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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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Motlow College supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Oct. 1 activities

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

LYNCHBURG — The Motlow College Moore County campus is hosting a ‘Pink-Out’ in support of breast cancer awareness and other cancers on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited and encouraged to wear pink on that day and meet in the courtyard at 1:45 p.m. The Student Government Association (SGA), Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the Office of Student and Campus Relations are all collaborating in

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  • ACLU of Tennessee launches voter education campaign

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has launched its “Let People Vote” campaign to empower voters with an understanding of their voting rights and tools for handling any problems they may encounter at the polls. The campaign includes statewide distribution of a wealth of voting rights educational materials, an online voting rights resource center, and participation in public education events. “With a number of races decided by a small

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  • New programs scheduled at Moore County Public Library

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

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    The Moore County Public Library is hosting several new after school programs. The library has partnered with the students of the Moore County High School’s National Honors Society for Study Buddies, a program to help younger students with their homework on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4 p.m., students in first and second grades can participate in Rad Readers, an

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Sports

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Cascade spoils Moore County’s homecoming

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

LYNCHBURG — Moore County simply couldn’t slow down Cascade running back Ivan Spencer and the Champions offense. Spencer ran for three touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as the Champions held on to beat the Raiders 36-26 Friday night, spoiling Moore County’s homecoming at Raider Stadium. Moore County stayed close to Cascade throughout the contest and the visitors were never more than two scores ahead. But after Moore County took a

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  • Raiderettes claim cross country win at Arrowhead Ranch

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

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    The Moore County High School girls cross country team notched its second win of the season on Tuesday as the MCHS distance runners competed at Arrowhead Ranch in Bedford County. The Raiderettes, led by freshman Kursten Hawkins’ third-place finish, earned a meet low 53 points to finish ahead of The Webb School (76 points) and Warren County (78). Shelbyville Central was fourth with 82 and Marshall County fifth with 140.

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  • Raiders survive at Fayetteville City

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

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    FAYETTEVILLE — Moore County bounced back from a pair of terrible offensive performances and withstood a bit of controversy to down Fayetteville High School 20-8 on Friday night. Austin Henshaw had 19 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Spencer Reese tossed a pair of TDs to lead the Raiders past the Tigers to spoil Fayetteville’s homecoming. There were plenty unanswered questions heading into the game. But for

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Lifestyles

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

Read Full Story
  • 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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Entertainment

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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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