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Winchester Council preparing marina lease

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

Winchester Council preparing marina lease STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Winchester City Council has been working diligently in recent weeks to get details worked out with a lease agreement to develop a marina on 80 acres near Dry Creek Beach. The goal is to meet a March 2015 deadline to have the lease agreement in place with developers Adam Casey, Dennis English and David Kiger who are partnering together to

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  • DesJarlais easily outdis-tances Democratic challenger in FC

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   Incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais easily outdistanced Democratic challenger Lenda Sherrell in Franklin County’s general election Tuesday and held on in the other counties he represents to retain his Fourth Congressional District seat. DesJarlais recorded 5,841 votes (60.68 percent) while Sherrell received 3,420 votes (35.53 percent) in Franklin County. Through the entire Fourth District, DesJarlais recorded 58.33 percent of the total vote with 84,781 being cast

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  • Community Arts Show ‘It’s Just Trash’ opens Thursday

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am


    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of its Community Arts Show, “It’s Just Trash” on Thursday at the Artisan Depot, located at 201 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan. The show will be open through Aug. 2. It includes a wide variety of works made from recycled materials by many local artists in such mediums as wood, iron, plastic sculptures and a number of paintings. A meet the artist

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  • Art show ‘Fantasy’ opens Friday with reception

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Community Art show Fantasty opens Friday

    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of the Community Arts Show “Fantasy” with a meet the artist reception Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in downtown Cowan. The reception will feature music by the Bazzania Girls Band, a local folk group. The show will include a wide variety of imagined work from many local artists, including fanciful animals, all things fairy (including a fairy treehouse)

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  • Tenth Annual International Dogwood Festival starts today

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:43 am


    This weekend’s weather forecast promises to be perfect for the 10th Annual International Dogwood Festival starting today and running through Sunday in and around down-town Winchester. This year will include more free fun and entertainment than ever before, with concerts, kidz zone, teen zone, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, car and tractor shows, food vendors, a plant auction and much more. Beth Rhoton, City of Winchester Administrator, said Thursday

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  • International Dogwood Festival is next weekend

    Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm


    One of the most anticipated events in Tennessee is set for next weekend in Winchester. The 10th Annual International Dogwood Festival will feature three days of free music concerts and more on or near the downtown Winchester Square Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3-4. In addition to a fantastic lineup of musical entertainment (listed below), everyone is invited to enjoy three days of a free kidzone, free teenzone featuring rap

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  • Easter egg hunts set for this weekend

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Meeting Someone Special Before Big Egg Hunt 
Jaelynn Miller, 7, meets the Easter Bunny before the hunt at the Annual Wiseman Easter Egg Hunt at the Winchester City Park Saturday morning.

    The Easter Bunny will be hiding oodles of eggs for children to find during the following egg hunts scheduled in Decherd and at Tims Ford State Park. The City of Decherd recreation department invites all children to a huge Easter egg hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. at John L. Sanders Memorial Park. Easter Bunny will hop in and prizes will be awarded. Tims Ford State Park will host an Easter

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