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Chief Dennis Young, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Phil Young, Senator Janice Bowling, Representative David Alexander, Asst. Director Skye Maxon, Director Tabatha Curtis, Dr. Mangru, Representative Barry Doss, TBI Meth/Pharmaceticual Taskforce Director Thomas Farmer and U.T.Martin Police Chief David Moore.

Medical forum focuses on education, prevention

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:08 am

The Franklin County Prevention Coalition has been charged with combating the area’s prescription drug abuse problem, and it recently held its second annual medical forum to continue escalating that effort. The coalition, in collaboration with local, state and federal partners, has placed its focus on education and prevention, and that approach was highlighted during the forum, held June 12 at the Winchester Church of Christ. This year’s speaker line-up was

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  • Prevention Coalition addressing prescription drug abuse issue

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:58 am

    The Franklin County Prevention Coalition, in collaboration with local, state and federal partners, will be hosting a medical professional forum to address prescription drug abuse on Thursday, June 12, at the Winchester Church of Christ. The coalition is a community partnership that brings people and organizations together to educate and reduce substance abuse and violence in Franklin County. The medical forum is a one evening event from 6 p.m. to

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  • STMC celebrates 50 years serving area

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Phil Young, CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, listens as Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart reads a proclamation, honoring the hospital’s 50th anniversary.

    Fifty years might not be a long time, geologically speaking, but the time frame is a milestone for Southern Tennessee Medical Center, which celebrated its golden anniversary Friday. A small crowd gathered in the hospital’s cafeteria Friday afternoon to pay tribute to STMC, now known as Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, for its five decades serving patients in the immediate area. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart signed a proclamation honoring

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  • Decherd Board keeps Rural/Metro as first call responder

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Although A & E Emergency Services had given a strong presentation about what it could do as Decherd’s first responding ambulance provider, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is sticking with Rural/ Metro Corp. The board unanimously approved last week to continue on with Rural/Metro, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, but has since reorganized its debt and says it is well on its way to

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  • FC School Board being sued over on-campus injury

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

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    Aformer Huntland High School student is seeking $600,000 in total damages from the Franklin County Board of Education and a fellow student for an eye injury that occurred when a basketball was thrown, striking him in the head. The plaintiffs are Lake R. Henderson, the injured student, and his “next friends” Brett Henderson and Callie Henderson. The lawsuit was filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on April 2. The Hendersons

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  • FC Prevention Coalition seeks financial assistance

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

    After losing much-needed grant money, Franklin County Prevention Coalition Director Tabatha Curtis asked the Finance Committee this past week to make up the difference to keep the organization fully functional. Curtis requested $76,000, the amount lost when the grant program ended. This is the first time the coalition has asked for funding assistance from the county. The program has been fully funded by grants and other monies since its inception.

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  • A & E Services pursuing Estill ambulance contract

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    A& E Emergency Services, LLC, based in Decherd, has approached the Estill Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen about potentially becoming the city’s ambulance provider. However, government leaders have not made a decision to move away from financially struggling Rural/Metro Corp. Arizona-based Rural/Metro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2013, and eight employees left the company to find other jobs. Rural/Metro began its operations in Franklin County in 1996 and

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