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Haslam praises AEDC, work of council for vital service to state, nation

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Haslam praises AEDC, work of  council for vital service to state, nation   STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski       The Arnold Community Council held its annual banquet Thursday night at the Manchester Coffee County Conference Center. Gov. Bill Haslam was the keynote speaker. In the photo Gov. Haslam is greeted by Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell. -Staff Photo by Chris Barstad  Gov. Bill Haslam brought a message of thanks to

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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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  • First Winchester Wriggle tonight in Square area

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:04 am

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    The City of Winchester and its Downtown Program Corp. have joined force together to sponsor a special evening to enjoy art, live music and dining. The corp. is hosting the first ever Winchester Wriggle tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown Square. The primary event will be a silent auction at San Miquel’s Coffee Company Ballroom. It will feature artists from Winchester’s New Life Center, with the

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Sports

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

Freshmen Rebels win second consecutive Lions Bowl

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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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  • Hornets, Rebels primed for home matchups

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris The Huntland Hornets and Franklin County Rebels football teams will be on home turf tonight, but that’s where the similarities in the two games end. Off to an astonishing 6-1 start, Huntland is on a five-game winning streak, and the Hornets hope to move that mark to six tonight, hosting the 2-5 Fayetteville Tigers. Franklin County celebrates homecoming tonight, hosting a very talented Hillsboro team from

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  • Seniors shine in Rebels triple overtime victory

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    The scene following Javon Rice's successful two-point conversion attempt on Friday night on the Franklin County High School football field. 
-Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County shed its three-game losing streak in a big way Friday night with a 56-55 triple overtime victory over Coffee County. After scoring in the third overtime, and still down by one point at 55-54, Franklin County head coach James Carr elected to go for the win and the two-point conversion try. “These kids had played hard all night long, and it was time to

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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

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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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