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Short, 26, has been working at The News since 2018.

“Behind The News” is an installment by Katelyn Lawson, where a different staff member is spotlighted in the Sunday edition of The Tullahoma News.

The classifieds department at The News is a group of persistent, charismatic and hard-working people, and Sara Short is no exception.

Short, 26, hails from Chicago. Her mother moved her to Tullahoma at the start of her freshman year of high school so she could see the slow-paced southern life that is the complete opposite of the Midwest.

She graduated from THS and went on to attend Motlow. Short began working at The News in August 2018. “I applied for a job to get better hours and I fell in love with my sales position,” Short said.

She handles all of the sales for classified jobs, special pages, yard sales and rentals.

“My favorite thing about my job is getting to talk to the community, whether it is a business or one person,” Short said. “When people call in to sell something or do a yard sale, I get to talk to them and have an amazing conversation.”

In her spare time, Short likes to do a lot of crafting, reading and spending quality time with her mother. She has a brand new 12-week-old kitten named Tux. “He is the cutest kitty of all time,” Short said.

If she were stranded on a desert island and could only bring three things with her, she would choose a never ending supply of sunscreen because she burns easily, so many books that it fills the entire island, and a pillow because she will be there for quite some time and she “might as well be comfortable.”

“This is the best job I have ever had, for sure,” Short said. “I know people say that all the time, but I truly do love working for The News.”

Katelyn Lawson may be reached at

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