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Baby Max

Special event set to aid Baby Max’ recovery

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

Toddler Garrett Maxwell Redwine has faced an uphill battle with brain cancer, and friends, family and area residents will have an opportunity Saturday to help him combat the disease during a special event. The gathering, simply called “Max’s Celebration,” will be held at the Red Roof Pavilion at Winchester City Park, 1562 Phillip Fulmer Parkway, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will include barbeque, live music, infl atable

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  • Increase in brown recluse spider bites

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Brown Recluse Spider

    Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer. The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, according to Tennessee Poison Center Medical Director Donna Seger, M.D., but there are so many urban legends about these bites, patients frequently apply many treatments before seeking medical advice. There are two components to spider bites — the cutaneous lesion and, more rarely, the

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  • Motorcyclist is roaring through the Winchesters

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Motorcyclist Jackie Battles takes a breather in front of Winchester City Hall Monday after spending most of the day on his motorcycle to get to the “Winchester” in Franklin County, from his native Winchester, Va. In addition to his Virginia home, his trip agenda includes Winchesters located in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    Just as promised, motorcyclist Jackie Battles rolled into Winchester on Monday, on the first part of his whirlwind trip across the country to visit all the other 23 towns in the United States named Winchester. Looking tired but in good spirits, the Winchester, Va., resident stopped by the Herald-Chronicle’s news office Tuesday afternoon to provide readers with an update about how his trip to the nation’s many Winchesters was going.

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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

Dr. Sharber with exiting school board member Chris Mcdonough.

School Board takes steps to hire director by next year

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:04 am

Dr. Rebecca Sharber’s contract doesn’t expire for almost a year, but the process to fill the Franklin County director of schools’ position is expected to be extensive, and it could take nearly that long to complete. Sharber, who has been the Franklin County system’s leader the past six years, is retiring on June 30, 2015. The Franklin County Board of Education began the process Monday to fill her shoes by

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  • All FC students get free breakfast

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Fourth grader Jackson Wine goes through the breakfast line at Clark Elementary School Monday, participating in a year-long free breakfast program the Franklin County school system has implemented to help promote better learning.

    In a move to promote a better learning environment, all Franklin County school system students are getting free breakfasts the entire academic year through a special pilot program Melissa Livesay, Franklin County school nutrition supervisor, said this past week that the program stemmed from a move to comply with the Community Eligibility Provision, a law being implemented nation-wide this year. She said the law is part of the ‘Healthy Hungry

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  • Summer break is over: School starts Wednesday

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

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    It’s back to the drawing board on Wednesday — literally. Much to some students’ dismay, but welcomed by others, Franklin County’s schools will be back in session from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, director of schools, said the “abbreviated” day is to get students acclimated to their new class surroundings and get acquainted with their teachers. The first full school day is Friday, beginning at 8

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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

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.

Medical forum focuses on education, prevention

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:08 am

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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  • 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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  • STMC celebrates 50 years serving area

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Phil Young, CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, listens as Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart reads a proclamation, honoring the hospital’s 50th anniversary.

    Fifty years might not be a long time, geologically speaking, but the time frame is a milestone for Southern Tennessee Medical Center, which celebrated its golden anniversary Friday. A small crowd gathered in the hospital’s cafeteria Friday afternoon to pay tribute to STMC, now known as Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, for its five decades serving patients in the immediate area. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart signed a proclamation honoring

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