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Rodney Hill sworn in as road commissioner

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 11:55 am

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, a son is temporarily taking over the role his father held at the helm of the Franklin County Highway Department for more than three decades. Chancellor Jeffery F. Stewart officially swore in Rodney Hill as road commissioner of District No. 4 on March 21. Hill fills the seat of his father, the late Clyde Hill Jr. who served in the position 34 years.

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

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

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    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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  • 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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  • Community Arts Show Now Open in Cowan

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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    The Franklin County Arts Guild is having its second Community Arts Show, “Pathways,” open now through April 26 at the Artisan Depot, located at 201 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan. The show features a diverse group of works by many artists. Here, artists Nancy Wallace, left, and Margie Gallagher, showcase some of the works from area artists that are now on display at the Depot, which is operated by the

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  • FC Chamber Ends Polly Crockett Festival

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:39 am

      EDITOR brian justice   After 32 years, the Polly Crockett and Tennessee History Festival is no more. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual historically themed crafts fair and family oriented event held in September, has crunched numbers from recent years, and the Board of Directors agreed the cost to put on the show was not amortized in its financial return. “That pretty much sums it

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  • Brown’s Pool Room changes ownership

    Posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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        EDITOR brian justice   Like clockwork for nearly 28 years, Cowan Mayor Joyce Brown has faithfully been at her 203 Sycamore St. family business — Brown’s Pool Room — but that’s about to change. Brown and her husband, William, who works for Tepro Inc. in the Franklin County Industrial Park, have sold the business to partners Liza Moore and Dan Rattigan who reside in Winchester. The sale closing

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  • Winchester City Hall is 100 years old

    Posted on February 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Winchester City Hall front of building

    The building that houses Winchester City Hall is 100 years old this year. The cornerstone, located at the right front corner of the building, is inscribed “William G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, Oscar Wenderoth, Supervising Architect, 1914.” This very beautiful Colonial Revival style building projects a feeling of strength and quiet dignity. Through the years, rooms at the back of the building were used by the W.P.A. Library, the

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