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Tullahoma airport to host major fly-in

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:49 am

STAFF WRITER wayne thomas Building on the popularity and success of its inaugural events, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will host a fly-in at the Tullahoma Regional Airport and four other airports across the country. An airshow at Tullahoma is also set for Oct. 10. Tullahoma Airport manager Jon Glass explained the event’s magnitude. “This will be held the week before the annual Beechcraft Beach Party,” he stated. “This

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  • Falls Mill: History in the making

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Thirty years ago, John and Janie Lovett made a serious, life-altering commitment when they bought an 1873-era mill on Factory Creek in Franklin County. It was powered by a 108-year old, 32-foot diameter waterwheel, enabling them to start a wholesale business producing and selling ground flour, cornmeal and grits. Falls Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is more than

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  • Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.A massive year-end spending bill released last month didn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods. The bill also would put off rules to make school meals less salty, suspending lower sodium standards that

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  • Decherd Dairy Queen opening expected soon

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   The City of Decherd will be saying hello to a new business — a Dairy Queen restaurant by Feb. 9, 2015. Codes Inspector Dennis Doney said matters related to the project have developed as expected. “We are right on course,” he said this past week. “The weather set the project back a little bit of time, but now we are right on track.” Doney said

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  • Finance Committee agrees to raises for four employees

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The Franklin County Finance Committee has approved a pay hike for the finance director, a deputy assistant, the planning and zoning director and Chancery Court deputy clerk. Andrea Smith, the finance director for Franklin County, said the money for the pay adjustments had already been allocated in the county budget and would not result in a tax increase. “None of them (pay adjustments) are that much money,” she said. “We’re

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  • Russell Barnett hosts 13th Annual Disabled Veterans Appreciation Dinner

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Franklin County’s disabled military veterans, their spouses and friends shared memories and a hot, Thanksgiving-themed meal this past week at the Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Russell Barnett, Doyle Searcy and Sonny Gattis have been hosting this event on the third Tuesday in November for the past 13 years at the Russell Barnett Chrysler Dodge and Jeep dealership on Highway 41-A in Winchester. According

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  • Franklin County now has matching tag-license plate numbers

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Franklin County Clerk Phillip Custer (with vehicle registration in hand) displays how tags now appear on registration forms and will have the same number as the metal plates where they will be placed as Deputy Clerks (from left) Pam Ennies, Eileen Fly and Eva Lewis go about their daily work routine. Stoney Hale, (in back) a consultant with Business Information Systems, a technical support company under contract with the county, has guided the system’s setup.
—Staff Photo by Brian Justice

    Attention: Franklin County motorists and those who steal their decals — life has just become much better for the former and worse for the latter. The County Clerk’s Office has just installed special printers that deputy clerks will use to produce decals with the same numbers that are on the issued metal license plates. The decals will be printed on the same form as vehicle registrations. The system was put

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