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Dustin Lynch Knows There Are a Lot of “Fish In The Sea”

Tullahoma, Tennessee-hailing country singer/songwriter Dustin Lynch is goin’ fishin’. To kick off the height of the summer, Lynch dropped his latest single titled “Fish In The Sea” on July 1. This fresh catch of a tune is delightfully carefree with the sounds of salty air and ocean mingling in the background. And with a toast to his fifth studio album, Blue in the Sky, in the chorus, “Fish In The Sea” is this summer’s standout track.
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Johnson: What can we do about falling Church attendance?

This is a column by Athens native, Jessica Johnson, a lecturer at The Ohio State University's Lima campus. She is a regular contributor to the Athens Banner-Herald. A minister of a small congregation in Manchester, Tennessee, was recently featured in a Fox News online interview that focused on the increasing number of “small-town” church closures throughout the country.
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Tennessee man arrested after shooting at police during standoff

ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn. (WAFF) - A Franklin County, Tennessee man is in jail on a litany of charges after he shot at police during a standoff on Thursday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it was serving a warrant at a home on Sarvis Branch Road near Estill Springs when Phillip Elliott barricaded himself inside the home. Deputies attempted to use tear gas on Elliott, but were met with gunfire. Deputies tried a second time to deploy tear gas, and were again met with gunfire.

7 Hidden Tennessee Waterfalls You Must See

Tennessee offers some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the U.S. thanks to its unique topography and its extensive system of rivers and streams. Many of the waterfalls listed in this article are located in Tennessee state parks and are completely free to access. Important to note, the best time to visit any of the waterfalls is during spring and summer, especially after heavy showers which birth some of the most powerful cascades.

Opinion: A timely reminder of the best of who we are, what we might aspire to be

I drove over to Whitwell, Tennessee, last week. In these days, I find it soul-saving to return to those places that offer a kind of solace. That remind me that here in the midst of a country I no longer understand--mass public shootings, an insurrection at our Capitol on Jan. 6, a overturning of Roe v. Wade, a daily slipping of civility -- is a place that models every day the kind of America I need to...

Kenneth Huddleston, WWII veteran and founder of KKs Pawn, passes away

Kenneth Huddleston Sr., best known simply as “KK,” passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. He was 96 years old. Huddleston served in the United States Army, serving in World War II. Huddleston went on to serve as a Tennessee Highway Patrolman before retiring in 1980. Prior to retirement, in 1978, “K.K.” opened KK Pawn Shop of Manchester, Tennessee and it remains open today.

Sewanee Athletics Unveils Hall of Fame Class of 2022

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The University of the South announced the third of three Hall of Fame Classes for 2020, 2021 and 2022 after a two-year hiatus. As announced in a letter to the alumni on Friday, June 24, the 2022 class will be celebrated as a part of the University of the South's celebration of 50 Years of Women's Athletics at Sewanee.
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Back to School Bash to be held July 9 in Tracy City

A back to school community event is slated for Saturday, July 9 at Tracy City Old Roundhouse Park, 663 Railroad Avenue. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and will host numerous events. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Bask to School Bash will offer lunch,...

McMinnville Aldermen Approve Raises After Compensation Study Feedback

The McMinnville Board of Aldermen working to increase city employee pay back to market value. Mayor Ryle Chastain said a compensation study conducted this year showed that several city employees were underpaid, causing an on average six percent raise to be approved. “We did have quite a few employees that...

Warren Utility District Not Able To Fully Serve Spencer

Consulting Engineer Nathaniel Green found that the Warren County Utility District would not be able to fully serve the Spencer Water Utility District. Green shared excerpts of a 330-page engineering report with the Spencer Board of Aldermen Thursday. Green said the distance to Warren County’s water source and the price impact to customers does not make it a viable option.
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The Caverns opens above ground venue

After months of planning and preparation, The Caverns Amphitheater in Pelham celebrated its grand opening on Saturday. Though the venue has been open since 2018, the outdoor venue is brand new. The Caverns also opened its campgrounds and new parking lot to accommodate the 5,500 person capacity amphitheater. The evening’s...
Emmetsburg News

Jerold E. Barkve, Sr.

TULLAHOMA, TN - Funeral services for Jerold “Jerry” Edward Barkve, age 78 of Tullahoma, TN will be conducted on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Tullahoma Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Windrow Cemetery in Rockvale, TN with military honors. Visitation with the...
Grundy County Herald

Pool bridge dedication at MSSA

The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly recently dedicated the campus’s newly constructed pool bridge. The dedication was held Sunday, June 19. The event included a ribbon cutting to officially open the bridge. Those who participated in the ribbon cutting pictured from left are James Waller, Structural Engineer, Garrett Albert, Team...