Lifestyles

Five Generations Celebrate 90th Birthday

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

Five Generations Celebrate 90th Birthday Lue Bell Gifford Wilkerson of the Keith Springs Community cuddles her great-great-granddaughter, Hadley Grace Comers, who was born on March 31, 2015, just 10 days before her 90th birthday celebration, on April 10, 1925. Completing this five-generation photo in back from left are, Katy Stephens, great-grandmother; Beverly Carr, grandmother; and Marina Commers, mother of Hadley. —Photo provided

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  • Births in April 24th edition

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:44 am

     Klayton Andrew Guess Kelley and Scott Guess of Sherwood proudly announce the birth of their son, Klayton Andrew, on Dec. 1, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester, weighing in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Ransom and Margie Green of Cowan and Leon and Charlene Guess of Sherwood. Klayton has a sibling, Kara Lee Guess.  Tinsliegh Alaina Grace Swinford  Ashley Marlin and Kyle Swinford of Shelbyville proudly

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  • Pierce and Braden to wed

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Pierce and Braden to wed Heather R. Pierce of Belvidere and Justin D. Braden of Waverly happily announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Harry and Liz Dixon and Anthony D. Pierce, all of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of the late Alton E. Branch and Elizabeth Branch of Belvidere and the late Jean Pierce and Billy Pierce of Winchester. The bridegroom-elect is the son

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Travel

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Cyclist on mission to visit 24 ‘Winchesters’ to arrive here July 7

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

Motorcyclist Jackie Battles of Winchester, Va., is on a mission to visit all the cities named Winchester in the United States The idea came about when the Mayor of Winchester, England attended his town’s annual Apple Blossom Festival. Battles said, “It set me to wondering just how many Winchester’s there were and once I looked them up, decided that this could be a really good ride.” He found out there

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  • Trails and Trilliums Festival – April 11-12-13

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

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      The 11th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival is set to be the biggest and best festival yet coming up on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12-13, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. The festival, which continues to grow in size and reputation, is the main fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. General admission is $10 and an additional $10 provides entry to all

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Education

A dash for needed new attire

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Rebel Pride Marching Band has developed a solid track record in placing Franklin County on the map with appearances at major college holiday bowl football games. And now the musical team needs new clothes. The band is working with Herald Chronicle to raise funds for new uniforms. Rebel pride marching band members will be working with Herald Chronicle in the next few weeks selling subscriptions.

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  • Board accepts Lonas’ school director contract

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Dr. Amie W. Lonas has been officially hired as the Franklin County school system’s new director. The School Board unanimously approved contract terms Monday with Lonas, who has been serving as the dean of academics and acting vice president for academic affairs at Joint Special Operations University at MacDill Air Force Base at Tampa, Fla. Lonas will replace Dr. Rebecca Sharber who is retiring on June 30. The board agreed

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  • State fire marshals provides tips on lightning safety

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

    As spring storms pop up, the State Fire Marshal’s office reminds Tennesseans to keep safety in mind when lightning and storms are imminent. “As the season’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, we want Tennesseans to know what the risks and precautions are,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “It is important to monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the

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Religion

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Local church invites all to get healthy, join running program

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Getting in better shape is a New Year’s resolution for many in 2014. For that reason, the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church invites everyone to do just that, by joining its “Run for God” program, which starts Feb. 9. Rev. Dr. Michael Clark mentioned it’s fun and anyone can sign up because this program allows participants to slowly gain endurance, and by the end of the 12 weeks, be able to

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Health

Ribbon cutting held for Southern Tennessee Regional Health System’s scanner

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently officially christened Southern Tennessee Regional Health System’s 128- Slice Computational Tomography scanner in Winchester with a special ribbon cutting. John Howard, the director of medical imaging and radiation safety officer, said he felt honored that the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has recognized Southern Tennessee Regional’s cardiology department’s newest asset — which gives a direct probe into

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  • National Radon Action Month

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Help prevent lung cancer in 2015 by spreading awareness   What naturally occurring, colorless and odorless gas in a home can cause cancer in human beings, if they are exposed to it at high enough levels over an extended period of time? The answer is radon, a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil. “As it breaks down in the soil, radon (and the radioactive particles it produces) seep

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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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