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Decherd to hold Halloween in the park

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:01 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Communities are celebrating Halloween, and Decherd is no exception to the tradition by hosting its fourth annual Halloween in the park on Saturday. Mayor Robin Smith said recently how the festival is geared toward keeping kids in safe hands and making sure they have fun. “Our main concern is the safety of the kids, if they are at the park with us, we know they

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Winchester to hold ‘Day of the Dead’ fundraiser Saturday

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Winchester’s International Dogwood Festival fundraiser, Day of the Dead, is already pulling money in by leaps and bounds to help with the spring attraction in May. Winchester is holding Day of the Dead Saturday — in conjunction with Halloween activities — with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m., and the band Groove Holler starting at 8 p.m. The fundraiser

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  • Decherd decorates for the season

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

    The city of Decherd has been putting out fall decorations around establishments such as Duck River Electric, Co-Op, Walgreens, Freds and City Hall to season the streets with the taste of fall with hay bales and pumpkins. Mayor Robin Smith, Rob Bennett, Mike St. John and City Administrator Mike Foster finish last touches outside Duck River Electricity on Wednesday. —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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  • Public Safety Day in Decherd Saturday

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Decherd Goes Pink

    To commemorate October as being National Cancer Awareness Month, Decherd employees are going pink in honor of the disease’s survivors and are highlighting the alertness effort through the city’s Public Safety Awareness Day. The City of Decherd is holding the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park at East Main and College streets. The event — led by the city’s fire, police and

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Rebels, Hornets conclude regular season with senior night

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris High School football is ramping down in the Franklin County area with the conclusion of the regular season setting up a possibly spooky ending on Halloween night. Halloween will be on the back of a few parents’ minds tonight as they watch their young men’s last regular season home game with Franklin County and Huntland High School football teams honoring their seniors this evening. Franklin County

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  • Rebel wrestling team wants to know who’s ready to rumble

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Coach Hines (back center) watches on and helps two freshmen wrestlers, while other Rebel wrestlers work on take downs and defense.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris As fall fades into winter, high school sports begins to shift with athletes either taking time off or transitioning to another sport. Rebel wrestling coach Vaden Hines says he hopes Franklin County students consider taking to the mats. A team sport, that also puts the athlete on an island as coach Hines explains, is a unique challenge that teaches much more than just how to execute

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  • Freshmen Rebels win second consecutive Lions Bowl

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    The Franklin County freshmen Rebels proved they were the best on Tuesday night, defeating Riverdale in the Lions Bowl. The team is pictured here holding ups one finger to signify that they are number one as coach Greg Roberson receives a plaque commemorating the victory.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris A potential program-defining win and history were made on Tuesday night when the Franklin County freshmen Rebels football team defeated the Riverdale Warriors 36-26 in the 49th annual Lions Bowl Undefeated teams must have looked like pee wee squads to the freshmen Rebels, which disposed of three undefeated opponents in consecutive weeks to finish out the season. Heading into the game, the freshmen Riverdale Warriors were

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Lifestyles

Franklin County Fairest of the Fair Pageant Winners

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

F.C. Fairest of the Fair Queen is Kylee B. Norris Kylee B. Norris, age 16 of Winchester, was named Franklin County’s Fairest of the Fair Queen. She is the daughter of Ronnie and April Norris. In addition to her crown, sash and award, Norris received $300 for wardrobe expenses and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair Pageant in January 2015 where she will compete against 53

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  • Tablescapes by Southern Tennesseee Ladies’ Society

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Tablescapes held by STLS There was an explosion of talent at the October Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society Tablescapes luncheon, as revealed by the 15 imaginatively and creatively decorated tables. A feast for the eyes was enjoyed by guests who viewed the talented members’ creations. Proceeds from this event are used to fund scholarships for high school seniors.  

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  • Happenings in Sept. 26 edition

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Farmers Markets  Farmers Markets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8 a.m. at Franklin County Senior Center behind STMC in Winchester. Farmers Market Saturdays on Sewanee Hwy. at 7 a.m. north of Sewanee Market. Farmers Markets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. in the parking lot of old high school on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. 967-2741.  Volunteers needed  Franklin County has several elderly that need volunteers to check on them

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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

    Dogwood

    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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