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Paint without the pain

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

Paint Here with Heidi introduces no-stress art lessons for novices     Staff Writer John Coffelt Manchester artists Heidi Pearson and Julie Anderson are introducing a stress free approach to art classes with the area’s newly opened Paint Here with Heidi. “It’s less of a formal art lesson, and more of a social painting class. It’s a relaxing creative outlet,” Anderson said. At the heart of the class is what

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  • Westwood Middle brings speech and drama class to every student

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

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    Staff Writer John Coffelt  In an effort to offer students an often overlooked aspect of a well-rounded education, Westwood Middle School has incorporated a speech and theater class into general population class listings. “Anytime you have a student in front of a group, we create more of a leader than a follower,” said Director of School Dr. Keith Brewer. “Not only does it give that message, but it enforces the

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  • Fat Tuesday ushers in a time of pre-Lent celebration

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    Shrove Tuesday, better known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, to many is a day special to many Christian denominations as the last day before lent. Keeping with the day, local church St. Bede Episcopal Church will hold a free pancake supper March 4 at the church located behind J&G Pizza. “This is a fellowship time to get together to invite the rest of the community – whether it be

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‘The Big Payback’ countdown started by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:01 am

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has started the official countdown to Middle Tennessee’s first The Big Payback. The Big Payback is a region-wide, 24-hour online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continue their work, which directly improves the community around them. From 6 a.m. on May 6 until 6 a.m. on May 7, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to their choice

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  • Bonnaroo to pay up to $250K for road, bridge improvements; some residents not happy

    Posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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    Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will soon spend upwards of $250,000 to widen a bridge on Kimberly Lane and do paving work on Kimberly Lane and Grosch Drive near one of the back entrances to Great Stage Park. Not all local residents are happy about the proposed improvements, though. Approximately 25 residents showed up to a Coffee County Rural Roads and Bridges Committee meeting last Tuesday night

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  • Busy election year begins May 6

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Joe Botz votes at a booth decorated with stickers on election day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    By Marian Galbraith, staff writer Next year is shaping up to be one of the busiest election years in recent history, and one that will elect a wide range of candidates on all levels of government, from local school boards to the U.S. Senate. The May 6 primaries for Republicans, Democrats and Independents will not only determine the candidates for Tennessee governor, U.S. Congress, and state House, but also nearly

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