Religious Happenings

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Feb. 14 Gospel singing Gospel singing featuring Old Time Singers Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at Hardees, 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Feb. 15 Cannon Creek Bluegrass at Goshen CP Cannon Creek Bluegrass of Dunlap will perform Sunday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have the musical group evening, February 15, 2015 at 6:00. They bring a unique blend of the bluegrass sound with

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  • Happenings

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Senior Citizens casino trip  Franklin County Senior Citizens’ Harrah’s Casino trip Feb 26. Leaving the Center at 7 a.m. (be there by 6:45 a.m.). Cost is $10 for the driver and the Senior Center. Gray Lines is not charging to show appreciation to the Center. Need 30 to make the trip. Please sign up by Feb. 19.              Feb. 13-14  Winter book sale       Franklin

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  • Train the brain to create the automatic mind

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Train the brain to create the automatic mind STAFF WRITER karen vest fishman   The ability to train the brain toward a specific outcome is one of the most significant powers humans have and few understand. Famous Spanish neuroscientist, Santiago Ramón Cajal, illustrates his conclusions about how the brain works with his statement, “Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.” Cajal was

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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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State of Education report details priorities

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released the 2014-15 State of Education in Tennessee report, a comprehensive review of Tennessee’s recent work to improve K-12 student academic achievement that identifies four priorities for public education in 2015. The 72-page report was released by SCORE’s founder and chairman, Senator Bill Frist, M.D., at an event attended by 150 education partners from across Tennessee, including members of the General Assembly,

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  • School Board meeting rescheduled Key topic: Director search

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

    EDITOR brian justice   The Franklin County School Board’s special called meeting, scheduled for this past Tuesday to discuss school director interviewing procedures, has been postponed until Monday. The board will meet at the Central Office, 215 S. College St., at 6:30 p.m. Board Chairman Kevin Caroland explained Tuesday morning, following updated weather reports, why the meeting was called off. “After talking individually with everyone this morning concerning the weather

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  • Dr. Tammy Grissom Stanley Bean School director field narrowed; includes Bean

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice The search for a new Franklin County School System director has been narrowed to five candidates with North Middle School Principal Stanley Bean making the short list. Dr. Tammy Grissom, Tennessee School Boards Association executive director, presented the Board of Education Monday with the candidate selection list, capping an extensive search that began in August 2014 when TSBA was approached by the school system to lead the

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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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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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