Storms Roar through Coffee County

Dugout damage at soccer field behind Raider Academy

Severe thunderstorms caused power outages and damage in Middle Tennessee on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Electric crews responded in power outages throughout the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and Tullahoma Utilities coverage areas. Several thousand people in Coffee County lost power at some point during the evening, with Manchester being one of the stronger hit areas.
Damage occurred in many locations, but heavy damage took place at the Coffee County 9th Grade Academy in Manchester. The roof on the school had a section near the gym was damaged. One of the dugouts at the soccer field was torn apart and the new tennis courts received significant damage.

Tennis court damage

Coffee County High School Athletic Director Ryan Sulkowski told WMSR News about the roof at the school, saying the damage was contained to the gym area. He also said he had been told of minor damage at Powers Field and a tree down near the Terry Floyd softball field.
School officials will continue to assess the damage and repair will begin as soon as possible.

2/5/17 — Hazel R. Moulder

Hazel R Moulder of Moore County, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017
at the Lynchburg Nursing Center at the age of 92 years. Funeral Services
are scheduled for Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3 PM at Daves-Culbertson
Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in
Moore County. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the
service time.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and
Ethel Harding Smith. She sewed balls for Lannom and Wilson for several
years. Her greatest love was working the family farm. She loved taking
care of her animals and tending her garden. She enjoyed cooking and was a
great cook. She made everything from scratch the old fashioned way. She
was very dedicated to the Lord and he was with her always in her daily life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68
years, Matthew L. Moulder; one daughter, Doris Evelyn Moulder; one brother,
Claudie Smith; four sisters, Ann Harring, Jean Bell, Ailene Sanders and
Virgie Burton.

Mrs. Moulder is survived by two sons, Alton Moulder and his wife, Billie
and Avery L Moulder and his wife, Linda, both of Tullahoma; two daughters,
Dolly Evans and her husband, Donald Ray and Goldie Eslick and her husband,
Danny, both of the Lois Community of Moore County; sister, Maudie
Siedschlag of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren;
one great great grandchild; special friends, Ava Womble of Shelbyville and
Jack Bateman of Moore County and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to
the Lynchburg Friends of Animals Rescue & Adoption Center, Lynchburg, TN
931-434-7508 and the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New
York, NY 10016.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Forsberg Leads Comeback, Preds Beat Wild

After they fell behind to the top team in the Central Division and in a hostile building, the Nashville Predators still found a way to claim two points. Not bad for a grand finale.

Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third, and the Preds defeated the Minnesota Wild by a 4-2 final at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night. It’s Nashville’s third consecutive victory, tying a season-high once more, giving the Preds 53 points, good enough to solidify third place in the Central Division. Plus, it came with a milestone in tow.

With the victory, Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette recorded his 500th career win behind an NHL bench, becoming the 25th in League history to accomplish the feat.

“It could [have been] a day where you pack it in and fight for another day, and we didn’t do that,” Laviolette said. “We just kept fighting. So I think i’ll remember [the milestone] because of that more than anything.”

“That was a big one,” Captain Mike Fisher said of Laviolette’s win. “It’s a lot of wins and deservingly so. He’s done a great job.”

After Minnesota took a 2-0 lead early in the first period, the Preds settled down, controlling the play in the second and leading to James Neal’s 16th of the season. As the third frame began, it didn’t take long for Forsberg to collect his 13th of the season to knot things at 2-2, prior to striking a second time at 13:24 for a 3-2 Predators advantage. And that was all it took.

“Our start wasn’t great, but after that, we got going,” Forsberg said. “You just get back in the game and [Pekka Rinne] bailed us out in the first period, but after that we played better.”

If the Predators were to win on Sunday night, they needed a hero in the third period. Enter Filip Forsberg.

The Swede scored twice in the final frame, first to tie the game, 2-2, and then with 6:36 remaining to give Nashville their first lead of the night, the only one they’d need. Fosberg has 10 goals in his last 19 games, five of them game winners, including three on this road trip alone.

“He playing great,” Fisher said of Forsberg. “He’s finding the net and doing some great things and playing with that confidence we’re used to seeing. It’s awesome.”

In classic bookending fashion, the Predators concluded the road trip just how they started it. After a comeback win in Colorado, scoring three unanswered goals to defeat the Avalanche, Nashville completed the same task in Minnesota, coming back from an early 2-0 deficit to ultimately defeat the Wild and collect two more points.

The Wild scored twice in the first 7:31 of the game, but that was all they managed to muster as Nashville took over, sustaining pressure throughout the second and third periods to score four unanswered.

“We were slow getting out of the gate,” Laviolette said. “I don’t think that we were moving that fast, and I blame part of that on myself. We were trying to make sure we were doing the right things out there. The second period, we took the brakes off the players and got them moving and tried to play a much more aggressive game. That seemed to get us going in the right direction.”

“After the first 10 minutes, I thought we kind of took over the game and we just played a really solid, hard game,” Fisher said. “We tightened up defensively. They came at us pretty strong, it was a 2-0 lead then. After that we tightened up a lot better.”

