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Applications now available for Salvation Army Summer Camp

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

The Franklin County Salvation Army is once again looking for children interested in attending summer camp. Camp Paradise Valley Summer Camp will be held June 29-July 3 for children age 7-12 years old. Transportation will be provided by the local Salvation Army Unit and there is no cost to the camper who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Applications are available and can be picked up

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  • SAS commencement weekend May 15-17

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    SAS commencement weekend May 15-17

    On Sunday, May 17, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will graduate the Class of 2015 at the school’s outdoor altar.   The year-end festivities begin with the baccalaureate service at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15. The Baccalaureate speaker will be Nontombi Naomi Tutu, race and gender justice activist. Following the service, seniors and their guests will proceed to the Senior Banquet in the Robinson Dining Hall.   The evening ends with

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  • ‘Flowers’ community arts show opens; Reception tonight, May 1

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Flowers Community Art Show - 'Rose Garden'

    The “Flowers” Community Arts Show is open now through June 13 at the Artisan Depot located at201 Cumberland St. East in Cowan. An artists’ reception will be held tonight starting at 5 p.m.  All interested community members a very cordially invited. The various interpretations of the flowers theme includes garden themes related to mothers and grandmothers in a variety of media ranging from hand woven work to watercolor, all by

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  • SAS students qualify for National Merit program

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School juniors Joshua Alvarez and Sophia Swallow have met the requirements to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alvarez and Swallow qualified for this distinction based on their scores on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), having scored among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million program entrants. Alvarez is the son of April and Stephen Alvarez of Sewanee. He is an honors

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  • School Board to rezone former FCHS land

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice   The Board of Education will consider rezoning the former Franklin County High School property on Monday for a two-fold purpose — to accommodate a Farmer’s Market pavilion and a possible vocational-technical facility. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the school system’s administration building at 215 S. College St. in Winchester. The board has approved to allow the Dinah Shore Boulevard property to be used

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  • DesJarlais easily outdistances Democratic challenger in FC

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    EDITOR brian justice   Incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais easily outdistanced Democratic challenger Lenda Sherrell in Franklin County’s general election Tuesday and held on in the other counties he represents to retain his Fourth Congressional District seat. DesJarlais recorded 5,841 votes (60.68 percent) while Sherrell received 3,420 votes (35.53 percent) in Franklin County. In early statewide returns, DesJarlais had won 59 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Tennessee Gov. Bill

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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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