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Lawyers want Kings tried separately in Colucci murder

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson plans to rule before the end of the year on motions filed Wednesday in the cases of Troy King and Connie King, who are charged with the murder of Thomas Colucci. Colucci was found Nov. 13, 2012, shot to death in the garage of his Maple Springs home near Manchester.  According to authorities, Connie King, identified as his

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Members of the Tullahoma Fire Department purchased nearly $20,000 worth of toys Wednesday thanks to local donations made to the Toys for Tots program.  In the front, from left, are Clint Teters and Kenny Pearson. In back are Zak Humphries and Dwight Ste-vens.
Staff Photo by Marian Galbraith

Fire department, sheriff raise $43K for toys, food baskets

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Tullahoma Fire Department loaded some $20,000 worth of brand new toys into a large trailer at Northgate Mall on Wednesday in preparation for the Toys for Tots distribution on Monday. Chief Richard Shasteen said the toys will be available at 10 a.m. in the former Richard’s Supply building on Cedar Lane for Santa to pick up and cross off his list. “Over 200 families

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  • Pool still on track to open in spring

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The water park at D.W. Wilson Community Center on North Collins Street is progressing as expected, and expects to open in April, according to city officials. The crews have most of the framework built to form the concrete. Currently, construction crews are laying rebar to reinforce the structure.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Progress continues on construction of the new water park at the D.W. Wilson Community Center, and last week the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the project’s first change order. Back in September, the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously awarded contracts for construction of the new outdoor pool and upgrades to the existing indoor pool. Sain Construction will complete the lion’s share

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  • Lawyers want Kings tried separately in Colucci murder

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Connie King

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson plans to rule before the end of the year on motions filed Wednesday in the cases of Troy King and Connie King, who are charged with the murder of Thomas Colucci. Colucci was found Nov. 13, 2012, shot to death in the garage of his Maple Springs home near Manchester.  According to authorities, Connie King, identified as his

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Lady Wildcats topple Warren County

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After falling twice to the Lady Pioneers in November, the Lady Wildcats got a little revenge with a 51-40 victory at home on Tuesday night. Heading into halftime, Tullahoma (9-4, 3-1) controlled the matchup and had a 27-19 advantage. The Lady Pioneers came out and put up the second half’s first nine points, to take a 28-27 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter.

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  • Offensive woes plague THS squads

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Tullahoma guards Kerstin White (20) and Anastasia Wellington (3) trap Lincoln County's Sloan Mann during Friday's contest. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The Lady Wildcats couldn’t overcome a scoreless first quarter and fell to Lincoln County 46-37 in Fayetteville on Friday. Without senior forward Ashlyn McDonald on the road trip, the Lady Wildcats were left without an inside presence. That void hurt Tullahoma on the glass as Lincoln County out rebounded the Lady ‘Cats 37-28. Trailing 38-19 heading into the final period of play, Tullahoma forced the

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  • Panthers rally for win over West

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Panthers' guard Jameson Rhinehart  dribbles the ball against West Middle School on Thursday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The West Middle School boys basketball team saw its 15-10 halftime advantage quickly disappear in the third quarter as East won the battle of the Tullahoma schools on Thursday, winning 33-26 at THS. The teams previously squared off at East Middle School back on Nov. 6. The Bobcats escaped that contest with a 27-23 comeback win. On Thursday, the Panthers made sure to get their

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Join Ranger Park at the Foster Falls parking lot on Jan. 1 for a moderate five-mile out and back hike to view the gulf from atop the beautiful Laurel Gorge Overlook.
--File Photo

South Cumberland State Park joins in ‘First Hikes’

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Getting outdoors to take a hike is a great start to 2015. The South Cumberland State Park rangers have organized two “First Hikes” of the year in an effort to start off the New Year naturally. South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties, Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of more than 20,299 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the

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  • Churches plan Christmas week events

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Three years ago, the Rev. Christian Watts, left, took over the reins of coordinating the Night in Bethlehem at First Baptist Church in Tullahoma from his father, the Rev. David Watts. From left are Watts, daughter Ashton Watts and the Rev. David Watts. 

							-Staff Photos by Kali Bolle

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Christmas Day is Thursday, and local and area churches will celebrate the Christian holiday with special musical events and services beginning today. For the members of First Baptist Church in Tullahoma, this is a particularly busy time of the year, as the annual “Night in Bethlehem” event opens to the public tonight. Night in Bethlehem will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight through

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  • Sewanee exhibit to feature women artists from Egypt

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    "The Journey" by Marwa Adel

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   The University Art Gallery in Sewanee will present “Beyond Classification,” a group exhibition of contemporary photography and video by women artists from Egypt, beginning in January. The exhibit is curated by Dr. Nagla Samir, associate professor of art and design at the American University in Cairo in collaboration with Greg Pond, professor of art and art history at the University of the

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Entertainment

Once you finally get the Christmas lights untangled, it’s just about inevitable that half the strand won’t light.  
					--File Photo

N’uh Uh! Half-strand of blinking Christmas lights is evil plot

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   This is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love Christmas. The lights, the decorations, finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list, big family dinners and seemingly endless supply of homemade treats, what’s not to love? Having said that, the holiday season comes with its own unique set of pet peeves. Here are just a couple of examples of annoyances that could make

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  • The Beatles ‘Return’ Friday to the South Jackson stage

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From left, Shane Landers, Michael Fulop, Adam Thurston and Richard Stelling are “The Return.” The Beatles tribute band will perform on the South Jackson Civic Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday. For ticket information call 931-455-5321 or go to www.southjackson.org.
--Photo Provided

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The South Jackson Civic Center will welcome The Beatles tribute band “The Return” to the civic center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The band will share its love of “all things Beatles” in a show that covers the span of the iconic rock band’s musical history. According to band member Michael Fulop, who performs as George Harrison, the band’s performance will be broken

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  • N’uh Uh! Black Friday: a retail free-for-all

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Is any bargain really worth this?
– Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   It’s roughly 10:30 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving as I’m writing this, and already there are reports of fights at stores and malls across the country. According to just one story I’ve read this morning, two women got into a shoving match at a California Wal-Mart over a Barbie doll and two people were arrested after a brawl at an Indianapolis mall. Fa la la

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