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The Jack ignites Lynchburg this weekend

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Barbecue teams from around the world are preparing to “smoke, season and sear” their way to a chance to be named Grand Champion at the 26th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg on Saturday. Judges and more than 25,000 fans are expected to join competitive barbecue’s best of the best as they compete in what is widely considered the world’s most prestigious barbecue competition. Teams from the

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Making plans for next week’s course pictured from Harton Regional Medical Center:  Chris Beckstead, RN, ED Clinical Manager; Belinda King, RN, Infection Prevention; and seated, Kathy Beckett, ED Director. (Photo Provided)

HRMC to hosts HazMat/WMD Incidents Course in Tullahoma

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement, fire service, public works, public safety, communications, hospital personnel and other first responders will be attending the “Operational Level Response to HazMat / WMD Incidents” course on October 28, 29, and 30, 2014 hosted by and held at Harton Regional Medical Center. The attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about resources and techniques unique for the personal protection challenges they may face during

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  • AAA launches new ‘fuel price finder’

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm


    Beginning this week, residents in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida can easily locate gas stations selling the cheapest gas in town. All they have to do is go online to <>, and look for the “Fuel Price Finder.” “Gas prices are already drifting lower, but this free tool will help motorists find the best deal possible,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group. “The program does not require registration

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  • Three injured in two-car crash on state Route 55

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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    Three people were injured in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. on state Route 55 in Lynchburg. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1997 Dodge pickup truck operated by Hazel Lamb, 74, of Elora, was turning off of state Route 55 onto Nursing Home Road when her vehicle was struck by a 2000 Dodge Neon operated by Shannon Roberts, 42. According to the THP, the pickup

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Raiders, Raiderettes split season-opening basketball games

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Moore County Middle School wasted little time transitioning between football and basketball season as the Raiders, along with the Raiderettes, hit the hardwood Monday night against Westwood in the season-opener for each team. It also marked the debut for new MCMS coaches Darren James and Hailey Brazier. At Moore County, the Raiders claimed a 38-28 victory over the Rockets, while the Raiderettes dropped a 30-16 decision to

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  • MCHS distance runners wrap up regular season at MSCCA championships

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    SMYRNA, Tenn. — On a cold, rainy Saturday morning on a sloppy course, 11 of Moore County High School’s 15 girls cross country team members turned in their fastest times of the season, setting personal records in their young careers. At the Sharp Springs Course in Smyrna, the Raiderettes faced 32 teams, including 11 competing in the Silver Division. Moore County’s varsity, running without Kursten Hawkins and Savannah Williams, finished

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  • Huntland extends Raiders’ losing streak to three games

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – The Moore County Raiders have but two games remaining to dig themselves out of a deep hole that they continue to slide back into. Needing a victory to keep their Class A playoff hopes alive, the Raiders fell short for the second straight District 9-A contest, as they lost to rival Huntland 21-11 on Friday night. Now Moore County is in a must-win situation as they travel

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Tennessee State Parks recognized as “Best” by Tennessee Magazine readers

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Tennessee State Parks were recently named “Best” by readers of The Tennessee Magazine. In East Tennessee, Roan Mountain was named the best state park and Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park was named the best outdoor adventure for rafting the Ocoee. In Middle Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls State Park was named the best state park, the best camping spot, the best hiking trail, and the best outdoor adventure. In West

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  • Cooler weather perfect for fall garden and landscape care

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

    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)

    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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  • 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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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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