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Jeff Cox has endured many challenges throughout his life, including years of dialysis and four kidney transplants. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

LIFE’S LONG ROAD: Four transplants and Jeff Cox is still traveling on

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

It all started with a routine physical. That turned into a two-week hospital stay. Then dialysis. Then a kidney transplant. And another. And another … and another. Jeff Cox has taken on life’s most challenging obstacles head on. At 51, Jeff has undergone about a decade worth of taxing kidney dialysis and four kidney transplants. But if you happen to cross his path at Gateway Tire and Service Center in

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    Partners for Healing works to be there as safety net for those who fall trough the ACA cracks   Staff Writer John Coffelt   Flora Partin, a former cabdriver and foodservice worker in Tullahoma, says she loves to work, but when her undiagnosed pre-diabetes started causing her to blackout, she knew she needed help. One problem that she faced was obtaining quality healthcare without insurance. That’s where Partners for Healing,

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  • Korean War vet receives high school diploma 60 years after quitting school to fight for country

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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    Manchester veteran and retired police officer Charles Stanley Pierce was recently awarded an honorary Korean War Veterans High School Diploma from Camden Central High School in Camden, Tenn. “I volunteered as soon as I got old enough to join the Air Force,” Pierce said. “My father was drafted into the Army. I was so proud of him in his uniform. I decided then when I got old enough I was

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  • We all scream for fair-trade ice cream

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

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     City fifth graders’ fair trade letters rally rare corporate-level response from local grocery  Staff Writer John Coffelt  Mrs. Deidra Goins’ fifth grade class recently petitioned Food Lion with concerns about child labor practices of the companies that contribute to some of the products that the stores stock. In a relatively rare move, the national chain’s corporate office responded by not only addressing the issue but also sent the students free

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  • Westwood rockets into STEM

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm


    Ready… Set… Rocket!  Westwood Middle School held its first ever Family STEM and Stars Night Friday to foster interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Over 500 students and community guests were able to participate in over 14 hands-on science demonstrations. Event organizer Deb Wimberley said that it was a great night. “Everyone came together and worked very hard to put on a wonderful event.”   - Staff photos

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  • Making strides for good health

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Dale Chandler and his wife Sharon walk at the rec. complex.

    Local residents say that rec. complex programs are giving them their lives back. “These people put in their time – their knowledge – to help guide me. I would not want to dishonor them. They’re doing this for me. Not for them – for me. I respect that and respect myself enough to hang in there,”  - Elizabeth Ketecherside, a Winning Tomorrow Today program participant  Staff Writer John Coffelt  Earlier

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  • New Union holds second annual Family University

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Pictured entertaining children at the New Union Elementary Family University event are Coffee County Central High School football players Justin Flowers, left, Zach Holmes, and Alex Williams with second-grader Riley Bellomy.
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    Staff Writer John Coffelt  New Union Elementary School held its annual Family University Friday offering tips on parenting strategies and other helpful information seminars, in addition to offering vendor booths to connect parents to programs and businesses in the community. “We’re trying meet the needs of the entire family… to try to get information to parents that we feel would help,” said Jennifer Hartley, New Union librarian/media specialist and head

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