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Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm

One in five consumers (20%) said they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation. “It’s unsettling that

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Council approves $1.3 million for jail refurbishing

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Working to remedy the uneasy predicament of the Metro Moore County Jail as quickly as possible, the Metro Lynchburg Moore County Council voted Monday night to move forward with a $1.3 million improvement/upgrade to the Moore County Jail. The Council’s five-member Budget Committee met earlier Monday and voted 5-0 to approve the measure, thus sending it to the council for a vote later that night. “We don’t have a lot

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  • Report says Moore County High School football stadium should be decommissioned

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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    Condemned. While it may not have been entirely unexpected, it’s not what Metro Moore County Schools officials wanted to hear when dealing with one the major facilities on the high school campus. Nonetheless, that’s the news that they received late Thursday evening concerning the school’s four-decade-old football stadium. After an independent inspector carried out routine inspections Thursday, the support structure under the home side of the Raiders football stadium, which

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  • Public Defender Campbell Smoot found dead in his Moore County home

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

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    B. Campbell Smoot of Tullahoma, public defender for the 14th Judicial District, was found dead early Tuesday in his Moore County home. According to Mike Rainey with the Moore County Police Department, TBI will investigator Smoot’s death to determine that no foul play was involved. The 14th Judicial District serves Coffee County. Smoot, who served in the position for 25 years, was re-elected in May of this year. He ran

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Raiderettes get wins over Lincoln County and Cornersville

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Moore County freshman Kursten Hawkins scored 56 points as the Raiderettes notched wins over Lincoln County and Cornersville last week. Hawkins poured in 30 points in a 56-52 overtime victory over Lincoln County and then netted 26 in a 55-36 win over Cornersville. Both games were played here in Lynchburg. Last Thursday, Hawkins tallied 17 in the first half to help Moore County build a 30-23 lead over the Lady

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  • Raiders push winning streak to four games

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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    The Moore County High School boys basketball team is off to a 4-1 start, winning back-to-back games last week to push the team to a four-game winning streak. The victories over Cornersville and Lincoln County helped the Raiders enjoy their longest winning streak since the 2007-08 season, when the team strung together 13 in a row late in the season, finished 29-5 and advanced to the TSSAA Class A State

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  • Motlow Bucks host Wallace State after road split

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Motlow Bucks will host the No. 25 team in the nation Tuesday night when Wallace State-Hanceville visits Copperweld Arena. Tipoff for the non-conference contest is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., or 20 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s game. The Bucks (7-1, 4-1) are fresh off their first road trip of the season, where they split a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) games

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Moore County well represented at state fce conference

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Moore County was well represented this year at the State fce Conference. County Agent Brenda Hannah, out-going Lois Club president Norma Stone, JoyLea Robertson and Eileen Horton attended the event which was held in Chattanooga, Nov. 2-5. Central Region winners in Cultural Arts, Fashion Review and Creative Writing competed for State honors. Norma Stone finished in second place in Cultural Arts for machine embroidered flour sack dishcloths. In the Fashion

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  • Tennessee State Parks’ restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm

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    NASHVILLE - Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Nov. 27, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast. Thanksgiving turkey and all the traditional trimmings, along with an assortment of desserts, will be available beginning at

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  • Happy Halloween: Rain challenging for some local events

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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    Today’s Halloween Happenings • Beginning at 4 p.m., the Metro Moore County Fire Dept. will once again host trick or treaters and provide a Chili supper while it lasts. “Come by (the fire department). Everybody’s welcome,” said Chief Mark Neal. • Lynchburg First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Trunk or Treat beginning at 5 p.m. Children are invited to come by the church on 65 Mechanic St. N.

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Tennessee State Parks to host After Thanksgiving Hikes

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm

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

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    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)

    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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