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Young: Early jail release ups drug availability

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel Being less harsh on illegal narcotics offenders is appearing to have a negative effect in the war on drugs in Franklin County. An increase in drug felons, being released to reduce inmate overcrowding, is being linked in connection with major narcotics arrests. On April 15, two narcotic search warrants were conducted in Winchester and Decherd, resulting in an abundance of illegal drugs confiscated and two men

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Getting it right

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Corrections and clarifications to staff-produced articles that have appeared in the Chronicle are published as soon as possible under the heading “Getting it right.” To report errors call 931-967-2272, ext. 113 or ext. 114. *** Correction The Herald Chronicle inadvertently posted the wrong photograph on its website Thursday in a story about David Jenkins going to trial for the murder of Corey Matthews. The photo was an image

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  • Scholarships available to TN Camps for the Blind

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Decherd’s Seventh-day Adventist Church is taking applications to sponsor four Franklin County residents for a summer camp experience at no cost to the camper. “This year’s schedule includes two unique options in middle Tennessee,” explains Jay Prall, church business administrator. “Both are restricted to people who have been diagnosed as legally blind.” The first camp this summer is a 150 mile tandem bicycle ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway that

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  • A dash for needed new attire

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Rebel Pride Marching Band has developed a solid track record in placing Franklin County on the map with appearances at major college holiday bowl football games. And now the musical team needs new clothes. The band is working with Herald Chronicle to raise funds for new uniforms. Rebel pride marching band members will be working with Herald Chronicle in the next few weeks selling subscriptions.

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Sports

Eric Taylor 7th annual STEP program set for Saturday

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Former Franklin County Rebel, Memphis Tiger, and now current Calgary Stampede football player Eric Taylor will hold his 7th annual STEP program this Saturday at the old high school from 9-1pm. STEP stands for striving towards excellence and performance, and for seven years now Taylor has held the one-day training camp that it is very important to the Canadian Football League defensive tackle. “It’s something that

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  • FC soccer defeats Shelbyville to win Rebel Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris By going 2-0-1 over the weekend, the Franklin County High School Rebel soccer team claimed top honors at its annual Rebel Classic event. Making the victory even sweeter, the Rebels two wins both came against quality District 8-AAA opponents in the form of Lincoln County on Saturday in a forfeit, and Shelbyville on Sunday, 1-0. The Classic winner is determined by points which the Rebels topped

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  • Rebels go 2-1 in baseball Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A weekend filled with baseball is exactly what happened down at Loel E. Bennett Stadium as the Franklin County High School baseball team hosted its annual Rebel Classic. Franklin County won two of its three games, defeating Giles County on Thursday 5-0, losing to North Oldham on Friday, and bouncing back for a 2-1 win over McMinn County on Saturday. Colton Elliott and Hunter Perry combined

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Lifestyles

Five Generations Celebrate 90th Birthday

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

Five Generations Celebrate 90th Birthday Lue Bell Gifford Wilkerson of the Keith Springs Community cuddles her great-great-granddaughter, Hadley Grace Comers, who was born on March 31, 2015, just 10 days before her 90th birthday celebration, on April 10, 1925. Completing this five-generation photo in back from left are, Katy Stephens, great-grandmother; Beverly Carr, grandmother; and Marina Commers, mother of Hadley. —Photo provided

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  • Births in April 24th edition

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:44 am

     Klayton Andrew Guess Kelley and Scott Guess of Sherwood proudly announce the birth of their son, Klayton Andrew, on Dec. 1, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester, weighing in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Ransom and Margie Green of Cowan and Leon and Charlene Guess of Sherwood. Klayton has a sibling, Kara Lee Guess.  Tinsliegh Alaina Grace Swinford  Ashley Marlin and Kyle Swinford of Shelbyville proudly

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  • Pierce and Braden to wed

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Pierce and Braden to wed Heather R. Pierce of Belvidere and Justin D. Braden of Waverly happily announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Harry and Liz Dixon and Anthony D. Pierce, all of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of the late Alton E. Branch and Elizabeth Branch of Belvidere and the late Jean Pierce and Billy Pierce of Winchester. The bridegroom-elect is the son

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Entertainment

Bluegrass & fishfry

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

Belvidere firemen’s indoor fish fry / live Bluegrass Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Belvidere Fire Dept., 401 Belvidere Road, Belvidere. All you can eat fish, BBO chicken, strips, fixings, $13 adults, $5 children 4-12 years. Music by Christen Beiler and Friends, The Sims Family, Golden Holler, Carl Johnson and Rock Creek Grass. Belvidere Valley Lawn and Garden Pullers competition free at noon. 273-9314.

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  • Dogwood Festival

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

    International Dogwood Festival in Winchester May 1-2-3 featuring the band, “38 Special” and others. Vendors, kidz zone and much more free fun. www.winchesterdogwoodfestival.com

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  • Free vocal, jazz ensemble concert April 29-30

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:17 am

    The public is invited to a free afternoon and evening of music performed by the Motlow College vocal ensemble and community jazz ensemble at the annual spring concert featuring a wide array of musical styles on April 29-30. The Wednesday afternoon performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. Food and drinks will be available at a pre-concert reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. All

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