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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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  • 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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  • Not ‘Corvette’ sized, Franklin Co. still has sinkholes

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

    John Woodall, Franklin County Highway Department superintendent, stands next to a large sinkhole at the edge of Gum Creek Road to showcase its size. The sinkhole occurred several years back, but smaller versions have occurred in the area in recent weeks with two roads requiring repair work.
—Staff Photo by Brian Justice

    EDITOR brian justice Most Franklin County residents probably don’t stay awake at night worrying about an encounter with a sinkhole, like the one that wreaked havoc on the Bowling Green, Ky., National Corvette Museum, but such earthen collapses on a smaller scale aren’t uncommon in the immediate area. John Woodall, Franklin County Highway Department superintendent, said two had occurred in the past two weeks on rural roads, requiring personnel to

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  • FC Chamber Ends Polly Crockett Festival

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:39 am

      EDITOR brian justice   After 32 years, the Polly Crockett and Tennessee History Festival is no more. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual historically themed crafts fair and family oriented event held in September, has crunched numbers from recent years, and the Board of Directors agreed the cost to put on the show was not amortized in its financial return. “That pretty much sums it

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  • Two injured in Hwy. 64 crash

    Posted on February 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Hwy 64-Oak Grove wreck Monday

    Just before noon Monday, a major accident involving two vehicles occurred on Hwy. 64 at the Oak Grove Road intersection. According to police, two people were airlifted from the scene. One individual was taken to Erlanger and the other to Vanderbilt Medical Center to be treated for injuries. Eastbound traffic on Hwy. 64 was at a standstill for several minutes while emergency personnel worked the accident. Personnel with the Tennessee Highway

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  • Multiple Meth Labs Discovered In One House

    Posted on February 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas A Franklin County Deputy found what is being called the “largest number of meth labs in one house” Thursday evening. According to Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, the find was made by Investigator George Dyer at a residence on L.P. Bradford Road in Estill Springs. According to the sheriff, Dyer was acting on information and entered the residence where he found 59 shake and bake labs

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