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From left, Taylor Shorten, Sam Kimura and her sister Alex Kimura stand in front of their route map for their Delete Blood Cancer Sharing America’s Marrow quest, which will be in Lynchburg on Friday. (Photo Provided)

Jack Daniel Employee Credit Union hosting Bone Marrow Donor event

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

LYNCHBURG – Jack Daniels Employees and members of the Lynchburg community will have the opportunity to join the bone marrow donor registry and potentially save the life of a patient fighting blood cancer on Friday, Jan. 30. Sharing America’s Marrow (SAM) a grassroots movement to register 50,000 donors in 2015 is coming through Lynchburg as a part of its yearlong, 50-state quest around the country. Thousands of patients fighting blood

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Local beekeepers attend a Master Hobbiest Beekeepers course in Winchester last April. Beginners will have a chance to learn more about beekeeping on Feb. 9-10 in Winchester. (Photo Provided)

Beginner beekeeping school to be held Feb. 9-10

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

WINCHESTER – The Elk Valley Beekeeping Association, in conjunction with the Franklin County Extension Service, is holding a beginner’s beekeeping school Feb. 9-10 at 6:30 p.m. The beginner class will be held at the Franklin County Extension Service at 406 Joyce Lane in Winchester. Topics will include: setting up an apiary, equipment requirements, seasonal hive management, and integrated pest management techniques. This program is designed for youth as well as

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  • Council hears proposal on school improvements, takes no action

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Tim Little, from the Tullahoma-based engineering firm OLG, presents a proposal to the Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council Monday night concerning the much-needed renovation of Moore County High School. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

    More than 40 people turned out for Monday’s Metropolitan Lynchburg Moore County Council meeting, which was held at Moore County High School. Along with the regular agenda, the Tullahoma-based engineering firm of Oliver, Little and Gipson (OLG) gave a 43-minute presentation on a proposed improvement at the Moore County High School campus. The proposal — which has a $17.5 million price tag — included a new gymnasium, significant upgrades to

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  • There’s still time to sign up for health insurance and avoid a penalty fee

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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    If you’re uninsured, there’s still time to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace and avoid the penalty. Under the Affordable Care Act, 2015 is the first year Americans must prove they had qualifying health insurance (or an approved exemption) for the previous year (when filing 2014 taxes), or face a tax penalty. For 2015, if you don’t obtain insurance by February 15, 2015, the last day

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Ice cold Raiders fall to visiting Middle Tennessee Christian

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

LYNCHBURG — Moore County simply couldn’t buy a basket. The Raiders opened Tuesday’s game against Middle Tennessee Christian School as cold as the wintry wind outside and eventually lost to the Cougars 46-26. Held scoreless in the first quarter, the MCHS boys didn’t make a basket until the 4:09 mark of the second period — nearly 12 minutes into the District 9-A contest. Twice during that stretch Moore County head

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  • Raiderettes competitive but fall to MTCS, drop in 9-A standings

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm

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    LYNCHBURG — In the latest Associated Press Class A girls basketball poll released this week, District 9-A was represented by two teams — Community at No. 7 and Middle Tennessee Christian School at No. 8. The Moore County High School girls (15-10 overall, 4-7 District 9-A) took the Viqeens (17-6, 11-0) into three overtimes before falling 67-62 back on Jan. 9. On Tuesday night in Lynchburg, the Raiderettes had the

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  • Raiders stay in 9-A hunt with wins over Forrest and Eagleville

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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    LYNCHBURG – With a pair of wins last week, the Moore County Raiders inched closer to a top-three seeding in the District 9-A tournament. Moore County’s boys outlasted Forrest 45-43 at home last Tuesday and then topped Eagleville on the road 52-35 Friday night. The Raiders (13-11 overall, 7-2 District 9-A) climbed all the way into sole possession of second place in the 9-A standings, a half game ahead of

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Food Network’s chef Robert Irvine bring live show to Nashville

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

NASHVILLE – No recipes. No script. No holds barred. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on stage before. You choose the challenges. He does the impossible. Food Network Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine is bringing his all-new live show to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theater on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for Robert Irvine Live are on sale now at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and

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  • Motlow College hosts free Holiday Benefit Concert Dec. 19

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

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    LYNCHBURG – Motlow College will host a holiday benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus. Prior to the performance, there will be a reception inside Eoff Hall at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating will be limited. To make reservations, please call Bobbie Underwood at 931-393-1627 or

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  • Tennessee State Parks announce special winter rates

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Fall Creek Falls often provides visitors with a wintry scene like this when the temperature begins to plummet atop the Cumberland Plateau. Fall Creek Falls and Tims Ford State Park are among those now offering special winter rates. (Photo courtesy Tennessee State Parks)

    Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 cabins in 18 parks across the state, along with individual rooms at the six state park inns, from Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15, 2015. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway — all at an exceptional value

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Initial lineup for Bonnaroo music and arts festival includes Billy Joel, Florence and the Manchine, Kendrick Lamar

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

More than 125 bands and 20 comedians are scheduled to perform this year at the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester. The dates are June 11-14. Music fans by the thousands will gather on the festival grounds for the four-day, internationally famous event. More acts are expected to be announced later as the lineup continues to change. The star-studded lineup includes Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons and Kendrick

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  • TPAC announces 2015 Spring schedule

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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    NASHVILLE — With a little something for everyone, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center announces a diverse line-up for its “TPAC Presents” programming from March to May 2015, including Gladys Knight, Tango Buenos Aires, Robert Irvine Live, and KIDZ BOP. Tickets for these shows are available now at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call

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  • Tennessee State Parks to host After Thanksgiving Hikes

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

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    Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Friday, Nov. 28. The fourth in the quarterly hikes program, the After Thanksgiving Hikes will be offered at each of the 55 state parks. “The After Thanksgiving Hikes are a perfect way to spend time with family and friends while working off that holiday feast,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery that Tennessee has to offer at

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