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Manchester Police Dept. Sgt. Devin Deford, left, escorts Donald Brewer, 24, of Mill Street in Manchester, into the Cof-fee County Jail Monday. Brewer is one of 81 people arrested as part of an extensive undercover drug operation con-ducted in Coffee County. Brewer was charged with posses-sion of a Schedule VI drug (marijuana) in a school zone.
                                                   	 —Staff Photo by Wayne Thomas

81 face charges in ‘Slow the Flow’ drug roundup

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas Area law enforcement officers involved in a “Slow the Flow” drug roundup operation arrested 81 people Monday who were named in sealed indictments issued last week by the Coffee County Grand Jury. The undercover operation involved investigations conducted over a period of several months with 120 cases alleged against the 81 individuals. According to Manchester Police Chief Mark Yother, officers took $100,000 worth of drugs off

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Household hazardous waste collection day is April 26

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Coffee County on April 26. “Our household hazardous waste mobile collection service provides the people of Tennessee with a safe, environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other potentially hazardous waste at no cost,” Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau said. “This service travels across the state holding collection events in

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  • Proposed state bill could affect city schools’ retirement plan

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy As the Tullahoma City School Board works to address the rising expense of its retirement plan for noncertified employees, the state government is poised to put a clock on that effort. At last week’s study session Dr. Dan Lawson, director of schools, said a bill currently before the state legislature, Senate Bill 2079, will require any government-associated entity operating a retirement plan independent of the state

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  • City school board race re-opened

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith and press release   The filing deadline to qualify to run for a position on the Tullahoma City School Board has been extended through Thursday, Vernita Davis, administrator of Coffee County elections, has announced. The extension is a result of two-term incumbent Linda Thoma’s recent decision to withdraw from August race. State law requires this in cases where an incumbent files a qualifying petition to run,

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Tullahoma soccer player Joey Ortiz (left) tracks down a ball against Franklin County on Friday. -- Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

THS, Rebels play to scoreless draw

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor   The Tullahoma High School soccer team couldn’t find that one goal it needed and ended the game with Franklin County in a scoreless draw at home on Friday night. With 34 minutes left to go in the contest, Tullahoma had its best opportunity to score. After being fouled inside the keeper’s box, Brandon Tucker lined up for a penalty kick. Tucker’s kick was saved

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  • Lady Wildcats win two matches

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Tullahoma tennis player Laura Burke hits a ball back against Lincoln County on April 2. Burke won her singles matches over Shelbyville and Columbia this week. -- Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report   The Tullahoma High School girls tennis team picked up a pair of wins this week. The Lady Wildcats defeated Shelbyville on the road, 4-3, on Monday before winning a home match against Columbia Central, 5-2, on Thursday. The THS boys were shut out in both matches, 7-0. In singles on the girls side on Monday, Laura Burke defeated Keeley Smith, 8-6; Katie Myers defeated Kaityln

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  • Eagles down Wildcats with walk-off run

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    THS baseball player Tyler Burns watches a single he hit against Shelbyville on Wednesday. The Wildcats lost to Clarksville Northeast on Thursday, 4-3. -- Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS Staff Report   After grabbing a 3-0 lead, the Tullahoma High School baseball team couldn’t hold on and fell to Clarksville Northeast 4-3 on the road on Thursday. With a runner on second base and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Eagle Devin Runkle came through with the game-winning hit. Runkle hit a double that landed just inside the foul line, to seal the victory for

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Retired Micro Craft Inc. machinist Miller Fulks recently shared more than 100 years of sewing machine history with the Family and Community Edu-cation Club at Hoover Grove Church of Christ.  Part of a larger collection, more than a dozen antique treadle and hand crank machines dating from 1860 to 1961 were on display, representing significant changes in needle, stitch, shuttle and hook design.  
— Staff Photo by Kelly Lapczynski

Moore Co. man keeps history of sewing alive

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   With regard to antique treadle or hand crank sewing machines, Miller Fulks of Moore County does not consider himself a collector.  Rather, the owner of more than 50 vintage machines says, he is “an accumulator.” Showing roughly a dozen of his machines to the ladies of Family and Community Education Club at Hoover Grove Church of Christ recently, Fulks says “the difference, you’ll notice, is

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  • THS Trumpeters in Concert with the Tennessee Tech Trumpet Ensemble Sunday, April 13

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

    First United Methodist church

    Trumpeters of the trumpet ensembles from Tennessee Tech University and Tullahoma High School will present a free concert in the sanctuary at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist. The Tullahoma High School Trumpet Ensemble is directed by Doug Clark middle school band director and brass instructor,  and the Tennessee Tech Trumpet University Trumpet Ensemble directed by TTU trumpet professor Charles Decker.  Joining Clark and Decker are trumpeters Justin Scott, band director

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  • Tenn. 4-H now registering children for summer camp

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    After a long winter, many kids are dreaming of summer fun – and that could include a trip to a Tennessee 4-H camp. Tennessee 4-H operates camps in Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville, and extension agents in every county are now registering thousands of children kids this summer’s adventures. But there’s always room for more campers. Parents interested in having their children attend a 4-H camp are asked to contact the

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Weekly Dig giving banck through social media hashtag

The Weekly Dig- Giving back through social media

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

  By Kali Bolle Whether it’s lending a helping hand or raising awareness, social media has the power to do a lot of good. I am always looking for ways to help, and recently one of my favorite beauty brands made it a little easier to do so. YES TO Carrots recently set up a unique movement called the #YESTOMOVEMENT. The Yes to Movement is a year-long project aimed at

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  • A love story, bluegrass style, comes to Motlow

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Actors in the upcoming Motlow College production of "Golden Boy of Blue Ridge," from left, are Luke Miller, Rachel Judge, Sheila Mason, Jeanna Anderson and Lara Munn.  -- Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   Beginning on Thursday, April 24, the Powers Auditorium at Motlow College will be transformed in 1930s Appalachia for the production of “Golden Boy of Blue Ridge,” complete with bluegrass, a lover’s triangle, and moonshine. “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” is a musical based on the Irish classic “Playboy of the Western World” by John Millington Synge. The music was written by Peter Mills from

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  • The doctor’s office … a great place to kill time

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    n'uh uh the doctor's office for web

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Time is money. Time waits for no man. Time is precious. You get the gist. Despite all the modern conveniences, we are either busier than we’ve ever been before, or we’re kidding ourselves into thinking that we are. Either way, I think it’s safe to say those old adages still ring true. But no matter how advanced and efficient we may think we’ve become, there are

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