenile is not being charged with hanging the dead animal from the goalpost and TWRA

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  • City names newest roads set for paving

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Several paving projects have already been completed across the city this year, but the work is not finished. On Monday night, the board of mayor and alderman awarded a bid for a new round of road projects, and approved a list of streets to be included in the fall street paving. A contract in the amount of $217,321 was awarded to The Rogers Group for

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Sports

Tullahoma football players Casson Buckner (12) and Aaron Gray (44) tackle a Lincoln County wide receiver on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats blanked by Falcons 34-0

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Nothing went right for Tullahoma in Fayetteville on Friday night. From the opening kickoff, Lincoln County controlled the tempo and went on to shut out the Wildcats 34-0. The last time Tullahoma was held scoreless was back in 2011 in a playoff contest against Centennial. Lincoln County dominated in yardage, 311-168, picking up 158 of those yards on the ground. Falcons quarterback Eli Eason added

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  • Northcutt enjoys new role on Browns’ staff

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Tullahoma High School graduate Jamil Northcutt, Ph.D., looks at the field during a Cleveland Browns game earlier this season. --Photo Provided

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Tullahoma High School graduate Jamil Northcutt, Ph.D., is making an impact on and off the field at football’s highest level. Northcutt, a 1999 THS graduate, attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship. After graduating in 2003, he went to work for the Southeastern Conference. Ten months later, he was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as player development coordinator for three years.

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  • White, Devlin compete in state meet

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Connor White (left) and Linsy Devlin run during the state meet this past Saturday in Knoxville. --Photo Provided

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report West Middle School’s Connor White and Linsy Devlin got the chance to represent Tullahoma at the state level on Saturday afternoon. White, an eighth-grader, and Devlin, a seventh-grader, both competed at the Middle School State Championship this past weekend. Both runners had qualified after their performances at the District Cross Country Meet at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna on Saturday, Oct. 11. In order to reach

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Lifestyles

Members of the THS theater arts department will present “Curious Savage” on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 in the THS Auditorium. Cast members in the front row from left are Donte Battles, Ashley Stevens, Meg Tackett, Lily Jenkins and Macy Brown. In the back row from left are John York, Alex Cornelius, Andrew Reeves, Austin Ray and Erika Smith. 

								-Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

THS theatre group opens season with dark comedy

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Tullahoma High School Theater Arts Department is opening its 2014-15 season with “Curious Savage.” The dark comedy will take place Nov. 21-23 in the THS Auditorium. Why “Curious Savage?” “We take all of our Improvateers (theatre troupe) to the International Thespian Conference for Tennessee each year,” said THS drama instructor Aaron Miller. “(In) this particular conference, we saw the production of ‘Curious Savage’ and

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  • It’s never too early for holiday shopping

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Works by local artists such as Phyllis Dix will be available for purchase at the Foothills Arts and Crafts Festival on Nov. 7-8. Over 50 vendors from the southern Middle Tennessee area will be hand with unique works that include oil paintings, decorative arts, stained glass, jewelry and more.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Christmas is less than two months away. To get shoppers in the mood to begin stocking up for family and friends, annual holiday festivals and markets are gearing up to offer unique items to satisfy even the pickiest shopper. Holiday markets and festivals offer several benefits to its shoppers. These include:   The early bird gets the worm. Getting a head start will almost certainly

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  • Vaughn is celebrating a cancer-free life

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Julia Vaughn

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For local resident Julia Vaughn, the month of October has been a chance to share her story of survival. “(During) the whole month I try and share my story with as many women as I can,” Vaughn said. “I want them to know the importance of knowing their bodies, mammograms and self-check, and also to never give up hope. My experience with breast cancer was

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Entertainment

Master Sgt. Erica Russo, seen here during a previous performance, and the other mem-bers of the United States Army National Field Band will perform a free concert in the Tul-lahoma High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Tickets are available at The News office, 505 Lakeway Place, or online by clicking the Get Tickets button at http://www.armyfieldband.com/pages/schedule/bc_sched.html.
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Army Field Band ‘honored’ to play for veterans

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Tickets are still available for the free performance by the United States Army Field Band, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Tullahoma High School. The free concert, sponsored by the THS Band, will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 7 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two

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  • Playhouse season opens with Dolly Parton musical

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Community Playhouse Inc. will open its 2014-15 season Nov. 1 with “9 to 5: The Musical” at the South Jackson Civic Center. Cast members, from left, are Lindsey Slaughter, Annie Clements, Noel Clements and K. Leigh Wilson.
                                                                   				-Photo by Rachel Nichol Photography

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Community Playhouse, Inc. will open its 2014-15 play season on Saturday, Nov. 1 with the hilarious Broadway musical “9 to 5: The Musical” based on the blockbuster movie of the same name. The production features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and features the book by Patricia Resnick. Based on the screenplay by Resnick and Colin Higgins, the musical premiered in Los

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  • Good Reads

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Jackie Duncan

    Good poetry can soothe the savage soul EDITOR susan campbell   Great American poet Robert Frost said, “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” I will readily admit that, for me, reading most poetry is somewhat like doing math – most of the time it is completely over my head. Take Robert Burns for instance, the great Scottish poet, in his poem “To a Mouse:” Wee, sleekit,

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