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Dog left for dead now part of deputy’s family

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Troy Parsons wasn’t planning on bringing a dog home when he showed up for work on Sept. 13, but by the time his shift ended, there was no doubt about where the German Shepherd Dog, now known as Jerry Lee, would be spending the rest of his days. “He’s part of the family now,” Parsons said. The dog’s new name is

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According to the Coffee County Historical Society, a continuing problem with mold is damaging the county courthouse, which is listed on the historic registry. Society members are wiping mold off some of books and some of the papers are curling because the moisture problem was never fixed.
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Historical Society: Mold creating problems in courthouse

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Members of the Coffee County Historical Society Bonnie Parsley and Joanna Lewis, whose office is located in the historic county courthouse on the square in Manchester, appeared before the Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday to request funding to combat a growing mold problem inside the building. “We’re having to wipe mold off some of the books and some of the papers are curling,” Parsley said,

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  • Watts Bar reactor nears completion

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

    TVA representative Jimmy Allen, left, and TUB General Manager Brian Skelton examine a cooling tower Tuesday at Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Spring City during a tour of the recently upgraded facility.
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    TUB staff, guests tour nuclear facility   STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   As construction on Watts Bar nuclear power plant’s Unit 2 reactor nears completion, current and former members of the Tullahoma Utilities Board traveled with a handful of interested guests to Spring City early this week to tour the new facility. “I was taken aback by the tour,” said Tullahoma Utilities Board member Andy Nelius. “It was so interesting

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  • Dog left for dead now part of deputy’s family

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Troy Parsons wasn’t planning on bringing a dog home when he showed up for work on Sept. 13, but by the time his shift ended, there was no doubt about where the German Shepherd Dog, now known as Jerry Lee, would be spending the rest of his days. “He’s part of the family now,” Parsons said. The dog’s new name is

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Tullahoma quarterback Eli Grow hands the ball off to running back Chris Howse on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Mistakes haunt Tullahoma on road

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  Seven turnovers plagued Tullahoma on Friday night in Lawrenceburg. Five fumbles and two interceptions allowed Lawrence County to go on to defeat THS 33-14. Despite the multitude of mistakes, Tullahoma found itself still in the ballgame late in fourth quarter. Trailing 26-14 with 3:13 remaining in the contest, THS quarterback Eli Grow connected with wide receiver Riley Darden for a 28-yard pass that gave the

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  • Lady Wildcats fall in OT thriller

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The Tullahoma girls soccer team celebrates with the District 8-AAA Runner-Up Trophy. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The battle between District 8-AAA’s top teams in the district title matchup did not disappoint when Tullahoma hosted rival Shelbyville on Thursday night. It took two overtime periods to decide the winner, but the Eaglettes found the score they needed to be crowned district champions for the third-straight season. After both teams headed into the overtime tied at 2, Shelbyville connected with the game-winning goal

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  • Lady Wildcats prep for district tourney

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Tullahoma's Shannon Reagan (left) fights for the ball against Lincoln County earlier this season. Reagan led THS in goals this season with 27. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After going perfect against District 8-AAA opponents during the regular season, Tullahoma gets set to host Lincoln County in the district tournament at East Middle School on Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats compiled a 6-0 record, defeating every team in the district for the first since 2004, and to go on to be named the District 8-AAA regular season champions. Tullahoma additionally received a bye into

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The Weekly Dig: Ladies, focus on what’s important

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

By Kali Bolle LIFESTYLES EDITOR   For this week’s column I’m changing gears just a bit. I am taking a cue from my friend, co-worker and author of the “N’Uh Uh!” column, Andrea Agardy, and doing a little venting of my own. Don’t worry, we will return to our regularly scheduled program of all-things-style next week, but for now I feel compelled to write about the importance of knowing just

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  • All about Halloween

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Duncan said she begins decorating for Halloween around the last weekend in September, so she is able to enjoy the decoration for the entire month of October. She also enjoys a friendly rival with her older sister, Stephanie, to see who can decorate the best for the Halloween holiday.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Tullahoma native Samantha Duncan, the month of October, and particularly Halloween, is delightful, and she spares no expense in preparing for what is certainly the scariest holiday of the year. Whether decorating her home with spider webs, skeletons, orange lights and custom Halloween paintings, or watching her favorite horror movie classics with her family, Duncan is “all about Halloween.” “When I was little, my

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  • Novelist, former TV writer enjoys life in Lynchburg

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Television writer and producer April Kelly speaks to the GFWC Tullahoma Woman’s Club Wednesday about Hollywood, writing, and moving to Tennessee. 
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    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   “Writing is easy,” former television writer and producer April Kelly told members of the Tullahoma Woman’s Club Wednesday. “Good writing is hard.” Kelly would know.  For nearly four decades, her writing has been tested in comedy clubs, Vegas acts, and on television, earning her two Emmy nominations and a current nomination for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus award. Her Hollywood career began in

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Good Reads

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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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  • US Army Field Band to present free concert at THS

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    The United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. will present a free public concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Tullahoma High School gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the Tullahoma High School Band.
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    The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Tullahoma High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29. The Army Field Band’s concert in Tullahoma is sponsored by The Tullahoma Band. The 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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  • Still believin’

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Journey Resurrection will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullaho-ma. The event is sponsored by Tullahoma Parks and Recreation and is free to the public. 

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    ‘Journey Resurrection’ comes to town LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   On Friday night, music lovers will have the chance to be transported back to the days of arena rock when Tullahoma Parks and Recreation presents a free concert featuring “Journey Resurrection” beginning at at 7 p.m. at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma. The Journey tribute band from Nashville will present an enhanced live production that, according to

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