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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will soon occupy the long-empty Fuji Photo building on West Lincoln Street, offi-cials confirmed this week. The discount retailer is expected to open in early August. 
– Staff Photo by Kelly Lapczynski

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet set for former Fuji location

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   NASCAR 2014 Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick is set to make an August appearance in Tullahoma as Pennsylvania-based Ollie’s Bargain Outlet cuts the ribbon on its new store in the Tullahoma Square shopping center. Ollie’s marketing coordinator Rebecca Martin confirmed Tuesday that the national retailer would be moving into the long dormant Wal-Mart/Fuji Photo building on West Lincoln Street, occupying roughly 30,000 square feet

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Jail move-in date set for May 4

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Jail Review Committee developed a tentative timeline Wednesday for opening the new, state-of-the-art facility on Hillsboro Highway sometime in the next few months. The schedule includes officer training, public open houses, a Boy Scout “sleep-over,” and the transfer and move-in of inmates from the old jail. The meeting was held in the front tiled lobby Wednesday while the remaining concrete floors throughout the interior

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  • Hillsboro toddler accidentally shot by brother

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott will decide if the parents of two young children will face charges in the accidental shooting of a Hillsboro toddler that occurred Tuesday afternoon. According to police, an 18-month-old child was shot in the head by his 3-year-old brother at their home on A Street in Hillsboro. According to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department investigator Sgt. Danny Ferrell, the child

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  • City schools facing calendar adjustment

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Icy conditions greeted travelers on downtown Tullahoma streets early Thursday morning. City schools were closed for the sixth time this year.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Another blast of winter weather prompted Director of Schools Dan Lawson to cancel classes yesterday, marking the sixth snow day the district has used this year. Two snow days had been built into the 2014-15 school calendar, and after those had been used district officials implemented a plan to make up for lost time. Instead of being dismissed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons as

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This past weekend, Tullahoma High School had three athletes compete at the Tennessee State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships. Those three athletes included, from left, Cole Potter, Kris Potts-Howard and Clark Dixon. --Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Three Wildcats excel at state meet

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor In early November, Tullahoma High School athletes Cole Potter, Kris Potts-Howard and Clark Dixon hit the track to start their training to try in order to compete at the state’s highest level on Saturday. That hard work paid off as the three Wildcats spent their weekend at Eastern Tennessee State University. Potter, Potts-Howard and Dixon traveled to Johnson City on Saturday to compete in the

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  • Levi Dykes takes second in first career race

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Levi Dykes celebrates after finishing second at the Union Grove Individual Time Trial on Feb. 7. --Photo Provided

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor At just 9 years old, Levi Dykes has made a name for himself on the local bicycle circuit. In September, Levi became the youngest rider to complete the 62-mile course at the 41st Annual Elk River Valley in Lynchburg. Last month, Levi added to his list of accomplishments and entered in his first career race, competing as a junior in the annual Union Grove Individual

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  • Lady Wildcats’ season ends in Smyrna

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Tullahoma guard Kentoria Alexander drives the lane against Oakland in the Region 4-AAA semifinals held on Thursday at Smyrna High School. Teammate Ashlyn McDonald watches on the play. The Lady Wildcats’ season came to an end as the Lady Patriots notched a 54-34 victory to advance in the playoffs.
—Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Led by forward Shelby Gibson, Oakland cashed its ticket to the sectional round of the playoffs on Thursday, ending Tullahoma’s season in the process. Gibson scored 18 points, 12 of which came in the first quarter, as the Lady Patriots defeated the Lady Wildcats 54-34 in the Region 4-AAA Semifinal contest held at Smyrna High School. Blackman dismantled Lawrence County 63-27 in the other region semifinal

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An ensemble from the Nashville Pipes and Drums will lead a parade from the parking lot of the Grundy Street Church of Christ to The Celtic Cup at 10 a.m. April 11 for the annual Piping on the Green.
--File Photo

Piping on the Green is April 11

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

The third annual Piping on the Green, billed as a Celtic music and craft fair, has been set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at The Celtic Cup Coffee House, 106 N. Anderson St. The event is sponsored by the Highland Rim Scottish Society, According to spokesman Desiree Porter, the goal of Piping on The Green is to celebrate the music, crafts and heritage of the Celtic people. “We

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  • Attic Outlet donates to Elementary Schools with Winter Outreach Project

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Local non-profit organization, The Attic Outlet is helping to keep elementary school students warm this winter with their winter outreach project. The organization recently donated winter hats, scarves and gloves that were donated to East Lincoln, Bel-Aire, Farrar, and Robert E. Lee Elementary. The Attic Outlet is a thrift store ministry staffed by paid employees and volunteers. The thrift store receives donations from the community. Donations are then sold through the

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  • South Cumberland Park schedules March hikes

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    South Cumberland State Park rangers are planning a number of hikes to kick off the early spring season in the mountains. All are open to the public. For more information call the Visitor Center at 931-924-2980. Here is the schedule as provided by the park:   Friday, March 6 10 a.m., Waterfall Photography Hike: Join Ranger Jessie at the Greeter Falls parking lot for a moderate 1-mile hike to capture

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In conjunction with Knoxville's month-long Dogwood Arts Festival, Rhythm N’ Bloom will be held April 10-12. The event will bring together big-name artists and up-and-coming musicians.

It’s spring festival season

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Daylight saving time begins Sunday, and with it comes an extra hour of sunshine to enjoy warmer temperatures and numerous outdoor activities. One of the most popular activities around the Volunteer State during the spring season are festivals. From the Road to Nightfall in Chattanooga and Dollywood Festival of Nations in Pigeon Forge to Mule Day in Columbia, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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  • N’uh Uh! How low can junk food go?

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Nabisco may soon be launching cotton candy Oreos.  
--File Photo

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   I like junk food as much than the next girl — Who am I kidding? Probably much, much more — but sometimes you’ve just gotta say enough is enough. I found a couple of stories online this week that left me scratching my head and seriously considering making Brussels sprouts for dinner to make up for the damage just reading about this stuff could do

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  • Sibling showcase set for South Jackson

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Pianist Vicki Collinsworth said it has taken a marathon of preparation for the upcoming performance at South Jackson with her sister Gay Grosz. Living more than 400 miles apart, the sisters will have only two days to practice together before their live performance on Friday. 

						-Staff Photos by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   A showcase of classical music is set for Friday, Feb. 27 at the South Jackson Civic Center featuring local artist and Tullahoma resident Vicki Collinsworth and Dr. Gay Grosz, of Louisiana. The two performers are sisters and both are excited about getting to play together and present an evening of some of their favorite classical literature. “We are expecting great things from

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