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This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

Coffee County school officials searching for person who hanged bobcat at Tullahoma High School

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

Manchester Times Staff Report Coffee County Central High School officials are investigating a complaint that someone hanged a bobcat from the goalposts of the Tullahoma High School practice football field. A photo began circulating rapidly on social media  Tuesday morning, showing what appears to be a dead bobcat suspended in the air above the Tullahoma practice football field. Tullahoma City Schools have since confirmed that a dead bobcat was found

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This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

Coffee County school officials searching for person who hanged bobcat at Tullahoma High School

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

Manchester Times Staff Report Coffee County Central High School officials are investigating a complaint that someone hanged a bobcat from the goalposts of the Tullahoma High School practice football field. A photo began circulating rapidly on social media  Tuesday morning, showing what appears to be a dead bobcat suspended in the air above the Tullahoma practice football field. Tullahoma City Schools have since confirmed that a dead bobcat was found

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  • Local teachers begin outreach reading program

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    From left, Alejandra Hesselbein, Gracie Cruz, Arianna Hesselbein, Gavin Williams, Dillon Moore, Sam Kilgore Jr., Jayden Spurlock, Alfred Kilgore, Leann Kilgore and Jasmine Wil-liams enjoy cookies baked by THS Principal Kathy Rose while listening to a story read by Devin DeLaughter, THS assistant football coach and math teacher.  Storytime at Dossett Homes Apartments is being organized by THS math teacher Robin Dunn.
-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy It’s long been said that the key to instilling a lifelong love of learning is to capture the student’s interest at an early age. On Saturday morning, a group of Tullahoma teachers set out to do just that when they visited Dossett Homes to share a few stories with a group of children. Robin Dunn, president of the Tullahoma City Education Association [TCEA], said the group’s

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  • Man killed, passenger hurt in motorcycle wreck

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    A Tullahoma man was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at the intersection of Anderson and Carroll streets, according to police. The victim was identified as, Terry Wayne Sanders, 50, of South Maple Street. According to a report by Sgt. Robert Weaver, Sanders was traveling north on South Anderson around 10:15 p.m. when he ran a red light and struck the side of

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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

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.

It’s never too early for holiday shopping

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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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  • Lee school Great Pumpkin 5K, festival is Nov. 5

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    From left are the Robert E. Lee Elementary School fall festival team, including Haley Lock-hart, Dr. Woody Dillehay, principal, Winston Brooks, Laurie Perry, Brittany Cleveland, Katie Kazmark and Adria White.
--Photo Provided

    The Robert E Lee Elementary PTO fifth annual Great Pumpkin 5K is set for 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at the school, located at 313 Layne St. Runners can register the morning of the race, or go to the REL website at http://robertelee.tn.tcse.schoolinsites.com/ or http://www.tullahomatn.gov/get-fit/. Runners of all ages and experience level are welcome. “It’s always very exciting to have any type of community 5k,” said principal Dr. Woody Dillehay. “Robert

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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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