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Local man reunited with long-lost son of brother killed in World War II STAFF WRITER marian galbraith For a man who never knew his father and was estranged from his mother since shortly after birth, 69-year-old Robin Clark of Fayetteville is suddenly discovering a side of his family he never knew about, starting with his long-lost uncle, Don Clark, of Tullahoma. What makes the story even more intriguing is
LIFESTYLES EDTOR Kali Bolle As school comes to a close for the summer, it’s time to close the books and open up the imagination. It may not be easy to get your child to sit down for a formal summer schooling session, but there are a number of summer learning activities that can be used to supplement your child’s fun and prevent summer learning loss. Local business such as
LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle Imagine earning points toward gift cards just by walking into stores with a smartphone savings app open on your phone, checking gas prices at the flick of a finger, loading e-coupons before checking out at the grocery store, and even double checking coupon matchups while on the go. According to Julie Jackson, local savings guru and creator of the blog “Luv2bfrugal,” these savings and more
NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. “Suspending construction-related lane closures during the busy Memorial Day weekend
CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW OF OLD PHOTOS. STAFF WRITER ian skotte The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) came into being when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the TVA Act into law on May 18, 1933. The utility, which is a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides wholesale power to nine million customers through its distributors in parts of seven southeastern states. It is celebrating its 80th anniversary this week.
The 2013 Tennessee Renaissance Festival, an annual event that draws people from across the country, will be held every weekend in May in a castle located off Highway 96 between Murfreesboro and Franklin. Activities include: Period music, human chess match, full armored joust, birds of the gauntlet flights, magicians, swash buckling, comedy and juggling. Six stages host other entertainment, including New Castle Player interns, a cast of colorful costumed characters
Registration will begin Monday for pupils enrolling in kindergarten in the Tullahoma City School system for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration runs through May 31, and will reopen on July 17. Children must be five years of age on or before Aug. 31. In order to enter kindergarten, the following records are necessary. Children can only be enrolled when these are provided. 1) Proof of birth date (birth certificate) 2)
By GINA LOGUE MTSU MEDIA Jennifer Austin’s life changed forever on Sept. 15, 2006. Jennifer, who is from Cowan, is hoping her life will change forever again on May 10, 2013. The 26-year-old MTSU graduate student in the Department of Health and Human Performance needs votes to become one of three people in the United States to win a fully equipped van that will enable her to drive herself
Tullahoma High School will not hold parent-teacher conferences Thursday night, May 2. The conference night was rescheduled for last February. Also the 1 p.m. early dismissal day originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 was cancelled due to end of course testing. THS will be on regular 3:15 p.m.dismissal on Wednesday. Parents who need to meet with teachers or need more information are advised to call the school at 931-454-2620.
Grace Baptist Church Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Friday. Childcare for birth through three is available. Grace will celebrate Easter with three identical worship services on Sunday at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Grace Baptist Church is located at 1901 Ovoca Road. www.graceintullahoma.com St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Holy Week services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Stations of the Cross; 5 p.m. Thursday Mass of the
First Baptist Tullahoma recently welcomed new staff member Christian Watts as the Minister of Worship and Music. Christian, his wife Kelleye, daughter Ashton, and son Adam come to the church from Living Bridge Community Church, in Gibsonia PA. Watts is in a unique position as he is following in his father, Dave Watts, footsteps, literally. Dave retired as the minister of music and worship at FBC after 15 years of
Faith Lutheran Church of Tullahoma recently announced the installation of their 14th vicar, Patrick Fertitta. Fertitta is a third year student at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. At the conclusion of his internship next summer, he will return to seminary for one more year of study before he is ordained and begins a ministry in a Lutheran parish. While here he will serve under the capable supervision of Rev. Martin
Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released this month. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), comes at a time when the U.S. health system is facing both an increasing
Tullahoma Parks and Recreation are hitting the ground running for fitness. Beginning Monday, the department will introduce a class to help non-runners prepare for a 5k or just starting out a running program. According the Activities Director, Merrill Meadows, the classes will take place from 6 to 7 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through June 28. “This is an outdoor running program, so be prepared for all sorts of
Nowadays, smartphones are used for pretty much everything, including communication, taking pictures, downloading music, videos and video games. One of the most popular features of today’s smartphones are the “apps,” which is short for applications, and are pieces of software that can run on the Internet, tablet, computer or smartphone. Through smartphone apps users can stay in touch with loved ones, get up-to-date news, make dinner reservations, and even act