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Commission to select new School Board member

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

EDITOR brian justice   With important steps in a school director search fast approaching, the Franklin County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday to consider a replacement for School Board Member Mike Holmes who recently resigned. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse. Citing a residential move outside Franklin County School System’s Eighth District, Holmes tendered his resignation on Jan. 13 County Mayor Richard

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  • Local students recognized for academic achievement

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

        UT Knoxville     Joseph Barnes of Winchester was honored with placement on the fall 2014 dean’s list at Tennessee Tech University Knoxville. Barnes is a 2014 honors graduate of Franklin County High School. He is in his freshman year studying pre-med and accounting. His parents are Troy and Angela Barnes. Students on the dean’s list must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater while enrolled in 12

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  • School Board Appreciation Week begins Sunday

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee, and the Franklin County School District is joining public school districts from across the state to celebrate the occasion and honor local board members for their commitment to the community and its children. A press release from the governor’s office says that School Board Week “helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our

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  • School Board concurs to rezone former FCHS property

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   As a goodwill gesture with a two-fold purpose, the Franklin County Board of Education has approved rezoning the former Franklin County High School property to accommodate a Farmer’s Market pavilion and a possible vocational-technical facility. The board approved the measure in a 6-0 vote Monday with members Lance Williams and Gary Hanger being absent from the meeting. Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced that the state has

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  • Organ donation focus of health science class

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

     ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Students in health science classes at Franklin County High School have been busy learning how to improve health and save lives. Most recently, the Tennessee Donor Services of Chattanooga visited with about 350 students in health science classes to educate them on the process of becoming an organ donor, the benefits of organ donation, and the process of organ donation and recovery. Students have also been

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  • Ride for Reading boosts Decherd Elementary

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Chief Master Sgt. Everett Smith, who heads the National Defense Cadet Corps program at Franklin County High School, begins the Ride for Reading route along Spring Street this past week to deliver more than 1,500 books to Decherd Elementary School students (main photo). Each student was granted an early Christmas present by getting four books to take home and read. Cadets have chosen Ride for Reading as their community project

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  • Cadets sending care

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

      One of their cadet goals was to research service members deployed to Afghanistan from Tennessee and send them care packages that included letters of appreciation and encouragement. Some of the items being sent included cookies, chocolate candy, chips, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned soup, hot sauce and protein bars. Cadet Rebecca Pierce, the unit’s special project officer, said how proud she is of the group and the projects that have been

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