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Extension to Deliver TAEP Applications June 5

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Those planning to apply for any of the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement cost share programs, the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU Extension will hand deliver applications received by 9:00 am on Friday, June 5. The application deadline is Sunday, June 7. Beginning June 1, producers have the option of applying on-line, mailing their application postmarked by June 7, or dropping it off at the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU

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  • SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

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    South Central Human Resource Agency will give out commodities on Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Winchester. Those wanting commodities must meet the eligibility income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing. The Farmers Market Pavilion

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  • Franklin County real estate transfers from May 7-20

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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    The following real estate transactions in Franklin County were recorded from May 7 through May 20. Paula Denny to Cynthia Stoker, District 17, lot 3 Pine View Pennisula, $607,500. Richard Neal, Gerald Neal, Linda Sutliff, Michael Neal, Erin Neal, Jonathan Neal, Chenoa Brown, Melody Keasling, Gerald L. Neal, Katelyn Neal, Emily Sutliff, Richard Neal estate, Delores Neal estate to Gerald and Kattie Neal, District 7, lots 7-8 and 20-21, $60,000.

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Casey Peel, right, spars with Marvin Jones at Bunny’s Gym in Winchester, preparing for his title fight tomorrow night in Nashville.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Local fighter aims for first amateur title

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Mixed martial arts cage fighting has grown into one of today’s most popular sports, and on Saturday night an amateur fighter with local ties will step into the ring with hopes of winning his first championship title. This Saturday night Casey Peel will represent Bunny’s Gym as he travels to Marathon Music Works, an events center in Nashville, to fight Caleb Miller, training out of Guardian

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  • FCHS track team concludes season with three at state meet

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Timothy Farris stands on the podium moments after receiving his medal for placing sixth in the long jump event at the AAA State Track and Field Meet on Friday.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    Farris saves his best for last SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County senior Timothy Farris set a personal record in his final high school long jump, earning a spot on the podium for the event at this year’s Class AAA State Track and Field Meet. Farris was one of three Rebels to reach the state meet but was the only one to make the cut for the podium. After competing

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  • Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After qualifying seven different track and field athletes from Franklin County in a combined 11 events at the AAA Section 2 Sub-Sectional, two Rebels and a Rebelette placed high enough at the Section 2 Sectionals to move onto the State Meet held later this week. The three athletes who qualified for state — sophomore Tinia Palmer, junior Joshua Eid and senior Timothy Farris — will compete

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Attend Democratic Women's Convention

Attend Democratic Women’s Convention

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Pictured are the Democratic Women from our area who attended the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women’s Convention held in Memphis May 22-23. From left are, Betty Fraley, Committeewoman on the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee; Jo Ann Barker, Chair of our Franklin County Democratic Women; Pat Tabor, Vice-Chair; and Nancy Silvertooth,  Franklin County Democratic Party Chair. –Photo provided

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  • Cruise In fun Sunday, June 7

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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    Cruise In event Sunday, June 7 starting at 2 p.m. at Willows of Winchester, 32 Memorial Dr. Winchester. Enjoy beautiful cars, music, 50/50 drawing, bake sale, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. All proceeds benefit residents at Willows. Any donations will be appreciated. Info., 308-6677 or 962-0112, 405-5271, 273-7896.

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  • Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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    Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon Franklin County Republican Women, Federated attend the “Women of Distinction” luncheon with U.S. Congresswomen Marsha Blackburn on Monday, May 4 in Nashville. From left are, Jan Doran, secretary, Julia Pace, public relations and area 2 vice president, Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, president and Sheila Wojciechowski, fundraising chairperson.   —Photo provided

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Pet Stories


pets of the week

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:23 am

The Franklin County Humane Society’s Animal Harbor offers two delightful pets, Miki and Charming, for adoption. Miki is a beautiful blue Tuxedo who likes to play coy with new friends. Once he gets to know you, he’d rather cuddle than play with his toys. This young kitty would love to have a nice, quiet forever home. He’s negative for FeLV and FIV, house-trained, up to date on shots and neutered.

