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FINDING THEIR GLOBAL REACH: WMS students rise up to help international orphans

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

  By John Coffelt, staff writer  Two groups of teens a half a world away find themselves connected by the common concern for the welfare of their fellow man. Over 50 students from Westwood Middle School have sought to help over 40 orphans living on the cusp of poverty in India. Language arts teacher Elizabeth Eaton brought the two together. “Everything that we can do to help them in any

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  • Coffee County School Board member Henley earns master school board member status

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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    During its annual convention, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) recognized four school board members who earned master board member status, including Coffee County School Board chairman Brett Henley. To encourage professional growth of school board members, TSBA offers a master school board member award to members who invest their time and effort into becoming more informed and more effective school board members. The award is given for participation in

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  • ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS: Aaron named principal of the year

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Coffee County Middle School principal Kim Aaron was recently named South Central District Principal of the Year. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Kim Aaron has worn many hats throughout her career in education. Now in the middle of her third year as principal at Coffee County Middle School and her 14th in administration, it’s easy to see that the education veteran hasn’t forgotten what her career is about – kids. “I love to interact with kids,” Aaron explained, the passion in her voice palpable. “I like to sit

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  • Coffee County student, 16, charged with killing bobcat out of season

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

    A 16-year-old Coffee County Central High School student is facing charges in the killing of a bobcat out of season that was hung Tuesday from the football practice field goalpost at Tullahoma High School, according to Doug Markham, spokesman with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. According to Markham, however, the male student is not being charged with hanging the dead animal from the goalpost and TWRA is not sure at

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  • Coffee County school officials, TWRA searching for person responsible for hanging bobcat at Tullahoma High School

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This photo showing what appears to be a dead bobcat hanging above the Tullahoma High School football practice field began circulating Tuesday. School officials are working to determine who killed and hanged the cat. (photo provided)

    By Josh Peterson, editor Coffee County Central High School and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officials are investigating to find out who killed a bobcat and hung the body from the goalposts of the Tullahoma High School practice football field Tuesday. A photo began circulating rapidly on social media website Tuesday morning showing a dead bobcat suspended in the air above the Tullahoma practice football field. Tullahoma City Schools have since

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  • Manchester City Schools contracts for contraband dog searches

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:00 am

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    By John Coffelt, Staff Writer The Manchester Board of Education has agreed to contract with a Loudon, Tennessee company that provides contraband searches using specially trained canines. Randomly each month, handlers from Interquest Detection Canines will search the system’s two elementary schools and middle school for ammunition, alcohol and illegal and abused prescription drugs with one of two non-aggressive search dogs. “We had a demonstration of the dog. ‘Loretta’ is

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  • MORE THAN SCHOOL SPIRIT: Challenge at CCMS leads to 448 care packages for Navy

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Students and teachers at Coffee County Middle School pose with boxed care packages and the school's "spirit stick." Between the seventh and eighth grade classes at the school, approximately 5,400 items were collected to assemble 448 care packages that will be sent to deployed submarines. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

    By Josh Peterson, editor A friendly competition at Coffee County Middle School has turned school spirit to patriotic spirit. After the eighth grade class recently lost out on the school’s “spirit stick” at a pep rally, teachers for the class “stole” the stick and challenged the seventh grade class. The challenge went beyond barking out school chants in a packed gym. The challenge – collect care-package items for deployed members

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