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It may surprise you to hear the admission I’m about to make given the fact I am a career newspaper reporter and have published six full-length novels. I don’t like to read that much. Hide your children’s ears. I’m sure Dolly Parton will black list me now.

Don’t you just hate that one guy who claims he isn’t scared of anything and is all the time bragging about what a tough guy he is? You know, he walks around like he’s an alpha male, talking about how nothing ever phases him. Don’t you want to see him get his come-up-ins just once? Don’t you …

“That could have been me!” I yelled to my friend, shouting over the sound of Axl Rose as Guns N’ Roses performed “You Could Be Mine” at the Exit 111 Festival on a chilly Sunday night this past week

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I think everyone should have to run for office just once in their life to understand how it is on the other side of the street in the dog-eat-dog world of politics. It’s easy to criticize and villainize when you have no idea of what you’re talking about.

For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m a middle-aged guy – well preserved to be from the beginning of Generation X - but still I’m advancing in years. Actually, calling myself middle age is a bit hopeful since, if I’m presently at the mid-point in my life, then I will live to be 108. Yo…

It might seem like a simple concept, but it’s one that’s come up several times in conversations we’ve had about our mural installations lately, so it’s appropriate to pose the more fundamental question: What, exactly, is art?

Fifty years ago yesterday, Neil Armstrong stepped out of lunar excursion module known as the “Eagle” to become the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon.

As a Tullahoma native and Tullahoma High School graduate, the well-being and success of my hometown and home county has always mattered a great deal to me — despite choosing to leave the state for college and my current adventure moving to New York to work in magazine journalism.

One criticism I’ve heard of The Tullahoma News is that our pages are too liberal and that they’re out of sync with our readers.

On Friday, the Tullahoma High School football team, cheerleading squad, marching band and JROTC honored its senior members during senior night ceremonies before the Wildcats hosted Giles County. All photos were taken by staff photographer Zach Birdsong. 

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