Lifestyles

Rodney Hill sworn in as road commissioner

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, a son is temporarily taking over the role his father held at the helm of the Franklin County Highway Department for more than three decades. Chancellor Jeffery F. Stewart officially swore in Rodney Hill as road commissioner of District No. 4 on March 21. Hill fills the seat of his father, the late Clyde Hill Jr. who served in the position 34 years.

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  • Playhouse presents 60th anniversary production: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    The award winning Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at the South Jackson Civic Center auditorium in Tullahoma during the first weekend in April. Performances will be on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. This popular musical will be a fitting tribute to 60 years of service

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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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Trails and Trilliums Festival – April 11-12-13

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  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

FC School Board to whittle away at $1.2 million gap

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:00 am

Employee insurance cuts, scaling back bus purchases and changing the high school class schedule are main avenues the Franklin County Board of Education is begrudgingly considering to offset a $1.2 million budget shortfall. The board worked through an initial draft Monday and the prognosis for the coming months is simple — more money is needed or something is going to have to give way. Cindy Latham, Franklin County deputy director

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  • Will Tennessee follow Indiana’s Common Core exodus?

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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    Indiana is the first state to formally withdraw from the Common Core education standards, and pending questions at the local level have at least one Franklin County Board of Education member questioning whether it might be better if Tennessee did the same thing. Chris Guess said Common Core appears as though it will be taking control over the educational curriculum out of local school boards’ hands and placing much more

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  • Haslam’s budget announcement spells no teacher pay hike

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

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    EDITOR brian justice   Gov. Bill Haslam says he won’t be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections, and that statement means the Franklin County Board of Education might be going back to the budget drawing board. Haslam said in an Associated Press story that poor revenue collections are forcing him to make

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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

FC Prevention Coalition seeks financial assistance

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am

After losing much-needed grant money, Franklin County Prevention Coalition Director Tabatha Curtis asked the Finance Committee this past week to make up the difference to keep the organization fully functional. Curtis requested $76,000, the amount lost when the grant program ended. This is the first time the coalition has asked for funding assistance from the county. The program has been fully funded by grants and other monies since its inception.

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  • A & E Services pursuing Estill ambulance contract

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    A& E Emergency Services, LLC, based in Decherd, has approached the Estill Springs Board of Mayor and Aldermen about potentially becoming the city’s ambulance provider. However, government leaders have not made a decision to move away from financially struggling Rural/Metro Corp. Arizona-based Rural/Metro filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2013, and eight employees left the company to find other jobs. Rural/Metro began its operations in Franklin County in 1996 and

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  • Local church invites all to get healthy, join running program

    Posted on January 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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    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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