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Franklin County ninth grade honors students, from left, Adrian Edsall, Dylan McCorkle and Taylor Warmbrod check out their new personal computer notebooks only moments after they received them Friday as part of the school system’s One to One Chromebook Initiative to have all high school students on electronic textbooks with printed versions becoming a thing of the past.

FC 9th graders move forward with eTextbooks

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:03 am

With a new school year comes increased optimism to gain knowledge, and ninth-grade students at Franklin County and Huntland high schools are serving as catalysts to implement electronic textbooks to improve the learning curve. The Franklin County freshmen received their personal computer notebooks this past week while Huntland students will be getting theirs in the next two weeks. The distribution time lapse is due to a different class schedule structure at

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Paving is nearly complete on Floyd Lane near Decherd. The road has been resurfaced and new shoulders put down, crews will return to add striping before moving on. Floyd Lane is just one of 37 roads being considered for repair with a $3 million dollar bond issue re-cently approved by the Franklin County Commission.

Paving beefed up with $3M bond issue

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:30 am

The Franklin County Highway Department announced the list of roads under consideration for repair using a $3 million bond issue approved by the County Commission earlier this year. It costs an estimated $140,000 to pave one mile of road. With around 700 miles of roads in Franklin County, the $3 million requested would cover only a fraction of the overall paving. In recent years the Highway Commission budget has allowed

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  • Cowan Fall Heritage Festival kicks off a new tradition

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:52 am

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    The first ever Cowan Fall Heritage Festival begins today with live music in the heart of the community’s downtown area. The festival was organized this year as an alternative to the Polly Crockett Festival, which is no longer being held. Organizers say the event promises to provide some of the best top-notch entertainment at any festival in the state. The fun begins today at 5 p.m. and runs until 10

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  • 9-11 requiem reaches 13th year

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Franklin County Sheriff’s Department held a Sept. 11 memorial service to pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives 13 years ago. Participating in the tribute are, from left, Sheriff Tim Fuller, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association Terry Ashe, Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart and Decherd Mayor Robin Smith. At the podium introducing Ashe is Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell.

    Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the nation that left several thousand dead, and Franklin County did its part to pay tribute to the fallen heroes by holding a special ceremony. The Sheriff’s Department had a memorial service at 6 p.m. on that evening at the Franklin County Courthouse to pay tribute to the victims and emergency personnel who lost their lives to the

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Lady Hornet seventh grader Mikaylie Edwards (2) scored the first goal of the match and nearly scored more in the second period. Pictured here, Edwards takes a shot late in the second period that nearly went in.
 -Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Lady Hornets down Westwood to remain undefeated

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   It didn’t take long for anyone in attendance on Tuesday evening to realize just how talented the Huntland Middle School Lady Hornets soccer team is as it improved to 9-0-1 with a 2-0 win over Westwood Middle School. Westwood began with possession, but it didn’t seem to matter as the Lady Hornets quickly gained ball control and began attacking the defense. A few perfectly placed

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  • Friday night preview…Rebels, Hornets open district play

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   With 1-1 records through two weeks of play, the Franklin County Rebels and Huntland Hornets prepare to enter into district action tonight with both looking to avenge losses from last year’s games against their week 2 opponents. Franklin County opens District 8-AAA play by hosting the Lincoln County Falcons (0-2), and the Hornets will be on the road to face off against District 9-A foe,

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  • Foster shines in Hornet’s victory

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Huntland junior was outstanding during Friday night’s game, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns, along with intercepting a pass on defense, which he returned for 39-yards to help seal the victory. 

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    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Though it is just Kobe Foster’s first year playing high school football, the Huntland junior put opposing defensive coordinators on notice in week 0, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns as Huntland defeated Cornersville 28-18. Huntland’s offensive attack led the charge during the team’s season opening victory with 417 total yards on offense. Running backs Cameron Mahaffey, a senior, and D.J. Taylor,

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Huntland High School 50-year reunion held

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Members of the Huntland High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Aug. 30 at the Huntland Community Center. The 19 classmates in attendance enjoyed a catered meal on tables decorated with their school colors of royal blue tablecloths overlaid with white lace. Each table was accented with a UFO lamp. Diane Womack Elk of Peotone, Ill., traveled the farthest distance to attend the reunion. Other classmates

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  • Cowan moves forward with new Fall Festival

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:53 am

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    Starting a completely new book in its event history, Cowan will be holding its first-ever Fall Heritage Festival. The event is set for the Sept.19-21 weekend in the heart of the community’s downtown area. This festival was organized this year as an alternative to the Polly Crockett Festival, which is no longer being held. Event organizers say the festival promises to provide some of the best top-notch entertainment at any

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  • ‘Ms. Bubbles’ and her entourage spread sunshine

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

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    Victoria Vaughan of Belvidere (aka “Ms. Bubbles,” by those who know her best) regularly visits area nursing homes on a mission to spread cheer. Nursing home residents can always look forward to being entertained by this clever and young-at-heart 83-year-old visitor who often brings along cookies and a bag of tricks to coax out a smile. Ms. Vaughan takes it upon herself to make the long trip in her old

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Community Arts Show ‘It’s Just Trash’ opens Thursday

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of its Community Arts Show, “It’s Just Trash” on Thursday at the Artisan Depot, located at 201 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan. The show will be open through Aug. 2. It includes a wide variety of works made from recycled materials by many local artists in such mediums as wood, iron, plastic sculptures and a number of paintings. A meet the artist

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  • Art show ‘Fantasy’ opens Friday with reception

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Community Art show Fantasty opens Friday

    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of the Community Arts Show “Fantasy” with a meet the artist reception Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in downtown Cowan. The reception will feature music by the Bazzania Girls Band, a local folk group. The show will include a wide variety of imagined work from many local artists, including fanciful animals, all things fairy (including a fairy treehouse)

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  • Tenth Annual International Dogwood Festival starts today

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:43 am

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    This weekend’s weather forecast promises to be perfect for the 10th Annual International Dogwood Festival starting today and running through Sunday in and around down-town Winchester. This year will include more free fun and entertainment than ever before, with concerts, kidz zone, teen zone, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, car and tractor shows, food vendors, a plant auction and much more. Beth Rhoton, City of Winchester Administrator, said Thursday

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