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Busy schedule keeps Moore County senior dancing

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

Emily Chaput’s life is a whirlwind. So much so that the Moore County High School senior occasionally forgets to mention all the activities she’s involved in. The president of the MCHS student council lists the National Honor Society, the Pep Club and being an SRO Role Model among the activities she participates in. She’s also among Moore County’s dual enrollment students taking college credit classes at Motlow, she was voted

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AAA launches new ‘fuel price finder’

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Beginning this week, residents in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida can easily locate gas stations selling the cheapest gas in town. All they have to do is go online to <>, and look for the “Fuel Price Finder.” “Gas prices are already drifting lower, but this free tool will help motorists find the best deal possible,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “The program does not require registration

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  • Three injured in two-car crash on state Route 55

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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    Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. on state Route 55 in Lynchburg. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1997 Dodge pickup truck operated by Hazel Lamb, 74, of Elora, was turning off of state Route 55 onto Nursing Home Road when her vehicle was struck by a 2000 Dodge Neon operated by Shannon Roberts, 42. According to the THP, the pickup

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  • Jack Daniel’s participating in Paychecks for Patriots

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Agencies like the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with Jack Daniel Distillery and Dollar General are preparing for the third annual Paychecks for Patriots event. (Photo Provided)

    Tennessee employers statewide are gearing up for the third annual Paychecks for Patriots hiring event to link Tennessee military veterans seeking jobs to employers who need them. More than 200 employers — including Jack Daniel’s and Dollar General — are expected to be part of the veterans’ career fairs to take place Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 sites across the state. Again this year, Dollar General Corporation laid the groundwork

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Raiders, Raiderettes split season-opening basketball games

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County Middle School wasted little time transitioning between football and basketball season as the Raiders, along with the Raiderettes, hit the hardwood Monday night against Westwood in the season-opener for each team. It also marked the debut for new MCMS coaches Darren James and Hailey Brazier. At Moore County, the Raiders claimed a 38-28 victory over the Rockets, while the Raiderettes dropped a 30-16 decision to

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  • MCHS distance runners wrap up regular season at MSCCA championships

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    SMYRNA, Tenn. — On a cold, rainy Saturday morning on a sloppy course, 11 of Moore County High School’s 15 girls cross country team members turned in their fastest times of the season, setting personal records in their young careers. At the Sharp Springs Course in Smyrna, the Raiderettes faced 32 teams, including 11 competing in the Silver Division. Moore County’s varsity, running without Kursten Hawkins and Savannah Williams, finished

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  • Huntland extends Raiders’ losing streak to three games

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – The Moore County Raiders have but two games remaining to dig themselves out of a deep hole that they continue to slide back into. Needing a victory to keep their Class A playoff hopes alive, the Raiders fell short for the second straight District 9-A contest, as they lost to rival Huntland 21-11 on Friday night. Now Moore County is in a must-win situation as they travel

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Shred fall leaves with a mower and leave them on the lawn to add organic matter and nutrients to the soil. (Photo by Melinda Myers, LLC)

Cooler weather perfect for fall garden and landscape care

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter. Those in warm climates are switching to winter annuals, while those in colder regions are fortifying their landscapes for the cold winter ahead. No matter where you live, invest some time in preparing your landscape

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  • 25th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee to showcase Middle Tennessee Sept. 14-20

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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    Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 25th year with a seven-day excursion beginning Sept.13, showcasing Middle Tennessee’s beautiful landscapes. Originating at Tims Ford State Park in Winchester, this year’s route will feature Middle Tennessee’s history, music, horses and distilleries. This year’s figure eight loop ride visits Tims Ford State Park, Henry Horton State Park, the City of

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  • State Fair offers ‘Fairest’ pageant and special needs pageant

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:51 am

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    A tradition almost as old as the Fair itself is being broadened even more this year as the Tennessee State Fair opens the “Fairest of the Fair” pageants to virtually all ages from 0-20 and presents for the first time “special needs” pageants. Encouraging participation in the State Fair pageants from all 95 counties, Fair officials say the pageants rank as one of the top highlights each year. The traditional

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Country Current is the Navy’s premier country music ensemble. The seven-member group was formed in 1973 and is nationally renowned for its versatility and musicianship. The band performs a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. (US NAVY PHOTO)

United States Navy Band Country Current to perform at Lipscomb University Sept. 15

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

NASHVILLE — The Lipscomb University Department of Music presents a free concert by the United States Navy Band’s Country Current, on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. Country Current is the Navy’s premier country music ensemble. The seven-member group was formed in 1973 and is nationally renowned for its versatility and musicianship. The band performs a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. This ensemble

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  • Despite hits, no radio love yet for country rap

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Bedford County native Big Smo, whose real name is John Smith, raps about working class lives in small Southern towns. (Photo courtesy Isaac Brekken, Getty)

    NASHVILLE — When Jason Brown came to Nashville to start his career as the country artist Colt Ford, he couldn’t find songwriters who would write for his singing style. No surprise. Ford was bringing an unlikely mix to town: country rap, combining hip-hop beats and rhythms with country-themed rap or spoken-word lyrics. “You might have found a song that you could have altered or changed a little bit,” Ford said,

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  • Bonnaroo Survival Guide: 2014

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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    MANCHESTER — This week the gates will open to what traditionally becomes one of happiest places on earth for four days each summer. Thousands of music lovers will begin their descent upon The Farm for four, fun-filled days of music, food, art and much more known as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. While a good attitude and a wristband are really the only requirements for the festival, there are

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