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Winchester ready to ‘wriggle’ tonight

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

  STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   There are plenty of things to do tonight on the historic Winchester Square — namely “wriggling” through a series of artistic, musical and shopping opportunities. The Winchester Downtown Program Corp. is hosting its first spring season Wriggle, and organizers are optimistic the first chapter will pave the way for other great Wriggles, hoping to mirror the success the fall version had last September. The

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  • Theatre Sewanee presents ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Theatre Sewanee will present William Shakespeare’s comedy All’s Well That Ends Well at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Sat-urday, Feb. 25-28, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, March 1, in the Tennessee Williams Center on the University of the South campus. Admission is free, but reservations are suggest-ed; please email mcook@sewanee.edu. “There’s place and means for every man alive,” says the character Parolles in his moment of greatest loss. He means

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  • Tickets available for Father Daughter Date Night

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Father Daughter Date Night, sponsored by United Way of Franklin County, is just around the corner. The event, being held this year from 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church is sure to be a blast. Dads out there who’d like to do something special for their daughters definitely don’t want to miss out on this event. Luckily, tickets for the Father Daughter Date Night are

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  • Oldham Theater: A legacy of movie history, architecture, civil rights and technology

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

      STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Art Deco architecture that dominated many of the prominent buildings in Winchester, including the courthouse during the 1930s was followed in 1950 by the Moderne Art style with the construction of the Oldham Theater on the northern side of the square in the spot once occupied by the H. B. Franklin Grocery. The Oldham Theater originally opened as a replacement for the

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  • Cowan Christmas Parade celebrates 50 years

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Excitement is in the air as plans are being finalized for the 50th Annual Cowan Christmas Parade starting tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Cowan. The theme, most appropriately, is “Celebrate Christmas.” The parade lineup starts at Cookie’s Corner and proceeds down Cumberland Street through the downtown area, ending at Cowan Elementary School. This very special anniversary parade promises to be the biggest and best ever

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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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