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Franklin County Republican Women’s Club-Federated Officers

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

Republican Women’s Club-Federated Officers The Franklin County Republican Women’s Club-Federated officers are, from left, Sheila M. Williams, president; Joanne (Jody) McGee, vice president; Shirley Wert, second vice president; Janet Doran, recording secretary; Anna Marie Brickse, corresponding secretary. Tere Anderson, not pictured, is the treasurer. —Photo provided

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  • Franklin County Democratic Party Officers Elected

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:34 am

    FCDP Officers Elected The Franklin County Democratic Party met March 21 to choose officers for the next two years, discuss issues, and determine a meeting time.  The new officers pictured from left are, chair, Nancy Silvertooth, vice-chair, Robin Smith; treasurer, Dianne Hand; and secretary, Helen Stapleton. FCDP meets the second Monday each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd in Winchester. They are focusing on

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  • Free ‘Listen’ concert Friday in Sewanee

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Free ‘Listen’ concert Friday in Sewanee A big treat awaits Friday night in Sewanee for music lovers. The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra (SSO) presents “Listen,” a concert dedicated to modern American composers Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium at the University of the South in Sewanee. Listen will feature chamber and orchestral music by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and Terry Riley. Additionally, the SSO will record one of the most controversial works

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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

School director final interview dates scheduled

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

EDITOR brian justice The Franklin County school director candidate tour and final interview dates have been set, and local finalist Stanley Bean is first in the order. The Board of Education will hold public interviews for the three final candidates on: • Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. with Bean. • Tuesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. with Dr. Michael Murphy. • Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. with Dr.

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  • School Board selects 3 director finalists

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The answer is: Dr. Amie W. Lonas, Stanley Bean and Dr. Michael Murphy. After interviewing eight Franklin County School System director candidates extensively with a series of detailed, hard questions, the search moved a major step forward Tuesday with the School Board reducing the field to those three finalists. The board also has set April 6, 7 and 9 to interview the candidates each during full-day school facility tours and

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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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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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