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New homeowners Jennifer and Andre Reynolds accept the keys to their new Habitat House sponsored by Nissan. Pictured, from left, are Rick Youngblood, Nissan director/plant manager; Jennifer Reynolds, Andre Reynolds and their children Byron, Skylar and Amber.

House allows Franklin County family to live out dream

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

A young Franklin County family accepted the keys to their brand new Habitat for Humanity home Sunday afternoon. Andre and Jennifer Reynolds were all smiles as they accepted a symbolic key to the home they had always dreamed of owning. The home was made possible by the Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity, Nissan, and the hard work and dedication of many volunteers. Jim Miller, director of the Highland Rim Habitat

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  • FC School Board settles on 7-cent tax hike request

    Posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:18 am

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    In an attempt to reach a compromise that might stand a better chance at being accepted by the County Commission, the Franklin County Board of Education unanimously approved a budget request Monday that includes a 7-cent property tax increase. The board has been trying to develop a budget that will have at least $2.4 million as a reserve fund balance at the end of June to carry over into the

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  • Famous for the wrong reason

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Selena Humphries washes a window at Winchester Inn where she lives and works as a maid to earn a free room. The 28-year-old former meth addict’s face was badly scarred in a meth lab explosion when she was just 15 years old. Laser specialists in Nashville are providing their services free of charge to help improve her appearance. She hopes by sharing her story, she can pass on the message that meth is the “Devil’s medicine” to spare another person from the fate she has encountered. 
 —Staff Photo by Brian Justice

    Selena Humphreys’ name and face have popped up in the state and national news for about a decade. Most recently her story appeared on the front page of the Tennessean, and just a few weeks ago, a follow-up story to that one. Her photo has been in Newsweek, Time Life, USA Today and it also appeared on Channel 4 News and on Oprah. Selena acknowledges she’s fairly famous, but says

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  • Art show ‘Fantasy’ opens Friday with reception

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Community Art show Fantasty opens Friday

    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of the Community Arts Show “Fantasy” with a meet the artist reception Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in downtown Cowan. The reception will feature music by the Bazzania Girls Band, a local folk group. The show will include a wide variety of imagined work from many local artists, including fanciful animals, all things fairy (including a fairy treehouse)

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  • Playhouse presents 60th anniversary production: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am


    The award winning Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at the South Jackson Civic Center auditorium in Tullahoma during the first weekend in April. Performances will be on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. This popular musical will be a fitting tribute to 60 years of service

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  • County officials, residents participate in 24-hour Cold Water Challenge

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 am


    Among thousands to participate in the effort to help Grundy County girl STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz   The effort to raise donations to help little Madi Rogers receive a service dog has went viral and has even caused quite a stir in Franklin County. Madi is toddler from Grundy County who suffers from seizures related to juvenile diabetes. As a way to see to it that Madi gets the service

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  • Trails and Trilliums Festival – April 11-12-13

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Trails and Trilliums - pix II

      The 11th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival is set to be the biggest and best festival yet coming up on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12-13, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. The festival, which continues to grow in size and reputation, is the main fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. General admission is $10 and an additional $10 provides entry to all

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