Lifestyles

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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  • Huntland High School 50-year reunion held

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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    Members of the Huntland High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Aug. 30 at the Huntland Community Center. The 19 classmates in attendance enjoyed a catered meal on tables decorated with their school colors of royal blue tablecloths overlaid with white lace. Each table was accented with a UFO lamp. Diane Womack Elk of Peotone, Ill., traveled the farthest distance to attend the reunion. Other classmates

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  • Cowan moves forward with new Fall Festival

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:53 am

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    Starting a completely new book in its event history, Cowan will be holding its first-ever Fall Heritage Festival. The event is set for the Sept.19-21 weekend in the heart of the community’s downtown area. This festival was organized this year as an alternative to the Polly Crockett Festival, which is no longer being held. Event organizers say the festival promises to provide some of the best top-notch entertainment at any

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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

The Franklin County Board of Education has elected its officers for the current academic year with Kevin Caroland (from left) being renamed chairman, Cleijo Walker as the new vice-chairman, and newly elected board member Adam Tucker selected as legislative liaison. They are shown here on Sept. 15 after conducting the board’s first meeting with its new members.

State agency being hired in FC school director search

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

The Franklin County Board of Education is hiring the Tennessee School Boards Association to narrow the field in its search for a new school system director. The board unanimously approved this past week to go with a $5,000 search package instead of a costlier one at $8,500 that would have TSBA conducting additional public meetings. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, who has been the Franklin County system’s leader the past six years,

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  • School Board to continue director search process

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Franklin County School Board members give their oath of office recently at a swearing-in ceremony for all newly elected officials. From left are newcomers Gary Hanger and Adam Tucker and veteran members Lance Williams and Christine Hopkins who officially give their pledge to serve the school system to Chancellor Jeffrey F. Stewart. The matter at hand for the school board meeting on Monday will be for members to select officers then begin conducting the school system’s business.

    The Franklin County School Board will decide Monday who its officers will be then go immediately into determining the approach it will take to replace Dr. Rebecca Sharber who is retiring at the end of the current academic year. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the system’s administration building, 215 S. College St., Winchester. Since the Aug. 7 elections, the board has two new members — Adam Tucker

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  • Fired school employee sues sheriff over statements

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

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    A Franklin County teacher has been released from her position, following a Department of Children’s Services child abuse investigation that stemmed from a previous probe about a potential link to methamphetamine production. However, the teacher, Susan Meeks, was never charged nor arrested in connection with the incident and has subsequently filed a $1.5 million defamation of character lawsuit against Sheriff Tim Fuller in response to statements he had allegedly made

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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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