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Installation of new HVAC unit

FC Business Development Center sees improvement, growth

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

The Franklin County Business Development Center recently received more than $100,000 in major improvements at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to grant funding. Two grants, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise and the Appalachian Regional Commission, provided necessary funds to address needed improvements at the Business Development Center. Funds were used to replace 10 out dated heating ventilation and air conditioning units with energy efficient models, plus

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  • Rural/ Metro: Staffing changes not related to bankruptcy

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:40 am

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    Staffing changes at Franklin County’s Rural/Metro Ambulance are not related to the Arizona-based corporation’s financial struggles but merely stem from a supply and demand issue where personnel are being placed where they will be most effective, according to the company’s directors. Recent Facebook social media postings indicated that Rura/Metro was reducing its staff and several employees were gone, including Nita Jernigan, Rural/Metro market general manager. However, John Karolzak, chief relations

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  • Boswell Road’s poor condition draws candidates to home gathering

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    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.

    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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Installation of new HVAC unit

FC Business Development Center sees improvement, growth

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

The Franklin County Business Development Center recently received more than $100,000 in major improvements at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to grant funding. Two grants, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise and the Appalachian Regional Commission, provided necessary funds to address needed improvements at the Business Development Center. Funds were used to replace 10 out dated heating ventilation and air conditioning units with energy efficient models, plus

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  • Franklin County receives nearly $500,000 in grants – Winchester downtown phase five on tap

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    Christmas might be five months away, but it came early to Winchester, Decherd, Franklin County and Tims Ford State Park Monday when Gov. Bill Haslam announced that they are getting nearly a combined $500,000 in Tennessee grant money. The funds are being appropriated through the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and the money will go toward revitalizing Winchester’s downtown area, lighting Decherd’s

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  • Early voting starts Friday

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:20 am

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    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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