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SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

South Central Human Resource Agency will give out commodities on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Winchester. Those wanting commodities must meet the eligibility income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing. The Farmers Market Pavilion

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    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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  • Social Security delivers most popular baby names

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    The birth of a child is a special time for families and one of the first tasks parents have is naming their bundle of joy.  The Social Security Administration recently announced the most popular baby names for boys and girls in 2014 in the United States are Noah and Emma. The top five boy names in Tennessee in order of popularity in 2014 include William, Mason, Elijah, James and Noah.

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  • Free veggies in exchange for a little elbow grease

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Free veggies in exchange for elbow grease

                    The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center’s Garden Committee needs volunteers to help with their big garden located adjacent to the Senior Center behind Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Pictured at left are members, June Patton, Ralph Ayers and Barbara Spickerman working to move gravel. In the middle using a tiller is volunteer Mickey Smith and at right is a volunteer with

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  • Doctors, clergy join to host Community Outreach

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:49 am


    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   More than 200 Franklin, Moore and Coffee County residents came to Winchester Saturday for free medical and dental screenings — others for free food and clothing and some just for fellowship. Two years ago, members of the Southern Tennessee Christian Medical and Dental Association joined forces with area clergy and local volunteers to conduct an annual event that provides free health screenings and

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  • Construction begins on new Franklin County Farmer’s Market

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 11:20 am


    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Motorists passing by the old Franklin County High School stadium on Dinah Shore Boulevard are seeing quite a change to the topography because a new Farmer’s Market building is being constructed. Sain Construction Company workers have been at the site in recent weeks, leveling the area for the building’s foundation, followed by the building’s initial construction. The facility, expected by open at June’s end,

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  • Births in May 8th edition

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm


    Audrey Carolina Fergerson   Allison and Bretton Fergerson of Winchester proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Carolina, on May 1, 2015, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Grandparents are David and Lindy Barber and Robbie and Tammy Fergerson.  Chloe Ilena Gore  Jessica Watkins and Cody Gore of Winchester proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Ilena, on April 27,

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