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Military appreciation held for WWII veteran Ike Farrar

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm

World War II U.S. Air Force veteran Ike Farrar of Flat Creek will receive a military recognition for his military service at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) Tuesday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Administration and Engineering (A&E) building lobby. Farrar was recognized by the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh for his lifetime of service to his community, the military and the nation on behalf

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Police warn to check for counterfeit bills

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

In recent weeks several businesses have been the victims of counterfeit money being passed for purchases, according to police. In years past, most of the bogus bills have been of the $100 denomination, but several of those being passed now have been $5 and $10 dominations with a few $20s and $100 bills. “Any person in the business of money exchange such as stores or street vendors should practice some

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  • Haslam-owned truck-stop chain won’t be charged

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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    The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers. In an agreement with prosecutors, the nation’s largest diesel retailer acknowledges that employees cheated trucking companies out of promised fuel rebates and discounts. Pilot has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty, which is within

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  • Jack Daniel’s opens state-of-the-art barrel facility in Alabama

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

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    Officials from Jack Daniel’s and Brown-Forman, along with Alabama governor Robert Bentley and state economic development officials celebrated the grand opening of the Jack Daniel Cooperage in Trinity, Ala., on Monday. The brand new facility, located at the Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex, will employ 200-plus workers when fully operational. The cooperage produces the solid American white oak barrels that are toasted and charred for maturing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey,

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Busha claims Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Tim Busha made another trip to Winchester Speedway pay off. The Boaz, Ala., native grabbed the lead from the outside of row one and drove to his second Super Late Model win of the season at Winchester Speedway on Saturday night. Busha outran third-starting Dylan Ames to the checkers. Multi-time winner John Owenby rallied from ninth to finish third, while Matthew Summers, of Estill Springs was fourth

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  • Winchester Speedway hosts Freedom 40 Thursday

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    John Owenby of Cleveland, Tenn., won the Super Late Model feature at Winchester Speedway on June 14. (Photo courtesy of Dana Webb)

    WINCHESTER, Tenn. (July 2) — Winchester (Tenn.) Speedway will host a $3,000 Super Late Model special on Thursday, July 3, giving the 1/3-mile oval its second special event of the season. The Freedom 40 boasts a purse close to $14,000, with the runner-up netting $1,700 and third place paying $1,000. The race pays $300 to start. Also on Thursday’s card is an $800-to-win Two-barrel/Crate Late Model feature, along with Street

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  • Dirt Divas claim tournament championship

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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    After playing five games in the heat last Saturday, the Moore County 6U Dirt Divas brought home the first place trophy in their tournament in Fayetteville. The team includes Bella Tucker, Addye Norman, Anna Harder, Asalynn Capps, Audrey Harder, Kinsley Miller, Jenny Sanders, Macy Sanders, Madison Dingler, Makenzie Goodwin, Kaitlynn Gattis and Callie Bailey. Coaches include Craig Limbaugh, Jason Tucker, Sara Jane Sanders, and Joel Sanders.

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Safety around the grill can help eliminate accidents

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

As the weather becomes even warmer and a long July 4th holiday weekend approaches, many outdoor cooking enthusiasts will pull their grills from winter hibernation. Some will be sorry they did. While most people use their grills to prepare delicious food without incident, according to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System, the state has averaged 30 fire incidents involving open-fired grills per year for the past five years. “Some of

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  • Tips for planning a memorable vacation on a budget

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Planning a memorable family vacation that won’t break the bank simply involves taking the time to know a destination inside and out and discuss trip activities with children in advance. “It’s all about prioritizing where you spend your vacation dollars and taking advantage of great deals,” says Eileen Ogintz, syndicated travel columnist and creator of <www.takingthekids.com>. For families looking to have a budget-friendly blast, Ogintz is offering some tip-top ideas:

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  • Home Happenings: Cultural Arts Exhibit set to open

    Posted on June 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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    It’s time for everyone to pull out their favorite recipe to bake, gather all their sewing items and pick out their most prize-winning canned good for the 2014 Annual Cultural Arts Exhibit. There are two different days that your items may be entered. They may be dropped off at the Moore County Public Library on Wednesday, June 25 between 4 and 6 p.m. or Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m.

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Entertainment

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)

Despite hits, no radio love yet for country rap

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

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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  • Tullahoma Kiwanis forced to cancel annual July 4th fireworks show

    Posted on June 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

    TULLAHOMA — After 45 years of providing area residents with a July 4th fireworks display and, in recent years with an air show, the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club has announced that the tradition has come to an end, at least for this year. “Following last week’s article in The News we received several commitments of donations including one from a local restaurant, but it just wasn’t enough to cover the cost

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