Wednesday Prep Results & Thursday Prep Schedule

Wednesday Prep Results
> WMS Tennis swept Harris – Girls 4 to 3, Boys 4 to 3 – See the story HERE
> CHS Softball stopped Shelbyville – 5 to 1 – See the story HERE
> WMS Boys’ Soccer lost at Tullahoma – 3 to 2 – See the story HERE
> CHS Baseball was edged by Franklin Co – 2 to 1 – See the story HERE

Thursday Prep Schedule
4:00 PM – CHS Tennis HOSTS Columbia
4:30 PM – CCMS Track HOSTS East Tullahoma, South Franklin & Warren County
5:00 PM – CCMS Baseball HOSTS South Franklin
5:30 PM – WMS Softball at Cannon Co

“Give $90 for Sam’s 90th” Motlow Fundraiser

Motlow State Community College presidents make the first gifts to the Motlow College Foundation as part of the “Give $90 for Sam’s 90th” campaign. Pictured from left; former Presidents Dr. MaryLou Apple, Dr. Frank Glass, Dr. Sam Ingram (center), Dr. Art Walker, Jr. and current Interim President Hilda Tunstill.

The Motlow College Foundation is celebrating a milestone birthday of the college’s first president, Dr. Sam H. Ingram, with a special fundraising campaign, “Give $90 for Sam’s 90th.”
“Dr. Ingram will turn 90-years-old in January 2018, and he has graciously agreed to let the college celebrate him and his special birthday in conjunction with a fundraising campaign to benefit students,” said Lane Yoder, executive director of the Motlow College Foundation. “In addition to the campaign and a planned birthday celebration, Dr. Ingram has also agreed to let us interview him about what the early days of Motlow State Community College were like,” Yoder added.
Dr. Ingram was appointed president of Motlow Feb. 1, 1969, coming from Middle Tennessee State University where he had served as dean of the school of education. Ingram served Motlow during its formative years to get the College off the ground, and presided over the College’s first commencement on June 7, 1971, as 79 students were conferred associate degrees. Dr. Ingram continued as president for Motlow until he was named State Commissioner of Education by then Governor-Elect Ray Blanton in December 1974.
The Motlow College Foundation hopes many friends, family, former colleagues and students, as well as community members, will help celebrate Dr. Ingram and his birthday by giving to the “Give $90 for Sam’s 90th” campaign.
“As part of this campaign, Dr. Ingram has selected three Foundation causes which he is most passionate; to which friends, family and supporters can designate their gift,” Yoder stated. Anyone who would like to give to this campaign can do so by making their check payable to the Motlow College Foundation and designate their gift to go to one of the three causes: Book Scholarship Fund for Adult Learners, Emergency Funds Scholarship and Smyrna Building Fund.
For more information about each of these funds, please visit www.mscc.edu/foundation/ingram90 which includes information about where a donation can be sent. The public is invited to attend a birthday celebration for Dr. Ingram on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Eoff Hall on the Moore County Campus. RSVP to Phyllis Daniel at pdaniel@mscc.edu.

11/27/17 — Dorothy Nell Adams Arnold

Mrs. Dorothy Nell Adams Arnold age 75 of Manchester, TN, died Wednesday,
November 22, 2017, at The Residence @ Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN. She
was born November 14, 1942, in Carnesville, Georgia, was a retired office
manager for Medical Center of Manchester, and a member of Trinity Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Hampton Allison and Annie
Pendergrass Adams, her husband Donald N. Arnold, Sr., and her sisters.

Survivors include her sons Neil Arnold, Manchester, TN, and Christopher
Arnold and partner Tom Ray, Smyrna, TN, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law
Janice (Henry) Freeman, Faye Winn, and Larry (Marilyn) Arnold. Several
nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

A graveside service and entombment will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, November
27, 2017, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Dr. Kerry Walker will
officiate. The Arnold Family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 A.M.
until 1:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice, 1629
Williams Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Stolen Vehicle Leads to Several Charges against Hendersonville man in Coffee County

Crash scene photo by Barry West

On Thursday night, (October 5, 2017) the Coffee County Communications Center received a call of a stolen vehicle and that the owner of the vehicle was following it. The owner of the vehicle stated that his girlfriend jumped in the vehicle with the subject to try to get it back.
The alleged thief, later identified as Joseph Sandy Thompson age 30 of Hendersonville took off with the female in the vehicle.
Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler got behind the vehicle on East Carroll St in Tullahoma and trooper activated his lights. Thompson allegedly drove over the median at high rate of speed, eventually ending up in Manchester.

Joseph Sandy Thompson

The arrest warrant states the man was driving very reckless and running stop signs and turned down numerous side roads. When Thompson turned to go back onto McArthur Drive he slammed into a Coffee County Sheriff’s Department vehicle near Heritage Circle where the deputy was attempting to block off the intersection. As law enforcement was trying to get the vehicle stopped on Oak Drive, Thompson allegedly slammed on his brakes causing the deputy to hit him in the rear part of the vehicle and that’s when Thompson crashed. According to arrest warrant, Thompson then fled on foot. Deputy Jennifer Curbow and her K-9 Max were called to the scene and tracked the man to a building that he ran into where the arrest was made.
The owner of the vehicle was on the scene and stated that he reported the vehicle stolen in Murfreesboro over a month ago.
The female that got into the vehicle was reported to be safe.
Thompson was charged by Euler and Deputy Jeremy David with aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, theft of property and driving on revoked suspended license. He was booked at the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $126,500 and first court date is October 23, 2017.


Coffee County Middle School will dismiss at 11:30am Monday, September 25 due to HVAC issues.  Lunch will be served before dismissal.

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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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