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Commissioner Rush Bricken, left, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, dis-cusses asking the Coffee County Commission to pass a resolution calling for a wheel tax referendum to be placed on the August ballot with Coffee County Mayor David Pennington and Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis.
--Staff Photo by Marian Galbraith

August ballot may see wheel tax vote

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the Coffee County Commission adopt a resolution at its May meeting to place a wheel tax referendum on the August ballot. Coffee County Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis told the committee that the upcoming commission meeting will be the last chance to vote on the issue, given the state procedures and deadlines involved.

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Commissioner Rush Bricken, left, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, dis-cusses asking the Coffee County Commission to pass a resolution calling for a wheel tax referendum to be placed on the August ballot with Coffee County Mayor David Pennington and Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis.
--Staff Photo by Marian Galbraith

August ballot may see wheel tax vote

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the Coffee County Commission adopt a resolution at its May meeting to place a wheel tax referendum on the August ballot. Coffee County Administrator of Elections Vernita Davis told the committee that the upcoming commission meeting will be the last chance to vote on the issue, given the state procedures and deadlines involved.

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  • Pool opening pushed past summer

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    City officials announced this week that the project to update the indoor and outdoor pools at the D.W. Wilson Community Center will not be completed in time to open the outdoor pool this summer. The project was delayed after the bid came in roughly $1 million over budget. The outdoor pool at D.W. Wilson Community Center has been closed since April 2012 due to deterioration.
– Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The revamped pool at the D.W. Wilson Center will not be completed in time for the summer, officials announced at this week’s city board meeting. Last month the board voted to reject the sole bid it had received for the project, after that estimate came in more than $1 million over budget. The city had hoped to have the upgraded facility open for business around

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  • All-Americans on the wrestling mat

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Devan (left) and Cleveland Cyree won medals this past weekend at the Brute Nationals Wrestling Championships held in Independence, Mo. Devan captured a national champi-onship, wrestling in the 122-pound, 11th-grade division, while Cleveland placed fifth in the 10th-grade 122-pound class. Both boys achieved All-American status with their results, the first wrestlers in Tullahoma High School history to do so. 
-Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    SPORTS EDITOR zach birdsong   While some Tullahoma High School students attended prom this past weekend, Devan and Cleveland Cyree celebrated in a different fashion. The brothers spent their weekend competing in the Brute Nationals Wrestling Championships held in Independence, Mo. Devan finished first, and Cleveland finished fifth in their respective weight classes. In addition to being personal milestones for the Cyree brothers, their recent accomplishments also made local history.

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Colton Connor (7) dribbles the ball against Columbia Central on Wednesday. Connor scored the lone goal as the Wildcats went on to beat the Lions, 1-0. --Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Connor’s score leads Wildcats to win

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report The Tullahoma and Columbia high school soccer teams battled to the final buzzer on Wednesday night in Tullahoma. In a critical District 8-AAA matchup, both teams were held scoreless for majority of the game. The Wildcats capitalized with 16:41 left in regulation. After Tullahoma got the ball close to midfield, Joey Ortiz flicked the ball into space and found Colton Connor. Connor made the most of

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  • Tullahoma falls to Lawrence, Grundy counties

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    THS pitcher Amber Clark throws against Edgewood (Ala.) back in March. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report The Tullahoma High School softball dropped its last two road contests. On Friday, THS fell in a five-inning game to Lawrence County, 8-5, before losing to Grundy County, 3-2, on Wednesday. In Lawrenceburg, Tullahoma grabbed the early advantage by plating a run in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Megan Grenier walked and Amber Clark came into pinch run for her. After stealing

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  • Wildcats nab share of district title

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    tullahoma catcher Grayson Grow tags out Lincoln County's Brandon Gower at the plate. Gower attempted to steal home plate i nthe bottom of the first inning against the Wildcats, but was caught and tagged out by Grow. The Wildcats went on to defeat the Falcons, 802, sweeping a doubleheader. -- Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor   In a rare district doubleheader, the Tullahoma High School baseball team notched back-to-back wins over Lincoln County at home on Wednesday. After having Tuesday’s game rained out, both schools agreed to play the doubleheader at Grider Stadium. Pitching propelled the Wildcats in both games, as the THS staff gave up just three total runs to the Falcons. Tullahoma took game one, 2-1, and then

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web Terrors Truck Sellersville, PA 2013

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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  • In a New York minute

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    The smartphone app Explorer: The American Museum of Natural History, serves as a personal tour guide through the halls of this world-renowned museum, providing users with customized information and step-by-step directions to exhibitions. -- Staff Photo by Kali Bolle

    Best apps to help visitors explore the Big Apple in a day   LIFESTYLES EDITOR Kali bolle   (Editor’s Note: Lifestyles editor Kali Bolle recently visited New York City, and shares her insights on how to make the most of a day-long trip to the Big Apple.)   New York City is one of the most visited places in the United States. While it could take weeks to get through

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  • Moore Co. man keeps history of sewing alive

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Retired Micro Craft Inc. machinist Miller Fulks recently shared more than 100 years of sewing machine history with the Family and Community Edu-cation Club at Hoover Grove Church of Christ.  Part of a larger collection, more than a dozen antique treadle and hand crank machines dating from 1860 to 1961 were on display, representing significant changes in needle, stitch, shuttle and hook design.  
— Staff Photo by Kelly Lapczynski

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   With regard to antique treadle or hand crank sewing machines, Miller Fulks of Moore County does not consider himself a collector.  Rather, the owner of more than 50 vintage machines says, he is “an accumulator.” Showing roughly a dozen of his machines to the ladies of Family and Community Education Club at Hoover Grove Church of Christ recently, Fulks says “the difference, you’ll notice, is

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web Terrors Truck Sellersville, PA 2013

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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