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Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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  • County pushing recycling to reduce solid waste

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III Most of a community’s complex challenges require more than one solution to resolve them. Reducing waste in Franklin County is one such hurdle to overcome, according to Franklin County Solid Waste Management Director William Anderson and the other Interlocal Solid Waste Authority partners. “Several alternatives need to be implemented in the future — recycling efforts increased, partnerships with other agencies, businesses, industries and increased

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Sports

Timothy Farris stands on the podium moments after receiving his medal for placing sixth in the long jump event at the AAA State Track and Field Meet on Friday.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

FCHS track team concludes season with three at state meet

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Farris saves his best for last SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County senior Timothy Farris set a personal record in his final high school long jump, earning a spot on the podium for the event at this year’s Class AAA State Track and Field Meet. Farris was one of three Rebels to reach the state meet but was the only one to make the cut for the podium. After competing

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  • Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After qualifying seven different track and field athletes from Franklin County in a combined 11 events at the AAA Section 2 Sub-Sectional, two Rebels and a Rebelette placed high enough at the Section 2 Sectionals to move onto the State Meet held later this week. The three athletes who qualified for state — sophomore Tinia Palmer, junior Joshua Eid and senior Timothy Farris — will compete

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  • Hornets preparing to follow up breakout season

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Heading into his 17th year at the helm, head coach Bob Robertson still gets fired up for spring practice. Pictured here, Robertson, crouched left, watches on and offers instruction as players go through an inside running, tackling drill.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After breaking out to an 8-3 overall record in 2014, Huntland High School’s football team aims for another big year as spring practices give a first look at the 2015 Hornets. Head coach Bob Robertson enters yet another season at the helm of the Hornet football program in what he estimated was his 17th year in the position. Robertson gave the number of 17 after initially

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Lifestyles

‘Papers for Partners’ fundraiser continues

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy Those who enjoy reading the Herald Chronicle and providing help for others will have an opportunity to do both simply by purchasing their newspaper from Wal-Mart in Winchester. “Papers for Partners” is currently underway to raise money for Partners for Healing, a non-profit, compassionate health care clinic that is free to those who qualify in the area. Wal-Mart in Winchester will donate part of the proceeds

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  • Vietnam: one man recalls his journey to war and back

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

    E-5 Army Sergeant James Green Vietnam

      STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   In 1967, the war in Vietnam was reaching a state of flux as pressure to bring the conflict to an end was growing in the U.S., including when Dr. Martin Luther King made his speech outlining his opposition to the war. That same year, James Green from Sewanee, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and went to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training.

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  • SCHRA commodities giveaway June 18 in Winchester

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

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    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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E-5 Army Sergeant James Green Vietnam

Vietnam: one man recalls his journey to war and back

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

  STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   In 1967, the war in Vietnam was reaching a state of flux as pressure to bring the conflict to an end was growing in the U.S., including when Dr. Martin Luther King made his speech outlining his opposition to the war. That same year, James Green from Sewanee, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and went to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training.

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  • Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Merchants Stewart

    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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