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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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  • American Pickers’ van peeks lots of curiosity here

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   A big white van parked on the Winchester Square Thursday surely drew more attention than was intended. Observant folks realized right away the van was affiliated with the popular television show, “American Pickers,” even though it only had “Antique Archaeology” and a rooster emblem on it. Those who watch cable television’s History Channel have probably heard of the reality show, American Pickers, featuring Mike Wolfe

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  • Fire destroys Decherd home Friday

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Decherd Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call Friday night reporting that a house was on fire in the Decherd Greenhaw community. The call was made by Serenity Payne who lives about a mile away and was driving her son, Harley, to a friend’s home. Payne said, “At first before we got right up on it, I thought it looked like a huge bonfire, then I

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  • Cowan gearing up for Christmas Parade on Dec. 6

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR, linda stacy The 50th Annual Cowan Christmas Parade, themed, “Celebrate Christmas,” will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. Becky Sherman, Cowan city recorder and parade committee member, summed up what the event is all about. “We kept the theme very simple this year in order to provide for broad interpretation. Christmas is celebrated in so many different ways, and we wanted to

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  • Cadets preparing for book delivery

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The National Defense Cadet Corps class at Franklin County High School is reaching closer to its goal of 1,500 books before Nov. 25. A program called Ride for Reading, based out of Nashville, caught the attention of cadets at FCHS last year as part of the required two community projects. Ride for Reading is a non-profit organization based out of Nashville and students became interested in

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  • State Constitutional amendments pass in Franklin County with wide margins

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Franklin County residents made their voices heard during the mid-term election Tuesday night by voting strongly in favor of four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution. However, the outcome of whether the amendments had passed statewide remained to be decided. Amendment 1, considered by many constituents as the most controversial, would insert constitutional language empowering the Legislature to enact, amend or repeal statutes

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  • Winchester to hold ‘Day of the Dead’ fundraiser Saturday

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Winchester’s International Dogwood Festival fundraiser, Day of the Dead, is already pulling money in by leaps and bounds to help with the spring attraction in May. Winchester is holding Day of the Dead Saturday — in conjunction with Halloween activities — with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 p.m., and the band Groove Holler starting at 8 p.m. The fundraiser

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  • Decherd decorates for the season

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

    The city of Decherd has been putting out fall decorations around establishments such as Duck River Electric, Co-Op, Walgreens, Freds and City Hall to season the streets with the taste of fall with hay bales and pumpkins. Mayor Robin Smith, Rob Bennett, Mike St. John and City Administrator Mike Foster finish last touches outside Duck River Electricity on Wednesday. —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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  • Public Safety Day in Decherd Saturday

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Decherd Goes Pink

    To commemorate October as being National Cancer Awareness Month, Decherd employees are going pink in honor of the disease’s survivors and are highlighting the alertness effort through the city’s Public Safety Awareness Day. The City of Decherd is holding the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park at East Main and College streets. The event — led by the city’s fire, police and

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