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The Lynchburg square offered this serene setting early Friday evening as a one-inch blanket of snow fell across the area, giving shop keepers a good reason to head home early. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

County sees little respite from gripping cold

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Tennesseans are struggling to recover from one of the worst winter storms in memory as schools remain closed in many counties, thousands are still without power and state officials work to make funding available for repairs. Emergency response officials say chain saw crews with members of the Tennessee National Guard and several state agencies were working Monday to clear downed trees across the Cumberland Plateau. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

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Weather-related death reported in Moore County

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

LYNCHBURG — There have been 30 deaths — one here in Moore County — associated with the cold weather that has gripped the south recently. According to Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan, Bill Barton, 73, was found dead in his Magnolia St. residence last Thursday morning. “He was using a little space heater to heat with, but the temperature inside the house was 44 degrees,” said Logan, adding that Barton had

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  • Cold weather creates record TVA power delivery day

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Arctic temperatures that averaged in single digits across much of the Tennessee Valley on Thursday, Feb. 19, resulted in record electricity demand of 694 gigawatt-hours for the 24-hour period. That’s the most energy ever required over a one-day period during February in Tennessee Valley Authority history and the third most overall for a 24-hour period. The all-time one-day record occurred last winter when demand reached 703 gigawatt-hours

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  • TVA urging consumers to help conserve energy during cold

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

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    KNOXVILLE – With the coldest temperatures in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies are working to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electricity. Conserving power where possible is a first step. All consumers – residential, commercial and industrial customers  ̶  are being asked to join in, especially during the coldest period from Wednesday night through noon on Friday.

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Raiderettes stay close, but can’t topple No. 2 Houston County

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

ERIN, Tenn. — Moore County’s basketball season came to a close on Monday night as the Raiderettes fell to No. 2 Houston County 43-34. The Raiderettes got a solid performance from senior Makayla Ray, who knocked down four three-pointers in her final appearance in an MCHS uniform. Despite falling behind early in the game — they trailed 15-8 after one period and 21-14 at the half — the Raiderettes rallied

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  • Raiders, Raiderettes fall in district tournament finale

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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    EAGLEVILLE – Moore County’s girls lost to Huntland 49-44 in overtime in the third-place game of the District 9-A tournament Saturday afternoon, while the MCHS boys fell to Huntland 65-55 in the district championship game. Both teams are still alive and move on to the Region 5-A tournament this week. The Raiderettes (19-12) will travel to Houston County (30-1) on Monday – weather permitting – for a 7 p.m. contest.

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  • Barford’s free throws help Bucks knock off Saluqis

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Motlow freshman Jaylen Barford slams home a dunk during the Bucks' 76-75 win over Southwest Tennessee at Copperweld Arena. (Photo by Jeff Reed,

    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Freshman Jaylen Barford knocked down a pair of free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining and the No. 16 Motlow Bucks beat No. 11 Southwest Tennessee 76-75 Saturday afternoon at Copperweld Arena. It was the final home game of the season for Motlow. The Bucks (21-4, 13-3) are now alone in second place behind Southwest Tennessee in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) and will travel to

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Cattlemen’s tour heading to Georgia, Alabama and south Florida this year

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The U.T. Extension Office here in Moore County will  be taking a tour group to Florida this year. The group will leave on Monday, April 13, stopping in Georgia at the Rock Ranch and spending the night in south Georgia. Then Tuesday the group will head to Florida. The group will make stops headed to Okeechobee, Fla., for 3 nights and tour around Okeechobee Lake seeing dairies, beef

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

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

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    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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Jerry Seinfeld will present his unique form of stand-up comedy at TPAC in Nashville on April 1. (Photo Provided by TPAC)

Nashville’s TPAC welcomes Jerry Seinfeld on April 1; Tickets on sale Feb. 13

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

NASHVILLE – America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will perform his signature stand-up routine at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. at, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life

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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

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    MANCHESTER, Tenn. – 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 &

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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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