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FC School Board begrudgingly approves no tax budget request

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Much to its dismay, the Board of Education has approved to forward its 2014-15 budget to the Franklin County Commission with no additional revenue requested, leaving great concern about how bad the financial picture will be next year. The Franklin County Finance Committee recently denied the Board of Education’s previous 7-cent property tax increase request, and that left the board and its chairman, Kevin Caroland, pondering what they fear will

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Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Parents maintain eliminating bus route would cause hardship Much to area parents’ liking, a half-century old school bus route serving Belvidere’s Marshall Road area is going to get at least two years older. The Board of Education had considered abandoning the route — as the system has done with another on Monteagle that had been picking up students residing in Marion County — to have the designated bus serve students

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  • Early voting starts Friday

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:20 am


    The Aug. 7 Franklin County general election might be nearly a month away, but the early voting period gets underway Friday for those who want to get their civic responsibility out of the way beforehand. The ballot also includes candidates vying in primary elections for state and federal positions. The early voting period extends from Friday to Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Election Commission

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  • Business Development ‘TennesSeed Camp’ free for entrepreneurs

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:04 am


    The Franklin County Business Development Center is partnering with Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers to offer a free one-day “TennesSeed Camp” at the Franklin County Business Development Center on Thursday. The camp is designed to provide potential entrepreneurs with a foundation on how to transform and idea into an “investable story” and to assist start-up companies in finding seed funding and resources necessary for success. Franklin County Mayor Richard Stewart

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After a thrilling district tournament showing, the Winchester Coach-Pitch All-Stars are state bound. Pictured here are Winchester’s players. In the front row, from left, are Jackson Lynch, Evan Lynch, Cason Eslick, Brayden Henley, Chase Towry, DaShuan Reynolds and Trace Kilpatrick. The second row includes Andrew Fulmer, Jack Santi, Payton Miller, Shaimar Lyons and Mason Moore. In the third row are coaches Craig Eslick, Robby Fulmer, John Henley and Patrick Lynch. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

Winchester rallies past Gallatin to reach state semis CORRESPONDENT allen lamountain   ELIZABETHTON – Winchester Little League held on to capture a 6-5 victory Sunday over Gallatin to remain undefeated in the 7- and 8-year-old Coach Pitch State Tournament, advancing to a semifinal matchup tonight against Goodlettsville. Winchester ended the weekend’s tournament action 2-0 at Carter County American Little League’s Jim Ensor Field, also downing Clarksville National 10-0 in the

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  • 1988 champion to relive State Tournament with his son

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Eight-year-old Jackson Lynch has a chance to do what his dad, Patrick Lynch, accomplished over 25 years ago, win a State championship. In this file photo Jackson rushes to third base during a game in the District-9 tournament. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   In 1988, a then 12-year-old Patrick Lynch accomplished something that hasn’t been done since — win a Little League state championship as part of the 1988 11- and 12-year-old Winchester All-Star baseball team. Beginning this weekend his son will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps but in a younger division. Hosting the State Tournament in 1988, Lynch and his teammates of the Winchester

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  • Rebel Jai Kinslow receives ‘Titanic’ level training

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Upcoming junior Rebel football player Jai Kinslow runs through drills at the 2nd annual Colin McCarthy Combine Clinic.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Training with National Football Leaguers isn’t an everyday occurrence for high school athletes, but just last month Franklin County Rebel football player Jai Kinslow received exactly that opportunity courtesy of Tennessee Titan Colin McCarthy. Kinslow attended the second annual Colin McCarthy High School Combine Clinic in May, a camp hosted by McCarthy for high school juniors and seniors. McCarthy, a fourth round selection by the

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Motorcyclist Jackie Battles takes a breather in front of Winchester City Hall Monday after spending most of the day on his motorcycle to get to the “Winchester” in Franklin County, from his native Winchester, Va. In addition to his Virginia home, his trip agenda includes Winchesters located in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Motorcyclist is roaring through the Winchesters

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

Just as promised, motorcyclist Jackie Battles rolled into Winchester on Monday, on the first part of his whirlwind trip across the country to visit all the other 23 towns in the United States named Winchester. Looking tired but in good spirits, the Winchester, Va., resident stopped by the Herald-Chronicle’s news office Tuesday afternoon to provide readers with an update about how his trip to the nation’s many Winchesters was going.

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  • Fight for freedom… WW II vet attends D-Day anniversary

    Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

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    The Fourth of July is all about the nation’s independence, and World War II veteran James E. Hill is one who had gone above and beyond the call of duty 70 years ago to keep it that way. Hill, from Elora, recently returned to France for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The 89-year-old veteran had served as a member of H Company of the 29th

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  • Cyclist on mission to visit 24 ‘Winchesters’ to arrive here July 7

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:46 am

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    Motorcyclist Jackie Battles of Winchester, Va., is on a mission to visit all the cities named Winchester in the United States The idea came about when the Mayor of Winchester, England attended his town’s annual Apple Blossom Festival. Battles said, “It set me to wondering just how many Winchester’s there were and once I looked them up, decided that this could be a really good ride.” He found out there

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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


    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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