Tim Little, principal mechanical engineer with the Oliver, Little, Gipson firm, explains project details about both middle schools to the School Building Committee Thursday evening during a special town hall meeting at South Middle School
Members of the School Building Committee agreed Thursday there are many issues to consider before a final decision would be made on whether the system’s two middle schools should be upgraded or combined into one unit on a campus potentially near Franklin County High School.
The committee held its second of three town hall meetings on the subject Thursday at South Middle School with about 35 attending.
Pluses and minuses to both proposals were discussed.
A combined campus could lead to more educational opportunities because consolidation and staffing changes could free up more educators to offer advanced programs. Plus, a close proximity to Franklin County High School could allow middle school students to have easier access to high school level courses.
A downside to consolidation is that North and South middle schools have their independent traditions and changing that could be difficult for many parents and residents to accept.
Check out Tuesday’s Herald Chronicle print edition for more information on the subject.
Friends of the Franklin County Library invite everyone to their
book sale Oct. 12 through 14 during regular library hours at Franklin
County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester, 931-967-3706. Hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, movies, CD’s available. Cost is $1 hardbacks, DVDs, and audiobooks; 50-cents everything else.
Animal Harbor’s fall rummage sale is Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8
a.m. to noon at Animal Harbor located at 56 Nor-Nan Road in Winchester.
To donate items for the sale, bring to the shelter Wednesday
through Friday, Oct. 11-12-13 from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds will help
the shelter’s homeless animals. Please price your items (no clothing
Tims Ford State Park’s Heritage Day Festival is Saturday, Oct. 14,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring historical arts, crafts, demonstrations, music, food, games, and more. Demonstrators and vendors welcome. Setting up to sell wares/crafts is $30, but the fee will be waived for craftsmen actively demonstrating and involving the public. Call 931-644-4938.
Taste of Autumn Fall Festival featuring a chili cook-off, cruise-in and shopping Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Square in downtown Winchester, 1 S. Jefferson St. (closed to traf c). Chili Cook-off entry registration fee $25. Tasting armbands $5. Prizes first $275; second $125; third $100; people’s choice booth $50; people’s choice chili $50. Classic car cruise-in with first 75 given goody bags and dash plaques.
For more info. call 931-962-3393
An early Sunday morning fire destroyed this home, owned by Mark A. Ill Sr., at 179 Hawk Drive in Estill Springs. Fire Chief David Pendergraff said the cause of the blaze which occurred about 2:40 a.m. is undetermined, and the incident remains under investigation. He said no one was in the residence at the time of the fire.
–Staff Photo by Brian Justice
Leashed dogs and their owners are urged to support a proposed dog
park by meeting up on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at Winchester City Park Red Roof Pavilion in Winchester for “Winchester has gone to the Dogs.” A “Howl o’ ween costume parade” will be held at noon with a prize for the best dressed small dog and large dog. A benefit will be held that night at 7 p.m. at the Oasis Restaurant in Winchester with musician Steve Sisk performing. A dog barking contest by human volunteers begins at 8:30 p.m. with a $50 gift certificate for the winner.