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Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

Lucky Ray Adams, 21 of 81 Sharon Dr., Estill Springs, intake date May 21, violation of probation, held $3,500 bond, court date June 4. Mindy Lynn Hargrove, 31 of 380 Penile Hill Dr., Decherd, intake date May 21, driving on suspended / revoked license second offense, possession drug paraphernalia, financial responsibility, released $4,300 bond, court date June 18. Jennifer Marie Pendergrast, 29 of 346 Elk River Dr., Estill Springs, intake

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  • Retiring After Seven Years

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

    North Lake Elementary School sat solemnly Wednesday while cadets from Franklin County High School retired its flag that flew for seven years. During the ceremony, the students witnessed the cadets cut, fold and burn the valor and stripes separately. Brooke Lewis, (from left) Triston Brown, Chief Master Sgt. Everett Smith, Jordan Ashley and Austin Stewart salute the burning valor.   —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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  • Dudley honored with prestigious building official award

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:11 am

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    STAFF WRITER philip j. Lorenz II   When recognition for a job well done comes to someone who least expects it, that can be a humbling experience. Mark Dudley, Franklin County’s planning director, building commissioner and floodplain administrator who is a Tennessee Building Officials Association member, was recently named as the state organization’s 2015 Code Official of the Year. Association representatives Dallas Rucker and Eddie Plunkett recently presented the award

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  • Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

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    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am


    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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  • County pushing recycling to reduce solid waste

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Most of a community’s complex challenges require more than one solution to resolve them. Reducing waste in Franklin County is one such hurdle to overcome, according to Franklin County Solid Waste Management Director William Anderson and the other Interlocal Solid Waste Authority partners. “Several alternatives need to be implemented in the future — recycling efforts increased, partnerships with other agencies, businesses, industries and increased

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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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