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Charges filed against water superintendent

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   After four months of recovery from a vehicle accident in mid-August, James Wesley Parks, Decherd’s water works superintendent at the time, is charged with multiple driving offenses. Parks has been charged with three counts of vehicular assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, open container, financial responsibility and a driving under the influence charge. Parks’ automobile accident left him in critical condition, and he was airlifted

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  • Winchester Utilities receives Christmas early

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel Sewer systems and related maintenance equipment might not lead to visions of sugar plums dancing in Winchester Public Works employees’ heads, but a new truck to get the job done has neared that emotional high. In essence, Christmas has come early for Winchester Utilities with the purchase of a new sewer cleaning truck. A brand new $348,000 Vactor 2100 plus combination sewer cleaning truck has made

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  • Local Therapy Dogs International chapter makes a difference to students, seniors

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:00 am

    As University of the South students prepare for their last day of classes on Dec. 10, with their final exams set for Dec. 17, the anxiety of many undergraduates is palpable. However, many of the students are also aware of the availability of a profound calming agent in the form of teams of humans with their therapy dogs, members of Therapy Dogs International Chapter 234. “When studying for finals, spending

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  • Highway 130 wreck leaves three injured

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas   Three Tullahoma residents were injured in a single car crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 130 in Franklin County and traffic along the narrow two lane road was tied up for some time. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tina Fraley, 39, of Tullahoma was operating a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant with three young children in the car with her. According to the THP, around 5:30 p.m.

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  • Sheriff’s patrol car involved in crash

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF REPORTER philip j. lorenz III   A Franklin County Sheriff’s Department patrol car was damaged in a two-vehicle collision on Dinah Shore Boulevard Monday afternoon when a motorist was attempting to make a turn into a business. Minor injuries were reported but no one involved in the accident received medical attention and no citations were issued. The sheriff’s vehicle, a Jeep utility GCH, was driven by Elmer Binkley while

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  • Winchester police officer arrested for DUI retiring

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 7:47 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Winchester Sgt. Danny Mantooth, who was recently arrested for driving under the influence, has announced his retirement from the police force. City Administrator Beth Rhoton summed up the most recent turn of events. “Last week, Sgt. Danny Mantooth was taking some personal leave over the holidays to contemplate his retirement,” she said. “The events surrounding his arrest and his regret for causing his

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  • 16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 7:40 am

    SPECIAL TO H-C deidre Ortiz The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers. Recent and new customer SpaceX, a company that designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft, was able to meet their schedule needs as a result of successfully working this alternate configuration plan. ATA systems

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  • FC’s latest unemployment rate released

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Tennessee’s latest unemployment rate released for October was 7.1 percent, two tenths of one percentage point lower than the 7.3 September revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for October was 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in September. Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for October show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties. Out of Franklin County’s labor force of 19,570

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  • Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Vehicle accident on Highway 130 causes traffic back-up near North Lake School this afternoon. More details to come.

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