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A & E offers ambulance pitch to Decherd

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:22 am

A& E Emergency Services LLC told Decherd’s Safety Committee Thursday it is more than amply equipped to take over as the city’s primary first responder. However, current provider Rural/Metro Corp. maintains its financial status is sound, and it can continue to amply handle the city’s emergency response duties. The committee, which is comprised from Board of Mayor and Aldermen members, has made no decision on changing its ambulance service provider

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FC School Board being sued over on-campus injury

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

Aformer Huntland High School student is seeking $600,000 in total damages from the Franklin County Board of Education and a fellow student for an eye injury that occurred when a basketball was thrown, striking him in the head. The plaintiffs are Lake R. Henderson, the injured student, and his “next friends” Brett Henderson and Callie Henderson. The lawsuit was filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on April 2. The Hendersons

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  • Legislature concludes with less restrictive methamphetamine law

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:32 am


    State lawmakers adjourned a session last week in which they approved measures to fight the state’s methamphetamine problem, allow wine to be sold in grocery stores and provide high school graduates free tuition at community colleges. The 108th General Assembly wrapped up business Thursday afternoon with the passage of the hotly debated meth bill after Senators conceded to the House of Representatives’ version for twice the level Gov. Bill Haslam

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  • Meth Bill heads for showdown in Senate

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam’s anti-methamphetamine legislation has been approved by the Senate, but the finite details about how much pseudoephedrine will be allowed at over-the-counter purchases remains at odds with the House, and lawmakers must iron out the differences. If that happens, the legislation will be forwarded to the governor’s desk for final approval. The Senate voted 23-8 on Tuesday for a 4.8-gram month maximum and an annual cap of 14.4

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Franklin County High School hires new Rebelettes basketball coach

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     When the Franklin County Rebelettes lace up their sneakers and take the courts this upcoming Fall it will be under new direction. In a recent press release Mr. Greg Mantooth, principal, was pleased to announce Larry Helton as the new girls’ basketball coach at Franklin County High School. “We are excited that Larry has decided to become a part of our school both athletically

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  • Home Sweet Home

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    In this file photo Eric Taylor, right, goes airborne on his way to taking down a defender while playing for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     “This is my home.” Former Franklin County Rebel, and current professional football player Eric Taylor said of Franklin County. A University of Memphis product, Taylor was drafted into the NFL in 2004 as a seventh round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through football Taylor’s travels have taken him to Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Seattle, Tennessee, Edmonton, Toronto, and most recently British Columbia. Despite so much

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  • Rebels flood the goal for district victory

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER evan harris   It was a flood in more ways than one on Tuesday night as despite pounding rainfall, the Franklin County Rebels defeated District 8-AAA rival Shelbyville 4-1. Shelbyville’s Golden Eagles had no answer for junior Rebel Jose Garcia, nicknamed Pepe, who more than doubled his season goal total of two completing a hat trick with three goals on the night. As the game was approaching the

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Rodney Hill sworn in as road commissioner

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, a son is temporarily taking over the role his father held at the helm of the Franklin County Highway Department for more than three decades. Chancellor Jeffery F. Stewart officially swore in Rodney Hill as road commissioner of District No. 4 on March 21. Hill fills the seat of his father, the late Clyde Hill Jr. who served in the position 34 years.

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  • Playhouse presents 60th anniversary production: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am


    The award winning Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at the South Jackson Civic Center auditorium in Tullahoma during the first weekend in April. Performances will be on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. This popular musical will be a fitting tribute to 60 years of service

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  • Trails and Trilliums Festival – April 11-12-13

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Trails and Trilliums - pix II

      The 11th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival is set to be the biggest and best festival yet coming up on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12-13, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. The festival, which continues to grow in size and reputation, is the main fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. General admission is $10 and an additional $10 provides entry to all

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Meeting Someone Special Before Big Egg Hunt 
Jaelynn Miller, 7, meets the Easter Bunny before the hunt at the Annual Wiseman Easter Egg Hunt at the Winchester City Park Saturday morning.

Easter egg hunts set for this weekend

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

The Easter Bunny will be hiding oodles of eggs for children to find during the following egg hunts scheduled in Decherd and at Tims Ford State Park. The City of Decherd recreation department invites all children to a huge Easter egg hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. at John L. Sanders Memorial Park. Easter Bunny will hop in and prizes will be awarded. Tims Ford State Park will host an Easter

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  • High on the Hog: Bigger, better with time

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:15 am

    The 27th Annual High on the Hog Festival officially began Saturday with a 5K run starting from the Winchester Square. Here, “Squealer,” the event’s mascot, gears runners up to begin the big race. Results will appear in Friday’s edition of The Herald Chronicle.

    The High on the Hog Festival’s organizers have worked hard to make it a stellar example about what Franklin County has to offer, reaching a pinnacle — the largest chapter in the event’s 27-year history. The Franklin County Kiwanis Club and the City of Winchester have joined forces each year to offer residents and visitors a great entertainment and festive venue annually during the third week in April. Jeannie Bates,

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  • High on the Hog being featured in reality show

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Melissa Ramski, host of Kids Take Nashville

    “Kids Take Nashville” being filmed here Young musical performers from a Nashville reality television will be in town on Friday night at the High on the Hog. Aspiring singers of the new show Kids Take Nashville are scheduled to take the stage at the carnival and a portion of the show will even be taped there. According to a news release, two of the kids’ performances will be filmed at

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