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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department held a Sept. 11 memorial service to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives 13 years ago. Participating in the tribute are, from left, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Terry Ashe, Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart and Decherd Mayor Robin Smith. At the podium introducing Ashe is Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell.

9-11 requiem reaches 13th year

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the nation that left several thousand dead, and Franklin County did its part to pay tribute to the fallen heroes by holding a special ceremony. The Sheriff’s Department had a memorial service at 6 p.m. on that evening at the Franklin County Courthouse to pay tribute to the victims and emergency personnel who lost their lives to the

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  • Hopkins, Williams honored at TSBA District meeting

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Christine Hopkins

    Two Franklin County School Board members received accolades from the state level last week for their accomplishments in trying to be more knowledgeable about the legal and governing side to education. Christine Hopkins and Lance Williams received TSBA Boardmanship Awards for 2014 Thursday at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg at the Tennessee School Boards Association’s South Central Fall District meeting. Local boards of education learned about the changing landscape

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  • Winchester to kick off fall season with festival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm


    With the beginning of autumn crispness in the air, the City of Winchester is gearing up to give area residents an entertainment avenue to welcome the change of seasons. For the past four years, the city has held it’s annual Taste of Autumn Fall Festival, which has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the downtown Winchester Square. The Winchester Downtown Program Corp., which

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  • Annual MCCSN Walk-A-Thon is tonight

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    2013 Walk-a-thon

    Annual MCCSN Walk-A-Thon is tonight To raise awareness to combat a dreadful disease, the annual Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s Walk-A-Thon is tonight starting at 6 p.m. and continuing to midnight at the old Franklin County High School football field located on Dinah Shore Blvd. next to the F.C. Annex Building. Joining in the Walk-a-Thon is a great way to get the entire family involved in giving back to their community

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  • Motivational speaker comes back to FC

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Victor Woods

    Victor Woods’ life had taken a turn for the criminal worse, but now rehabilitated, he tells others how not to go down the wrongful path he had taken. For that reason Franklin County Director of Schools Rebecca Sharber and Sheriff Tim Fuller welcomed motivational speaker and nine time felon back to speak with students at Franklin County High School and to the inmates at the jail. Woods, by the age

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  • Rope swing leads to teen drowning

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 9:02 am


    A 14-year-old Franklin County High School sophomore drowned Sunday evening in a swimming accident at Tims Ford Lake. He was identified as Jessie Barnes. A group of teenagers was swimming before 5 p.m. at Kitchen Hollow in the Harmony community, just off State Route 50, west of Winchester, when the accident occurred. Jessie was swinging on the rope and was not able to come up after he had jumped into

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  • Boosted Nissan sales spark Decherd plant outlook

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Nissan employees and state and political officials partake in a special Infiniti plant christening on June 27, starting the subsidiary’s namesake production at an expanded Decherd plant. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, third from foreground in front row, listens intently to one of several tribute speeches made that day. Two month’s later, the company has continued the Nissan plant’s sales objectives with a record-breaking August.

    Nissan’s newest products — the Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, Rogue, Versa and all-electric LEAF vehicles — are resonating in the marketplace and driving record sales, up 12.4 percent in 2014, which has led to an optimistic outlook about how well the corporation’s new Infiniti addition at Decherd will be doing. Justin P. Saia, Nissan corporate communications manager, summed up last week the direction he sees the company is heading. “We’ve increased

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  • Project LifeLine uses month to promote recovery methods

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:25 am

    LifeLine Signing

    The Franklin County Prevention Coalition staff invites all area residents to take time during the remainder of September to participate in National Recovery Month to combat alcohol and drug abuse. The slogan for National Recovery Month is “Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover,” with a mission to help more people achieve long-term recovery and learn how positive benefits from it are beneficial to the nation. Allen Burnette, Project Lifeline

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  • Winchester Main Street Community

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:02 am


    Winchester’s Main Street community and committee members are taking pointers from their parent organization at the national level on how to revitalize the square and bring more tourism and vendors to the area. Committee members held a special meeting recently, featuring information provided by the National Main Street Organization. Most Franklin County residents are aware that in the past few years, Winchester’s nine block downtown area has received a facelift

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