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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

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    (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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  • AAA: Memorial Day travel could be highest in decade

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

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    (Associated Press) AAA is predicting that 37.2 million U.S. residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The figure is a 4.7 increase over 2014 travel in the Memorial Day period, which is defined as the Thursday through Monday surrounding the holiday.   AAA said the anticipated travel for 2015 would be the highest number of Memorial Day travelers since 2005

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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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  • Winchester couple delight in vacation to Puerto Rico

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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      by ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy  For octogenarians Dick and MaryAnn Austin of Winchester, it was an easy choice to take a vacation to Puerto Rico last year. They did their research before leaving and were excited to check out the sites up close and taste the cuisine. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and a vibrant part of our nation, allowing for uncomplicated travel preparations. And for Dick and MaryAnn,

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  • Happenings in May 1, 2015 edition

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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    Papers for Partners  Pick up your Herald-Chronicle at Walmart so a portion of the proceeds will go to Partners for Healing, a non-profit healthcare organization serving Franklin, Coffee and Moore counties.     Farmer’s Market  Franklin County Farmer’s Market Saturdays on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester starting at 7 a.m. Info., 691-2622.    May 1-2-3 Dogwood Festival  International Dogwood Festival in Winchester Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2-3 featuring the

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  • Applications now available for Salvation Army Summer Camp

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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    The Franklin County Salvation Army is once again looking for children interested in attending summer camp. Camp Paradise Valley Summer Camp will be held June 29-July 3 for children age 7-12 years old. Transportation will be provided by the local Salvation Army Unit and there is no cost to the camper who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Applications are available and can be picked up

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