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SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

South Central Human Resource Agency will give out commodities on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Winchester. Those wanting commodities must meet the eligibility income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing. The Farmers Market Pavilion

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  • Franklin County real estate transfers from May 7-20

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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    The following real estate transactions in Franklin County were recorded from May 7 through May 20. Paula Denny to Cynthia Stoker, District 17, lot 3 Pine View Pennisula, $607,500. Richard Neal, Gerald Neal, Linda Sutliff, Michael Neal, Erin Neal, Jonathan Neal, Chenoa Brown, Melody Keasling, Gerald L. Neal, Katelyn Neal, Emily Sutliff, Richard Neal estate, Delores Neal estate to Gerald and Kattie Neal, District 7, lots 7-8 and 20-21, $60,000.

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  • THP to conduct ‘no refusal enforcement

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Col. Tracy Trott

    (Col Trott) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and utilize the “no refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and concludes at midnight on Monday, May 25. The 96-hour holiday period will include “no

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  • AAA: Memorial Day travel could be highest in decade

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm


    (Associated Press) AAA is predicting that 37.2 million U.S. residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The figure is a 4.7 increase over 2014 travel in the Memorial Day period, which is defined as the Thursday through Monday surrounding the holiday.   AAA said the anticipated travel for 2015 would be the highest number of Memorial Day travelers since 2005

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  • County commission committee proposes first step to resolve jail overcrowding challenge

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz II Even before the Franklin County Corrections Partnership Committee met on Monday, its members and Sheriff Tim Fuller were on the same page — trying to find a solution to a long-standing jail overcrowding problem. To more fully understand the challenges it is facing, the committee met at the jail and toured the facility before the meeting got underway. Although everyone agrees on the urgency

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  • John M. Templeton Jr. dies at 75

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    John M. Templeton Jr.

    John Marks Templeton Jr., M.D., son of the late Sir John M. Templeton of Winchester, and president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, passed away in his home in Bryn Mawr, Penn. on Saturday, May 16 at the age of 75. A private family service will be held in Winchester on a date yet to be determined. The cause of death, according to his daughter, Heather Templeton Dill, was

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  • Tribute to fallen officers

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:11 am


    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III For the past few years, Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller has been making what he calls “a bitter-sweet journey” to Washington, D.C., each May to attend National Police Week. “This is the fifth year that we have been to National Police Week in Washington,” he said. “(We) started in 2011, whenever Mr. Jerry Crabtree name went on the wall in Washington, D.C. Jerry was

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