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Sheriff: Mental illness prevalent at jail

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   May has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month, and the designation has significant meaning to Sheriff Tim Fuller and his role in overseeing the Franklin County Jail’s operations. The designation was put in place by Mental Health America, a Virginia non-profit organization in 1949, to focus on questions such as how do mental health issues impact a community and where do people with

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School Board to vote on budget

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

EDITOR brian justice   With some revisions to the teacher’s pay scale, the Franklin County School Board will consider approving the system’s $42.53 million budget in a special called meeting on Monday. The meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Office, 215 S. College St., will precede the board’s regular monthly work session. Chairman Kevin Caroland said if the board approves the budget at that time, it will be

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  • Extension to Deliver TAEP Applications June 5

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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    Those planning to apply for any of the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement cost share programs, the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU Extension will hand deliver applications received by 9:00 am on Friday, June 5. The application deadline is Sunday, June 7. Beginning June 1, producers have the option of applying on-line, mailing their application postmarked by June 7, or dropping it off at the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU

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  • Arrest Reports in May 29th edition

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

     Lucky Ray Adams, 21 of 81 Sharon Dr., Estill Springs, intake date May 21, violation of probation, held $3,500 bond, court date June 4. Mindy Lynn Hargrove, 31 of 380 Penile Hill Dr., Decherd, intake date May 21, driving on suspended / revoked license second offense, possession drug paraphernalia, financial responsibility, released $4,300 bond, court date June 18. Jennifer Marie Pendergrast, 29 of 346 Elk River Dr., Estill Springs, intake

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Casey Peel, right, spars with Marvin Jones at Bunny’s Gym in Winchester, preparing for his title fight tomorrow night in Nashville.
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Local fighter aims for first amateur title

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Mixed martial arts cage fighting has grown into one of today’s most popular sports, and on Saturday night an amateur fighter with local ties will step into the ring with hopes of winning his first championship title. This Saturday night Casey Peel will represent Bunny’s Gym as he travels to Marathon Music Works, an events center in Nashville, to fight Caleb Miller, training out of Guardian

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  • FCHS track team concludes season with three at state meet

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Timothy Farris stands on the podium moments after receiving his medal for placing sixth in the long jump event at the AAA State Track and Field Meet on Friday.
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    Farris saves his best for last SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County senior Timothy Farris set a personal record in his final high school long jump, earning a spot on the podium for the event at this year’s Class AAA State Track and Field Meet. Farris was one of three Rebels to reach the state meet but was the only one to make the cut for the podium. After competing

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  • Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After qualifying seven different track and field athletes from Franklin County in a combined 11 events at the AAA Section 2 Sub-Sectional, two Rebels and a Rebelette placed high enough at the Section 2 Sectionals to move onto the State Meet held later this week. The three athletes who qualified for state — sophomore Tinia Palmer, junior Joshua Eid and senior Timothy Farris — will compete

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Attend Democratic Women's Convention

Attend Democratic Women’s Convention

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Pictured are the Democratic Women from our area who attended the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women’s Convention held in Memphis May 22-23. From left are, Betty Fraley, Committeewoman on the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee; Jo Ann Barker, Chair of our Franklin County Democratic Women; Pat Tabor, Vice-Chair; and Nancy Silvertooth,  Franklin County Democratic Party Chair. –Photo provided

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  • Cruise In fun Sunday, June 7

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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    Cruise In event Sunday, June 7 starting at 2 p.m. at Willows of Winchester, 32 Memorial Dr. Winchester. Enjoy beautiful cars, music, 50/50 drawing, bake sale, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. All proceeds benefit residents at Willows. Any donations will be appreciated. Info., 308-6677 or 962-0112, 405-5271, 273-7896.

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  • Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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    Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon Franklin County Republican Women, Federated attend the “Women of Distinction” luncheon with U.S. Congresswomen Marsha Blackburn on Monday, May 4 in Nashville. From left are, Jan Doran, secretary, Julia Pace, public relations and area 2 vice president, Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, president and Sheila Wojciechowski, fundraising chairperson.   —Photo provided

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July 4 fireworks, air show a no-go

Posted on May 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   The annual July 4 fireworks and air show, sponsored by the Tullahoma Kiwanis Club, will not happen for the second consecutive year, club member Mike Rutherford said last week. “We just couldn’t get enough money and there was some uncertainty about whether we could get trusties from the county jail,” Rutherford said. Rutherford told The News that a county commissioner informed him that there could

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  • Attend Democratic Women’s Convention

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Attend Democratic Women's Convention

    Pictured are the Democratic Women from our area who attended the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women’s Convention held in Memphis May 22-23. From left are, Betty Fraley, Committeewoman on the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee; Jo Ann Barker, Chair of our Franklin County Democratic Women; Pat Tabor, Vice-Chair; and Nancy Silvertooth,  Franklin County Democratic Party Chair. –Photo provided

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  • Cruise In fun Sunday, June 7

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Cruise inn

    Cruise In event Sunday, June 7 starting at 2 p.m. at Willows of Winchester, 32 Memorial Dr. Winchester. Enjoy beautiful cars, music, 50/50 drawing, bake sale, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. All proceeds benefit residents at Willows. Any donations will be appreciated. Info., 308-6677 or 962-0112, 405-5271, 273-7896.

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