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Lowndes participates in medical symposium

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

A Franklin County native was among the presenters at the 31st International Seating Symposium, held Feb. 26–28 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. Dr. Emily Lowndes, formerly from Winchester, has presented in other research projects and was also one of the presenters at the 2014 ISS Conference held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The ISS is the lead educational and scientific conference which features the field of

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  • Pressure builds as deadline for jail expansion plan nears

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Overcrowding an ongoing problem   STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Inmate overcrowding in the Franklin County Jail isn’t unique to this county or middle Tennessee, but it is an issue demanding attention locally before it puts more stress on inmates, law enforcement and opens the door to expensive litigation. Sheriff Tim Fuller and Franklin County Commissioner Eddie Clark invited the county commissioners to attend a special County Corrections

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  • High bond set in Shelbyville shooting case

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    A Winchester man accused of murdering his estranged wife in Shelbyville last weekend had his bond set at $750,000 in Bedford County General Sessions Court. James Timothy Hall, 58, of Winchester was also ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. Hall is accused of first degree murder, burglary and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of Kristal L. Hall at a residence on Highway 64 East in Shelbyville last Saturday morning.

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  • Decherd calabooses remind residents of a troubled past

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    The days of the calaboose — a small-scale drunk tank — have passed. They appeared, not too many decades ago, to be simple enclosures where the town drunks were incarcerated for a brief period until the joy spirits wore off, and the victims could once again enjoy normal mobility and rejoin their fellow citizens for a new day of activities. Most consisted of a one-room affair bedecked with iron bars

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  • Chamber Biz Expo booths still available

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo exhibitor space is limited, but room remains for vendors who want to partake in the 23rd annual event. More than 90 vendors will be participating in this year’s showing. The Business Expo will be occupied to capacity with vendors inside and outside at North Middle School in Decherd. Every participating vendor is donating a door prize to the event. “Your completed ticket

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  • Property tax collections pour in Friday and Saturday

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy The line was long and faces were serious on Friday at the Franklin County Courthouse as folks waited patiently for their turn to do their duty and pay their property taxes by the deadline of Feb. 28. The closing of the courthouse on Thursday due to snow likely made those lines even longer than usual Friday and Saturday. Despite the convenience of now being able to

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  • Clerk & Master’s Office damaged by broken HVAC line

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

    EDITOR brian justice Good news for property taxpayers — bad news for those who are delinquent. A roof located heating and air conditioning unit’s copper line burst sometime between last Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, causing water damage to three Franklin County Clerk & Master’s rooms, plus a hallway. The incident threated the 360 Wilton Circle, Winchester, office’s central computer system which houses delinquent tax records and court docket information.

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  • Courthouse roof project to affect Square traffic flow

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel For many years the Franklin County Courthouse has had an outdated roof, starting Monday the various leaking issues will begin to come to an end. TBM Inc., based out of Chattanooga, will begin the four to eight week project that will be blocking off parking adjacent to the courthouse and, on occasion, closing a traffic lane. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart said traffic would be blocked

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  • Franklin County HOME Program

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Franklin County has received HOME grant funds in the amount of $250,000 dollars from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency to those who qualify.   These funds are for rehabilitating owner-occupied homes within Franklin County (including any incorporated cities). The funds will be used to bring homes to code. Eligible applicants must be low-income, show proof of ownership (warranty deed, 99 year lease, life estate), have lived in the home for

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