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FC School Board being sued over on-campus injury

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

Aformer Huntland High School student is seeking $600,000 in total damages from the Franklin County Board of Education and a fellow student for an eye injury that occurred when a basketball was thrown, striking him in the head. The plaintiffs are Lake R. Henderson, the injured student, and his “next friends” Brett Henderson and Callie Henderson. The lawsuit was filed in Franklin County Circuit Court on April 2. The Hendersons

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  • Legislature concludes with less restrictive methamphetamine law

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:32 am


    State lawmakers adjourned a session last week in which they approved measures to fight the state’s methamphetamine problem, allow wine to be sold in grocery stores and provide high school graduates free tuition at community colleges. The 108th General Assembly wrapped up business Thursday afternoon with the passage of the hotly debated meth bill after Senators conceded to the House of Representatives’ version for twice the level Gov. Bill Haslam

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  • Meth Bill heads for showdown in Senate

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Gov. Bill Haslam’s anti-methamphetamine legislation has been approved by the Senate, but the finite details about how much pseudoephedrine will be allowed at over-the-counter purchases remains at odds with the House, and lawmakers must iron out the differences. If that happens, the legislation will be forwarded to the governor’s desk for final approval. The Senate voted 23-8 on Tuesday for a 4.8-gram month maximum and an annual cap of 14.4

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FC’s Edwards receives promotion at Nissan

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Nissan North America officials announced Tuesday that Franklin County native Gary Edwards has been promoted to vice president of the Decherd Powertrain Operations and Smyrna Battery Plant. Edwards began his Nissan career at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983. Throughout the years, he worked in various engineering departments as he pursued his BS degree in engineering technology. When Nissan began construction on its Decherd plant, Edwards came from Smyrna

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  • Huntland donates land for new grocery store

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Although there are a few convenience stores in the area, whenever a Huntland family’s grocery list gets long or when needing specialty items, they will typically make the trek to one of the larger stores in Winchester. Huntland residents once had the Piggly Wiggly on Main Street that they frequented for most grocery items and necessities, but the family-owned store officially closed its doors a two years ago. However, sometime

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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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