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Thankfully, after a difficult winter, COVID cases and hospitalizations have finally declined in Coffee County below targets in test positivity and cases per 100,000.

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After reading and listening to mainstream media’s idea of news, I’ve been wondering: What exactly is woke? They toss the word around as if it was something only a special select few can enjoy. Can anyone be woke or is it only the Socialist Democrats who qualify to become woke?

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Dear Friends, The members of the Literacy Council would like to express a huge “thank you” to each and every one of you who attended the grand re-opening Tuesday at our new location for The Book Shelf at 114 SW Atlantic St. We are so grateful to the Chamber for hosting the ribbon cutting alo…

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Since the inauguration on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden continues the work to restore this great nation.  President Donald J. Trump administration left our great nation four years of uncertainty and chaos. The Trump republicans today need to join with President Biden in restoring our…

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On the sixteenth of February, while walking my do, Lucy, I slipped and fell on the ice, breaking my hip. While I was lying on the icy sidewalk, wondering how I was going to get up, two gentlemen, Greg Stage and Andrew Frittanberg from Tullahoma Public Works came by. They called an ambulance,…

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It is amazing to me that left-wing liberals who write letters to the editor in this newspaper, try to convince us that the Biden/Harris administration is off to a good start. Are you kidding me??? They are obviously drinking Kool-Aid and watching Democrat backed TV stations like CNN.

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For several months in the latter part of 2020 I frequently read letters from Mr. Bobby Fanning critical of everything President Trump did.

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This past year has taught us the importance and power of connection. When the pandemic limited face-to-face interaction, our Compassus volunteers continued to lend their time and unwavering support to our staff and members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness – even from…

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After four years of light, opportunity and prosperity - despite the uncertainty and utter chaos created by Democrats’ refusal to accept the results of the 2016 Presidential election - we are now glimpsing the dark clouds of Cancel Culture and One Party rule sweeping across the nation. We see…

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I would like to thank The Tullahoma News for giving our city and surrounding communities a platform to express their opinions. While some opinions don’t agree with mine, I would like to offer two other excellent forms of media to enlighten those who are in desperate need of understanding wha…

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After four years of darkness, uncertainty, and utter chaos by the past administration we are now feeling a breath of fresh air flowing throughout the entire country with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. Today we can examine the differences in leade…

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Every morning it is a joy to drive in to Tullahoma from Lynchburg on the Cobb Hollow Road/West Lincoln Street side of town. There is always a gentleman walking his dog around Scenic Drive. He greets every passing vehicle with a huge smile and a big wave. With all the junk that gets posted in…

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My wife and I live in a house with vinyl siding and we noticed mildew was forming in several locations. Since the entire house needed spray cleaning, we decided to contact a pressure washing source. Through other recommendations we got in touch with Land L Pressure Washing and set up an appo…

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Ken Paulson’s editorial discussing the importance of open government and the role of the press left out an important fact: that the media has largely become an instrument of the liberal agenda embraced by the Democratic Party. For example, during the 2004 presidential campaign season documen…

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Federal (Endangered Species Act of 1973) and Florida State (379.2431 FL Statutes) laws prevent the mutilation, destruction, selling or molestation of turtles while in the egg.  There is a Federal law (Roe v. Wade) that allows the mutilation, destruction, selling and molestation of the human …

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In response to Mrs. Bowling’s attempts to change the rules of the game. She mentions integrity a half dozen times and a lot of people have concerns several times over. A lot of people have concerns about your dishonest approach to an honest election.

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As I considered the changes in America since January 20, a thought came to me; with all the presidential executive orders being signed, our rights have been taken away with the stroke of a pen. America is becoming a socialist country right before our eyes. The government refers to ‘herd immu…

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It is incredulous that Sen. Janice Bowling introduced legislation to eliminate early voting. The turnout for the 2020 presidential election was one of the highest. Nearly two-thirds of Tennesseans voted early. I have not seen any reports that there as voter fraud in the state of Tennessee an…

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Voting in our country is a right and a privilege, and should remain that way for every citizens, whether one is old or young, mobile or immobile, healthy or sick, a resident of suburbia, rural environs, or inner city. To reach all varieties of people, especially during a pandemic, but really…

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I write this letter to express my utter dismay as I read the recent article describing the recent legislation that Tullahoma State Senator Janice Bowling has introduced that would ELIMINATE the early voting period in Tennessee.

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Bob Bates alleged voter suppression in his letter. If it is true that individuals are not voting because of suppression making it too difficult, I fully agree that the situation needs to be resolved. Every citizen should be able to vote with reasonable effort on their part, an equal effort n…

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I’ve had reason to use Nextdoor.com for a couple of years, primarily to keep track of payments into an escrow account I had set up for a rebuild of the Brookfield neighborhood sign and some culvert repair. On occasion, I’ve vented about infrastructure, speeders, and once grudgingly commended…

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On behalf of the residents of Parkway Road, I would like to thank Mike Landis for coming to the rescue of his neighbors during the storms this past weekend. Unlike Tullahoma, our power was off for two and a half days.

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Erin, I sympathize with your recent car trouble, but look on the bright side: at least yours only made “all the wrong kinds of noises”. I know from personal experience that there are worse things that can happen.

