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Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the Adjutant General of Tennessee (left), congratulates Staff Sgt. Jason Gos-poderek as the 2,000th Tennessee National Guard member employed through the Tennessee National Guard’s J9 Employment Team. Attending the event was Staff Sgt. Gospoderek’s supervisor, retired Marine Lt. Col. Buddy Smith (middle), the Moore County High School’s principal. (Tennessee Army and Air National Guard Photo)

Guard recognizes MCHS band director as 2,000th member hired by jobs program

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, recognized Retired Marine Lt. Col. Buddy Smith, the principal of Moore County High School, for hiring Staff Sgt. Jason Gospoderek as the 2,000th Tennessee National Guard member employed through the Tennessee National Guard’s J9 Employment Team. Staff Sgt. Gospoderek’s employment along with the 320 hires by Yates, LLC., represents a significant milestone in the nearly two-year-old Business Partnership Program assisting National Guard members

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Motlow College to host Tennessee Promise Scholarship Saturday event Sept. 20

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Tennessee high school seniors who plan to graduate in 2015 are invited to attend “Scholarship Saturday” at the Motlow College Moore County campus on Sept. 20. The event will be held inside the Clayton-Glass Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. “Scholarship Saturday” is designed for Tennessee high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, which allows 2015 graduates to attend Motlow College tuition-free. The Motlow admissions application fee

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  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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    A fatal UPS cargo plane crash last year that took the life of First Officer Shanda Fanning, 37, of Lynchburg, was caused by a series of pilot errors, a federal safety board concluded Tuesday. Investigators said the pilots were likely suffering fatigue but more stringent work-hour regulations wouldn’t have prevented the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board agreed that the pilots of Flight 1354, including Capt. Cerea Beal, 57, of

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  • 110th Lincoln County Fair under way Sept. 6-13

    Posted on September 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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    Saturday marked the beginning of the 100th annual Lincoln County Fair in Fayetteville. From Sept. 6-13, the Lincoln County Fairgrounds will be the home of fun and entertainment. The week will be packed with rides, entertainment, competition and harness races, along with plenty of good food. Concerts through the week include 4-Miles Gone on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., Jon Pardi at 8 p.m. and Parmalee at 9 p.m.

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Powell qualifies for region golf meet

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

CHAPEL HILL — For the second consecutive year, Moore County High School has a golfer headed to the region tournament. Moore County junior Emily Powell shot a 114 in the district tournament last week to qualify for the regional, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15. Powell will tee off at 1 p.m. at Champions Ridge in Eagleville. The top three teams move on to the region tournament, along with the top

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  • Wildcats hand Raiders second straight loss

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm

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    WAYNESBORO — For the second week in a row, the Moore County High School football team couldn’t take advantage of short field position when given the opportunity and rather than climb back into a lopsided contest, the Raiders watched as Wayne County held off repeated MCHS efforts and earned a 33-7 victory. Moore County fell behind 26-0 at halftime and trailed 33-0 after the host Wildcats scored on their first possession

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  • Hawkins first as MCHS wins its first cross country meet

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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    WINCHESTER – Moore County’s Kursten Hawkins finished first and the Raiderettes placed five runners in the top 10 as Moore County High School’s first-year cross country program won its first-ever meet on Tuesday, Sept. 2. At Franklin County High School, MCHS topped Warren County 29-38. Runners from Grundy County, Fayetteville City, Lincoln County and host Franklin County also competed, but none of those schools had enough runners to make up

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25th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee to showcase Middle Tennessee Sept. 14-20

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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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  • Safety around the grill can help eliminate accidents

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

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    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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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)

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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