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Doris North releases a flock of beautiful white doves at the Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s Walk-A-Thon held on Friday night in Winchester. It was one of the most poignant moments during the fundraising event that helps to raise money for cancer patients in an eight-county area including, Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion, Warren, and Bedford counties. MCCSN is a not-for-profit organization formed to help relieve the everyday crises of families touched by cancer. Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester provided the doves.

Survivors explain Cancer Support’s personal significance

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

Several thousand participants made their rounds Friday night on the former Franklin County High School track in a 21st Annual Walk-A-Thon to draw support for the Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s mission to help those afflicted with the dreaded disease. The Walk-A-Thon is all about increasing awareness about cancer and how to spark victims into combating it through positive reinforcement and support. Here are three survivors — in addition to those

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department held a Sept. 11 memorial service to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives 13 years ago. Participating in the tribute are, from left, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Terry Ashe, Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart and Decherd Mayor Robin Smith. At the podium introducing Ashe is Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell.

9-11 requiem reaches 13th year

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the nation that left several thousand dead, and Franklin County did its part to pay tribute to the fallen heroes by holding a special ceremony. The Sheriff’s Department had a memorial service at 6 p.m. on that evening at the Franklin County Courthouse to pay tribute to the victims and emergency personnel who lost their lives to the

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  • Hopkins, Williams honored at TSBA District meeting

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

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    Two Franklin County School Board members received accolades from the state level last week for their accomplishments in trying to be more knowledgeable about the legal and governing side to education. Christine Hopkins and Lance Williams received TSBA Boardmanship Awards for 2014 Thursday at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg at the Tennessee School Boards Association’s South Central Fall District meeting. Local boards of education learned about the changing landscape

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  • Winchester to kick off fall season with festival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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    With the beginning of autumn crispness in the air, the City of Winchester is gearing up to give area residents an entertainment avenue to welcome the change of seasons. For the past four years, the city has held it’s annual Taste of Autumn Fall Festival, which has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the downtown Winchester Square. The Winchester Downtown Program Corp., which

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Sports

Lady Hornet seventh grader Mikaylie Edwards (2) scored the first goal of the match and nearly scored more in the second period. Pictured here, Edwards takes a shot late in the second period that nearly went in.
 -Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Lady Hornets down Westwood to remain undefeated

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   It didn’t take long for anyone in attendance on Tuesday evening to realize just how talented the Huntland Middle School Lady Hornets soccer team is as it improved to 9-0-1 with a 2-0 win over Westwood Middle School. Westwood began with possession, but it didn’t seem to matter as the Lady Hornets quickly gained ball control and began attacking the defense. A few perfectly placed

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  • Friday night preview…Rebels, Hornets open district play

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   With 1-1 records through two weeks of play, the Franklin County Rebels and Huntland Hornets prepare to enter into district action tonight with both looking to avenge losses from last year’s games against their week 2 opponents. Franklin County opens District 8-AAA play by hosting the Lincoln County Falcons (0-2), and the Hornets will be on the road to face off against District 9-A foe,

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  • Foster shines in Hornet’s victory

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Huntland junior was outstanding during Friday night’s game, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns, along with intercepting a pass on defense, which he returned for 39-yards to help seal the victory. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Though it is just Kobe Foster’s first year playing high school football, the Huntland junior put opposing defensive coordinators on notice in week 0, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns as Huntland defeated Cornersville 28-18. Huntland’s offensive attack led the charge during the team’s season opening victory with 417 total yards on offense. Running backs Cameron Mahaffey, a senior, and D.J. Taylor,

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Huntland High School 50-year reunion held

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Members of the Huntland High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Aug. 30 at the Huntland Community Center. The 19 classmates in attendance enjoyed a catered meal on tables decorated with their school colors of royal blue tablecloths overlaid with white lace. Each table was accented with a UFO lamp. Diane Womack Elk of Peotone, Ill., traveled the farthest distance to attend the reunion. Other classmates

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  • ‘Ms. Bubbles’ and her entourage spread sunshine

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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    Victoria Vaughan of Belvidere (aka “Ms. Bubbles,” by those who know her best) regularly visits area nursing homes on a mission to spread cheer. Nursing home residents can always look forward to being entertained by this clever and young-at-heart 83-year-old visitor who often brings along cookies and a bag of tricks to coax out a smile. Ms. Vaughan takes it upon herself to make the long trip in her old

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  • Local R/C club event helps Wounded Warriors

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

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    Coffee Airfoilers Model Radio Control Club raised $1,200 for the Wounded Warriors recently, joining more than 200 organizations that held special events celebrating National Model Aviation Day with proceeds going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation. The Academy of Model Aeronautics proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 16, as National Aviation Day. The Coffee Airfoilers event took place at the clubs’ flying field in Tullahoma on Wattendorf Highway, next to the Arnold Golf

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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

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    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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