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New events highlight Franklin County Fair

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:36 am

Tractors, dirt and muddy shirts are a new part of what residents will be experiencing when the Franklin County Fair’s main attractions get under way next week. The big event and its side attractions will be held Tuesday through the following Saturday. However, a fair-sponsored 5K run/walk will officially kick off the event Saturday at the Southern Middle Tennessee Pavilion on Wilton Circle at 7:30 p.m. This year’s show will

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  • Medical forum focuses on education, prevention

    Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Chief Dennis Young, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Phil Young, Senator Janice Bowling, Representative David Alexander, Asst. Director Skye Maxon, Director Tabatha Curtis, Dr. Mangru, Representative Barry Doss, TBI Meth/Pharmaceticual Taskforce Director Thomas Farmer and U.T.Martin Police Chief David Moore.

    The Franklin County Prevention Coalition has been charged with combating the area’s prescription drug abuse problem, and it recently held its second annual medical forum to continue escalating that effort. The coalition, in collaboration with local, state and federal partners, has placed its focus on education and prevention, and that approach was highlighted during the forum, held June 12 at the Winchester Church of Christ. This year’s speaker line-up was

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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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  • Herald Chronicle Softball Tournament action tonight

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Families and athletes alike are converging upon Winchester this weekend for a big tournament in a small town — the 32nd Annual ISA Herald Chronicle Softball Tournament. The event gets underway tonight at 7 p.m. with more than 70 teams vying for bragging rights. Co-organizer Barry Lamb said that ironically, for a small town, the tournament has blossomed into one of the larger softball challenges in the state. Lamb has

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  • Prevention Coalition addressing prescription drug abuse issue

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:58 am

    The Franklin County Prevention Coalition, in collaboration with local, state and federal partners, will be hosting a medical professional forum to address prescription drug abuse on Thursday, June 12, at the Winchester Church of Christ. The coalition is a community partnership that brings people and organizations together to educate and reduce substance abuse and violence in Franklin County. The medical forum is a one evening event from 6 p.m. to

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  • Local author’s book launch party is Thursday

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Dragonfly book cover

    Carrie Sparks McClain will introduce her first book, “Dragonfly,” Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during a book launch party/ meet and greet in the main dining room at Arezzo’s Italian Fine Dining in downtown Winchester. McClain, says she is a “local girl through and through,” having been raised in Decherd and Winchester. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where she majored in public relations and has enjoyed

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  • Tims Ford State Park top 100 in boating, fishing in U.S.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Tims Ford State Park, located alongside Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County, is among the top 100 familyfriendly boating and fishing destinations in the United States, according to a recent nationwide vote. The other two Tennessee State Parks on the list include Paris Landing and Pickwick Landing State Parks. “We are thrilled to have three of our great Tennessee State Parks on the list of family-friendly boating and fishing destinations

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