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SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

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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  • Safety expert says follow the ABC’s of water safety this summer

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm


    Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer which means backyard barbeques and spending time with family and friends at the pool, beach or on a boat.  Drowning and near-drowning incidents often occur during long holiday weekends. Drowning is among the leading causes of death in Tennessee for children ages 1 to 18. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates nearly 390 children younger than 15 drown in swimming

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  • THP to conduct ‘no refusal enforcement

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Col. Tracy Trott

    (Col Trott) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and utilize the “no refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The holiday period begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and concludes at midnight on Monday, May 25. The 96-hour holiday period will include “no

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  • MLK scholarship recipients announced

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    MLK Scholarship recipient announced

      ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   The 2015 Martin Luther King Scholarship Banquet was held on Saturday, May 16 at North Middle School. The top scholarship of $2,000 was awarded to Marynn Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Charity Robinson of Winchester. She will attend Middle Tennessee State University where she will study Art Education and pursue her dream to become a teacher. MLK Scholarship Board Chairperson Willie C. Hill presented

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  • Kinder Garden to debut at UT in June

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:43 pm


      While there are many children’s gardens across the United States, none are within a reasonable commute for residents of Cumberland County in Middle Tennessee or its surrounding environs. Located within the University of Tennessee Gardens, Crossville, Plateau Discovery Gardens, the Kinder Garden has been constructed for children ages 3 to 7 years. Master Gardeners, friends and the general public will gather for a grand opening of the Kinder Garden

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  • UDC presents ‘Cross of Military Service’

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    UDC presents Cross of Military Service

    Delores Fulks, left, vice president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Kirby Smith 327 Chapter, presents a Cross of Military Service to Monteagle resident Donald Shannonhouse, right, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72. With them is Sheila Williams, Chapter veteran’s representative. —Photo provided               A veteran was recently recognized during a recent meeting of the United Daughters

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  • Democratic Women Present Scholarship

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Democratic women present award to HHS senior

    Franklin County Democratic Women presented a scholarship to Huntland High School senior Leslie Rodriguez, middle, at the Senior Awards Night on May 12 at the school.  At right is Jo Ann Barker, president FCDW, and at left is Pat Tabor, vice-president FCDW.  Rodriguez was selected for the scholarship based on an essay and application submitted to the FCDW.  —Photo provided

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