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Plane Crash in Winchester

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Several occupants in a small aircraft were injured mid afternoon Saturday in a crash near Winchester Airport. At about 3 p.m., a small passenger aircraft crashed on Williams Cove Road in Winchester after either missing the runway at the Winchester Regional Airport or after attempting to land, with four passengers on board. The pilot was shaken up, and acknowledging being in pain, but was able to walk around, was conscious

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Work on the municipal water park located at D.W. Wilson Community Center is continuing, with open-ing expected in time for Memorial Day. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approved the pur-chase of $43,000 in outdoor furniture to be placed at the location.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

City preps water park for Memorial Day opening

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Memorial Day weekend is rapidly approaching, and the Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen is continuing preparations for the opening of the new water park currently under construction at the D.W. Wilson Community Center. During a special meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the board approved two motions to equip the facility. The city will pay Howe & Associates a total of $42,899 for outdoor furniture. The

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  • Fla. avionics firm, airport business to team

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A Florida company announced last week that it will soon join a business currently based at the Tullahoma Regional Airport. Sarasota Avionics will team with XP Services in providing Garmin equipment for aircraft. XP Services is located in the northwest section of the airport property. The Florida-based company is known worldwide for installing flight equipment on airplanes, Chuck Armstrong of XP Services told members of

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  • State group honors Bowling’s broadband efforts

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) recently received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Ten-nessee Development District Association. From left are Meigs County Mayor Bill James, McMinn County Mayor John Gentry, Sequatchie County Executive Keith Cartwright, Polk County Executive Hoyt Firestone, SETDD Executive Director Beth Jones, Rep. John Forgety, Bowling, Dunlap Mayor Dwain Land and Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley.
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    State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) has received the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA). The awards were presented on April 2 at the TDDA Legislative Awards Breakfast in Nashville. The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each district are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities.

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Wildcats nab top spot at district meet

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The Tullahoma High School boys track team had five athletes combine for eight first-place finishes in individual events as the Wildcats finished first overall at the District 8-AAA Meet held at Tullahoma on Tuesday. On top of individual finishes, Tullahoma also had three relay teams finish first on the day. The Wildcats’ 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams took their respective top spots. The THS

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  • Columbia downs Tullahoma 2-0

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Tullahoma's Will Holt lines up a direct kick against Columbia on Friday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Columbia scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half as the Wildcats dropped a 2-0 road decision to the Lions on Friday night. With the loss, Tullahoma drops to 3-2-2 on the regular season and is 1-2 in District 8-AAA play. The Wildcats will next head to Winchester as they face Franklin County on Tuesday. That game was originally scheduled for April

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  • Wildcats outlast Falcons in marathon

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    The Tullahoma High School baseball team runs to celebrate with Matt Broussard (8) after the Wildcats and Falcons battled in a four-hour, extra-inning contest on Wednesday. With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Broussard singled home the game-winning run to lead THS to a 14-13 victory. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After escaping Fayetteville with a narrow 3-2 victory on Tuesday, the Wildcats had to battle for a 14-13, nine-inning win over Lincoln County in the series finale in Tullahoma on Wednesday. With a 5-2 advantage after four innings, THS saw its lead disappear after giving up nine runs, four in the top of the fifth and five more in the sixth, as the Falcons took

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Lifestyles

Viktoria Akhmedora, who will be playing “Tinker Bell,” gets help flying from crew member Dayton Bradford.

Neverland’ comes to life on THS stage

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The magical world of Neverland is making its way to the Tullahoma High School stage as the THS Theatre Department premieres “Peter Pan” on Friday. The THS auditorium will be transformed into a place that, according THS theatre arts director Aaron Miller, will allow any audience member the chance to feel like a kid again. “When creating the set, we did it in a way

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  • Nashville finds its fashion voice

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Designer Tim Weiland was one of five featured designers in the ready-to-wear showcase at the Bicen-tennial Mall Amphitheater. The collection reflects Weiland’s, along with fellow designers Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang’s, personal aesthetic sensibilities and a broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Paris, New York and Los Angeles. All are well-known fashion centers that are churning out talented designers and in-demand fashion. Now Nashville, known primarily as Music City and as the home of country and western music, is hoping to increase its fashion credentials by hosting events such as the Nashville Fashion Week. For the past four years, the city has held the event to celebrate

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  • The Weekly Dig: Bette Davis eyes

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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    By Kali Bolle   Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren are among a plethora of classic movie actresses – all beautiful and timeless who we continue to idolize today. Their sultry eyes, perfect lips and hair make one wonder how in the world they accomplished such beauty. Well, I can tell you that it was no easy task. While we may think that celebrities today go to great lengths

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Entertainment

‘Shrek: The Musical’ opens April 17

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   There’s a big green ogre headed to Tullahoma, and he’s bringing a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess and a host of well-known and beloved fairy tale characters with him. In time for the spring play season, the Community Playhouse Inc. will paint the town green as it presents its final production of the year, “Shrek: The Musical.” According to director Heather Kleinfeld, Shrek

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  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ is good summer thriller

    Posted on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

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    EDITOR susan campbell   I will be the first to admit that when choosing a book to read, I generally do not turn to thrillers. The last thriller I read was “Gone Girl,” and it took me quite a long while to recover. Prior to that it was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and I could spend an entire column writing about how much and why I disliked that

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  • N’uh Uh! Now you can literally wear that Big Mac

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    One item in the new McDonald’s clothing line is a two-piece thermal underwear set. Or maybe it’s pajamas. I guess it’s possible they’re supposed to be workout clothes.  -- Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Writing this column is not always easy. Believe it or not, sometimes I have a hard time finding things to complain about. There are weeks when I scour the remote corners of the Internet, searching for something weird, wonderful or out-there enough to write 20 inches about only to come up empty or find myself stretching so hard to make a point that I’m risking

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