Monthly Archive: January 2013

Tullahoma Man Could Face Charges After Deadly Crash

Charges against a Tullahoma man, the driver of an 18 wheeler are pending in crash that killed a female in White County.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says 32 year-old Curtis Carter the driver of the truck apparently rear ended a car that was stopped at a red light in Sparta.
The crash killed the driver of the car, 76 year old B.J. Mannes of Rock Island. The wreck occurred on Saturday morning at the intersection of Highway 111 and Taft Church Drive.
Carter was not injured.

Woman Dies In Shelbyville Crash

A Bedford County woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash on Knob Creek Road in Shelbyville.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Lori Lovvorn, 35, of Shelbyville, was traveling on Knob Creek Road toward Shelbyville when she lost control of her vehicle, ran off an embankment, overcorrected, crossed over the roadway and crash into a tree line.
Lovvorn was not wearing a seatbelt and died.
The THP says speed was a factor.

Citizens’ Trooper Academy Starting In March

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the spring session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
For the first time, academies will be held in both Nashville and Memphis.
The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin Monday, March 11, 2013. Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. weekly. The Memphis class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Sessions for this group will run from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. weekly.
The Citizens’ Trooper Academy consists of approximately 24-30 hours of training, and is designed to give participants a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Topics covered include investigations, special operations, homeland security and many other areas of the patrol.
Participants must be at least 21 years old, available to attend weekly three-hour sessions with no more than one absence, sign required waivers and agreements and have no criminal history.
Applications are available on the THP website, the THP Facebook page (, or citizens may request applications by sending an email message.
Applicants are asked to indicate whether they wish to attend the Nashville or Memphis sessions.
Deadline for registration is February 11, 2013. Applications must be returned by that date for processing.

Suspicious Computer Files At Zaxby’s

A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores.
The Athens-based firm says the affected stores are in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (Including Tullahoma), Mississippi and Virginia.
Company officials say the issue involves malware files, which could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers. The company says it notified law enforcement of the potential criminal activity. Zaxby’s says a forensic investigation hasn’t determined whether credit or debit card data left the processing systems of any stores.

Groups Want DesJarlais Ousted

Congressman Scott DesJariais

A prominent conservative blog and a well-financed family values group are calling for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ ouster, adding to the national voices wanting new representation in Tennessee’s 4th District.
In a post on the group’s blog titled “Scott DesJarlais Must Go,” contributor Daniel Horowitz spoke of “a golden opportunity in midland Tennessee to show the country that residence of the state live by the standard to which we have set for ourselves.” An anti-abortion Jasper physician who promotes a family friendly agenda, DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s two abortions in the 1990s and later had sexual relationships with several female patients and co-workers, court documents show. Some of that information didn’t emerge until after DesJarlais won re-election in November.

Motlow Honor Students

More than 750 Motlow College students earned academic honors on the dean’s list and honor roll for the fall 2012 semester including nearly 60 from all across Coffee County, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of the college.
To be listed on the dean’s list, full-time students must attain a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher based on collegiate-level classes. To qualify for the honor roll, full-time students must have a semester GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 on collegiate-level work.

Coffee County Wrestling Wins One of Two

Oakland (OAKL) 52.0 Coffee County High School (CCHS) 30.0
170: Justin Gazzaway, OAKL, pinned Brian Oliver, CCHS, 4:23. 182: Garrett Richards, OAKL, pinned Pedro Steele, CCHS, 1:30. 195: Marshall Opial, OAKL, pinned Alexander Escobar, CCHS, 1:40. 220: Jordan Wilson, CCHS, pinned Jonathan Hill, OAKL, 2:38. 285: Jeff Benson, OAKL, pinned Brent Loren, CCHS, 1:49. 106: Victoria Stottlemyer, CCHS, pinned Zack Dugan, OAKL, 1:10. 113: Robert Barrett, OAKL, pinned Stephanie Trussie, CCHS, 1:07. 120: Justin Garrett, OAKL, maj. dec. David Tate, CCHS, 15-7. 126: Cody Amis, CCHS, forf. . 132: Jeremy Williams, OAKL, pinned Craig McDonough, CCHS, 5:19. 138: Zach Lusk, CCHS, forf. . 145: Phillip Brown, CCHS, pinned Peke McDaniel, OAKL, 2:49. 152: Joseph Beck, OAKL, pinned Jonathan Kimbro, CCHS, 1:37. 160: Scott Tilley, OAKL, forf.

Coffee County High School (CCHS) 46.0 Franklin Co. (FRCO) 30.0
195: Andrew Harrison, FRCO, pinned Alexander Escobar, CCHS, 0:00. 220: Jordan Wilson, CCHS, pinned Landon Norwood, FRCO, 0:00. 285: Lachlan Brain, FRCO, dec. Brent Loren, CCHS, 7-5. 106: Victoria Stottlemyer, CCHS, forf. . 113: Stephanie Trussie, CCHS, forf. . 120: David Tate, CCHS, forf. . 126: Nathan Vaughn, FRCO, forf. . 132: Isaiah Tripp, FRCO, pinned Craig McDonough, CCHS, 0:00. 138: Zach Lusk, CCHS, maj. dec. Dustin Wiseman, FRCO, 11-1. 145: Phillip Brown, CCHS, pinned Aaron Anderson, FRCO, 0:00. 152: Jonathan Kimbro, CCHS, pinned Matthew Rudder, FRCO, 0:00. 160: Austin Bonner, FRCO, forf. . 170: Logan Stockton, FRCO, dec. Brian Oliver, CCHS, 7-1. 182: Pedro Steele, CCHS, pinned Jeremiah Lewis, FRCO, 0:00.

1/18/13 — Annie Ruth Boal

Annie Ruth Boal, of Tullahoma, formerly of Albuquerque, NM, passed this life on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 89.

Ms. Boal was born in Denver Colorado to the late Hugh and Barbara M. Saulton.

During her life, Ms. Boal attended Colorado Women’s College. She was a homemaker and was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Tullahoma. In addition to her parents, Ms. Boal is preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Hester and her husband Dr. J. Herbert of Tullahoma and Linda R. Lucus and her husband Chuck of Albuquerque, NM; three sisters, Elsie Peterson and her husband Chick of Denver CO, Barbara Beatty and her husband Buster of Denver CO, and Dora Waring; four grandchildren, Kimberly Dickson and her husband Gary, Kerri Shook and her husband Steve, Corrie Kolesar and her husband Ed, and Cassie Hester; and nine great grandchildren, Erin, Jacob, Meagan and Jon Davis, Madison and Gavin Kolesar, and Noah, Tyler and Mason Shook.

Visitation for Ms. Boal will be held on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 4:00-7:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church in Tullahoma with Dr. J. Herbert Hester and Bro. Dave Watts officiating.

Visitation in Albuquerque, NM will be held on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at French Mortuary Inc, 1111 University Blvd, Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102, from 12:00-2:00pm with funeral to follow at 2:00pm.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Awana Program at First Baptist Church in Tullahoma, 108 East Grundy Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388.


Date Of Birth: MAY 16, 1916
Date Of Death: JANUARY 13, 2013


Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.



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