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Mentors wanted to help students sign up for Tennessee Promise

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   As the state launches the Tennessee Promise program — which will provide two years of free tuition to thousands of high school graduates across the state — the call has gone out for mentors to help guide students through the process. Mayor Lane Curlee is hosting a meeting at city hall next Tuesday evening in an effort to encourage members of the community to sign

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New Viam building expected to add jobs

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Construction of a new, 25,000-square-foot building is being planned by Viam Manufacturing Inc., an automotive supplier in the industrial park at exit 117 off Interstate 24. On Monday, the Coffee County Planning Commission approved the plat map for the building, which if the project proceeds as planned could mean as many as 30 to 50 new manufacturing jobs locally over the next few years. The

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  • Thanks to donors, 200 kids begin school year with overflowing backpacks

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Tullahoma students and parents line up outside First Baptist Church to receive free back-packs full of school supplies and a pair of new shoes for the 2014 school year courtesy of the Tullahoma Housing Authority and area churches.  – Photo Provided

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   More than 200 Tullahoma students received backpacks filled with school supplies plus gym shoes for the new  term thanks to the Tullahoma Housing Authority (THA), area churches and other donors. “I normally write a letter to the editor (to thank everyone),” said Housing Authority resident services coordinator Mary Phillips, “but this year it was just so large and everyone was so generous and so nice

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  • Mentors wanted to help students sign up for Tennessee Promise

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   As the state launches the Tennessee Promise program — which will provide two years of free tuition to thousands of high school graduates across the state — the call has gone out for mentors to help guide students through the process. Mayor Lane Curlee is hosting a meeting at city hall next Tuesday evening in an effort to encourage members of the community to sign

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Sports

Tullahoma soccer player Zoe Carter fights for the ball against Riverdale on Sept. 9. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Lady Wildcats enter crucial part of schedule Thursday

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While the Tullahoma High School girls soccer team has been on a roll of late, picking up eight-straight wins, the squad hits a crucial part of its schedule starting this week with back-to-back road district contests. After a week off, the Lady Wildcats (8-2, 3-0) will head to Fayetteville and take on Lincoln County on Thursday. Following that, Tullahoma will travel to Shelbyville on Tuesday

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  • 9-year-old completes 62-mile course at ERV 100

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Levi Dykes (front, left) rides his bicycle with his father MicaJon (right) and his uncle Sam Cataldo during the ERV 100 on Sept. 6. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Levi Dykes was one of more than 100 bicyclists that showed up to participate in the 41st Annual Elk River Valley (ERV) on Sept. 6 in Lynchburg. While Levi was trying to complete the course like everybody else, there was a noticeable difference between him and his fellow riders. At just 9 years old, Levi became the youngest bicyclist to complete the 62-mile course of

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  • Wildcats get first victory of season, beat Giles County 21-14

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Tullahoma quarterback Chase Dixon jukes a Giles County defender on Friday night. Dixon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Wildcats won 21-14. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor It took four games, but Tullahoma finally notched its first win of the season, beating Giles County 21-14 at home on Friday night. After getting blown out in their first two games, the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) responded with a close contest against Shelbyville Central on Sept. 5. The Golden Eagles were able to pull out a 39-35 win in a come-from-behind second-half effort. Tullahoma again

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Lifestyles

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‘You Can’t Read This:’ Celebrate Banned Books Week

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   “Harry Potter,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “Of Mice and Men” are all books that we have grown up with reading in school, for enjoyment and even watching on the big screen as all of three of these books have been made in major motion pictures. But it’s important to note that each of these books is a“banned” books. According to the American Library Association

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  • Attic Outlet announces program to aid senior citizens

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The Attic Outlet has recently launched its S.O.S, program also known as ‘Serving Our Seniors’ that will aid low-income seniors in the four-county area that the nonprofit organization serves. Each month seniors who qualify for the program will receive a box of food and other commodities that are provided by public donations to The Attic Outlet. Slots are still available for the program. To register, call 393-3002. From left is Niki Bryant, Robbin Mullins, Attic Outlet director, Joni Peck, Attic Outlet assistant director, and Hannah McGee. 
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Local nonprofit organization, The Attic Outlet is introducing a new program to assist seniors in need in the area, according to Attic Outlet Director Robbin Mullins. “We have started taking applications for a program that we are calling S.O.S. or Serving Our Seniors. The program is to aid senior citizens who meet the program’s requirements with a benefit box that will include food and commodity

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  • The Weekly Dig

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

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    What I love about fall LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   There’s no doubt that I am a summertime gal. I love flip flops, tank tops and sundresses. I have never been one for cold weather and my dislike of it only seems to grow as I get older. However, while I might not like the change of the weather from warm to cold, I will have to admit that I

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Entertainment

Big acts to perform at 41A Festival

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 7:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The Fifth Annual 41A Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 26 and 27 in downtown Tullahoma. “We are so excited about the lineup that will be performing this year. These are rising artists that getting a lot of play on country radio, so we are thrilled to showcase these artist here in Tullahoma,” said Hope Sartain, marketing chair for the festival. Along with

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  • Good Reads: Return to war-torn Europe in Doerr’s lyrical new novel

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    EDITOR susan campbell   The greatest compliment a reader can pay is to say that she is sorry to reach a book’s final page. This is exactly the way I felt reading Anthony Doerr’s wonderful latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See.” I knew long before I reached page 530 that I wanted to read it again. The heroine of Doerr’s novel is a blind French girl named Marie-Laure

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  • N’uh Uh! The dreaded fanny pack makes a comeback

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Matthew McConaughey wore a leather fanny pack to an Astros game at Fenway Park last weekend, becoming the latest celebrity to embrace the comeback of the waist pouch. 
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fashion. And I’m sad to say that the day has finally come: The fanny pack is making a comeback. The belted pouches had their heyday in the ’80s. I wore one from time to time back in the day — in a truly hideous shade of fluorescent yellow, if memory serves. Thankfully, I’m pretty sure

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