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Property held for future technical college

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Amid waiting on potential state government assistance, the Board of Education has approved to earmark the old Franklin County High School property as the future Tennessee College of Applied Technology’s home for at least another two years. Rep. David Alexander, R-Winchester, and Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, attended the board’s regular meeting last week and assured the school system’s leaders that the state will come through with funding to build the

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Mayor candidates Burt Brown, Bill Green and Richard Stewart take a moment to relax at a recent meeting held to determine what it would take to get Boswell Road, near Tims Ford State Park, resurfaced.

Boswell Road’s poor condition draws candidates to home gathering

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

A road leading to the edge of Tims Ford Lake has also led to a pronounced movement by area residents to get county government to widen and improve it. Fred and Kathy Galanga held a special meeting Thursday evening at their home to discuss the issues with county government candidates to get Boswell Road — near the north Franklin County line toward Tims Ford State Park — resurfaced. Mr. Galanga

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  • Franklin County Schools in running for grant

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm


    The Monsanto Fund has announced the finalists for this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants, and Franklin County Schools has made the short list. If approved, the school system could get a $25,000 grant to be used toward educational computer related upgrades. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, the school system’s director, said the grant being pursued is called “Flipped Learning, Instruction, and Practice in Math,” F.L.I.P. Math for short. “It addresses

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  • Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm


    Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship Much to area parents’ liking, a half-century old school bus route serving Belvidere’s Marshall Road area is going to get at least two years older. The Board of Education had considered abandoning the route — as the system has done with another on Monteagle that had been picking up students residing in Marion County — to have the designated bus serve students

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Franklin County freshman lineman Jordan Pickett (on  tug  opposite end) pulls his way over Tullahoma Wildcat Eli Champion Wednesday in the team s first-ever Rebel challenge.

First ever Rebel 7-on-7 a roaring success

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Linemen and 7-on-7 challenge are a big part of summer football workouts, but this past Wednesday Franklin County’s Rebel football team hosted one of these events for the first time ever. Judging by attendees’ comments and overall results, the event — tabbed as, “The Rebel Challenge” — was the first of many to come. Rebels head coach James Carr summed up what the summer football

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  • Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

    After a thrilling district tournament showing, the Winchester Coach-Pitch All-Stars are state bound. Pictured here are Winchester’s players. In the front row, from left, are Jackson Lynch, Evan Lynch, Cason Eslick, Brayden Henley, Chase Towry, DaShuan Reynolds and Trace Kilpatrick. The second row includes Andrew Fulmer, Jack Santi, Payton Miller, Shaimar Lyons and Mason Moore. In the third row are coaches Craig Eslick, Robby Fulmer, John Henley and Patrick Lynch. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis CORRESPONDENT allen lamountain   ELIZABETHTON – Winchester Little League held on to capture a 6-5 victory Sunday over Gallatin to remain undefeated in the 7- and 8-year-old Coach Pitch State Tournament, advancing to a semifinal matchup tonight against Goodlettsville. Winchester ended the weekend’s tournament action 2-0 at Carter County American Little League’s Jim Ensor Field, also downing Clarksville National 10-0 in the

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  • 1988 champion to relive State Tournament with his son

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Eight-year-old Jackson Lynch has a chance to do what his dad, Patrick Lynch, accomplished over 25 years ago, win a State championship. In this file photo Jackson rushes to third base during a game in the District-9 tournament. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   In 1988, a then 12-year-old Patrick Lynch accomplished something that hasn’t been done since — win a Little League state championship as part of the 1988 11- and 12-year-old Winchester All-Star baseball team. Beginning this weekend his son will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps but in a younger division. Hosting the State Tournament in 1988, Lynch and his teammates of the Winchester

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Motorcyclist Jackie Battles takes a breather in front of Winchester City Hall Monday after spending most of the day on his motorcycle to get to the “Winchester” in Franklin County, from his native Winchester, Va. In addition to his Virginia home, his trip agenda includes Winchesters located in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Motorcyclist is roaring through the Winchesters

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

Just as promised, motorcyclist Jackie Battles rolled into Winchester on Monday, on the first part of his whirlwind trip across the country to visit all the other 23 towns in the United States named Winchester. Looking tired but in good spirits, the Winchester, Va., resident stopped by the Herald-Chronicle’s news office Tuesday afternoon to provide readers with an update about how his trip to the nation’s many Winchesters was going.

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  • Fight for freedom… WW II vet attends D-Day anniversary

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

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    The Fourth of July is all about the nation’s independence, and World War II veteran James E. Hill is one who had gone above and beyond the call of duty 70 years ago to keep it that way. Hill, from Elora, recently returned to France for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The 89-year-old veteran had served as a member of H Company of the 29th

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  • Cyclist on mission to visit 24 ‘Winchesters’ to arrive here July 7

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

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    Motorcyclist Jackie Battles of Winchester, Va., is on a mission to visit all the cities named Winchester in the United States The idea came about when the Mayor of Winchester, England attended his town’s annual Apple Blossom Festival. Battles said, “It set me to wondering just how many Winchester’s there were and once I looked them up, decided that this could be a really good ride.” He found out there

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Community Arts Show ‘It’s Just Trash’ opens Thursday

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of its Community Arts Show, “It’s Just Trash” on Thursday at the Artisan Depot, located at 201 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan. The show will be open through Aug. 2. It includes a wide variety of works made from recycled materials by many local artists in such mediums as wood, iron, plastic sculptures and a number of paintings. A meet the artist

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  • Art show ‘Fantasy’ opens Friday with reception

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Community Art show Fantasty opens Friday

    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of the Community Arts Show “Fantasy” with a meet the artist reception Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in downtown Cowan. The reception will feature music by the Bazzania Girls Band, a local folk group. The show will include a wide variety of imagined work from many local artists, including fanciful animals, all things fairy (including a fairy treehouse)

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  • Tenth Annual International Dogwood Festival starts today

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:43 am


    This weekend’s weather forecast promises to be perfect for the 10th Annual International Dogwood Festival starting today and running through Sunday in and around down-town Winchester. This year will include more free fun and entertainment than ever before, with concerts, kidz zone, teen zone, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, car and tractor shows, food vendors, a plant auction and much more. Beth Rhoton, City of Winchester Administrator, said Thursday

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