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Huntland to send sewer surveys

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Huntland Board of Mayor and Alderman has agreed to send residents surveys to receive feedback on applying for a loan to upgrade the town’s sewer system. In February 2014, the board decided to take a step back with the sewer implant venture and wait until this year to gather income surveys of all residents before applying for money. City engineer Jimmy Highers informed the board

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  • Winchester Council approves grant request

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Winchester is taking a step forward with the Tims Ford Marina project with the City Council approving a grant application to develop a three-phase road from Highway 50 to the facility’s boat ramp and parking lot. The city is applying for an $806,000 Federal Land Access Grant of which the city will pay $161,200 with the federal governing chipping the remaining $644,800 in an 80-20

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  • Estill Springs man saves two from SUV fire

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A driver and passenger on an isolated Keith Springs Mountain road stretch were saved from their burning vehicle last Saturday by a passing Good Samaritan motorist on his way to restore a vintage car at a friend’s residence. Driver Brad Steele, from Belvidere, and passenger Jamie Solomon, from Winchester, were injured on Highway 16 when the vehicle Steele was operating apparently lost control due to icy

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Business News

Dairy Queen project progressing despite weather

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   The City of Decherd is moving along with its construction of a Dairy Queen, although inclement weather has set back the opening date. Codes Inspector Dennis Doney said that, despite the interruptions, from Mother Nature, everything is coming along as expected. “We are still on course, even with the nasty weather,” he said. “The contractors have been hard at it as much as they can.”

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  • Tullahoma airport to host major fly-in

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:49 am

    STAFF WRITER wayne thomas Building on the popularity and success of its inaugural events, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association will host a fly-in at the Tullahoma Regional Airport and four other airports across the country. An airshow at Tullahoma is also set for Oct. 10. Tullahoma Airport manager Jon Glass explained the event’s magnitude. “This will be held the week before the annual Beechcraft Beach Party,” he stated. “This

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  • Falls Mill: History in the making

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Thirty years ago, John and Janie Lovett made a serious, life-altering commitment when they bought an 1873-era mill on Factory Creek in Franklin County. It was powered by a 108-year old, 32-foot diameter waterwheel, enabling them to start a wholesale business producing and selling ground flour, cornmeal and grits. Falls Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is more than

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Technology

Editorial

Playtime is over for Obamacare’s foes

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread. While the health reforms were safely humming along, there was little political price for demanding their demise. Thanks to the Supreme Court, now there is. Years of carpet-bombing assaults on Obamacare have left many Americans thinking that they don’t like the Affordable Care Act. But

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  • A genuine heavyweight

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    There is a shorthand people around politics use when measuring potential presidents: Is this candidate really a “heavyweight” — meaning an individual of seriousness, intelligence and gravity — or is he, heaven forfend, a “lightweight” so un-reflective and superficial that he could tap-dance on a souffle? By every measurable standard, Mario Cuomo, the former three-time governor of New York who died on New Year’s Day at 82, was a genuine

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  • Use caution during holiday decorating

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency room visits each year in the United States during November and December, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The dangers that lurk behind holiday cheer are often

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