Lifestyles

Franklin County Fairest of the Fair Pageant Winners

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

F.C. Fairest of the Fair Queen is Kylee B. Norris Kylee B. Norris, age 16 of Winchester, was named Franklin County’s Fairest of the Fair Queen. She is the daughter of Ronnie and April Norris. In addition to her crown, sash and award, Norris received $300 for wardrobe expenses and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair Pageant in January 2015 where she will compete against 53

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  • Tablescapes by Southern Tennesseee Ladies’ Society

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Tablescapes held by STLS There was an explosion of talent at the October Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society Tablescapes luncheon, as revealed by the 15 imaginatively and creatively decorated tables. A feast for the eyes was enjoyed by guests who viewed the talented members’ creations. Proceeds from this event are used to fund scholarships for high school seniors.  

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  • Happenings in Sept. 26 edition

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Farmers Markets  Farmers Markets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8 a.m. at Franklin County Senior Center behind STMC in Winchester. Farmers Market Saturdays on Sewanee Hwy. at 7 a.m. north of Sewanee Market. Farmers Markets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. in the parking lot of old high school on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. 967-2741.  Volunteers needed  Franklin County has several elderly that need volunteers to check on them

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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

Cadets sending care

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

  One of their cadet goals was to research service members deployed to Afghanistan from Tennessee and send them care packages that included letters of appreciation and encouragement. Some of the items being sent included cookies, chocolate candy, chips, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned soup, hot sauce and protein bars. Cadet Rebecca Pierce, the unit’s special project officer, said how proud she is of the group and the projects that have been

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  • Board of Education to consider state Report Card results

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   How well Franklin County students fared in Tennessee’s 2014 Report Card achievement assessment program will be reviewed by the Board of Education Monday. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the school system’s administration building at 215 S. College St. in Winchester. The Report Card, posted recently on the Tennessee Department of Education website — offers users the ability to view detailed breakdowns of last

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  • School system, FC split on keeping disability insurance

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Insurance Policy

    Although the Franklin County Commission has opted its employees out of disability insurance participation, the school system is continuing in the program, despite a perceived imbalance between premiums paid and claim proceeds received. The Board of Education voted last week to continue with the benefit to its non-certified employees, who are support personnel in roles such as custodians, cafeteria workers and other similar capacities, while the county will be adding

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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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