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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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  • Brown’s Pool Room changes ownership

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm


        EDITOR brian justice   Like clockwork for nearly 28 years, Cowan Mayor Joyce Brown has faithfully been at her 203 Sycamore St. family business — Brown’s Pool Room — but that’s about to change. Brown and her husband, William, who works for Tepro Inc. in the Franklin County Industrial Park, have sold the business to partners Liza Moore and Dan Rattigan who reside in Winchester. The sale closing

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  • Local woman promoted to director of contracting

    Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Local woman promoted

    AEDC recently selected Amy Foster, formerly of Franklin County, to oversee contracts totaling approximately $300 million annually as the Complex’s new director of contracting.   The promotion makes Foster the first female ever to serve as director of contracting at AEDC and the first Air Force female GS-15 at the base.   “I sincerely hope Amy is the first of what will be many women to serve at the senior

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  • AEDC’s economic impact $612 million

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s economic impact — which includes AEDC and its remote operating locations — was $612.4 million in Fiscal Year 2013. The remote operating locations include  the Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 at White Oak in Silver Spring, Md., and the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at Moffett Field, Calif. Each location impacted the local areas through payroll, secondary jobs, created through local spending, and other expenditures for supplies, utilities, fuel

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