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Early voting starts Friday

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:20 am

The Aug. 7 Franklin County general election might be nearly a month away, but the early voting period gets underway Friday for those who want to get their civic responsibility out of the way beforehand. The ballot also includes candidates vying in primary elections for state and federal positions. The early voting period extends from Friday to Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Election Commission

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  • Infiniti Decherd Power-train Plant celebrates opening: 400 new jobs

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:11 am


    Thursday marked a new area industrial milestone with the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant officially opening and starting engine production, greatly increasing employment opportunities. The plant — referred to as “Decherd No. 2,” adjacent to “Decherd No. 1” at 520 Nissan Powertrain Dr., which produces Nissan engines — showcases a $319 million investment and an estimated 400 new jobs once engine production reaches full capacity at 250,000 units annually. Kyle Bazemore,

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  • FC Industrial Board honored

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

    FC Industrial Development Board Honored

    The Franklin County Industrial Development Board was recently presented with the “Rebuild Tennessee” award, honoring it for the evolution of the Franklin County Business Development Center. Franklin County officials were recognized for their proactive steps in creating and retaining small businesses in Franklin County. The Franklin County Business Development Center provides a secure environment for small businesses during the first years of start-up that nurture the growth of companies by

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  • FC’s Edwards receives promotion at Nissan

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm


    Nissan North America officials announced Tuesday that Franklin County native Gary Edwards has been promoted to vice president of the Decherd Powertrain Operations and Smyrna Battery Plant. Edwards began his Nissan career at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983. Throughout the years, he worked in various engineering departments as he pursued his BS degree in engineering technology. When Nissan began construction on its Decherd plant, Edwards came from Smyrna

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  • Huntland donates land for new grocery store

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Although there are a few convenience stores in the area, whenever a Huntland family’s grocery list gets long or when needing specialty items, they will typically make the trek to one of the larger stores in Winchester. Huntland residents once had the Piggly Wiggly on Main Street that they frequented for most grocery items and necessities, but the family-owned store officially closed its doors a two years ago. However, sometime

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  • 22nd Annual Business Expo is Thursday

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Franklin County and surrounding area residents have a great opportunity to explore and shop at the sold out venue with over 90 exhibitors at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business Expo this coming Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Area residents are being encouraged to visit some of Franklin County’s finest businesses. The Expo is the perfect venue to purchase and discover

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  • Business Expo fast approaching

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Business Expo

        The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business Expo is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St., Cowan. A $5 admission fee provides attendees with an opportunity to shop and network with more than 90 exhibitors and local professionals of Franklin County’s business community as well as an opportunity to win more than 100 door prizes

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