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Leo Paul George Massicotte III

Remains identified as man missing since 2011

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The human remains found last week on AEDC property have been identified. According to the Manchester Police Department, the remains were those of Leo Paul George Massicotte III, who was last seen alive July 3, 2011 when he exited his girlfriend’s car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. The remains were taken by forensic officials to Middle Tennessee State University, who sent them to Texas

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Leo Paul George Massicotte III

Remains identified as man missing since 2011

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The human remains found last week on AEDC property have been identified. According to the Manchester Police Department, the remains were those of Leo Paul George Massicotte III, who was last seen alive July 3, 2011 when he exited his girlfriend’s car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. The remains were taken by forensic officials to Middle Tennessee State University, who sent them to Texas

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  • Two inmates briefly escape Friday from county jail

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    STAFF WRITER josh peterson   Two inmates who escaped from the Coffee County Jail at approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday morning are now back in custody. According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, Shawn Luce and Brandon Shane Grant both escaped from the jail and were later caught in a wooded area near the Koss Center alternative school in Manchester. Graves confirmed that College Street Elementary School, which is directly across

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  • Parish named to FAA ‘Roll of Honor’

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    John L. Parish Sr. of Tullahoma was honored recently by the Federal Aviation Administra-tion with the Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award for dedicated service in aviation safety. The award is given to pilots who are accident and violation free for 50 years.  Parish is founder of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma and is currently the museum’s chairman of the board. Parish displays the plaque while standing in front of his Beechcraft King Air.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   John L. Parish Sr., business executive, pilot and founder of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, has received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for having over 50 consecutive years of dedicated service in aviation safety. As a result of the award, Parish received a certificate and lapel pin, and his name and location are listed on the FAA’s

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Sports

Tullahoma guard Alex Williams goes in for a shot against Warren County on Tuesday night. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats’ comeback falls short

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Lady ‘Cats struggle against Warren County 77-54 By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Despite losing at Warren County 66-59 on Tuesday night, the Wildcats sent a message to the rest of its upcoming competition: This is not last year’s Tullahoma boys basketball team. Down 59-43 with 4:12 left to play, the Wildcats rallied and with 50 seconds left in the ballgame, Luke Mitchell knocked down a shot to make it a

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  • Tullahoma drops season openers

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Tullahoma basketball players Ashlyn McDonald and Leah Ross (12) fight with Warren County guard Karagan Turner in an attempt to get an offensive rebound against Warren County on Thursday night. The Lady Wildcats got into early foul trouble and the Lady Pioneers went on to win 71-43.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Lady Wildcats fall to Warren County 71-43; ’Cats lose 65-38 By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Despite having the home court advantage, both of the Tullahoma High School teams fell flat in their season openers on Thursday night against Warren County. Before the THS programs even stepped on the floor, both of the Pioneer teams were already in action, facing off against Coffee County in the Russell Barnett Tip-Off Classic Basketball

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  • Marlins’ Morris to speak before hometown crowd

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Miami Marlins' pitcher Bryan Morris in action during a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, June 26. --AP Photo, Laurence Kesterson

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Before he was able to call himself a Major Leaguer, Miami Marlins pitcher Bryan Morris learned the fundamentals of the game in McMinnville. Until he was in seventh grade, Morris and his family resided in McMinnville before moving to Tullahoma. On Saturday, the right-handed hurler will make a trip back to his old stomping grounds, as the guest speaker at the Covenant Academy Banquet and

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Lifestyles

Teen author Natica Brown, formerly of Tullahoma recently held a book signing at The Celtic Cup to promote his self-published “Rage” series. The books were inspired by a dream that the young author had. For more information about the series, visit online at www.rageseries.net.
							-Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Celebrate ‘NaNoWriMo’ with creative writing

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   American author E.L. Doctorow once said writing is an “exploration, where authors “start from nothing and learns as they go.” Doctorow wasn’t wrong, and since mankind figured out how to make a mark on an object, they have been recording ideas, feelings, history and more. One way that man has recording his explorations or ideas is through the writing of novels. Novels are defined as

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  • Public invited to retirement for Scoutmaster Tom Gillard

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Tom Gillard, Jr.

    Tom Gillard Jr., Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 402, has announced his plan to retire after 21 years. Gillard, his wife Frances Gillard and their two sons, Jeremy and Corey, began their career with the Boy Scouts in 1993. After surveying troop options in the area, Tom, with the support of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus chapter, decided to start his own troop, and Troop 402 began

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  • Holmes thankful for century of life

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Tennyson Holmes celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 7. He attended Davidson Academy, worked for years as a bellhop at the King Hotel in Tul-lahoma and was involved with the construction of Arnold Center at AEDC.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Tennyson Holmes, his 100th birthday is just another day to be thankful for. “I’m just thankful to have another day,” Holmes said. “I have always tried to live each day as best as I can,” he said. Holmes was born Nov. 7, 1914 on Washington Street in Tullahoma. He attended Davidson Academy, worked in the area for years as a bellhop at the King

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Entertainment

TUB’s lighting contest begins Dec. 2

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Tullahoma Utilities Board’s (TUB) annual “Light Up the Season” holiday lighting contest will be held again this season with cash prizes going to the winners. The competition will be judged nightly by members of the East Middle School Honor Society between Dec. 6 and Dec. 20. TUB holds the annual contest to encourage a friendly competition between neighbors and friends to see who is tops when it comes to Christmas

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  • N’uh Uh! Happy 45th birthday, Sesame Street

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   I usually use this column as an opportunity to complain or to vent my confusion at the inane, the ridiculous, the pointless and the just plain weird. And while writing about those things is definitely a good time, and I can’t recommend the catharsis of getting a good rant down on paper strongly enough, there are actually a lot of things swirling around in the

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  • N’uh Uh! Smile Clock app not for grouchiest among us

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Smile Clock is a new Smartphone alarm clock app that requires the user to take a smiling selfie in order to turn off the alarm.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   I am not now, nor have I ever been, a morning person. If you ask me, there’s nothing that’s currently done at 9 a.m. that simply can’t wait until noon. But, since I’ve yet to discover a way to bend the world to my will and I enjoy the modern conveniences of living in a heated apartment with cable, Wi-Fi and the occasional six pack

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