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From left, Tullahoma High School head baseball coach Brad White, Tullahoma City Schools Athletic Director and Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Mathis and Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department Director Kurt Glick sit on the rusted bleachers at Grider Stadium.  Repairing the 60-year-old baseball stadium at a cost of $524,000 is among the projects the city is planning on undertaking.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

City approves loan for projects

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Work on a list of long-awaited improvement projects throughout the city took a step forward this week when the city board unanimously approved an initial resolution to fund the projects. On Monday night the board passed a resolution to secure a $2,988,500 loan to pay for improvements to a variety of city-owned facilities, including the indoor and outdoor pools currently under construction at the D.W. Wilson

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From left, Tullahoma High School head baseball coach Brad White, Tullahoma City Schools Athletic Director and Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Mathis and Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department Director Kurt Glick sit on the rusted bleachers at Grider Stadium.  Repairing the 60-year-old baseball stadium at a cost of $524,000 is among the projects the city is planning on undertaking.  
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

City approves loan for projects

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm

STAFF WRITER andrea agardy Work on a list of long-awaited improvement projects throughout the city took a step forward this week when the city board unanimously approved an initial resolution to fund the projects. On Monday night the board passed a resolution to secure a $2,988,500 loan to pay for improvements to a variety of city-owned facilities, including the indoor and outdoor pools currently under construction at the D.W. Wilson

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  • Law makes 911 surcharge uniform

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    A uniform surcharge on landlines and cellphones of $1.16 per month began appearing on bills in January across Tennessee. This marks a decrease for some users and an increase for others and is designed to adequately fund 911 services in light of the continuing re-duction of landlines across the state.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER marian galbraith and press release Due to a new state law, Tullahoma area residents are seeing increased charges for 911 emergency services on their landlines and cell phone bills, while businesses with landlines will see a reduction in this fee. Effective Jan. 1 under the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014, retail sellers of communication services in Tennessee must now collect a uniform surcharge of

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  • Morrison to step down as city attorney

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Tullahoma City Attorney Randall Morrison announced Friday that he would step down from the position Jan. 31 to pursue other interests. He recently added a new partner to his law firm, William Lockhart, and will be changing the firm’s name to Morrison & Lockhart.
--Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   After spending six years serving as Tullahoma City Attorney, Randall Morrison has decided the time has come to pursue other opportunities. Sitting in his West Lincoln Street office on Friday afternoon, Morrison said his decision to ask the city not to renew his contract was not the result of friction with members of the city board or any political differences. Rather, he said, he has

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Sports

Tullahoma wrestler Chris Howse faces Siegel's Mason Loupe on Thursday at the Region 5-AAA Duals. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

Wildcats headed to state

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Tullahoma finishes as runner-up at Region Duals By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor Heading into Thursday night, Tullahoma’s top priority was to knock off Cookeville in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA Duals held at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro. After a tightly contested matchup with the Cavaliers, the Wildcats accomplished their mission, taking down Cookeville 39-27 to secure a berth into the TSSAA State Dual Wrestling Championships. This is the

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  • Lady Wildcats’ comeback falls short

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Tullahoma senior forward Ashlyn McDonald goes up for a shot against Shelbyville on Tuesday. McDonald finished with 15 points in the contest. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor After struggling for offense the majority of the night, the Lady Wildcats got shots to fall in the final quarter at home against Shelbyville on Tuesday. Tullahoma put up just 22 points in the first three quarters combined, but only trailed by eight heading into the final period of play. The Lady Wildcats doubled that total in the fourth, but couldn’t pull off the comeback

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  • East Lincoln archers get set for first tourney

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    East Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grader Logan Basil pulls his arrows after shooting during practice on Jan. 15. --Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    By ZACH BIRDSONG Sports Editor On Saturday, a team of East Lincoln Elementary School students will take aim at the competition for the first time. The school launched the district’s first archery program during the 2013-14 school year. Jeff Hale, the team’s coach, said the program’s inaugural year was a success and he expects the program to continue to grow. Now with a year of experience under their belts, students

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Lifestyles

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Gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   Around 110 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots at 5:30 p.m. on NBC. While football is the main attraction, many viewers will be tuning in to watch the long-awaited Super Bowl commercials, enjoy the halftime show, and, of course, eat the food. Here’s what you can expect from all three.

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  • Weekly Dig: App to it

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Smartphone style apps can be very useful in keeping up with the latest trends and special pricing alerts.
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    By Kali Bolle   While I almost always have something to write about each week in this column, there are times when my thought engine runs a little low. That’s when I look to you, my savvy reader, for help. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The goal of this little column is to give you something to read each Sunday that makes you feel good, look

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  • Decades of dresses on display

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro is hosting the exhibit, Wedding Dresses through the Decades. The exhibit will run through March 8 and will feature more than 60 gowns representing styles from 1860 through 2014. The museum is located at 900 N. Maney St. www.oaklandsmuseum.org.
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    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   Just as the institute of marriage continues to evolve in the 21st century, the bridal attire required for formal wedding ceremonies has also changed – from tiny-waisted gowns of gold silk to flowing white chiffon gowns, flapper dresses, 1930s velvet numbers with extra-long trains and very lacy ballroom, to knee-length gowns of the 1960s. Now, the Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro has gathered many

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Entertainment

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In Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ survival is not enough

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

EDITOR susan campbell   Twenty years have passed since the end of civilization, and a band of Shakespearean actors wielding knives while traveling the country in covered wagons sets the scene for “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel and a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Post-apocalyptic novels are all the rage these days, as they tend to be during times of great economic and social unrest.

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  • N’uh Uh! Those Internet trolls love a good hoax

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    In Internet parlance, a troll is someone whose idea of a good time is stirring up trouble by posting lies, hoaxes, picking fights or sowing the seeds for a raging argument and then sitting back and watching the fallout.
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    STAFF WRITER andrea agardy   News flash: The Internet is full of liars and trolls. I knew this — of course I knew this — but I got an especially aggravating reminder earlier this week. Bonnaroo announced its lineup for this year’s festival on Tuesday night, and since Bonnaroo puts nearly as much emphasis on the community out on The Farm as it does on the bands that take the

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  • Yonder Mountain is revitalizing the bluegrass sound

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    The progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band will take the stage on Friday, Jan. 23 at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. From left are Allie Kral, Jake Jollif, Ben Kaufmann, Dave Johnston and Adam Aijala. Kral and Jollif have joined the band as special guests, with Kral playing fiddle and Jollif on mandolin. 
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    LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle   While they may not be as loud as a heavy metal band, members of the progressive bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band play just as hard and fast and with 100 percent dedication to proving that bluegrass is not just the music of a forgotten generation, but an up-and-coming art form that continues to evolve and is making a name for itself in 2015. Guitar

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