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This TDEC map shows the location of abandoned coal mines sites in Tennessee as of 1980, including 29 in Marion County and 24 in Grundy County. All the sites on this inven-tory have already been reclaimed and repaired, but TDEC and others believe many more sites may exist that could qualify for Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funding.

Agencies seek area coal mines sites

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith and press reports   A group whose purpose is to help land owners locate, remediate and repair abandoned coal mines on their property is coming to Monteagle. Several supporting agencies of the Appalachian region are sponsoring the educational tour, which stops in Monteagle on April 6. The agencies will discuss the federal Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) fund and the economic potential it could bring to communities

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This TDEC map shows the location of abandoned coal mines sites in Tennessee as of 1980, including 29 in Marion County and 24 in Grundy County. All the sites on this inven-tory have already been reclaimed and repaired, but TDEC and others believe many more sites may exist that could qualify for Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funding.

Agencies seek area coal mines sites

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 8:00 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith and press reports   A group whose purpose is to help land owners locate, remediate and repair abandoned coal mines on their property is coming to Monteagle. Several supporting agencies of the Appalachian region are sponsoring the educational tour, which stops in Monteagle on April 6. The agencies will discuss the federal Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) fund and the economic potential it could bring to communities

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  • Several local nonprofits benefit from ‘Big Payback’

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   Several area nonprofits will vie to raise much-needed funds in May during a 24-hour online charitable giving event sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Kharis Foundation. Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, May 5, public donors can make secure, tax-deductible gifts of $10 or more to any of the more than 600 participating Middle Tennessee nonprofits online at TheBigPayback.org. In Coffee County,

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  • Seminar will address social media use in schools

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Technological progress does not come slowly these days, and few areas in the field are evolving as rapidly as social media. As Facebook is rapidly finding out, today’s hot app or must-visit website rapidly becomes yesterday’s news as young people move on to the newest fad. Keeping up on the latest social media developments can be a daunting task for parents, a fact that teens

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Tullahoma's Scott Jones pitches against Franklin County on Wednesday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma, Franklin County split series

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor With the score locked up at 3, Franklin County plated the final run of the game and held on for a 4-3 home victory over Tullahoma on Wednesday. The Rebels’ win split the regular-season series, after the Wildcats narrowly won 7-6 the night before. With the score knotted at 6, Aaron Gray led off the bottom of the seventh with a triple and later scored

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  • Lady Wildcats beat Smyrna, Warren County

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Alyssia Bowen slides into second base against Lincoln County earlier this season. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report  Tullahoma wrapped up a season sweep of Warren County, picking up an 8-4 victory in McMinnville on Tuesday night. The win comes after the Lady Wildcats split a pair of games in the Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament held in Columbia last weekend. THS lost to a 7-3 matchup to St. Benedict on Saturday before defeating Smyrna 3-1 later in the day. Tullahoma jumped on

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  • Wildcats take sixth at Alabama meet

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Jose Justiniano throws the shot put at last year's state meet. This past weekend, Justiniano took fourth place in the event during the Third Annual Heil Northeast Alabama Invitational. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Coming off of a strong showing in its season opener a week beforehand, the Tullahoma boys track and field team followed that up with a sixth-place performance at the Third Annual Heil Northeast Alabama Invitational on Saturday. The Wildcats totaled 45 points out of the 18 teams competing at the Fort Payne, Alabama meet. Paul Bryant High School took first on the day with a total

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    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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The Weekly Dig: New beginnings

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

By Kali Bolle   Now I can officially say it. Happy spring! Last Friday, as gloomy as it was, marked the first day of a new season. Last week, Mother Nature graced us with some beautiful weather and while we seem to have fallen back into a cold snap, we are well on our way to warmer temps and sunny days. For me, the spring season is a time of

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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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  • Churches celebrate Holy Week

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Local churches will observe the upcoming Easter holiday with Holy Week services that begin Sunday. In the Christian religion, Easter is the holiday that celebrates and commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day

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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

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

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

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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  • ‘Fourth of July Creek’ is gritty, epic tale

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm

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    EDITOR susan campbell   “Fourth of July Creek” is the beautifully written story of a flawed man trying to save children from bad people like himself. Author Smith Henderson spent a decade crafting his novel, set in 1980 and published this year. It is the tale of Pete Snow, a state social worker in the tiny town of Tenmile, Montana, and the misfortunate, drug-addicted, abusive and mentally ill people he

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  • N’uh uh! Parents should just say no to Hello Barbie

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Toy giant Mattel is gearing up to release Hello Barbie, a techy twist on the 59-year-old favorite that is giving me, and a lot of other people, a wicked case of the heebie-jeebies. Using a Wi-Fi connection and voice recognition software, Hello Barbie will be able to play games and have conversations with children. The doll is slated for release this November — just in

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