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FC School Board being sued over on-campus injury

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

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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  • Local church invites all to get healthy, join running program

    Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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    Getting in better shape is a New Year’s resolution for many in 2014. For that reason, the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church invites everyone to do just that, by joining its “Run for God” program, which starts Feb. 9. Rev. Dr. Michael Clark mentioned it’s fun and anyone can sign up because this program allows participants to slowly gain endurance, and by the end of the 12 weeks, be able to

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  • FC Schools adopts concussion policy

    Posted on January 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    EDITOR brian justice With a new year comes a new law, adopted into policy by the Franklin County Board of Education, geared to make conditions safer for student athletes. Concussions have been a media hot topic lately with retired National Football League players agreeing to a $765 million legal settlement last year. At the youth level, which comprises 70 percent of the football players in the nation, concern about gridiron

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  • Haslam announces plan to curb meth production

    Posted on January 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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    Last Thursday Governor Bill Haslam proposed legislation that some feel is a half step towards dealing with Tennessee’s meth problem. The proposed legislation would require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines used in the production meth. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the intent of the legislation is “to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it

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