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Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Corrections and clarifications to staff-produced articles that have appeared in the Chronicle are published as soon as possible under the heading “Getting it right.” To report errors call 931-967-2272, ext. 113 or ext. 114. *** Correction The Herald Chronicle inadvertently posted the wrong photograph on its website Thursday in a story about David Jenkins going to trial for the murder of Corey Matthews. The photo was an image

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  • Scholarships available to TN Camps for the Blind

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Decherd’s Seventh-day Adventist Church is taking applications to sponsor four Franklin County residents for a summer camp experience at no cost to the camper. “This year’s schedule includes two unique options in middle Tennessee,” explains Jay Prall, church business administrator. “Both are restricted to people who have been diagnosed as legally blind.” The first camp this summer is a 150 mile tandem bicycle ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway that

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  • A dash for needed new attire

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Rebel Pride Marching Band has developed a solid track record in placing Franklin County on the map with appearances at major college holiday bowl football games. And now the musical team needs new clothes. The band is working with Herald Chronicle to raise funds for new uniforms. Rebel pride marching band members will be working with Herald Chronicle in the next few weeks selling subscriptions.

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  • ‘Cornfield murder’ suspect trial set

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

    One of four defendants charged in the 2013 Corey N. Matthews’ murder will go on trial May 4. David Jenkins, along with John Corey Lanier, Coty Keith Holmes and Todd E. Dalton, have remained in custody following the March 24, 2013, murder when Matthews’ badly beaten body was found face up in a Cowan cornfield. Jenkins is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. on May 4 in Franklin County Circuit

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  • Board accepts Lonas’ school director contract

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Dr. Amie W. Lonas has been officially hired as the Franklin County school system’s new director. The School Board unanimously approved contract terms Monday with Lonas, who has been serving as the dean of academics and acting vice president for academic affairs at Joint Special Operations University at MacDill Air Force Base at Tampa, Fla. Lonas will replace Dr. Rebecca Sharber who is retiring on June 30. The board agreed

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  • Victims identified in Winchester plane crash

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

    A plane crash on Williams Cove Road, near the Winchester Regional Airport, resulted in four occupants being airlifted on Saturday afternoon. According to a press release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, about 2:30 p.m., a single-engine Mooney 21 crashed into a field, resting partially on Williams Cove Road. Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Chris Guess said a Federal Aviation Administration investigation, but further details concerning this incident will be

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  • THP makes significant drug bust in Coffee County

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered about one and a half pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning in Coffee County. Ashton Jones, 27, of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to sell and deliver, simple possession of schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. She was taken

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  • Gun deaths surpass motor vehicle deaths in Tennessee

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:54 am

    A new analysis by the Violence Policy Center finds that gun deaths surpassed motor vehicle deaths in Tennessee and 16 other states, along with the District of Columbia. The VPC analysis refers to gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths in 2013, the most recent year for which comprehensive state-level data is available. Data is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The

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  • AEDC firefighters train for readiness

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Thirty-eight Arnold Engineering Development Complex firefighters participated in a three-day live fire training March 23-25 at the Complex. Live fire training is critical for AEDC firefighters to ensure readiness during an emergency either at the Complex or for mutual aid in the surrounding counties. “Structural firefighting is the heart of our mission to protect the lives, property and mission capability of AEDC,” said Chief of AEDC Fire and Emergency Services

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