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Proposed law focuses on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, says AMAC

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

It’s a ‘bold move that merits broad-based support’ WASHINGTON, DC, May 22 – The “repeal and replace” movement in Congress got a shot in the arm from Congressman Dr. Tom Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, who has introduced the Empowering Patients First Act in the House as an alternative to Obamacare.   The Georgia Congressman’s proposed law is a “bold move that merits broad-based support,” according to Dan

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  • Utility bill assistance available

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

    The South Central Human Resource Agency is taking applications for the low income energy assistance program. This program helps low income households through direct energy payments to their energy provider. Households with a total annual income below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines may be assisted once during the program year which began Oct. 1, 2014. Applicants must bring their ID, proof of total household income for the past

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  • A Life Changing Decision

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:38 am


      By Daris Howard One of the soldiers turned to Private Howard. “What about you, Old Man? Want to join us to find some beautiful island girls when we get to Hawaii?” As they approached Hawaii, all the soldiers could talk about was the fun they would have when they got there. World War II was raging, and for months they had been enduring the hardships of boot camp. When

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  • Warmer weather brings motorcyclists

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:58 am


    Decherd police department joins governor’s highway safety office and national highway traffic safety administration to prevent motorcycle crashes. The Decherd Police Department is wanting reminding motorists and motorcyclists alike during motorcycle safety awareness month to share the road to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Decherd and Franklin County roads. Public Safety Director, Ross Peterson said the accountability of safety falls on all drivers. “It’s up to all

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  • Election qualifying deadline Thursday

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 7:55 am


    EDITOR brian justice   Attention procrastinating politicians: Thursday is the final day to qualify to run in the Aug. 6 municipal elections. Dianne Zimmerman. Franklin County Election Commission assistant administrator, said time runs out at noon to turn in candidate application forms at the commission’s office at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Suite 1, in Winchester. She explained how stringent the time deadline is for anyone who wants to be on

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  • Retirement is just a dream for many in the workplace, says AMAC

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Six workers out of ten believe they’ll never see a Social Security check WASHINGTON, DC, May 8 – America’s workers are too busy looking for jobs to think much about the prospects of retiring.  One of the longest, slowest and weakest post-recession recoveries has decimated the work force.  Record numbers of people have stopped looking for jobs out of despair, skewing government unemployment reports.  And, a recent Gallup poll reported

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  • Help others through ‘Papers for Partners’

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Those who purchase a copy of The Herald- Chronicle at Walmart will be helping someone receive health care through Partners for Healing, a non-profit, compassionate health care clinic. Part of the proceeds of each Herald Chronicle sold at Walmart in Winchester will be donated to Partners for Healing, which provides free primary medical care for the working uninsured in the area whose household income is less than 200 percent of

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