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Franklin County High School hires new Rebelettes basketball coach

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     When the Franklin County Rebelettes lace up their sneakers and take the courts this upcoming Fall it will be under new direction. In a recent press release Mr. Greg Mantooth, principal, was pleased to announce Larry Helton as the new girls’ basketball coach at Franklin County High School. “We are excited that Larry has decided to become a part of our school both athletically

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  • Home Sweet Home

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

    In this file photo Eric Taylor, right, goes airborne on his way to taking down a defender while playing for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     “This is my home.” Former Franklin County Rebel, and current professional football player Eric Taylor said of Franklin County. A University of Memphis product, Taylor was drafted into the NFL in 2004 as a seventh round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through football Taylor’s travels have taken him to Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Seattle, Tennessee, Edmonton, Toronto, and most recently British Columbia. Despite so much

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  • Rebels flood the goal for district victory

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER evan harris   It was a flood in more ways than one on Tuesday night as despite pounding rainfall, the Franklin County Rebels defeated District 8-AAA rival Shelbyville 4-1. Shelbyville’s Golden Eagles had no answer for junior Rebel Jose Garcia, nicknamed Pepe, who more than doubled his season goal total of two completing a hat trick with three goals on the night. As the game was approaching the

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