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Haslam’s budget announcement spells no teacher pay hike

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

EDITOR brian justice   Gov. Bill Haslam says he won’t be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections, and that statement means the Franklin County Board of Education might be going back to the budget drawing board. Haslam said in an Associated Press story that poor revenue collections are forcing him to make

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  • County Commission to consider $3 million bond issue to beef up paving

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

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      The Franklin County Road and Bridge Committee passed a resolution Thursday for a $3 million bond issue for the highway department to do some much-needed roadwork. The committee’s recommendation will be considered later by the full County Commission and included in upcoming discussions about the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. If approved, the funds would be split among four districts according to the percentage of road miles in each district.

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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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Sports

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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  • 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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Playhouse presents 60th anniversary production: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

The award winning Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at the South Jackson Civic Center auditorium in Tullahoma during the first weekend in April. Performances will be on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. This popular musical will be a fitting tribute to 60 years of service

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  • County officials, residents participate in 24-hour Cold Water Challenge

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

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    Among thousands to participate in the effort to help Grundy County girl STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz   The effort to raise donations to help little Madi Rogers receive a service dog has went viral and has even caused quite a stir in Franklin County. Madi is toddler from Grundy County who suffers from seizures related to juvenile diabetes. As a way to see to it that Madi gets the service

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  • Trails and Trilliums Festival – April 11-12-13

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

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      The 11th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival is set to be the biggest and best festival yet coming up on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12-13, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. The festival, which continues to grow in size and reputation, is the main fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. General admission is $10 and an additional $10 provides entry to all

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County officials, residents participate in 24-hour Cold Water Challenge

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

Among thousands to participate in the effort to help Grundy County girl STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz   The effort to raise donations to help little Madi Rogers receive a service dog has went viral and has even caused quite a stir in Franklin County. Madi is toddler from Grundy County who suffers from seizures related to juvenile diabetes. As a way to see to it that Madi gets the service

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  • 22nd Annual Business Expo is Thursday

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Franklin County and surrounding area residents have a great opportunity to explore and shop at the sold out venue with over 90 exhibitors at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business Expo this coming Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Area residents are being encouraged to visit some of Franklin County’s finest businesses. The Expo is the perfect venue to purchase and discover

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  • Business Expo fast approaching

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Business Expo

        The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business Expo is scheduled for Thursday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St., Cowan. A $5 admission fee provides attendees with an opportunity to shop and network with more than 90 exhibitors and local professionals of Franklin County’s business community as well as an opportunity to win more than 100 door prizes

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Education

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Haslam’s budget announcement spells no teacher pay hike

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

EDITOR brian justice   Gov. Bill Haslam says he won’t be able to give state employees and teachers a pay increase next year mainly because of reductions due to an ongoing decline in revenue collections, and that statement means the Franklin County Board of Education might be going back to the budget drawing board. Haslam said in an Associated Press story that poor revenue collections are forcing him to make

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  • FCHS students learn about alternative energy

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:07 am

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      The National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) cadets at Franklin County High School recently expanded their energy education knowledge. Because the  cadets wanted to know more about the future of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and its application as an alternative energy source for transportation so they recently visited with Elk River Public Utility representatives. Don Keele and Mr. Lavoid Baltimore of  ERPUD gave a presentation on the environmental and economic

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  • Career Day exposes students to opportunities

    Posted on February 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Alan Bunch, with Russell Barnett, speaks to students in a session on auto mechanics.

    STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is known as a local business and industry support system, but it’s not unusual for the organization to use its connections to provide educational opportunities for students. With the help of a large group of local business representatives, the Franklin County Chamber organized a Career Day at North Middle School. Middle school students from North, South and Huntland participated in

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County officials, residents participate in 24-hour Cold Water Challenge

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

Among thousands to participate in the effort to help Grundy County girl STAFF WRITER deidre ortiz   The effort to raise donations to help little Madi Rogers receive a service dog has went viral and has even caused quite a stir in Franklin County. Madi is toddler from Grundy County who suffers from seizures related to juvenile diabetes. As a way to see to it that Madi gets the service

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