With the exception of a 1-0 loss in Vancouver, the Predators had themselves quite an excursion away from home. Nashville collected four wins and eight points to regain a playoff position – third place in the Central Division to be exact – over the course of the last week. All while facing plenty of adversity along the way.

“It hasn’t been the smoothest thing, lot of things out of our control, and not necessarily the fault of anybody in particular, but things that just happened,” Laviolette said. “Our guys have just rolled with it and stayed focused and played some pretty good hockey along the way.

“Falling down 2-0 to the top team in our division, fighting back on them in their own building… they’re playing terrific hockey and they showed that in the first period. But it was a good road trip where the guys really dug in and made some noise, made up some ground.”


The Predators return home for a two-game set prior to the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend, beginning Tuesday night when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena.

Filip Forsberg scored three-game winning goals during the Preds five-game trip.

Nashville earned their second and third wins of the season when trailing by multiple goals during the recent excursion.

Pete Weber’s Postgame Report


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Sheriff’s Department Thanked for their efforts

Pictured L-R: Captain Rick Gentry, Captain and Jail Administrator Pam Freeman, Sheriff Steve Graves, Hearing Officer Missy Peterson for Southern Middle Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Parole Supervisor Richard O’Bryan.

Pictured L-R: Captain Rick Gentry, Captain and Jail Administrator Pam Freeman, Sheriff Steve Graves, Hearing Officer Missy Peterson for Southern Middle Tennessee and Middle Tennessee Parole Supervisor Richard O’Bryan.

On Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016) morning representatives with the Tennessee Board of Parole presented the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department with “Certificate of Appreciation” for assistance in coordinating parole hearings.
Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said “I am honored to receive the certificate, but said his jail staff are the ones who get the job done and he is proud of their hard work.”
Middle Tennessee Supervisor Richard O’Bryan and Hearing Officer Missy Peterson for Southern Middle Tennessee thanked the sheriff’s department for its continued efforts.

6/11/16—Pelham Valley Fire Hall Fund raiser

june 11 auction

Brewers Complete Sweep of Braves on Thursday

Braves4Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar homered as the Brewers added to the Braves’ home woes and completed their first three-game series sweep of the season with Thursday night’s 6-2 win at Turner Field.

Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta surrendered two runs over 5 2/3 innings and improved his meager career batting average with a game-tying, two-run single in the fourth off Matt Wisler, who also surrendered Braun’s go-ahead home run in the fifth inning. Milwaukee won three consecutive games only one previous time this year.
“After that homer in the first inning, I was able to settle down and fight,” said Peralta. “It gave me a chance to get a win.”
Tyler Flowers’ two-run home run in the first inning accounted for the only support provided to Wisler, who allowed three earned runs over six innings. The Braves stranded 27 runners and went 1-for-23 with runners in scoring position, while totaling five runs during this three-game series that left them 2-20 at home.
“It’s just one of those things where you just keep grinding, keep working and show up tomorrow and hopefully that’s the day it turns,” Braves interim manager Brian Snitker said.
Brewers leadoff hitter Villar was a thorn in the side of the Braves all series long. Villar batted .417 in the three games (5-for-12) and the later it got in the game, the better he played. The shortstop manufactured the game-winning run in the eighth inning Tuesday night, drove in the winner in the 13th on Wednesday, then on Thursday, blasted his second home run of the year in the seventh, which served as a key insurance run, and scored on the back end of Hernan Perez’s two-run pinch-hit triple that put the game away.
The Braves have batted .075 (4-for-53) with runners in scoring position over their past seven games. They stranded two runners during three of Wednesday’s first five innings and continued this trend Thursday when they were unable to take advantage of either of Jeff Francoeur’s doubles off Peralta. After Francoeur’s second double put runners at second and third with one out in the sixth, Reid Brignac struck out and Nick Markakis lined out to center field.
“We definitely can’t afford to not score on a leadoff double or something like that,” Flowers said. “Usually, when we get something like that rolling, then the offense starts rolling and those things don’t stand out as much.”
So much for playing the percentages. In the fourth-inning, up, 2-0, Atlanta intentionally walked eighth hitter Martin Maldonado to load the bases and face Peralta. But Milwaukee’s starter foiled the strategy, lining Wisler’s 1-1 slider back to center field for a game-tying, two-run single. Peralta had gone hitless in his previous 15 at-bats this season and carried a .074 career batting average (12-for-162) into the game.
Braves leadoff hitter Ender Inciarte did not score a run during the final two games of this series, despite reaching safely in six of 11 plate appearances. He capped his two-hit performance in the series finale with a seventh-inning single that went unrewarded when Freddie Freeman struck out and Kelly Johnson grounded out with two outs and the bases loaded. Freeman has one hit in his past 26 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Williams Perez will take the mound when the Braves open a three-game series against the Marlins at Turner Field on Friday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Perez has produced two strong starts against the Phillies and one shaky outing against the Pirates since returning from Triple-A Gwinnett.  Thunder Radio will bring you the broadcast as a part of the Braves Radio Network beginning at 6:20 PM

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