Today's Top Story

Starting with the first day of school on July 29, pupils at all four of the city’s elementary schools will be able to eat breakfast and lunch at school for no charge, after the district entered into an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture. Lunch menu items will include popcorn shrimp and chicken, along with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Breakfasts will include at least one cup of fruit with the milk and grain compo-nent daily.
 –Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

No-cost meals await all elementary pupils when doors open Tuesday

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:12 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Parents of elementary school pupils will not have to worry about remembering to include lunch money in their children’s backpacks, school officials announced this week. Beginning on the first day of school, Tuesday, July 29, students at all four of the city’s elementary schools will be provided with breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of family income. Tullahoma City Schools has entered into a

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

School immunizations still needed, state officials say

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the U.S., serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now, said Dr. Kelly Moore, director of the Tennessee Immunization Program, In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into seventh grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start

Read Full Story
  • City’s ‘Child Find’ checks tots who may need special services

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Tullahoma City Schools provides special education programs and related services for children beginning at age three, according to La Donna Smith, paraprofessional with the CDC pre-K classroom. “If the child is determined to be eligible for services according to state and federal criteria, early intervention services are provided at no cost to the family and are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual child,” Smith said. The Child

    Read Full Story
  • Wheel tax vote on November ballot

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   In November, voters will be asked at the ballot booth whether or not to implement a motor vehicle privilege tax (wheel tax) of $50 per vehicle in Coffee County. The Coffee County Commission approved a bill Tuesday that will let voters decide how they would prefer their tax increase. If voters approve the wheel tax, which will be implemented through the Coffee County Clerk’s office,

    Read Full Story

Sports

Ellen Morataya

Tullahoma gets set to tee off new season

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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

Read Full Story
  • CATS win Summer Race League Championship

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The CATS swim team celebrates after winning gold at the Race League Championships held in Sewanee earlier this month. --Photo provided

    PRESS RELEASE After wrapping up an undefeated season, the Coffee County and Tullahoma Swim team (CATS) celebrated in Sewanee earlier this month. In their final race of the season on July 12, the CATS competed in the 2014 Summer Race League Championship. The local squad brought home the gold, finishing first out of nine total teams that competed in the championship. In a tight matchup, the CATS finished with 2,113.5

    Read Full Story
  • Orzino, Capezza compete at Senior Olympics

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Two Tullahoma residents recently made the most of their opportunities to prove that age is nothing but a number. Joe Capezza, 72, and Rick Orzino, 69, represented Franklin County last month in the state finals of the Tennessee Senior Olympics. Open to athletes ages 50 and up, the Tennessee Senior Olympics celebrated its 34th anniversary in late June with seven days of competition in Williamson County.

    Read Full Story

Lifestyles

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

N’uh Uh! The curse of rage face

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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

Read Full Story
  • Local bride featured on TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Lynchburg resident Sara Nelms was recently featured on the TLC reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.” Nelms chose the well-known bridal shop, “Bridals by Lori,” to find the perfect dress for her wedding day. From left are Nelms, image consultant Monte Dur-ham, owner Lori Allen, and manager Robin Gibbs. 
								-Photo Provided

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   A bride’s wedding day is one of the most important days of her life, with every detail carefully considered. One of the most important details for the bride is her dress. Choosing the garment that will make the bride-to-be the center of attention during her big day takes careful consideration and thought. Lynchburg native Sara Nelms knows all too well the decision making that goes

    Read Full Story
  • The library: A place for learning and dreaming

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Sharon Edwards, children’s librarian at the Coffee County Lannon Memorial Public, leads children’s story hour on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. The library has planned a series of special events throughout the month of August.
- Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Oftentimes, early in the morning, children’s laughter can be heard throughout the Lannom Memorial Public Library in Tullahoma. While the library is otherwise known for its quiet atmosphere, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, children’s story hour means lots of laughter and participation from some of the library’s youngest patrons. Children’s librarian Sharon Edwards leads each story hour, saying it is all about having the

    Read Full Story

Entertainment

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

N’uh Uh! The curse of rage face

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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

Read Full Story
  • N’uh Uh! Discovering the naked truth on basic cable

    Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    The Discovery Channel is currently airing "Naked and Afraid" a reality show where two strangers are dropped off in the wilderness, without food, water or clothing and left to survive on their own for three weeks. -- Photo by The Discovery Channel

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   When reality TV first came into vogue, many shows promoted themselves as depicting the naked truth. The latest cringe worthy trend in the genre seems to involve taking the naked part of that literally. The Discovery Channel is currently airing “Naked and Afraid,” a show in which two strangers — a man and a woman — are dropped in the middle of the wilderness for

    Read Full Story
  • Community Playhouse sets new season

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The Community Playhouse is gearing up for a blockbuster season of productions that will include “9 to 5: The Musical,” “Deadly Departed,” “Shrek! The Musical” and “Legally Blonde.” Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.communityplayhouse.org. Community Playhouse officers and members seated from left are Cynthia Reddekopp, president, and Debbie Sanders. Standing from left are Peggy Heyden, treasurer Amy Swanson, Todd Nichols, secretary K. Leigh Wilson, Janet Patter-son, Tim Warren, and librarian Rosie Graham.
							--Photo Provided

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Community Playhouse, Inc. has announced its 2014-15 season of plays as it celebrates 60 years of providing live theater in Tullahoma and the surrounding communities. Along with the announcement of a new season, the playhouse has also elected new officers to carry on the business of the theater through the new year. Heading up the playhouse and its activities for the 2014-15

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day