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County eyes incinerator to offset landfill costs

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

County eyes incinerator to offset landfill costs It’s no exaggeration to say Franklin County Solid Waste Management Director William Anderson has been in hot pursuit to find more efficient ways to dispose of non-recyclable waste. He said the most important component in his five-year plan for the future of the Franklin County Solid Waste Disposal Center is based on an urgent problem that cannot be ignored. “We have to find

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  • Board to confirm Lonas as school director

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

    After a decision to go with Dr. Amie W. Lonas as the Franklin County school system’s new director, the Board of Education will consider her contract when it meets Monday. The board will gather at the Central Office, 215 S. College St., at 6:30 p.m. that evening for its regular monthly meeting. In a split vote this past Monday, the board selected Lonas — dean of academics and acting vice

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  • Decherd church helps build new sanctuary in Central America

    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Members of the Cerro Campana Seventh-day Adventist Church in Panama are now worshipping in a newly constructed sanctuary, thanks to an international partnership that included the Decherd Seventh-day Adventist Church and Winchester residents, Gilberto and Jocelyn Mercado. “In early 2013, the Decherd Church began to raise funds to provide a so-called One-day Church structure for an international congregation [in Panama],” Jay Prall, church business administrator, said. “The $4,500 goal would

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Thanks to DREMC Linemen

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:42 am

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation linemen are all smiles after setting a new pole at a farm in Decherd. They are, from left, David Ladner, Charlie Jacks and Bryan Burton. Each district office held an internal Lineman Appreciation Day breakfast or lunch recently in observance of Lineman Appreciation Day. DREMC requests that its members please take a moment to thank a lineman and use the #ThankaLinemanTN internet site to show

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  • ‘Sanctified’ offers business diversity on Square

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   Winchester’s Square has been a stellar business attraction, and offers more than the average consumer might realize. In addition to boutiques, restaurants and furniture outlets, it has “Sanctified.” Sanctified is a Christian store located on the Historic Winchester Square at 106 1st Ave. S.E. The shop specializes in gift ideas, testimonial pieces, Bibles, personalized paintings and much more. Owner Andrew Smith said being on the

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  • Reggie’s Fish & Chicken

    Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

    When Reggie McDonald located his restaurant on the historic Winchester Square six years ago, little did he realize what a great business opportunity was about to unfold. McDonald, owner of Reggie’s Fish & Chicken, opened his restaurant in August 2008 at 11 S. College St. He said this past week that he couldn’t imagine having his restaurant anywhere else but the Square. “The revitalization that Winchester has done is amazing

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It’s always Sunni in Philadelphia

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

President Obama’s foreign policy is much like his domestic one: naïve and narcissistic. The results of his bravado are seldom good. Obama has botched foreign relations. We are no better off anywhere in the world since he took office. The premise of his Middle East policy is that he is adored by the media and Democrats; therefore, the Muslim world will do whatever he suggests. Now we have problems with

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  • George Fraley: A leader who has given so much back to Franklin County

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

    To those who know George Fraley, his track record speaks for itself. And fittingly so, today will mark a significant milestone in paying tribute to a local political leader who has given so much back to his home county. A resolution, recently passed by the Tennessee House of Representatives of the 109th General Assembly, pays tribute to the former state representative who is a long-time Winchester resident with a long

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  • 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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