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International Dogwood Festival starts today

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel This weekend’s weather forecast promises to be perfect for the 11th Annual International Dogwood Festival, starting today and running through Sunday in and around the Winchester Square. Event organizers are looking forward to another year of free fun and entertainment for the whole family. Winchester City Administrator Beth Rhoton said recently the event seems to grow annually. “Each year, Dogwood gets bigger and better,” she said.

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School board airs concerns about fund balance

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

EDITOR brian justice In continuing dialogue from last fiscal year’s budget cycle, Franklin County School Board Chairman Kevin Caroland is again cautioning county officials about what he sees will be coming down the system’s financial path when it sets the system’s funding for 2015-16. Caroland and six school board members attended the County Commission’s School Committee meeting Monday to begin the 2015-16 budget process. Like last year, he told the

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  • Applications now available for Salvation Army Summer Camp

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Salvation Army Summer Camp

    The Franklin County Salvation Army is once again looking for children interested in attending summer camp. Camp Paradise Valley Summer Camp will be held June 29-July 3 for children age 7-12 years old. Transportation will be provided by the local Salvation Army Unit and there is no cost to the camper who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Applications are available and can be picked up

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  • SAS students qualify for National Merit program

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School juniors Joshua Alvarez and Sophia Swallow have met the requirements to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alvarez and Swallow qualified for this distinction based on their scores on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), having scored among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million program entrants. Alvarez is the son of April and Stephen Alvarez of Sewanee. He is an honors

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Salvation Army Summer Camp

Applications now available for Salvation Army Summer Camp

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

The Franklin County Salvation Army is once again looking for children interested in attending summer camp. Camp Paradise Valley Summer Camp will be held June 29-July 3 for children age 7-12 years old. Transportation will be provided by the local Salvation Army Unit and there is no cost to the camper who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Applications are available and can be picked up

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  • Eric Taylor 7th annual STEP program set for Saturday

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Former Franklin County Rebel, Memphis Tiger, and now current Calgary Stampede football player Eric Taylor will hold his 7th annual STEP program this Saturday at the old high school from 9-1pm. STEP stands for striving towards excellence and performance, and for seven years now Taylor has held the one-day training camp that it is very important to the Canadian Football League defensive tackle. “It’s something that

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  • FC soccer defeats Shelbyville to win Rebel Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris By going 2-0-1 over the weekend, the Franklin County High School Rebel soccer team claimed top honors at its annual Rebel Classic event. Making the victory even sweeter, the Rebels two wins both came against quality District 8-AAA opponents in the form of Lincoln County on Saturday in a forfeit, and Shelbyville on Sunday, 1-0. The Classic winner is determined by points which the Rebels topped

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Watch out! You may soon be ‘flocked’

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy There’s a possibility that local folks may be invaded by a flock of pink visitors in the near future, but don’t panic, because it’s all in good fun and for a good cause. These pretty pink visitors are simply part of a fundraiser now in full swing to help raise money for trip expenses associated with the Franklin County High School Health Occupations Students of America

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  • School board airs concerns about fund balance

    Posted on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EDITOR brian justice In continuing dialogue from last fiscal year’s budget cycle, Franklin County School Board Chairman Kevin Caroland is again cautioning county officials about what he sees will be coming down the system’s financial path when it sets the system’s funding for 2015-16. Caroland and six school board members attended the County Commission’s School Committee meeting Monday to begin the 2015-16 budget process. Like last year, he told the

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  • Religious Happenings in May 1, 2015 edition

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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    May 1-3 Revival  Revival services at Christian Tabernacle, 5545 David Crockett Pkwy. 64 E. Decherd (near Nissan) Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. Services continue Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watch services live at http://christiantabernacle.yolasite.com Pastor Ricky Taylor invites everyone.  May 2  Yard sale      Church of RestorationLadies Auxiliary’s big spring yard sale Saturday, May 2, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the

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Watch out! You may soon be ‘flocked’

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy There’s a possibility that local folks may be invaded by a flock of pink visitors in the near future, but don’t panic, because it’s all in good fun and for a good cause. These pretty pink visitors are simply part of a fundraiser now in full swing to help raise money for trip expenses associated with the Franklin County High School Health Occupations Students of America

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  • Religious Happenings in May 1, 2015 edition

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    church news

    May 1-3 Revival  Revival services at Christian Tabernacle, 5545 David Crockett Pkwy. 64 E. Decherd (near Nissan) Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. Services continue Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watch services live at http://christiantabernacle.yolasite.com Pastor Ricky Taylor invites everyone.  May 2  Yard sale      Church of RestorationLadies Auxiliary’s big spring yard sale Saturday, May 2, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the

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  • Happenings in May 1, 2015 edition

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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    Papers for Partners  Pick up your Herald-Chronicle at Walmart so a portion of the proceeds will go to Partners for Healing, a non-profit healthcare organization serving Franklin, Coffee and Moore counties.     Farmer’s Market  Franklin County Farmer’s Market Saturdays on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester starting at 7 a.m. Info., 691-2622.    May 1-2-3 Dogwood Festival  International Dogwood Festival in Winchester Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2-3 featuring the

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