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Aero Human Remains Identified

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Authorities confirmed Friday afternoon that the human remains found near Arnold Air Force Base in Coffee County on Nov. 10 belonged to Paul Massicotte.

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Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Vehicle accident on Highway 130 causes traffic back-up near North Lake School this afternoon. More details to come.

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  • American Pickers’ van peeks lots of curiosity here

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   A big white van parked on the Winchester Square Thursday surely drew more attention than was intended. Observant folks realized right away the van was affiliated with the popular television show, “American Pickers,” even though it only had “Antique Archaeology” and a rooster emblem on it. Those who watch cable television’s History Channel have probably heard of the reality show, American Pickers, featuring Mike Wolfe

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  • Fire destroys Decherd home Friday

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Decherd Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call Friday night reporting that a house was on fire in the Decherd Greenhaw community. The call was made by Serenity Payne who lives about a mile away and was driving her son, Harley, to a friend’s home. Payne said, “At first before we got right up on it, I thought it looked like a huge bonfire, then I

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Sports

Carr no longer Rebels’ coach

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris   James Carr was released from his duties as head coach of the Franklin County Rebels football team Wednesday. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, the director of schools, said she made the ultimate decision, upon a recommendation from Franklin County High School principal Greg Mantooth , to have Carr step down from the Rebels’ helm. She added that Carr will remain on staff as a teacher but will

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  • Rebels, Hornets conclude regular season with senior night

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

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    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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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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Entertainment

DesJarlais easily outdis-tances Democratic challenger in FC

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

EDITOR brian justice   Incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais easily outdistanced Democratic challenger Lenda Sherrell in Franklin County’s general election Tuesday and held on in the other counties he represents to retain his Fourth Congressional District seat. DesJarlais recorded 5,841 votes (60.68 percent) while Sherrell received 3,420 votes (35.53 percent) in Franklin County. Through the entire Fourth District, DesJarlais recorded 58.33 percent of the total vote with 84,781 being cast

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

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

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    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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