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The Coffee County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the annex at the old county jail open for “trusties” who qualify for work release once the new jail opens next month.
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Workhouse to remain open for trusties

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

STAFF WRITER marian galbraith   The Coffee County Commission made it official Tuesday. The “workhouse” annex at the old county jail, which houses low-risk inmates or “trusties” who qualify for work release, will remain in operation at the existing location after all other inmates are moved to the new jail early next month. The exact cost to operate the workhouse on its own has been difficult to determine by county

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State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) recently received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Ten-nessee Development District Association. From left are Meigs County Mayor Bill James, McMinn County Mayor John Gentry, Sequatchie County Executive Keith Cartwright, Polk County Executive Hoyt Firestone, SETDD Executive Director Beth Jones, Rep. John Forgety, Bowling, Dunlap Mayor Dwain Land and Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley.
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State group honors Bowling’s broadband efforts

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm

State Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) has received the “Legislator of the Year” Award from the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA). The awards were presented on April 2 at the TDDA Legislative Awards Breakfast in Nashville. The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each district are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities.

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  • Reception Monday for teachers of the year

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   The Tullahoma Board of Education will meet a little earlier than usual on Monday in order to congratulate a group of district teachers on a job well done. A reception will be held in the board meeting room, 501 S. Jackson St., starting at 5 p.m. to honor the 2014-15 teachers of the year. Joining the board will be members of the Tullahoma Educational Foundation,

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  • Decision soon on 2015 fireworks show

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The fate of this year’s Independence Day fireworks and air show should be decided by the end of May, according to Mike Rutherford of the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club, event sponsor. The annual event was cancelled last year due to lack of funding. Rutherford appeared before the Tullahoma Airport Authority Tuesday night to inform members that, if the show proceeds, the club has not made a

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The Tullahoma High School baseball team runs to celebrate with Matt Broussard (8) after the Wildcats and Falcons battled in a four-hour, extra-inning contest on Wednesday. With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Broussard singled home the game-winning run to lead THS to a 14-13 victory. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats outlast Falcons in marathon

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:56 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After escaping Fayetteville with a narrow 3-2 victory on Tuesday, the Wildcats had to battle for a 14-13, nine-inning win over Lincoln County in the series finale in Tullahoma on Wednesday. With a 5-2 advantage after four innings, THS saw its lead disappear after giving up nine runs, four in the top of the fifth and five more in the sixth, as the Falcons took

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  • Tullahoma beats Grundy County 6-2

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Tullahoma shortstop Taylor Honea hits a ball in a game earlier this season. Honea hit a two-run home run on Tuesday as the Lady Wildcats beat Grundy County 6-2. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    TULLAHOMA NEWS staff report Down 1-0 after two innings, the Lady Wildcats rallied for a 6-2 road win against Grundy County on Tuesday. Amber Clark got the win on the mound for Tullahoma, tossing a complete game and upping her season record to 3-2. In her seven innings on Tuesday, Clark allowed two runs, six hits, walked five and struck out a batter. Grundy County plated its first run in

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  • Wildcats score 2-0 win over Falcons

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Tullahoma soccer player Chris Smith (right) goes up for a header against Lincoln County on Tuesday. --Staff Photo by Paul Henry

    TULLAHOMA NEWS Staff report With a pair of goals, one in each half, Tullahoma scored its second district win of the season, beating Lincoln County 2-0 in Fayetteville on Tuesday. With 32 minutes left in the first half, Colton Connor got the Wildcats on the board. After a throw-in, Connor was able to beat defenders and get off a shot that landed in the back of the net, to make

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Designer Tim Weiland was one of five featured designers in the ready-to-wear showcase at the Bicen-tennial Mall Amphitheater. The collection reflects Weiland’s, along with fellow designers Alan Eckstein and Donna Kang’s, personal aesthetic sensibilities and a broader desire to spur a return to the art of dressing.

Nashville finds its fashion voice

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Paris, New York and Los Angeles. All are well-known fashion centers that are churning out talented designers and in-demand fashion. Now Nashville, known primarily as Music City and as the home of country and western music, is hoping to increase its fashion credentials by hosting events such as the Nashville Fashion Week. For the past four years, the city has held the event to celebrate

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  • The Weekly Dig: Bette Davis eyes

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm


    By Kali Bolle   Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren are among a plethora of classic movie actresses – all beautiful and timeless who we continue to idolize today. Their sultry eyes, perfect lips and hair make one wonder how in the world they accomplished such beauty. Well, I can tell you that it was no easy task. While we may think that celebrities today go to great lengths

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  • Arts and Ales coming to Cowan

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Mark Ledbetter, left, and Ben Merrell are spearheaded the upcoming “Arts and Ales” event set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Monterey Station in Cowan. The inaugural event is described as featur-ing “arts of all kinds.” Proceeds will be used to promote visual and performing arts in Franklin County.
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Looking to raise awareness of local arts of all kinds, the Franklin County Arts Guild is presenting its inaugural “Arts and Ales” on Saturday, April 18 at the Monterey Station in Cowan. According to event co-coordinator Mark Ledbetter, the event will be a tasting celebration of the art of brewing with over a dozen micro-breweries on site, as well as art demonstrations, live music, brewing

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‘Shrek: The Musical’ opens April 17

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS rosie graham   There’s a big green ogre headed to Tullahoma, and he’s bringing a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess and a host of well-known and beloved fairy tale characters with him. In time for the spring play season, the Community Playhouse Inc. will paint the town green as it presents its final production of the year, “Shrek: The Musical.” According to director Heather Kleinfeld, Shrek

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  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ is good summer thriller

    Posted on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    web Girl on the Train

    EDITOR susan campbell   I will be the first to admit that when choosing a book to read, I generally do not turn to thrillers. The last thriller I read was “Gone Girl,” and it took me quite a long while to recover. Prior to that it was “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and I could spend an entire column writing about how much and why I disliked that

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  • N’uh Uh! Now you can literally wear that Big Mac

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    One item in the new McDonald’s clothing line is a two-piece thermal underwear set. Or maybe it’s pajamas. I guess it’s possible they’re supposed to be workout clothes.  -- Photo provided

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Writing this column is not always easy. Believe it or not, sometimes I have a hard time finding things to complain about. There are weeks when I scour the remote corners of the Internet, searching for something weird, wonderful or out-there enough to write 20 inches about only to come up empty or find myself stretching so hard to make a point that I’m risking

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