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Mayor candidates Burt Brown, Bill Green and Richard Stewart take a moment to relax at a recent meeting held to determine what it would take to get Boswell Road, near Tims Ford State Park, resurfaced.

Boswell Road’s poor condition draws candidates to home gathering

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

A road leading to the edge of Tims Ford Lake has also led to a pronounced movement by area residents to get county government to widen and improve it. Fred and Kathy Galanga held a special meeting Thursday evening at their home to discuss the issues with county government candidates to get Boswell Road — near the north Franklin County line toward Tims Ford State Park — resurfaced. Mr. Galanga

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  • Franklin County Schools in running for grant

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:06 pm


    The Monsanto Fund has announced the finalists for this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants, and Franklin County Schools has made the short list. If approved, the school system could get a $25,000 grant to be used toward educational computer related upgrades. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, the school system’s director, said the grant being pursued is called “Flipped Learning, Instruction, and Practice in Math,” F.L.I.P. Math for short. “It addresses

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  • Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm


    Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship Much to area parents’ liking, a half-century old school bus route serving Belvidere’s Marshall Road area is going to get at least two years older. The Board of Education had considered abandoning the route — as the system has done with another on Monteagle that had been picking up students residing in Marion County — to have the designated bus serve students

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Early voting starts Friday

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:20 am

The Aug. 7 Franklin County general election might be nearly a month away, but the early voting period gets underway Friday for those who want to get their civic responsibility out of the way beforehand. The ballot also includes candidates vying in primary elections for state and federal positions. The early voting period extends from Friday to Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Election Commission

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  • Infiniti Decherd Power-train Plant celebrates opening: 400 new jobs

    Posted on June 27, 2014 at 5:11 am


    Thursday marked a new area industrial milestone with the Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant officially opening and starting engine production, greatly increasing employment opportunities. The plant — referred to as “Decherd No. 2,” adjacent to “Decherd No. 1” at 520 Nissan Powertrain Dr., which produces Nissan engines — showcases a $319 million investment and an estimated 400 new jobs once engine production reaches full capacity at 250,000 units annually. Kyle Bazemore,

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  • FC Industrial Board honored

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:34 am

    FC Industrial Development Board Honored

    The Franklin County Industrial Development Board was recently presented with the “Rebuild Tennessee” award, honoring it for the evolution of the Franklin County Business Development Center. Franklin County officials were recognized for their proactive steps in creating and retaining small businesses in Franklin County. The Franklin County Business Development Center provides a secure environment for small businesses during the first years of start-up that nurture the growth of companies by

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