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Decherd decorates for the season

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The city of Decherd has been putting out fall decorations around establishments such as Duck River Electric, Co-Op, Walgreens, Freds and City Hall to season the streets with the taste of fall with hay bales and pumpkins. Mayor Robin Smith, Rob Bennett, Mike St. John and City Administrator Mike Foster finish last touches outside Duck River Electricity on Wednesday. —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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  • Public Safety Day in Decherd Saturday

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Decherd Goes Pink

    To commemorate October as being National Cancer Awareness Month, Decherd employees are going pink in honor of the disease’s survivors and are highlighting the alertness effort through the city’s Public Safety Awareness Day. The City of Decherd is holding the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park at East Main and College streets. The event — led by the city’s fire, police and

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  • First Winchester Wriggle tonight in Square area

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:04 am

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    The City of Winchester and its Downtown Program Corp. have joined force together to sponsor a special evening to enjoy art, live music and dining. The corp. is hosting the first ever Winchester Wriggle tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown Square. The primary event will be a silent auction at San Miquel’s Coffee Company Ballroom. It will feature artists from Winchester’s New Life Center, with the

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Franklin County Clerk Phillip Custer (with vehicle registration in hand) displays how tags now appear on registration forms and will have the same number as the metal plates where they will be placed as Deputy Clerks (from left) Pam Ennies, Eileen Fly and Eva Lewis go about their daily work routine. Stoney Hale, (in back) a consultant with Business Information Systems, a technical support company under contract with the county, has guided the system’s setup.
—Staff Photo by Brian Justice

Franklin County now has matching tag-license plate numbers

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

Attention: Franklin County motorists and those who steal their decals — life has just become much better for the former and worse for the latter. The County Clerk’s Office has just installed special printers that deputy clerks will use to produce decals with the same numbers that are on the issued metal license plates. The decals will be printed on the same form as vehicle registrations. The system was put

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  • Boosted Nissan sales spark Decherd plant outlook

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

    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.

    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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  • Duck River Electric, Mount Pleasant eye merger

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

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    In an uncertain economic world, Duck River Electric Membership Corp. and Mount Pleasant Power are considering merging to curb costs. Duck River, headquartered in Shelbyville with service also in Franklin County, and Mount Pleasant, named after the city where its located, have agreed to begin a feasibility study to determine whether the merger would be in each utility’s best interest. In a joint announcement, representatives of each utility said this

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