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Tullahoma songwriter Jon Gray has learned that his song “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder,” which appeared on Ray Price’s final recording, is being considered for a Grammy Award. Nominating ends Nov. 5. 
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Gray’s song may be in running for Grammy

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   As if it weren’t exciting enough to have one of the songs he penned recorded by two legendary country singers for a major album release, Tullahoma resident Jon Gray has learned that the song may be in the running for a 2015 Grammy award. Titled, “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder,” Gray’s song was chosen as the title cut of Ray Price’s final

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Reception to honor new AEDC, UTSI heads, Merit semifinalists

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

The Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen will host a public reception Monday to honor two groups for bringing “honor and distinction to Tullahoma,” community coordinator Winston Brooks announced. From 5 to 5:30 pm, the board will welcome Air Force Research Laboratory’s High Speed Systems Science and Technology advisor Glenn W. Liston. He is chief of AEDC’s new hypersonic research branch (known as the High Speed Experimentation Branch). The board

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  • 10 nonprofits seek help on Saturday’s Make a Difference Day

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Saturday is Make a Difference Day across the nation and Mayor Lane Curlee is encouraging all Tullahoma residents to spend a little time this weekend making their city a little better. Created by USA Weekend magazine, Make a Difference Day is observed every year on the fourth Saturday in October. According to the event’s website, the purpose is simple: If communities join forces, they can

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  • Gray’s song may be in running for Grammy

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Tullahoma songwriter Jon Gray has learned that his song “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder,” which appeared on Ray Price’s final recording, is being considered for a Grammy Award. Nominating ends Nov. 5. 
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   As if it weren’t exciting enough to have one of the songs he penned recorded by two legendary country singers for a major album release, Tullahoma resident Jon Gray has learned that the song may be in the running for a 2015 Grammy award. Titled, “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder,” Gray’s song was chosen as the title cut of Ray Price’s final

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Sports

Connor White (left) and Linsy Devlin run during the state meet this past Saturday in Knoxville. --Photo Provided

White, Devlin compete in state meet

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm

TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report West Middle School’s Connor White and Linsy Devlin got the chance to represent Tullahoma at the state level on Saturday afternoon. White, an eighth-grader, and Devlin, a seventh-grader, both competed at the Middle School State Championship this past weekend. Both runners had qualified after their performances at the District Cross Country Meet at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna on Saturday, Oct. 11. In order to reach

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  • Mistakes haunt Tullahoma on road

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Tullahoma quarterback Eli Grow hands the ball off to running back Chris Howse on Friday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor  Seven turnovers plagued Tullahoma on Friday night in Lawrenceburg. Five fumbles and two interceptions allowed Lawrence County to go on to defeat THS 33-14. Despite the multitude of mistakes, Tullahoma found itself still in the ballgame late in fourth quarter. Trailing 26-14 with 3:13 remaining in the contest, THS quarterback Eli Grow connected with wide receiver Riley Darden for a 28-yard pass that gave the

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  • Lady Wildcats fall in OT thriller

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The Tullahoma girls soccer team celebrates with the District 8-AAA Runner-Up Trophy. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The battle between District 8-AAA’s top teams in the district title matchup did not disappoint when Tullahoma hosted rival Shelbyville on Thursday night. It took two overtime periods to decide the winner, but the Eaglettes found the score they needed to be crowned district champions for the third-straight season. After both teams headed into the overtime tied at 2, Shelbyville connected with the game-winning goal

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Lifestyles

The Gentle Home at 307 Mulberry Ave., Fayetteville, is one of five beauti-ful homes on this year’s Alpha Kappa Home Tour, set for the last day of Host of Christmas Past, Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 until 5 p.m.
Art by Carl Gleghorn

Historic Fayetteville homes featured in tours

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

ELK VALLEY TIMES STAFF REPORT Continuing more than a century of service to the community, Fayetteville’s Alpha Kappa Club is investing in the future, supporting students through college scholarships. The Alpha Kappa Home Tour, a holiday tradition in Fayetteville-Lincoln County, is the club’s one and only fundraiser to finance that effort. This year’s Home Tour, set for Sunday, Nov. 9, from 1 until 5 p.m., showcases five of Fayetteville-Lincoln County’s

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  • The Weekly Dig: Ladies, focus on what’s important

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

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    By Kali Bolle LIFESTYLES EDITOR   For this week’s column I’m changing gears just a bit. I am taking a cue from my friend, co-worker and author of the “N’Uh Uh!” column, Andrea Agardy, and doing a little venting of my own. Don’t worry, we will return to our regularly scheduled program of all-things-style next week, but for now I feel compelled to write about the importance of knowing just

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  • All about Halloween

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Duncan said she begins decorating for Halloween around the last weekend in September, so she is able to enjoy the decoration for the entire month of October. She also enjoys a friendly rival with her older sister, Stephanie, to see who can decorate the best for the Halloween holiday.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Tullahoma native Samantha Duncan, the month of October, and particularly Halloween, is delightful, and she spares no expense in preparing for what is certainly the scariest holiday of the year. Whether decorating her home with spider webs, skeletons, orange lights and custom Halloween paintings, or watching her favorite horror movie classics with her family, Duncan is “all about Halloween.” “When I was little, my

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Good Reads

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Good poetry can soothe the savage soul EDITOR susan campbell   Great American poet Robert Frost said, “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” I will readily admit that, for me, reading most poetry is somewhat like doing math – most of the time it is completely over my head. Take Robert Burns for instance, the great Scottish poet, in his poem “To a Mouse:” Wee, sleekit,

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  • US Army Field Band to present free concert at THS

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    The United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. will present a free public concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Tullahoma High School gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the Tullahoma High School Band.
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    The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Tullahoma High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29. The Army Field Band’s concert in Tullahoma is sponsored by The Tullahoma Band. The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. These two

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  • Still believin’

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Journey Resurrection will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullaho-ma. The event is sponsored by Tullahoma Parks and Recreation and is free to the public. 

								-Photos by Glenn Sweitzer

    ‘Journey Resurrection’ comes to town LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   On Friday night, music lovers will have the chance to be transported back to the days of arena rock when Tullahoma Parks and Recreation presents a free concert featuring “Journey Resurrection” beginning at at 7 p.m. at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma. The Journey tribute band from Nashville will present an enhanced live production that, according to

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