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The Cubic Transportation Systems and NJW Consulting Services partnership has brought 30 positions to Tulla-homa within the last year. In the call center, located at 1308 S. Washington St., Cubic and NJW employees work beside each other. From front, Patricia Addington, Amanda Bohanan, Walter Henson and Shannon Dawson an-swer calls. The annual report by POLICOM Corp., naming Tullahoma as the top Micropolitan Statistical Area in the state, stated that the city’s economic strength is on the rise, with local companies and businesses expanding.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

City on top in new study

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy and press release   Tullahoma’s economic strength is on the rise, according a recent report that named the city and surrounding area as the top Micropolitan Statistical Area (McrSA) in the state. The annual report is prepared by POLICOM Corporation, an independent economics research firm based in Palm City, Florida, which specializes in analyzing local and state economies and economic development. The index takes into account

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The Cubic Transportation Systems and NJW Consulting Services partnership has brought 30 positions to Tulla-homa within the last year. In the call center, located at 1308 S. Washington St., Cubic and NJW employees work beside each other. From front, Patricia Addington, Amanda Bohanan, Walter Henson and Shannon Dawson an-swer calls. The annual report by POLICOM Corp., naming Tullahoma as the top Micropolitan Statistical Area in the state, stated that the city’s economic strength is on the rise, with local companies and businesses expanding.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

City on top in new study

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:27 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy and press release   Tullahoma’s economic strength is on the rise, according a recent report that named the city and surrounding area as the top Micropolitan Statistical Area (McrSA) in the state. The annual report is prepared by POLICOM Corporation, an independent economics research firm based in Palm City, Florida, which specializes in analyzing local and state economies and economic development. The index takes into account

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  • 14% have voted early in Aug. 7 race

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Coffee County Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis is strongly suggesting that voters take advantage of early voting due to the length of the ballot. “It’s about eight or nine pages total, and it takes anywhere from 5-8 minutes to complete the process, once you get to a voting machine,” Davis said.
-- Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The early voting period is nearly over for the Aug. 7 elections, but election commission officials in both Coffee and Franklin counties still recommend taking advantage of it between now Saturday, if possible. In Tullahoma, early voting is offered from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at C.D. Stamps Community Center. In Manchester, early voting is available at the

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  • Sales-tax holiday begins Friday

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Garth Edmonds, left, sales associate, and Alex Petrone, right, assistant store manager, both with Electronics Express on North Jackson Street, will be on hand throughout the weekend helping customers determine which items in the store are eligible for tax-free status during the sales-tax holiday.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    List of what is approved can be tricky for shoppers STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   Through Sunday, Tullahoma shoppers can take advantage of nearly 10 percent savings on a variety of items during a statewide sales tax holiday weekend. It may not be that easy, however, to figure out what is exempt from taxes and what is not. Though timed to coincide with the back-to-school season, the holiday does not

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Sports

Tullahoma football players Jake Crabtree (right) and Riley Darden battle in a blocking drill at practice on Monday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma football: Position battles start to heat up

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor As Tullahoma High School started a new school year on Tuesday, the football team officially opened fall camp one day earlier. According to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) rules, teams were allowed to open full-padded practices on Monday. Until this point, teams were only allowed to practice in helmets and shoulder pads. During the months of June and July, Tullahoma Head Coach John

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  • Golf season tees off with Lakewood tourney

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Brentwood High School golf player Nash Gilchrist chips a ball just outside of the green on the second hole at the Lakewood Country Club on Thursday. After three players tied for first, shooting a 73 on the course, a playoff was needed to determine a winner. Gilchrist ended up winning the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational. 
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report The Tullahoma High School golf season officially got underway on Thursday when the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational took place at Lakewood Country Club. Twelve boys teams competed in the tournament alongside six complete girls teams. In total, 10 high schools had girls compete in the Tullahoma tournament. On the boys’ side, Tullahoma finished seventh out of the 12 teams competing.

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  • Tullahoma gets set to tee off new season

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Ellen Morataya

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While students from around Tullahoma are enjoying their final days of summer, some of the THS athletes are already back at work. School officially opens on July 29, but the Tullahoma High School golf season officially gets underway on Thursday. The Wildcats and Lady ’Cats squads start their 2014 season by participating in the American City Bank and Star Physical Therapy High School Invitational held

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Lifestyles

Lexi Stroop, a junior at Tullahoma High School, has performed in South Jackson Goes Country for the past 10 years.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Growing up with South Jackson Goes Country

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Tullahoma native Lexi Stroop, August is both very special and a busy time of the year. Not only is she getting back into the routine of studying as a junior at Tullahoma High School, but she is also preparing to take the stage as part of the local musical event, “South Jackson Goes Country.” “I’m a little nervous, but excited at the same time

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  • We all scream for peach ice cream

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Ray and Ginny Burns, of Hillsboro, prepare homemade peach ice cream using family-made milk and local peaches. 
--Staff Photos by John Coffelt

    Local dairy’s peach ice cream recipe offers straight-from-the-farm taste   STAFF WRITER john coffelt For Ginny Burns, daughter of local farm-direct dairy provider Dennis and Lois Casey of Casey Family Farms, freshness is a family legacy. So her go-to ice cream recipe is sure to deliver. “With the Cream Line Milk, you don’t need the cream because it has the cream in it,” Burns said. The Burns recipe is wonderfully

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  • Old Stone Fort to hold Don’t Muck the Duck II cleanup

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Kirsti Tuers, Old Stone Fort State Park seasonal interpretative park ranger, and volunteer Brian Wofford collect trash during this year’s first Cruise the Duck canoe litter pickup. 
--File Photo by John Coffelt

    Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park will hold another cruise the Duck canoe litter clean up at 2 p.m., Aug. 3, on the Duck River. Space is limited for on park canoes. Make reservations by calling the office at 723-5073, or bring your own canoe or kayak.   Old Stone Fort weekend program schedule Friday, Aug. 1 3:30 p.m.: Prehistoric Toys. The Native Americans created dolls out of corncobs, branches,

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Lexi Stroop, a junior at Tullahoma High School, has performed in South Jackson Goes Country for the past 10 years.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Growing up with South Jackson Goes Country

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Tullahoma native Lexi Stroop, August is both very special and a busy time of the year. Not only is she getting back into the routine of studying as a junior at Tullahoma High School, but she is also preparing to take the stage as part of the local musical event, “South Jackson Goes Country.” “I’m a little nervous, but excited at the same time

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  • Good Reads: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ is funny, heartbreaking

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

    EDITOR susan campbell   With the advantage of history, Americans will look back on the Iraq War and wonder if it was worth it. We will ask ourselves if we were deceived as to the reasons for invading a country that had not invaded us. We will wonder if Iraq was truly the epicenter of Middle East unrest that we were led to believe. And what about those WMDs? Ben

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  • N’uh Uh! The curse of rage face

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Jack White’s rage face sparked an Internet frenzy after someone snapped this unflattering photo of the musician at a Cubs game last Friday. –Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Jack White, I feel your pain. The Internet exploded this week when a photo of the musician taken at last Friday’s Cubs game popped up online. Let’s just say it doesn’t look like Jack is having a good time. It wasn’t long before the image went viral, spawning dozens of memes using Jack’s expression as a jumping off point for jokes about everything from his

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