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Motlow College held its graduation for the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9.  Officials have said that applications for this fall have nearly doubled due to the Tennessee Promise program.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Fall applicants nearly double at Motlow

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   According to officials at Motlow College, the Tennessee Promise scholarship program appears to be off to a successful start, with nearly twice the number of applications received this year over last year. Starting with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise provides two years of tuition-free attendance at any community or technical college in Tennessee as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative

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Public hearing on budget is Monday

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Tullahoma residents will have an opportunity to tell the city board what they think about the budget for Fiscal Year 2016 when the governing body holds a public hearing on the spending plan this week. The hearing is part of a special call meeting the city board will hold starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. At a budget workshop held earlier this month,

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  • TUB power, fiber costs to go up slightly in new FY

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:36 am

    STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski The Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) unanimously approved the FY2106 budget Tuesday night. The budget, first presented to the board during an April work session by TUB accountant Mary Mealer, covers all four of TUB’s departments – electric, water, wastewater and fiber, the in-house term for the LightTUBe telephone, cable television and Internet service. No rate increases are expected in the coming fiscal year in the water

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  • Fall applicants nearly double at Motlow

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Motlow College held its graduation for the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9.  Officials have said that applications for this fall have nearly doubled due to the Tennessee Promise program.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   According to officials at Motlow College, the Tennessee Promise scholarship program appears to be off to a successful start, with nearly twice the number of applications received this year over last year. Starting with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise provides two years of tuition-free attendance at any community or technical college in Tennessee as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative

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Bucks close to selecting new coach

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor With final interviews wrapping up soon, Motlow College is expected to announce its 12th men’s basketball coach in school history next week. The Bucks are seeking to replace Matt Sligh, who resigned from the head coach position back in March after being hired as an assistant coach at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. During his two seasons at helm of the Motlow program, Sligh’s

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  • Tullahoma athletes hope to make nationals

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Kris Potts-Howard hugs teammate Savion Smith after Smith finished first during a relay race during the District 8-AAA Meet. Potts-Howard and Smith teamed with Cole Potter and Jake Crabtree at the state meet to compete in the 4x200-meter relay. Those THS athletes are hopeful to make it to the New Balance Nationals in June in Greensboro, North Carolina. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor While spring sports in Tullahoma officially came to an end with the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet at MTSU on Friday, four locals are hopeful to see their seasons continue. After a third-place performance at state, Savion Smith, Kris Potts-Howard, Jake Crabtree and Cole Potter are all waiting to see if the Wildcats’ 4×200-meter relay team qualified for the 2015 New Balance

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  • Tullahoma wraps up state meet

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    After a solid outing at the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet held at MTSU on Friday, the Wildcats finished ninth as a team in the point standings. From left: Clark Dixon, Cole Potter, Kris Potts-Howard, THS Head Coach Maurice Shaw, Jake Crabtree, Savion Smith and Riley Darden. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Potts-Howard tops list of Wildcat performers at Spring Fling By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Kris Potts-Howard made sure to make  his last high school meet memorable, placing in all four events that he qualified for at the TSSAA Spring Fling State Track and Field Meet at MTSU on Friday. During his quest, Potts-Howard set two Tullahoma High School records on the day in two events where had previously set the

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Lifestyles

THS art instructor Jackie Norman taught her final art class Wednesday after 31 years as art instructor. In the front row, from left, are Keion Wood, Meghan Lowe, Allie Torres, Norman, Josh Zidan, Grant McGuire, Kudo Vo and Chasity Pamplin. In the back row are Coty Dotson, Chase Poarch, Matthew Col-lier, Emanual Williams, Austin Anderson, Catie Waters, Tyler Bott and Selena Swearington.				
								-Staff Photos Chris Barstad

Love of art defines Jackie Norman’s life

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Last week, on a Wednesday afternoon, Tullahoma High School art instructor Jackie Norman taught her final class. She made her last copies, her last color wheel and said goodbye to 31 years of teaching a subject she has loved all of her life. On her final day of classes she sat comfortably in the same chair she has occupied for the past seven years after

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  • Arts Council brings musical theater to schools

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Over 150 students in the Tullahoma City Schools System were involved in the Artist-in-Residence pro-gram formed by the Tullahoma Arts Council. Farrar students in the back row, from left, are Olivia Swain, Brandon Painter, Jada Hunter, Kassy McElhaney, Michael McGee, Alexis Bates, Gracee Bailey and Noah Watkins. In the front row are Pazlee Lowe, Jada Spry, Jordyn Spry, Abigail Grenier, Kendyn Brock, Chance Cox, Alaisha Bowen, Kylie Glascoe, Analeise Roberts, Trinity Goon, Rachel Ferguson, Avery Brewer, Anna Bymaster, Olena Cousins, Ellie Faulk and Alivia Bowen.  -Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   The Tullahoma Arts Council recently celebrated a successful close to its first Artist-in-Residence Program in the city’s elementary schools. The focus of this year’s program was musical theatre–an art form, which, according to arts council, is not covered in the school’s current curriculum. With support from the city and the school system, long-time musical theatre aficionado and Tullahoma resident Michael McGee was recruited

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  • Chasing the musical dream

    Posted on May 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Ashley Brooks is making a major move in her musical career as she will be heading into the studio this summer to record her first EP to be produced by Tullahoma native Tyronn Hamilton.

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   As 17-year-old singer-songwriter Ashley Brooks of Winchester prepares to take the stage at The Well Coffee House in Nashville last Friday, she is all smiles. In moments, she will sing in front of a crowd made up of strangers, friends and family. She will perform covers of well-known pop songs, as well as original pieces to a crowd not familiar with her style. These songs,

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Entertainment

Chili’s recently made headlines when the company announced it will spend $750,000 on burger buns treated with an egg wash for the express purpose of making the burgers more photogenic.
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N’uh Uh! Burger beauty is more than bun deep

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   For better or worse, corporate America has gotten onboard with the food porn craze. For those unfamiliar with the concept, food porn is the term used to describe the artsy, carefully staged photographs of meals that are popping up all over social media sites, Instagram in particular. Instead of heavily made-up young women showing off their surgically enhanced assets or pumped up dudes flexing for

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  • ‘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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