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Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Dept. Investigator Mike Rainey (right) and a Tennessee Bureau of In-vestigation agent escort Robert ‘Blaine’ Roper, 27, (middle) into the Moore County jail Friday after-noon. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County couple arrested, charged in connection of murder of their newborn

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:34 pm

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After a five-week investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department, a Moore County Couple has been charged with killing their newborn child. On Friday morning, the Moore County grand jury indicted Robert ‘Blaine’ Roper, 27, and Carol Michelle ‘Keri’ Roper, 21, each with one count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, one count of premeditated first degree

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Comcast service could be affected by failure to pay DREMC attachment fees

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

DREMC: Cable company is delinquent two years   Duck River Electric Membership Corp. members who are Comcast subscribers in Franklin and Moore counties could have their cable television service interrupted indefinitely if the co-op is forced to disconnect power supplies and remove equipment for non-payment of pole attachment fees. Notice was sent to Comcast that its facilities on DREMC poles are subject to removal unless overdue fees are paid. “Comcast

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  • TDH announces Ebola resources for Tennesseans

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

    The Tennessee Department of Health announced last week three new Ebola resources for Tennesseans: 1. Tennesseans with questions about the disease may call a toll-free number to obtain accurate, timely information: 1-877-857-2945. This number will be active starting Oct. 22, 2014. 2. TDH is providing additional information about Ebola virus disease on our website, including summaries of weekly activities and adding links to other sources of reliable information:  http://health.state.tn.us/Ceds/ebola.htm. 3.

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  • 2014 World Championship Invitational Barbecue winners announced

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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    Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ named Grand Champion   LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ from Des Moines, Iowa, took home top honors at the 26th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue held Saturday in Lynchburg. As Grand Champion, Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ earned $10,000, braggin’ rights as winner of what many consider to be the most prestigious barbecue contest in the world and the chance to defend their

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Raiderettes roll over Liberty; Raiders fall at home

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The Moore County Middle School basketball teams split their games with visiting Liberty on Monday night as the Raiderettes won and the Raiders lost. Both were lopsided contests, although the Raiders did mount a rally early in the fourth period before falling 50-31. Meanwhile, the Raiderettes cruised to an easy 46-4 victory over a young and outmatched Liberty squad. The Raiderettes dominated play from the opening tip, racing out to

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  • Eagleville field goal could boot Raiders out of the playoffs

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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    LYNCHBURG, Tenn – Eagleville football coach Steve Carson told kicker Will Vermillion that his foot would win a game for the team this season. Friday night against Moore County, the preseason prediction came true and in the process likely ended the postseason hopes for the Raiders. In Lynchburg, Vermillion made a 35-yard field goal with 17 seconds to play for the Eagles to preserve a 3-0 win over the Raiders.

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  • Raiderettes wrap up cross country season

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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    The Moore County High School girls cross country team wrapped up its inaugural season last week by competing in the Class A/AA region meet. At the Sharp Springs Course in Smyrna on Thursday, Oct. 23, Kursten Hawkins led Moore County with a time of 23 minutes, 54 seconds in the 5K event. Taylor Holcomb next with a time of 25:35 and Kinsley Logan was the third MCHS scorer with a

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Happy Halloween: Rain challenging for some local events

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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 recognized as “Best” by Tennessee Magazine readers

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

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    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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  • The Jack ignites Lynchburg this weekend

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm

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    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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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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