The Sewanee Fourth of July celebration will be held this Sunday with most activities happening on University Avenue, including the Sewanne parade with the theme “Hot-Diggity All-American Dogs!”

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Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is inviting all military veterans to raft down the Ocoee free of charge Monday, July 4 and their family members will get 50 percent off regular rafting fees.

What began as a curious thought while watching “Gunsmoke” reruns has grown into a book deal - with a second on the way - for a local author who just penned a biography on the actor who voiced Norman Bates’ mom in “Psycho.”

Motlow State Community College has announced that Dr. Regina Verdin has been selected as the new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to Motlow, she serves as the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Initiatives at Fletcher Technical Community College.

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Tullahoma played host to one of the nation’s most prestigious flying events this past week as Tullahoma Regional Airport and William Northern Field saw scores of aircraft on their tarmac in the next-to-the last stop of the Air Race Classic.

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The atmosphere felt at the 2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this past week was a radiation of positivity as attendees returned to The Farm for the first time since 2019.

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The inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Tullahoma was an overwhelming success as Tullahoma Parks and Rec teamed up with Beyond Strength Saturday to begin what is planned to be an annual tradition.

Shortly before surprising CMA Fest goers with a pop-up performance during the June 9 nightly concert at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Broken Bow Records star Dustin Lynch got a surprise of his own backstage with a plaque presentation by Pandora, awarding him with the elite BILLIONAIRE honor. …

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The Tullahoma Animal Shelter will host a community adoption event and fundraiser on Saturday, June 25 at the Tullahoma Animal Shelter. Read more about the event here. 

Local hip-hop performers Jacob “Rogue” Johnston and Dominick “Dom” Sanchez of the group JD & Rogue recently opened for T.I. in Colorado Taste of Fort Collinson. 

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The Coffee Airfoilers Radio Control Club will be playing host to their annual Fly Away Cancer event Saturday at their air field on Wattendorf Highway and the public is invited to attend and enjoy the aerial show.

Volunteers with Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity will be participating at Planet Roo during the 2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend.

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Amy Pham graduated from Tullahoma High School in May after having served as President of her Senior Class, and she will be attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this Fall as she pursues studies in Criminal Justice to be followed by attending law school after obtaining her baccal…

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The Voice of the Titans, Mike Keith, made a trip down the road to Tullahoma June 3 to talk with the Rotary Club of Tullahoma. Keith talked about the upcoming season for the Tennessee Titans and his experiences throughout his career as a broadcaster.

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In 1972, a group of medical professionals and concerned citizens recognized the urgent need for blood collections in the Chattanooga area. As a result of their efforts, Blood Assurance was born, welcoming its first blood donor that year.

Motlow State Community College students from Moore County and the surrounding area earned prestigious academic honors for the 2021-22 academic year. The students were recognized at the annual Student Awards Day in late April. Awards include Presidential Scholars (4.0 GPA), top academic depar…

While some students are still trying to figure out their summer plans, incoming Tullahoma High School senior Chloe Fuller has a unique opportunity, as she will be attending the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp in Michigan.

Arnold Engineering Development Complex nearly swept the Air Force Test Center-level competition for the 2021 Air Force Materiel Command Science, Engineering and Technical Management Awards, winning 15 of the 17 categories.

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The “best Ranger that ever was” - Thomas Gwynn - turned 103 on June 2, the hero of World War II and Korea celebrating his special day with friends and well-wishers at his Tullahoma home.

On Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, the granddaddy of all Lynchburg events, Frontier Freedom Days, will be held in Lynchburg. With a good mixture of old favorites and new fun, this year’s celebration promises to provide affordable family entertainment.

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, has promoted Megan Klaas to director of credentialing for its operations in Illinois and Tennessee. Previously operations director for Centerstone’s Illinois operations, Klaas joi…

Former Jack Daniels Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett, has announced the details of the grand opening of his first newly constructed distillery. This is the second location and first newly-constructed distillery for Company, located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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United Way of Highway 55 held their inaugural fundraiser May 21 on BBQ Hill overlooking the Jack Daniels distillery. A limited number of tickets were sold, and this event was one of only two outside organizational events in 2022 scheduled on BBQ Hill. Over 160 people attended, and the evenin…

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After a memorable hometown reception last week, Franklin County native Hunter “HunterGirl” Wolkonowski concluded her yearlong journey on “American Idol” Sunday by finishing as the runner-up in the reality TV competition’s 20th season.

The Wartrace Chamber of Commerce held their annual Strawberry Festival last Saturday, which saw over 80 vendors and several thousands in attendance.

On Jan 29, 2018, Campora Family Resource Center Life Skills Teacher, Barbara King Ladd, with the Franklin County School District, came across a newspaper article that was asking the public for help with identifying “The 1985 Marion County John Doe.” The article was written by Ben Benton of t…

Motlow State Community College swept the community college competition at the annual State Leadership and Skills Conference in Chattanooga last month.

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Earlier this month, Reese's Genes Boutique held its grand reopening at its new location after its original location at Woodland Plaza shopping center was destroyed by a fire in March. Read more here. 

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Mary Mealer, Coleen Saunders, Gina Bumbalough and Rosie Graham were named the winners and were honored at this year's Women Impacting the Community luncheon. Read more about the winners here.