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Curtis guilty of perjury in Qualls murder case

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas     A Tullahoma man has entered a plea of guilty to perjury in Coffee County Circuit Court in a case involving the mother of his children, Kayla Qualls, who was murdered in 2012. Nick Curtis pleaded guilty before Circuit Court Judge Vennessa Jackson to the perjury charge for lying to police about what happened the day  Qualls was murdered in November 2012 and that he

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Curtis guilty of perjury in Qualls murder case

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas     A Tullahoma man has entered a plea of guilty to perjury in Coffee County Circuit Court in a case involving the mother of his children, Kayla Qualls, who was murdered in 2012. Nick Curtis pleaded guilty before Circuit Court Judge Vennessa Jackson to the perjury charge for lying to police about what happened the day  Qualls was murdered in November 2012 and that he

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  • Response strong from those willing to ‘Make a Difference’

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The city put out the call for volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves and help their neighbors to attend a meeting last Tuesday evening. The response was enthusiastic, with about 25 people arriving at city hall to brainstorm ideas for Make a Difference Day. Created by USA Weekend magazine, Make a Difference Day is observed every year on the fourth Saturday in October. According

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  • Sheriff’s Department gets large share of free military surplus military equipment

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Coffee County Sheriff’s Capt.  Frank Watkins stands beside a large truck the department acquired through the military surplus program. He said other county agencies have al-ready used some of the equipment which saved local taxpayers money. -- Staff Photo by Wayne Thomas

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas     A bucket truck, 2½-ton truck, forklift, dump truck,  anti-mine vehicle, semi-truck, Humvees and a crane are all at the disposal of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department – and they didn’t cost county taxpayers a penny. The expensive  equipment  came free of charge from the U.S. government after being declared as surplus by the military. Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than

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Tullahoma running back Chris Howse carries the ball against Stewarts Creek on Friday while lineman Haden Eggleston attempts to block on the play. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats drop to 0-2 on season

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor From the kickoff, Stewarts Creek was able to set the tempo and went on to rout Tullahoma in front of a homecoming crowd on Friday night. Wide receiver Cynterius Lyons returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score, and the Red Hawks were on their way to a 34-14 win over the Wildcats. After opening the season with a 42-7 loss to McGavock, Tullahoma

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  • Marin, Arnold compete for Cheerleader of Year

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Macy Marin (left) and Anna Arnold pose for a photo before Friday's football game against Stewarts Creek. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Two Tullahoma High School cheerleaders got the opportunity to compete last week for the Tennessee Cheerleader of the Year. Seniors Macy Marin and Anna Arnold were two of the 30 finalists that competed on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Blackman High School. Marin was selected to be a part of the Tennessee Cheerleading Coaches Association (TCCAA) All-State squad. The team consists of 16 females and two males.

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  • Wildcats look to spoil homecoming

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Tullahoma linebacker Mikey Lett tackles McGavock running back Kendall Johnson last week. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After a dismal performance in the home opener of the season, the Tullahoma High School football team will look to refocus this week as the squad gets set for its first road trip of the year to Stewarts Creek. The Wildcats are coming off of a 42-7 beat down at home by McGavock on Friday. During that contest, the Wildcats struggled significantly on both sides

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The Weekly Dig: Welcome, football season

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 8:00 am

By Kali Bolle   This weekend marks the opening of college football and the commencing of the season’s rituals. If you’re a dedicated sports fan of any kind, you’ll understand what this means. There are certain practices you take part in each sports season, whether it’s a certain place to tailgate, a lucky football you pass during halftime, or, in my case, the purchase of that game-day t-shirt. As a

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  • N’uh Uh! Sought: A get-out-of-jail free card for school fundraisers

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Much to the delight of countless parents, school is back in session in many parts of the country and millions of other kids will be headed back to class after the Labor Day weekend. In addition to the lessons they will receive on reading, writing and arithmetic, students across the country will also be taught about the dangers of peer pressure and strategies to avoid

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  • Take time to enjoy the final days of summer

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Enjoy a weekend of fireworks and football in Knoxville as the city will hold its annual Boomdays festival Saturday along the Tennessee River. Deemed the nation's largest La-bor Day Weekend fireworks show began in 1988 and has been annual celebration in Knox-ville that lights up the Knoxville skyline with a jaw dropping spectacle choreographed to an original soundtrack.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   It’s almost time to say so-long to summer. The Labor Day holiday is one last hurrah before cooler weather moves in. Labor Day has been celebrated in the United States for over 100 years. Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the

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Good Reads: Return to war-torn Europe in Doerr’s lyrical new novel

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

EDITOR susan campbell   The greatest compliment a reader can pay is to say that she is sorry to reach a book’s final page. This is exactly the way I felt reading Anthony Doerr’s wonderful latest novel, “All the Light We Cannot See.” I knew long before I reached page 530 that I wanted to read it again. The heroine of Doerr’s novel is a blind French girl named Marie-Laure

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  • N’uh Uh! The dreaded fanny pack makes a comeback

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Matthew McConaughey wore a leather fanny pack to an Astros game at Fenway Park last weekend, becoming the latest celebrity to embrace the comeback of the waist pouch. 
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to fashion. And I’m sad to say that the day has finally come: The fanny pack is making a comeback. The belted pouches had their heyday in the ’80s. I wore one from time to time back in the day — in a truly hideous shade of fluorescent yellow, if memory serves. Thankfully, I’m pretty sure

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  • Good Reads: Outlander obsession continues with ‘Dragonfly in Amber’

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   My obsession with all things Outlander continues as we embark on the second book in the series, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I hope you’ve completed the first book, but if you haven’t, it’s probably best to stop reading this review right about now. Now on book No. 4, the one thing I have learned about this series is that you don’t want to read ahead. Traditionally,

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