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In this file photo Eric Taylor, right, goes airborne on his way to taking down a defender while playing for the British Columbia Lions of the CFL.

Home Sweet Home

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 1:39 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     “This is my home.” Former Franklin County Rebel, and current professional football player Eric Taylor said of Franklin County. A University of Memphis product, Taylor was drafted into the NFL in 2004 as a seventh round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through football Taylor’s travels have taken him to Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Seattle, Tennessee, Edmonton, Toronto, and most recently British Columbia. Despite so much

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  • Rebels flood the goal for district victory

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

    STAFF WRITER evan harris   It was a flood in more ways than one on Tuesday night as despite pounding rainfall, the Franklin County Rebels defeated District 8-AAA rival Shelbyville 4-1. Shelbyville’s Golden Eagles had no answer for junior Rebel Jose Garcia, nicknamed Pepe, who more than doubled his season goal total of two completing a hat trick with three goals on the night. As the game was approaching the

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  • Kid’s MMA on verge of reality spotlight

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Bunny photo

    A recent Winchester children’s martial arts event could be hitting television sets nationally as a reality show series. Bunny Hawkersmith, owner of Bunny’s Mixed Martial Arts in Winchester, held a children’s MMA event that brought competitors from as far away as Las Vegas, Nev., and it turned out to be quite entertaining. Those who watch the show will probably be imagining a 180-degree twist from the reality show Toddlers and

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  • Outpacing the norm

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     Tri-Lakes CrossFit, located in Decherd, is anything but your average gym. Certified CrossFit trainers Chad Garrett and Kelly Lewis are breaking what is considered “the norm” of working out and getting people in shape. Starting with the desire to get fit, Garrett and Lewis began CrossFit training with just a few friends and family members a couple of years ago. After becoming certified, and

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  • Lifting for a cause, former rebel earns first gold medal

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   USA Weightlifting coach Clint Spencer held a sanctioned lifting competition in Tullahoma this past Saturday in an attempt to raise money for Tennessee teenager Cole Christopher who is diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous, and needs a life-saving stem cell transplant. The event was held at Tullahoma’s CrossFit affiliate, and welcomed in several professional and Olympic lifters, along with a few local athletes as well. Of those

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  • Rebels excel in weekend action

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Entered into the game as a pinch runner, Austin Perry gets dirty sliding back headfirst, trying to avoid getting picked off by the Blackman Blaze pitcher. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris     Franklin County Rebel baseball coach Michael Carter says he likes for his team to be just a notch above even keel. Well after this past weekend the team is probably on cloud nine. After traveling to Soddy Daisy on Friday night, and taking down a talented a talented Trojans team 10-3. The Rebels were back at it the next day at home, hosting District

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  • City council extends hand to Huntland School

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Huntland Mayor Patrick Matthews gives Huntland High School teacher Chris Hobbs a check for $500 on behalf of himself and the Huntland Board members. The check will help to create an exercise facility for Huntland students after school.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Huntland teacher and girls’ soccer coach Chris Hobbs is in the process of qualifying for a grant that would help create an after-school workout facility for use by all students at Huntland School. “I wanted to do something to give back to the kids so that they can be active,” Hobbs said. For the particular grant, Hobbs recently enlisted the help of Huntland Mayor Patrick

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  • Scholarship presented in honor of coach, former athletes

    Posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Scholarship Presented

    Franklin County High School’s Quarterback Club received a special monetary donation at its meeting Monday night. The funds were presented on behalf of the FCHS Class of 1961 and will be used toward a scholarship for one of the seniors on the Franklin County Rebel football team. Joanne Davis, member of the Class of ‘61, made the presentation, explaining a little bit about how the money for this scholarship was

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  • Athletes hit the track

    Posted on March 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    With a talented veteran group of boys, the Franklin County boys’ track team is poised for a successful season. Pictured here from left to right, seniors D.J. Samuels, Kuamii Gandy, and A.J. Blackwell battle against one another in the 100-meter, during a recent practice. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Since the start of the New Year, any given person would have better odds at a roulette table, rather than accurately predicting the day-to-day weather. Despite the sometimes icy and chilly weather, Franklin County High School’s track team has taken to the track to prepare for the upcoming season which is just one month away. Athletes may just now be practicing on the track, but

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