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The Highland Rim Kiwanis Club has estimated the crowd at nearly 7,000 for the fifth annu-al 41A Music and Arts Festival that took place Friday and Saturday in downtown Tullaho-ma. The festival is the club’s primary source of charitable fundraising, with monies col-lected from beer sales, tips and donations returned to the community in the form of dona-tions to local children’s charities.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Kiwanis: Music festival a success; 7,000 attend

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   It was a big weekend on the streets of downtown Tullahoma.  Besting early attendance estimates, nearly 7,000 people turned out over the weekend for the fifth annual 41A Music and Arts Festival. “It keeps growing and growing,” said Highland Rim Kiwanis Club president Steve Pegram. This year’s festival had a distinctly country flavor, with Canadian country-rocker Dallas Smith headlining a musical bill that also included

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Social Security increases to remain at record lows for 2015

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will remain at record low levels again in 2015, says a new forecast by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). According to the most recent consumer price index (CPI) data through August, TSCL forecasts that COLAs will be 1.7 percent in 2015. “That would make the sixth consecutive year of record low COLAs,” said TSCL chairman Ed Cates. “That’s unprecedented since the COLA first

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  • House oil painting captures prize

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Local artist Jim House puts the finishing touches on a portrait of his daughter. His oil painting “Cold Dark Morning at the Cottonwood” recently won grand prize in the Bosque Art Classic, hosted by the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas.

—Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith Tullahoma artist Jim House recently won a $5,000 grand prize for one of his oil paintings in a national art contest called the Bosque Art Classic, hosted by the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas. The winning piece was a western-style oil painting titled, “Cold Dark Morning at the Cottonwood,” chosen from 664 entries to receive the John Steven Jones Purchase Award. The announcement was made

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  • Local man facing kidnapping charges

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    STAFF WRITER josh peterson   A Tullahoma man is behind bars after being charged with kidnapping two children Sunday afternoon. According to the Manchester Police Department, Larry Aubrey Price, 46, allegedly took two male children, ages 6 and 7, from their Manchester home Sunday afternoon and transported them to his house at 3802 Old Manchester Highway, Tullahoma. According to the report, Price was supposed to take the boys to the

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Tullahoma High School soccer players Shannon Reagan, right, and Caitlyn Houston run through a tunnel that THS students created after Tuesday’s soccer game at East Middle School. The Lady Wildcats defeated Franklin County 1-0 to finish the District 8-AAA portion of their schedule undefeated for the first time since 2004. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Tullahoma finishes undefeated in district play

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor For the first time in a decade, Tullahoma defeated every team in District 8-AAA, after scoring a 1-0 victory at home over Franklin County on Tuesday night. While the Lady Wildcats have had previous seasons where they did not have a loss against district opponents, Tuesday’s win was the first time since 2004 that Tullahoma beat every team in the district. The Lady Wildcats outshot

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  • Wildcats topple Pioneers, 43-21

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Tullahoma wide reciever Riley Darden rushes for a 15-yard touchdown on Friday against Warren County. Darden had two rushing touchdowns as the Wildcats picked up a 43-21 come-from-behind win over the Pioneers in McMinnville. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor With 5:56 left in the third quarter on Friday night, Pioneers’ fullback Tristan Reish scored his second touchdown, punching it in from 2 yards out to put Warren County in front 21-10. Tullahoma answered and 12 minutes later, Cole Potter scored the game’s final points. Potter returned a punt 49 yards, and the Wildcats went on to soundly beat Warren County 43-21 in McMinnville. Potter

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  • Locals participate in NFL competition

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    More than 30 youths came out to participate in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition held at Waggoner Park on Sept. 30. Some of the participants posed for a photo. From left: Hunter Northcutt, Blair Pydrum, Raegan Hershman, Emily Hill, Haven Hershman and Addyson Hill. --Photo by Carla Glick

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report More than 30 youths came out to Waggoner Park on Sept. 30, to compete in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition put on by the Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department. Ten local winners were named and have advanced to the sectional round of competition that will take place in Chattanooga. The date for that round has not yet been determined. The NFL Punt Pass and

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Journey Resurrection will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullaho-ma. The event is sponsored by Tullahoma Parks and Recreation and is free to the public. 

								-Photos by Glenn Sweitzer

Still believin’

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

‘Journey Resurrection’ comes to town LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   On Friday night, music lovers will have the chance to be transported back to the days of arena rock when Tullahoma Parks and Recreation presents a free concert featuring “Journey Resurrection” beginning at at 7 p.m. at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma. The Journey tribute band from Nashville will present an enhanced live production that, according to

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  • Groundbreaking held for Sewanee wetlands research station

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Officials from the University of the South broke ground on Friday on a new wetlands research station in Sewanee. The wetlands research station is in partnership with the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia and the Sewanee Utility Board. The project was made possible by a $590,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc. The wetlands project will serve to demonstrate the ability

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  • The Weekly Dig: Trends for fall 2014

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Autumn is now officially upon us and with that comes the trends for fall fashion. It will comfort you and your wallet to know that many of last year’s trends are returning, such as animal prints, grays and plaids. But as with any turn of the season, there are several new styles to welcome and try out. The good news also is that this year

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Journey Resurrection will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullaho-ma. The event is sponsored by Tullahoma Parks and Recreation and is free to the public. 

								-Photos by Glenn Sweitzer

Still believin’

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

‘Journey Resurrection’ comes to town LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   On Friday night, music lovers will have the chance to be transported back to the days of arena rock when Tullahoma Parks and Recreation presents a free concert featuring “Journey Resurrection” beginning at at 7 p.m. at Frazier McEwen Park in Tullahoma. The Journey tribute band from Nashville will present an enhanced live production that, according to

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  • Love, steam and history await readers of ‘Dressmaker’s Duke’

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:00 am

    web GOOD READS the dressmakers duke

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   “The Dressmaker’s Duke,” by Jess Russell, is more than just a steamy, historic romance novel. For someone who has never really had much interest in reading one before, I have to say I was immediately captivated and well-entertained throughout its 350 pages. Set in 1810 London, the protagonist, Olivia Weston, is a struggling dress designer and seamstress, mostly for the upper class. From the very

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  • N’uh Uh! iPhone 6 perfect for today’s ‘me-first’ culture

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    People camped out outside Apple stores around the world the over last week to be among the first to take home a new iPhone 6.

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Like it or not, we live in a me-first culture. Apple released the iPhone 6 recently, and people camped out in front of Apple Stores across the world for days to be among the first to take home the shiny new gadget. Jack Cooksey, the first guy to buy one in Perth, Australia, became something of an Internet sensation last week, thanks to his new

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