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Franklin County Sheriff’s Department held a Sept. 11 memorial service to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives 13 years ago. Participating in the tribute are, from left, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Terry Ashe, Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart and Decherd Mayor Robin Smith. At the podium introducing Ashe is Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell.

9-11 requiem reaches 13th year

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the nation that left several thousand dead, and Franklin County did its part to pay tribute to the fallen heroes by holding a special ceremony. The Sheriff’s Department had a memorial service at 6 p.m. on that evening at the Franklin County Courthouse to pay tribute to the victims and emergency personnel who lost their lives to the

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  • Hopkins, Williams honored at TSBA District meeting

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Christine Hopkins

    Two Franklin County School Board members received accolades from the state level last week for their accomplishments in trying to be more knowledgeable about the legal and governing side to education. Christine Hopkins and Lance Williams received TSBA Boardmanship Awards for 2014 Thursday at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg at the Tennessee School Boards Association’s South Central Fall District meeting. Local boards of education learned about the changing landscape

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  • Winchester to kick off fall season with festival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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    With the beginning of autumn crispness in the air, the City of Winchester is gearing up to give area residents an entertainment avenue to welcome the change of seasons. For the past four years, the city has held it’s annual Taste of Autumn Fall Festival, which has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the downtown Winchester Square. The Winchester Downtown Program Corp., which

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Nissan employees and state and political officials partake in a special Infiniti plant christening on June 27, starting the subsidiary’s namesake production at an expanded Decherd plant. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, third from foreground in front row, listens intently to one of several tribute speeches made that day. Two month’s later, the company has continued the Nissan plant’s sales objectives with a record-breaking August.

Boosted Nissan sales spark Decherd plant outlook

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

Nissan’s newest products — the Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, Rogue, Versa and all-electric LEAF vehicles — are resonating in the marketplace and driving record sales, up 12.4 percent in 2014, which has led to an optimistic outlook about how well the corporation’s new Infiniti addition at Decherd will be doing. Justin P. Saia, Nissan corporate communications manager, summed up last week the direction he sees the company is heading. “We’ve increased

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  • Safety concerns prompt ERPUD to relocate Winchester facility

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Future home of ERPUD offices in Winchester

    The Elk River Public Utility District will soon have a new Winchester office. The board of commissioners gave the go-ahead to ERPUD management in March to proceed with the purchase of a $250,000 United Bank-owned vacant lot on the corner of Dinah Shore Blvd. and Chamber Way for the construction of a new office nearer downtown Winchester. The move represents an eight-block location shift south from 1416 Dinah Shore Blvd.

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  • FC Business Development Center sees improvement, growth

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Installation of new HVAC unit

    The Franklin County Business Development Center recently received more than $100,000 in major improvements at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to grant funding. Two grants, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise and the Appalachian Regional Commission, provided necessary funds to address needed improvements at the Business Development Center. Funds were used to replace 10 out dated heating ventilation and air conditioning units with energy efficient models, plus

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