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A year, a month and a day to remember A Franklin County World War II veteran looks back on a difficult journey

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   As of September 2014, of the 16,112,566 members of the United States Armed Forces who served this country during World War II, only 1,017,208 of those veterans are still alive, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study. With each passing day, that number seems to inevitably decline. One of those surviving veterans is Winchester native Leon Hawkersmith, who came into the world

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  • Free recycle bins available: roadside litter problem continues

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   There’s no excuse for tossing plastic, paper, metal or aluminum cans in with the rest of your trash when free recycling bins are readily available to everyone in Franklin County. Thanks to a $25K recycling grant received from the state, along with a match from the county, there are plenty of yellow, blue and green, recycling bins still available at the Solid Waste Management Center

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  • STRHS Winchester welcomes first baby of 2015

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy The old saying, “the early bird gets the worm,” comes to mind as Franklin County’s newest citizen arrived bright and early on New Year’s Day. Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester is proud to announce the arrival of the first baby of 2015 at The Childbirth Center in Winchester. Born at 9:17 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, little Abel Mercer will forever hold the title

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  • Teaming up for a worthy cause

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Pictured from left, Bunny Hawkersmith and Jeff McCool with several toys to be donated to the North Middle School toy drive.

      In support of a North Middle School toy drive, Bunny Hawkersmith, owner of Bunny’s Gym, and Jeff McCool, from Moccasin Creek, have teamed up to challenge any or as many businesses in the county as they can to get more toys donated toward the effort. Their move follows another challenge at the school where North Middle School Principal Stanley Bean and teacher Chris Hawkersmith, Bunny’s son, have agreed to

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  • Teaming up to support North Middle School toy drive

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Pictured from left, Bunny Hawkersmith and Jeff McCool with several toys to be donated to the North Middle School toy drive.

    In support of the North Middle School toy drive, Bunny Hawkersmith of Bunny’s gym, and Jeff McCool of Moccasin Creek have teamed up to challenge any, or as many businesses in the County that they can get more toys donated than any opposition. So confident in the feat, both Hawkersmith and McCool have agreed to fress up as Santa and his elf and visit several businesses in Fraklin County, passing

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  • December activities to spread holiday cheer

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Christmas is 20 days away and already an abundance of holiday fun is springing up all around. This weekend starts off with lots of fun, including a couple of parades, and Christmas at Tims Ford State Park. Other holiday fun follows in the coming weeks, including musical productions, opportunities to meet with Santa, Christmas cookie sales and entire town celebrations. In addition, many churches have special services listed in

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  • Franklin County Fairest of the Fair Pageant Winners

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    F.C. Fairest of the Fair Queen is Kylee B. Norris Kylee B. Norris, age 16 of Winchester, was named Franklin County’s Fairest of the Fair Queen. She is the daughter of Ronnie and April Norris. In addition to her crown, sash and award, Norris received $300 for wardrobe expenses and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair Pageant in January 2015 where she will compete against 53

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