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Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am


    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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  • SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    commodities giveaway

    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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  • Safety expert says follow the ABC’s of water safety this summer

    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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  • Kinder Garden to debut at UT in June

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm


      While there are many children’s gardens across the United States, none are within a reasonable commute for residents of Cumberland County in Middle Tennessee or its surrounding environs. Located within the University of Tennessee Gardens, Crossville, Plateau Discovery Gardens, the Kinder Garden has been constructed for children ages 3 to 7 years. Master Gardeners, friends and the general public will gather for a grand opening of the Kinder Garden

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  • UDC presents ‘Cross of Military Service’

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    UDC presents Cross of Military Service

    Delores Fulks, left, vice president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Kirby Smith 327 Chapter, presents a Cross of Military Service to Monteagle resident Donald Shannonhouse, right, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72. With them is Sheila Williams, Chapter veteran’s representative. —Photo provided               A veteran was recently recognized during a recent meeting of the United Daughters

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  • Walnut Grove Methodists to celebrate Children’s Day, homecoming Sunday, May 24

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm


        Annual Children’s Day and homecoming services will be conducted at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. The festivities will include a children’s program, special music and the lighting of a memorial candle and a special collection for the maintenance of the church cemetery. A big, covered dish meal will follow at noon. Those having past connections with the Walnut Grove church, school, or having

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