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Relay For Life slated for Friday night

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

Coffee County American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be Friday night at the Coffee County fairgrounds. “This year’s event is going to be full of excitement and a little something for everyone, so bring the whole family and help us make a difference!” stated Samantha Chamblee, the Relay For Life Specialist for Coffee County. There will be a variety of great food, games, and a LIVE auction with some

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  • Celebrate a sweet Cinco de Mayo

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. In the U.S., where it is actually celebrated with more gusto than in its native country, the holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. The holiday also provides a great excuse to make irresistible Mexican-inspired recipes for entertaining and, of course, a big batch of margaritas to wash it

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

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

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

    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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  • Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    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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