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Father of boys in shooting case indicted

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The father of a Hillsboro toddler who was accidentally shot in March has been indicted by the Coffee County Grand Jury. Martin Jackson Anderson, 20, of A Street, Hillsboro, was indicted on two counts of aggravated child abuse of children under 8 years old, and two counts of reckless endangerment by the April term of the grand jury. Anderson’s 18-month-old son was accidentally shot in

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Tullahoma Walgreens is partnering with VFW Post 4188 in Tullahoma and Fisher House in Murfreesbo-ro to raise food for veterans and active military families in need.  Walgreens photo specialist and U.S. Air Force veteran Walter Wasilewski served two tours in Vietnam between 1964-1972.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Health fair offers free services to veterans

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Walgreens in Tullahoma is sponsoring a Veterans Outreach Health Fair at the Tullahoma VFW Post 4188, at 707 S Polk St., from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Active military, veterans and their spouses will be given the opportunity to have their blood pressure and sugar levels checked free of charge, according to Walgreens spokeswoman Rebecca French. Participants are asked to fast in advance of the event. Following

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  • THS awards night is May 12

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    The Tullahoma High School senior awards program is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 in the THS auditorium. Local scholarships, Hope Scholarships, university/technical scholarships and special awards will be announced. All seniors are encouraged to attend, as well as family and friends. For more information contact Cindy Rusk at 454-2625 or email

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  • County to outsource inmate health care

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   In an attempt to get inmate medical costs under better control at the county jail, the Coffee County Purchasing Commission voted Monday to outsource the inmate health care operations to Quality Correctional Health Care (QCHC). Outsourcing will begin in May and is expected to cost $456,000 per year. According to its website, QCHC is a physician-owned correctional health care provider based in Birmingham, Alabama. The

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Before Thursday's home contest against Marshall County, eight Tullahoma High School baseball players were honored during senior night ceremonies. From left: Grey Alexander, Matt Broussard, Matt Carnes, Aaron Gray, R.J. Moore, Mikey Lett, Scott Jones and Brandon Johnson. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats have ‘unique’ senior night

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After a rainout on Monday, Tullahoma Baseball Head Coach Brad White was forced to piece together a schedule that had the Wildcats playing seven games in five consecutive days. After unveiling the schedule on Twitter on Monday, White followed that up with a tweet that read, “Craziest schedule I’ve ever seen, to go with the craziest weather I’ve ever seen.” With three of the seven

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  • Lady Wildcats notch back-to-back wins

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Before Thursday night's game against Grundy County two Tullahoma High School softball players were honored during senior night ceremonies. From left: Joanna Lyle and Taylor Honea. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Joanna Lyle powered two home runs and Shyanne Sheffield added a two-run shot of her own to lead the Lady Wildcats to an 8-0 victory at Franklin County on Friday. Amber Clark notched the win in the circle, limiting the Rebelettes to just two hits on the night. She also allowed just two walks and struck out three batters in the complete-game victory. “I mean

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  • Wildcats break losing skid with 7-1 win

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Colton Connor tracks down the ball against Coffee County on Thursday. Connor scored four goals against White County on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  Colton Connor became the first Tullahoma soccer player to score four goals in a single game in nearly four years against White County on Friday night. Austin Jackson was the last player to accomplish that feat, pulling it off during the Wildcats’ 2011 season. Jared Janeway added two goals and Will Holt added another as Tullahoma picked up a sound 7-1 victory at home on

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South Cumberland Park sets May hikes

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Saturday, May 2 9 a.m. Horsepound Falls Meet Ranger Gheesling at the Collins West trailhead for a hike to Horsepound Falls. Pass Suter Falls on the way. This is a great chance to see some of the best waterfalls of South Cumberland. Wildflowers abound on the route, the Collins Gulf trail. This is a 6-mile round trip hike. Descend into the gulf over some rough trail areas and return on

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  • THS JROTC drill team shines at competitions

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Cadets kneeling from left are Sean Madden, Taylor Hendrix, Kaleb Fanning, Sally Pepera and Donna Davis. In the second row, from left, are Dalton Baker, Landon Fanning and Cameron Haley. In the third row are DeAngelo Carson, Carson Haley, Thomas Ferrell, David King and Austin Rainey. 
								-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Tullahoma High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) drill team recently competed and placed in two competitions to complete their spring competition season. The team was named grand champion and took overall first-place honors in the Redstone Sergeants Major Association Drill Competition on March 7 in Redstone, Alabama. The team was also named first place unarmed platoon and unarmed squad and

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  • ‘Dreams, miracles’ offered at Blue Monarch

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Cassie Jackson and her son, Connor Donahue, enjoy the view from the back porch of the main house at Blue Monarch.
								--Photo Provided

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Now in its 12th year of operation, “dreams, miracles and positive transformation” continue as goals of Blue Monarch, a long-term, Christian faith-based treatment and recovery center located in rural Coffee County for abused and addicted women and their children. Owned and operated by and for women, Blue Monarch’s stated mission is to provide a therapeutic residential community for women with a history of drug addiction,

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‘Shrek: The Musical’ opens April 17

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   There’s a big green ogre headed to Tullahoma, and he’s bringing a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess and a host of well-known and beloved fairy tale characters with him. In time for the spring play season, the Community Playhouse Inc. will paint the town green as it presents its final production of the year, “Shrek: The Musical.” According to director Heather Kleinfeld, Shrek

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  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ is good summer thriller

    Posted on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    web Girl on the Train

    EDITOR susan campbell   I will be the first to admit that when choosing a book to read, I generally do not turn to thrillers. The last thriller I read was “Gone Girl,” and it took me quite a long while to recover. Prior to that it was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and I could spend an entire column writing about how much and why I disliked that

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

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    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

    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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