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County commission committee proposes first step to resolve jail overcrowding challenge

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz II Even before the Franklin County Corrections Partnership Committee met on Monday, its members and Sheriff Tim Fuller were on the same page — trying to find a solution to a long-standing jail overcrowding problem. To more fully understand the challenges it is facing, the committee met at the jail and toured the facility before the meeting got underway. Although everyone agrees on the urgency

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  • MLK scholarship recipients announced

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    MLK Scholarship recipient announced

      ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   The 2015 Martin Luther King Scholarship Banquet was held on Saturday, May 16 at North Middle School. The top scholarship of $2,000 was awarded to Marynn Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Charity Robinson of Winchester. She will attend Middle Tennessee State University where she will study Art Education and pursue her dream to become a teacher. MLK Scholarship Board Chairperson Willie C. Hill presented

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  • 3 Local teachers receive national awards

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    3 local teachers receive national awards

                              Clark Memorial preschool teacher Michele Counts, top row center, received the Hatch Technology Award for recognition as the number one teacher for excellence in education through technology. Teachers from ten early childhood programs in six states were recognized for excellence in prrparing preschoolers for kindergarten through educational technology. Her classroom assistants, standing next to her are LaTrenda

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  • 3-year-old almost struck on Highway 127

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:20 am

      An Estill Springs woman has been charged with child endangerment, after a 3-year-old was found walking across Highway 127. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to call on May 16 when witnesses escorted a 3-year-old girl to the Gas-N-Go on Highway 127 when she was walking across the road unattended and was almost struck by vehicles. According to Sheriff’s Department reports, upon arrival, deputies had the child take them

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  • Sewanee resident jailed; linked to knife incident

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Jackie Ladd mug

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   A Sewanee resident has allegedly tested his limit by coming toward a Franklin County deputy with butcher knife and had to be subdued by force after being missed by a Taser shot. Jackie William Ladd, 44, was apprehended and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence. He is being held with no bond. On May 9, Franklin

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  • Tribute to fallen officers

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:11 am


    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III For the past few years, Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller has been making what he calls “a bitter-sweet journey” to Washington, D.C., each May to attend National Police Week. “This is the fifth year that we have been to National Police Week in Washington,” he said. “(We) started in 2011, whenever Mr. Jerry Crabtree name went on the wall in Washington, D.C. Jerry was

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  • Lee Greenwood looking forward to memorial concert

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Wall, motorcycles

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Before the Memorial Day weekend takes off with cookouts, boating and cool plunges in Tims Ford Lake, Franklin County’s small-town USA citizens will pause to respect, honor and give thanks to those men and women in military uniform who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. Country music star Lee Greenwood is very much looking forward to helping Franklin County celebrate the holiday during the

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  • Arrest Reports

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Stephanie Nicole Becerra, 31 of 319 Tuck Road, McMinnville, bench warrant, violation of probation, released $2,100 bond, court date May 11. Eric Brown Jr., 21 of 34 Sunshine Circle, reckless driving, driving under the influence second offense, held no bond, court date June 15. Warren Stewart Campbell, 45 of 33 Watermill Road, Flintville, violation of probation, held $25,000 bond, court date May 14. Todd Eugene Coombs, 45 of 20 Strawberry

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  • Requiem for soldiers… Traveling Vietnam Wall, Lee Greenwood highlight Memorial Day event

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 5:00 am


    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Veterans will be honored during the “Red, White and You” event, set for this weekend at the Winchester City Park. Jayson Davis of Moore-Cortner Funeral Home said the upcoming event is set to honor area veterans and raise money for area Veterans organizations. “Veterans deserve appreciation, and we will offer an abundance of it Memorial Day weekend at Winchester City Park,” he said. “We hope

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