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Thursday afternoon wreck leaves one in-jured

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm

One person was airlifted and another stood uninjured after being involved in a SUV-dump truck collision on Highway 64 and Highway 16 Thursday afternoon. Tullahoma resident Buddy Hobba, a former Franklin County Planning Commission member, remained in stable condition early Friday afternoon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. According to accident reports from the Winchester Police Department, Hobba was traveling north on Highway 16 when the Chevrolet Tahoe sport

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County commission committee proposes first step to resolve jail overcrowding challenge

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz II Even before the Franklin County Corrections Partnership Committee met on Monday, its members and Sheriff Tim Fuller were on the same page — trying to find a solution to a long-standing jail overcrowding problem. To more fully understand the challenges it is facing, the committee met at the jail and toured the facility before the meeting got underway. Although everyone agrees on the urgency

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  • MLK scholarship recipients announced

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    MLK Scholarship recipient announced

      ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   The 2015 Martin Luther King Scholarship Banquet was held on Saturday, May 16 at North Middle School. The top scholarship of $2,000 was awarded to Marynn Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Charity Robinson of Winchester. She will attend Middle Tennessee State University where she will study Art Education and pursue her dream to become a teacher. MLK Scholarship Board Chairperson Willie C. Hill presented

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  • 3 Local teachers receive national awards

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    3 local teachers receive national awards

                              Clark Memorial preschool teacher Michele Counts, top row center, received the Hatch Technology Award for recognition as the number one teacher for excellence in education through technology. Teachers from ten early childhood programs in six states were recognized for excellence in prrparing preschoolers for kindergarten through educational technology. Her classroom assistants, standing next to her are LaTrenda

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Sports

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Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

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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  • Hornets preparing to follow up breakout season

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Heading into his 17th year at the helm, head coach Bob Robertson still gets fired up for spring practice. Pictured here, Robertson, crouched left, watches on and offers instruction as players go through an inside running, tackling drill.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After breaking out to an 8-3 overall record in 2014, Huntland High School’s football team aims for another big year as spring practices give a first look at the 2015 Hornets. Head coach Bob Robertson enters yet another season at the helm of the Hornet football program in what he estimated was his 17th year in the position. Robertson gave the number of 17 after initially

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  • Exciting benefit trail ride / concerts here June 4-7 starring Michael Martin Murphey

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

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                    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Enjoy an amazing concert by well-known musician Michael Martin Murphey, along with an Extreme Cowboy Association competition and a variety of other exciting events and concerts coming up the first weekend in June in Franklin County. Everyone is urged to mark their calendar for the Equestrian Legacy Radio’s Trail Ride and Benefit for the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation set for Thursday through Sunday, June

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SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

South Central Human Resource Agency will give out commodities on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Winchester. Those wanting commodities must meet the eligibility income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing. The Farmers Market Pavilion

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  • Safety expert says follow the ABC’s of water safety this summer

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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    Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer which means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat.  Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly 390 children younger than 15 drown in swimming

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  • THP to conduct ‘no refusal enforcement

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Col. Tracy Trott

    (Col Trott) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and utilize the “no refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and concludes at midnight on Monday, May 25. The 96-hour holiday period will include “no

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Safety expert says follow the ABC’s of water safety this summer

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer which means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat.  Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly 390 children younger than 15 drown in swimming

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  • THP to conduct ‘no refusal enforcement

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Col. Tracy Trott

    (Col Trott) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and utilize the “no refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and concludes at midnight on Monday, May 25. The 96-hour holiday period will include “no

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  • Kinder Garden to debut at UT in June

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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      While there are many children’s gardens across the United States, none are within a reasonable commute for residents of Cumberland County in Middle Tennessee or its surrounding environs. Located within the University of Tennessee Gardens, Crossville, Plateau Discovery Gardens, the Kinder Garden has been constructed for children ages 3 to 7 years. Master Gardeners, friends and the general public will gather for a grand opening of the Kinder Garden

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