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Attempted murder charge filed against Summitville man

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A 20-year-old Summitville man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Tullahoma man, according to police. Samuel Pace Jr., 20, allegedly shot Elton Coty Thomas, 34, of Campbell Avenue, Tullahoma, in the face around 9 p.m. Sunday after allegedly attempting to make a drug purchase from the victim in his home. According to the arrest warrant, Pace was acquainted with Thomas and went

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Oscar Sims with General Electric performs a safety test Tuesday on the Dash 4000 patient monitors in the new Harton Regional Medical Center critical care unit. The CCU will be complete in late December, with an open house set for Dec. 30.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Open house for Harton $4.9M CCU is Dec. 30

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   Before the new critical care unit at Harton Regional Medical Center opens for patient care next month, the hospital will host a public open house and ribbon cutting for the community, staff and physicians. Anyone interested in touring the new unit on the third floor of the patient tower is welcome to visit the hospital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30. Construction on the $4.9

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  • City approves sale of growlers by London’s

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Patrons of London’s Sports Bar will soon be able to take some of their favorite craft beers to go, following a recent decision by the city’s beer board. At last Monday evening’s meeting, Joseph Keller, co-owner of the bar, appeared with an application for an on-premises and off-premises beer permit to expand his business. Keller said he was seeking the permit because he would like

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  • Attempted murder charge filed against Summitville man

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Samuel Pace Jr.

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   A 20-year-old Summitville man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Tullahoma man, according to police. Samuel Pace Jr., 20, allegedly shot Elton Coty Thomas, 34, of Campbell Avenue, Tullahoma, in the face around 9 p.m. Sunday after allegedly attempting to make a drug purchase from the victim in his home. According to the arrest warrant, Pace was acquainted with Thomas and went

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Sports

Tullahoma guards Kerstin White (20) and Anastasia Wellington (3) trap Lincoln County's Sloan Mann during Friday's contest. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Offensive woes plague THS squads

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:37 am

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The Lady Wildcats couldn’t overcome a scoreless first quarter and fell to Lincoln County 46-37 in Fayetteville on Friday. Without senior forward Ashlyn McDonald on the road trip, the Lady Wildcats were left without an inside presence. That void hurt Tullahoma on the glass as Lincoln County out rebounded the Lady ‘Cats 37-28. Trailing 38-19 heading into the final period of play, Tullahoma forced the

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  • Panthers rally for win over West

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Panthers' guard Jameson Rhinehart  dribbles the ball against West Middle School on Thursday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The West Middle School boys basketball team saw its 15-10 halftime advantage quickly disappear in the third quarter as East won the battle of the Tullahoma schools on Thursday, winning 33-26 at THS. The teams previously squared off at East Middle School back on Nov. 6. The Bobcats escaped that contest with a 27-23 comeback win. On Thursday, the Panthers made sure to get their

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  • Lady Wildcats cruise past Shelbyville 61-39

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Tullahoma guard Anastasia Wellington drives through the lane against Shelbyville on Friday. Wellington scored 18 points as the Lady Wildcats won 61-39.

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor The Lady Wildcats closed out the third quarter on a 12-0 run and never looked back on their way to a 61-39 road win over Shelbyville on Friday night. Anastasia Wellington scored 18 points, all in the second half, to improve Tullahoma’s overall record to 7-3, and 2-0 against District 8-AAA competition. Ashlyn McDonald added 12 points and three blocks, while Kentoria Alexander scored 10

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Lifestyles

More than two million dazzling Christmas lights draw visitors from all over the world to the Opryland Hotel. The Christmas lights display is free and open to the public through Dec. 31.
								-Photo Provided

Lighten up this holiday

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

LIFESYTLES EDITOR kali bolle   The magic of Christmas season is brought to life each year with holiday lights that feature larger-than-life displays of Santas, candy canes, toys and angels. The Volunteer State offers a number of venues in which to view the lights and enjoy the magic of the season. It’s also worth pointing out that all of the following light displays are open until Dec. 31, which gives

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  • The Weekly Dig: ‘Stocking’ up for Christmas

    Posted on December 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    By Kali Bolle Just as St. Nick would do this time of year, I hope everyone is making a list and checking it twice, and that to-buy-for list is getting smaller and smaller. One way to ease the gift giving and make it a little fun is with stocking stuffers. Whether specially made, monogrammed, decorated by you in kindergarten or just bought in the last few weeks, stockings can be

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  • Plant power

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Mary Priestley recently published a book entitled "Fiery Gizzard: Voices From the Wilder-ness." The book is a series of essays about a section of the South Cumberland State Rec-reation Area that includes and surrounds the Big Fiery Gizzard Creek, its tributaries and the waters it feeds. 
   
                                                                                 -Staff Photos by Kali Bolle

    Sewanee Herbarium curator  conserves and researches native plants LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   For Sewanee resident Mary Priestley, nothing is more fascinating that the outdoors, especially what might be found along the pathways and trails that enhance her part of the world. Priestley said she has always has a connection with nature. She graduated with a master’s degree in biology with emphasis in botany from Middle Tennessee State University. Twenty

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Entertainment

Once you finally get the Christmas lights untangled, it’s just about inevitable that half the strand won’t light.  
					--File Photo

N’uh Uh! Half-strand of blinking Christmas lights is evil plot

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   This is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love Christmas. The lights, the decorations, finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list, big family dinners and seemingly endless supply of homemade treats, what’s not to love? Having said that, the holiday season comes with its own unique set of pet peeves. Here are just a couple of examples of annoyances that could make

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  • The Beatles ‘Return’ Friday to the South Jackson stage

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From left, Shane Landers, Michael Fulop, Adam Thurston and Richard Stelling are “The Return.” The Beatles tribute band will perform on the South Jackson Civic Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday. For ticket information call 931-455-5321 or go to www.southjackson.org.
--Photo Provided

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   The South Jackson Civic Center will welcome The Beatles tribute band “The Return” to the civic center stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. The band will share its love of “all things Beatles” in a show that covers the span of the iconic rock band’s musical history. According to band member Michael Fulop, who performs as George Harrison, the band’s performance will be broken

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  • N’uh Uh! Black Friday: a retail free-for-all

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Is any bargain really worth this?
– Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   It’s roughly 10:30 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving as I’m writing this, and already there are reports of fights at stores and malls across the country. According to just one story I’ve read this morning, two women got into a shoving match at a California Wal-Mart over a Barbie doll and two people were arrested after a brawl at an Indianapolis mall. Fa la la

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