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With the help of several friends, their fathers, and his own family, THS junior Ian Kaferle, center, has spearheaded the construction of an outdoor gazebo at the Lannom Memorial Public Library as his Eagle Scout project.  Standing in back, from left, are Adam Daniel, Noah Beale, Connor Naffziger, Andrew Daniel (facing back), and David Beale.  Kneeling, from left, Elliott Kaferle and Clay Daniel.
—Staff Photo by Marian Galbraith

Gazebo project means working with city hall for future Eagle Scout

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Building a gazebo for Tullaoma’s Lannom Memorial Public Library on North Collins Street was what Tullahoma High School junior Ian Kaferle had in mind for his Troop 142 Eagle Scout service project, and with the help of several friends and families, he didn’t anticipate any problems. “The Eagle Scout service project becomes a truly defining moment in one’s quest for excellence,” former Boy Scouts of

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City buying new vehicles

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The city of Tullahoma will soon be welcoming several new vehicles to its fleet following decisions made by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday night. Before voting to accept bids for two new vehicles, the board approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of not more than $650,000 in capital outlay notes to fund the purchases. With the financing out of the way, the

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  • Teachers of the Year named

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    This year’s building-level teachers of the year were honored at Monday evening’s board of education meeting. Front row, from left, are Jan Cox, West Middle School; Jeff Lester, Tullahoma High School; and Kathie Dougherty, West Middle School. Back row, from left, are Amy Dodson, Bel-Aire Elementary School; Vicki Tomlin, East Lincoln Elementary School; Aaron Miller, Tullahoma High School; Sandy Klonaris, Tullahoma High School; Andrea Wetzel, Robert E. Lee Elementary School; and Lisa Layton, East Lincoln Elementary School.
– Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The Tullahoma Board of Education devoted a portion of its meeting on Monday evening to singing the praises of a group of district teachers. Tullahoma Educational Foundation for Excellence board members were on hand to honor the district’s teachers of the year. Director of Schools Dr. Dan Lawson said many communities have educational foundations that do little outside of talking about the importance of education.

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  • Gazebo project means working with city hall for future Eagle Scout

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    With the help of several friends, their fathers, and his own family, THS junior Ian Kaferle, center, has spearheaded the construction of an outdoor gazebo at the Lannom Memorial Public Library as his Eagle Scout project.  Standing in back, from left, are Adam Daniel, Noah Beale, Connor Naffziger, Andrew Daniel (facing back), and David Beale.  Kneeling, from left, Elliott Kaferle and Clay Daniel.
—Staff Photo by Marian Galbraith

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   Building a gazebo for Tullaoma’s Lannom Memorial Public Library on North Collins Street was what Tullahoma High School junior Ian Kaferle had in mind for his Troop 142 Eagle Scout service project, and with the help of several friends and families, he didn’t anticipate any problems. “The Eagle Scout service project becomes a truly defining moment in one’s quest for excellence,” former Boy Scouts of

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Sports

Cole Potter (right) races during the 4x100-meter relay during the Tullahoma Relays held on April 4. On Friday, Potter had a standout day for THS, finishing first in the 200 dash. As a team, the Wildcats finished third out of the 27 teams that competed in the Chattanooga Optimist Southeastern Track and Field Invitational. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

THS squads travel for Optimist meet

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report The Tullahoma High School track and field teams traveled to take part in the Chattanooga Optimist Southeastern Track and Field Invitational at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland on Friday. In a successful day for the both squads, the Wildcats had a standout day, finishing third out of 27 teams that took part in the meet. Tullahoma finished with a total of 76 points on the

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  • Lady Wildcats one-hit by rival Coffee County

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Tullahoma second baseman Aly Barfield field a ground ball against Coffee County Central on Monday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor For the second time in three weeks, Coffee County Central pitcher Brianna Jones put on a show against Tullahoma. On April 3, Jones tossed an eight-inning no-hitter as the Lady Raiders topped the Lady Wildcats 1-0 in Manchester. In the rematch in Tullahoma on Monday, Jones was again spectacular, only allowing one hit to THS and Coffee County picked up another 1-0 victory. The lone

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  • Lady Wildcats run rule Franklin County

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Tullahoma pitcher Mo Edde throws against Franklin County on Thursday night. In five innings in the circle, Edde allowed just one hit and struck out nine batters as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 12-2 victory. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Edde tosses one-hitter, THS offense explodes in 12-2 victory By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The Tullahoma High School softball team was firing on all cylinders when it traveled to Franklin County on Thursday night. The Lady Wildcats’ offense got in a groove and freshman Mo Edde tossed a gem. In five innings on the hill, Edde allowed just one hit as the Tullahoma routed Rebelettes, 12-2. It didn’t take long

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Lifestyles

Hayes to perform at Carnegie Hall Friday

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 am

Tullahoma Native, Carson Hayes, is a few weeks away from graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in piano performance. While excited about completing his college career, Hayes has one last performance before his time as a college student comes to an end. On Friday, Hayes will perform for the first time at the iconic concert venue, Carnegie Hall. He will one of a handful of

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  • Four transplants and Jeff Cox is still traveling on

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    By age 51, Jeff Cox, manager of Gateway Tire and Service Center in Manchester, had un-dergone four kidney transplants. He was diagnosed with Berger’s disease at 16. April is National Organ Donor Month.
-- Staff Photo by Photo by Josh Peterson

    MANCHESTER TIMES EDITOR josh peterson   It all began with a routine physical. That turned into a two-week hospital stay. Then dialysis. Then a kidney transplant. And another. And another … and another. Jeff Cox has taken life’s most challenging obstacles head on. At 51, Jeff has undergone about a decade worth of taxing kidney dialysis and four kidney transplants. But if you happen to cross his path at Gateway

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  • Be festival ready

    Posted on April 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

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    By Kali Bolle   The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a little less than two months away, and to say that I am excited to return to “the farm” wouldn’t even do it justice. Last year was my first time to take part in the festival, and all I can say is that it was beyond amazing, and these two months can’t go by fast enough. While I debated

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Entertainment

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Tartan Terrors to bring ‘music and noise’ to South Jackson stage

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle     The Celtic sounds of “The Tartan Terrors” will rock Tullahoma and the historic South Jackson Civic Center during a show set for Friday, April 25. The performance kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will round out the Civic Center’s Performing Arts Series. The Tartan Terrors The Tartan Terrors describe themselves as their own “Celtic invasion,” mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance and humor.

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  • The Weekly Dig- Giving back through social media

    Posted on April 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Weekly Dig giving banck through social media hashtag

      By Kali Bolle Whether it’s lending a helping hand or raising awareness, social media has the power to do a lot of good. I am always looking for ways to help, and recently one of my favorite beauty brands made it a little easier to do so. YES TO Carrots recently set up a unique movement called the #YESTOMOVEMENT. The Yes to Movement is a year-long project aimed at

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  • A love story, bluegrass style, comes to Motlow

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Actors in the upcoming Motlow College production of "Golden Boy of Blue Ridge," from left, are Luke Miller, Rachel Judge, Sheila Mason, Jeanna Anderson and Lara Munn.  -- Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   Beginning on Thursday, April 24, the Powers Auditorium at Motlow College will be transformed in 1930s Appalachia for the production of “Golden Boy of Blue Ridge,” complete with bluegrass, a lover’s triangle, and moonshine. “Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge” is a musical based on the Irish classic “Playboy of the Western World” by John Millington Synge. The music was written by Peter Mills from

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