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Robert “Bob” Laughlin Couch Jr.

Bob Couch dies at 89

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Robert “Bob” Laughlin Couch Jr., beloved historian, photographer and owner of the city’s oldest business, died Monday. He was 89. Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church with interment in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. One of the oldest remaining natives of Tullahoma, Couch always sported a clothespin on

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Gina Bumbalough has been named coordinator of the Tullahoma City Schools’ Coordinated Health Services [CHS] program. She took over as the new CHS coordinator last Wednesday.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Building healthier students

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Bumbalough named head of district’s Coordinated Health Services STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   Health has been the focus of Gina Bumbalough’s professional life — both in the classroom at Tullahoma High School and in patients’ rooms at area hospitals. And now, in her new position as the school district’s Coordinated School Health [CSH] coordinator, Bumbalough has the opportunity to positively affect the well-being of the entire school community at once.

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  • Son charged in death of former resident

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    staff report Ryan Callens, a former resident of Tullahoma, and his wife were murdered last week in their home near Dallas by their teenage son, according to Frisco, Texas, authorities. Ryan graduated from Tullahoma High School around 1984 and was the son of Eugene Callens, who was a member of the Tullahoma City Board of Education from 1982 to 1985. According to police, Callens, 48, and his wife Elena, 49,

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  • Harton parent company cyberattack hits patient records

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    WIRE and STAFF REPORT   (AP) — Hospital operator Community Health Systems, parent company of Harton Regional Medical Center and Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville, said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. Russ

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Tullahoma High School senior wide receiver Riley Darden stops to avoid a tackle against Independence on Friday night. The Wildcats struggled on all sides of the ball as the Eagles took advantage, winning 49-6 in the final scrimmage before the regular season gets underway on Aug. 22.  --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats end preseason with 49-6 loss

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm

By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Rough would be an understatement to describe how the Tullahoma High School football team’s final scrimmage at Independence went on Friday night. The Eagles made it look easy and opened the contest by scoring seven-straight touchdowns on consecutive drives, to take a 49-0 lead into halftime. The Wildcats answered with a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but that would be all they could muster, losing

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  • Lady Wildcats set to kick off new season

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Tullahoma soccer player Atlanta Lazarus (2) fights for the ball against Independence in a scrimmage earlier this month. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After ending 2013 with a disappointing loss in the District 8-AAA Tournament, the Tullahoma High School girls soccer team will get the 2014 regular season underway on the road against Cookeville on Monday. Last year’s Lady Wildcats team saw its season come to a close in a competitive contest. After playing Franklin County to a 1-1 draw in regulation, penalty kicks were needed to decide

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  • Lady ‘Cats serve up new season Monday

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Tullahoma volleyball player Darcie Lee dives for a ball during a scrimmage against St. Andrew's-Sewanee on Tuesday. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Fans will get to see this year’s Tullahoma High School volleyball team take the floor when the squad opens the regular season on Monday at home against Warren County. Last season, the Lady Wildcats saw their season end with a loss to Coffee County Central in the semifinals of the District 8-AAA Tournament. THS was swept in three-straight sets to end the year. The 2014

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Lifestyles

The Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department offers a number of fitness programs geared toward senior citizens, including water exercises at the indoor pool at the D.W. Wilson Community Center.  Classes are limited to 20 people. Call 455-1121 to sign-up.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Regular exercise may stem aging effects

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm

One out of every three adults over 65 years old falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And for older adults with dementia, the risk of falling is three times higher than those with no cognitive impairment, according to the AARP Bulletin. However, research supports the notion that many of the physiological changes related to aging – such as loss of balance – can be

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  • Live On The Green draws biggest crowd yet

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Dallas Green, lead singer of City and Colour, performs in Nashville last Thursday at Live On The Green in Nashville. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Staff Writer Music lovers looking for something to do just might find what they are looking for in Nashville. Last Thursday, the 2014 Live On The Green concert series got underway to its biggest crowd ever. In front of more than 20,000 concert attendees, City and Colour took the stage to close out the first night of the six-part concert series. Sponsored by Lightning 100, 100.1 FM,

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  • Good Reads: Outlander obsession continues with ‘Dragonfly in Amber’

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    web GOOD READS Dragon Fly in Amber

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   My obsession with all things Outlander continues as we embark on the second book in the series, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I hope you’ve completed the first book, but if you haven’t, it’s probably best to stop reading this review right about now. Now on book No. 4, the one thing I have learned about this series is that you don’t want to read ahead. Traditionally,

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web GOOD READS Dragon Fly in Amber

Good Reads: Outlander obsession continues with ‘Dragonfly in Amber’

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   My obsession with all things Outlander continues as we embark on the second book in the series, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I hope you’ve completed the first book, but if you haven’t, it’s probably best to stop reading this review right about now. Now on book No. 4, the one thing I have learned about this series is that you don’t want to read ahead. Traditionally,

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  • ‘Feel the Fire’

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Laura McCormick, a native of Tullahoma, has released her first single, “Feel the Fire.” Check out McCormick’s sounds on her website at www.lauramccormickmusic.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LauraMcCormickMusic. Her single can also be down-loaded on iTunes and Amazon.com.

    Local singer/songwriter Laura McCormick releases first single   LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   This is an exciting time in the life of Tullahoma native and musician Laura McCormick. She has recently released her first single, “Feel the Fire,” and is awaiting the release of her debut album early this fall. Along with the excitement of the album’s release, she is finally embracing her childhood dream. “I think I can safely

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  • South Jackson presents a season of music

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle and press release   What do The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel have in common? Each of these iconic musical groups will be paid tribute to during the upcoming season of the South Jackson Performing Art Series. According to South Jackson Civic Center program coordinator Fran Gray, the 2014-15 arts season features a number of musical acts that will celebrate music of all

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