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  • Heath donates $3,000 to Animal Harbor

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Heath donates to Animal Harbor

    Cecelia Brodioi, Animal Harborboard member, (from left) holds Pirelli, while Heath Automotive Tire Pros owner Steve Heath presents a check for $3,000 to Gail Castle, executive director of Animal Harbor. Participating in the exchange is Max Heath, Steve’s son, with the family dog, Tucker, who was received from Animal Harbor. Tucker is accompanied by fellow canine sibling Emmy on leashes. Steve Heath, his wife, Peggy, and Max are the business’

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  • Dog wash and plant sale Saturday, May 8 for FFA

    Posted on May 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm

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    Dog wash and plant sale Saturday for FFA  A dog wash fundraiser and plant sale for Future Farmers of America  will be held at the Winchester Tractor Supply Company on Dinah Shore Blvd. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FFA students and supports will be at the Winchester Tractor Supply to wash your dog and sell plants. Prices for having a dog washed are, small dog $10, medium dog

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Citizen's Journalism

Arrest Reports

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

Stephanie Nicole Becerra, 31 of 319 Tuck Road, McMinnville, bench warrant, violation of probation, released $2,100 bond, court date May 11. Eric Brown Jr., 21 of 34 Sunshine Circle, reckless driving, driving under the influence second offense, held no bond, court date June 15. Warren Stewart Campbell, 45 of 33 Watermill Road, Flintville, violation of probation, held $25,000 bond, court date May 14. Todd Eugene Coombs, 45 of 20 Strawberry

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  • Ladies Society hears about America’s youth

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    SPECIAL TO H-C violet nauseef The Southern Tennessee Ladies Society heralded the new year at their Jan. 7 meeting with a very serious and worthy topic — America’s youth; specifically at risk 18-25 year-olds. Speaking on their behalf was John Dwyer, President and CEO of Jobs for Tennessee Graduates (JTG), part of the larger Jobs for American Graduates (JAG). Dwyer left a long and successful career in TV sports casting

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  • Suggesting speedway change seasons

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

      TO THE EDITOR: I was pleased to read in your Oct. 28 edition that the Winchester Speedway had closed for the season. Too bad the season hasn’t just begun. That way, we could enjoy Saturday evenings with our friends on the patio without being driven indoors by the deafening roar of racers. Switching seasons would make living in the city more desirable and preserve a local entertainment venue. CARL

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F.C. Library kicks off summer reading program Wednesday, June 3

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Robin Mays   ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   There’s volumes of excitement building up at the Franklin County Library in anticipation of visitors who plan to add another dimension to library fun this summer in the form of science fun, magic, puppets, music and more. Robin Mays, youth services director at Franklin County Library, is excited to get everyone signed up and promises great fun for all. “We have many

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  • SAS Seniors graduate

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Top Honors – St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School students receiving top awards are (from left) Shanda Lack of Woodbury, the Betty Guyear Condra Perseverance Award; Fields Ford of Sewanee, the Day Student Award; Allison Bruce of Monteagle, the Lulu Hampton Service Award and the Head of School’s Award; Ethan Evans of Sewanee, the SMA Memorial Merit Award; James Beasley of Atlanta, the Boarding Student Award, and Eric Baynard of East Point, Ga.,

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  • Local students recognized at SAS honors day

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School recognized several students at its honors day ceremony held on May 16 at the school’s outdoor altar. The Rev. John Thomas, head of school, announced the distinguished and special school awards. Ninety-five students received recognition, including area day students: Ethan Evans of Sewanee, the SMA Memorial Merit Award; Allison Bruce of Monteagle, the Lulu Hampton Owen Service Award; Fields Ford of Sewanee, the Day Student Award; Allison

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STLS luncheon finale held

STLS luncheon finale held

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

                              The Southern Tennessee Ladies Society’s finale luncheon for the season included a fashion show and the election and installation of new officers for the 2015-16 season. Pictured from left are outgoing officers, Jennie Cowan, Connie Murray, Cleijo Walker and President, Edith Nunley who turns the gavel over to new President, Cindy Raybern, as Cindy Bryan, parliamentarian looks on.  Incoming

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  • ‘Everyday Heroes’ event is June 13 at Riva Lake Baptist

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Everyday Heroes Event

                              The community is urged to attend a fun day of honoring everyday heroes on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riva Lake Baptist Church, located on the corner of Bible Crossing Road and Highway 130 in Winchester. Judy Grealis, a promoter of the event, extended this invitation.  “Please come and meet the

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  • Free veggies in exchange for a little elbow grease

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Free veggies in exchange for elbow grease

                    The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center’s Garden Committee needs volunteers to help with their big garden located adjacent to the Senior Center behind Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Pictured at left are members, June Patton, Ralph Ayers and Barbara Spickerman working to move gravel. In the middle using a tiller is volunteer Mickey Smith and at right is a volunteer with

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