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John Steinbeck the great America author and 1962 Noble Prize winner, writes in his novel “Sweet Thursday,” a quote that is just a prevalent today as it was back in 1954.

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Obesity is on the rise not just in Tullahoma, TN, but everywhere especially during this pandemic. Excess calorie intake and physical inactivity contribute to obesity, which is associated with some of the leading preventable chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, …

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The United States is fairly unique in the world in that power is willingly and peacefully transferred. This isn’t because we’re an especially docile people – quite the opposite. It is because we have an agreement through laws in place to ensure fair elections so that we know we can change pe…

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It seems that Bob Bates (Jan. 31) as well as many others are up in arms about climate change and what we can do about it. The sky is NOT falling! The earth’s climate is always in flux and always has been. There are periods of lower temperatures and periods of warmer temperatures. Over the la…

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It has been nothing short of heartbreaking to watch our local businesses struggle to stay open during the current coronavirus pandemic. Small and privately run businesses have been hit especially hard without corporate or franchise dollars behind them to help fill the gap of customers stayin…

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The family of Gerry Fanning would like to thank everyone who visited, brought food, sent flowers, cards and gifts and shared memories of her. We would also like to thank Bob Cortner and his staff, Dr. Bob and Margi Jared and volunteers at Lynchburg First United Methodist Church. We are extre…

My friend Joseph states “Our senators violated the constitution on Jan. 6” when they refused to reject the electoral vote counts from some states. Another recent letter stated “the presidential election was rigged.” If those statements are true then we as a nation must rise up and correct th…

This letter is in response to Mr. Tatum’s rebuttal of my letter to the editor regarding election fraud. Mr. Tatum provided nothing in his letter other than parroted talking points he repeated from the liberal news media. Obviously, he has not taken the time nor cared enough to seek out the t…

From my experience, and from what I’ve heard other folks say over the years, Tennessee typically lags behind other more progressive parts of the country by about 10 years primarily because of political beliefs.  Whether this is right or wrong is not the point, but when it comes to certain cr…

This letter is in response to Mr. Tatum’s rebuttal of my letter to the editor regarding election fraud. Mr. Tatum provided nothing in his letter other than parroted talking points he repeated from the liberal news media. Obviously, he has not taken the time nor cared enough to seek out the t…

This letter is intended to reach a certain contributor to this paper and I feel certain this individual may be appalled at my words. This person may be a good person inside although his display of deep hatred, which was exhibited over the past four years as printed in this paper, has an expr…

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Every few years a significant change occurs at tnAchieves, often providing the team with the opportunity to reimagine our work. In 2011, we grew from one county to 23. In 2014, alongside our state partners, we launched TN Promise and began serving over 60,000 new high school seniors and near…

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The Socialist Democrats have blamed President Trump for everything under the sun for four years. Are they not complicit in the destruction caused by the “peaceful riots” of black lives matter an Antifa? They support “social media”, and other media outlets, spewing fake news like an active vo…

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In her letter of Jan. 10, L.P. Johnson states “the presidential election was rigged.” If that is true then we as a nation must rise up and fix the problem. If fraud occurred, as postulated, it must be eliminated before the next election. In response to this allegation I have a simple request…

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 The House of Representatives has impeached President Trump for the second time with only a few days left in his presidency.  We the citizens of Tennessee will be watching Senator Blackburn and Senator Hagerty to see if they will vote to impeach President Trump. The trial of impeachment has …

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I appreciate That New Guy’s editorial “Criticism over social media stories is misplaced…” in Sunday’s paper.

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Your latest editorial is absolutely correct about the reporting by this newspaper on the Facebook posts of aldermen Amacher and McGee: it would have been inappropriate to report on one but not the other.

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Democracy is defined as a government by the people; a belief in or practice of the idea that all people are socially equal. Since November 3, 2020 election we have seen our Democracy eroding every day. Donald Trump and his seditionist has constantly bombard us with their lies and conspiracy …

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In 2016 the Republicans controlled the House, Senate and the Presidency. I would like to personally thank comrade Donald (Judas) Trump for giving it all back to us. America deserves better. Notwithstanding, I would also like to thank Governor Bill Lee for being Diet-Donald, I would also like…

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The constitution is very special. Many have laid down their lives to protect it. I don’t mean the paper copy – I wouldn’t rush into a burning building to save it. I mean the ideas that define and limit the powers of our government. It give very specific powers to the government and, more imp…

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat – California, had issued a notice of an ultimatum to President Donald J Trump with the Articles of impeachment. The ultimatum had three options for President Trump to consider. If he rejects each of the three options, speaker Pelosi would move forward wit…

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The article "It was way better than Netflix" on Jan. 3 was a new low point for the Tullahoma News and for our city.  I don't know who Victor Jordan is, but what he wrote is not an editorial. Although it was stated that it was not the view of the paper, calling him a guest editor gives him ad…

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January 6, 2021 will go down in history as a very sad day for the United States of American. Why? Protesters breached the United States Capitol building! Capitol Hill? Really?

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If the purpose of the proposed diversity council is to “ensure the city has proper information” as its supporters now claim, then why did they insist it needed to be part of the city government? After all, many organizations — including this newspaper — provide information without being an a…