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Huntland Graduation

Moving on in life…

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm

STAFF WRITERS philip j. lorenz III courtney stachel Last week ended on a big note as 379 graduates from two local high schools tossed their caps in the air, signifying an end to their preparatory education careers and on to the big future quest — life as an adult. Franklin County High School had 333 pass the podium to get their diplomas while Huntland had 46. Huntland’s ceremony was on

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Nissan Award

Senior students complete manufacturing internship

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel Franklin County High School and Nissan North America joined forces in December to give seniors the opportunity to explore the world of work. Fifteen seniors received certificates after completing the Manufacturing Industry Introduction Internship program last Thursday. Gary Edwards, vice president Powertrain Operations and Nissan Battery Plant, U.S., Nissan North America Inc., said he hopes this introduction into the industry helps students grow. “I hope the

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  • Decherd restoring sidewalks

    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel The Decherd Board of Mayor and Alderman has taken the next step in rejuvenating multiple sidewalks in the city. The board met on May 18 to approve a contractor for the project, which is Prince Utility LLC, in Tullahoma. The $257,407 project is part of grant the city has been holding onto for some time, City Administrator Mike Foster said. “We have had the Tennessee Department

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  • Moving on in life…

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Huntland Graduation

    STAFF WRITERS philip j. lorenz III courtney stachel Last week ended on a big note as 379 graduates from two local high schools tossed their caps in the air, signifying an end to their preparatory education careers and on to the big future quest — life as an adult. Franklin County High School had 333 pass the podium to get their diplomas while Huntland had 46. Huntland’s ceremony was on

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Sports

Casey Peel of Fayetteville trains and fights out of Bunny’s MMA locally in Winchester. On Saturday night, Peel won his first amateur title in only his fourth MMA event in Nashville. This gives him a 4-0 record. Helping him along the way are, from right, Bunny Hawkersmith, Albert Bystritski, Peel and Troy Hood.
—Photo provided

Peel shows heart, claims championship

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Mixed martial arts competitive fighting and adversity go hand in hand, as fighters either overcome it or lose. Local fighter Casey Peel overcame multiple bad positions Saturday night, regained his composure in the second round, and won the V3fights welterweight championship via knock out. In what was the main event of the evening at Marathon Music Works, an event center, in Nashville, Peel —a Fayetteville native

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  • Local fighter aims for first amateur title

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Casey Peel, right, spars with Marvin Jones at Bunny’s Gym in Winchester, preparing for his title fight tomorrow night in Nashville.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Mixed martial arts cage fighting has grown into one of today’s most popular sports, and on Saturday night an amateur fighter with local ties will step into the ring with hopes of winning his first championship title. This Saturday night Casey Peel will represent Bunny’s Gym as he travels to Marathon Music Works, an events center in Nashville, to fight Caleb Miller, training out of Guardian

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  • FCHS track team concludes season with three at state meet

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    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

    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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Lifestyles

Attend Democratic Women's Convention

Attend Democratic Women’s Convention

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Pictured are the Democratic Women from our area who attended the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women’s Convention held in Memphis May 22-23. From left are, Betty Fraley, Committeewoman on the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee; Jo Ann Barker, Chair of our Franklin County Democratic Women; Pat Tabor, Vice-Chair; and Nancy Silvertooth,  Franklin County Democratic Party Chair. –Photo provided

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  • Cruise In fun Sunday, June 7

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Cruise inn

    Cruise In event Sunday, June 7 starting at 2 p.m. at Willows of Winchester, 32 Memorial Dr. Winchester. Enjoy beautiful cars, music, 50/50 drawing, bake sale, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. All proceeds benefit residents at Willows. Any donations will be appreciated. Info., 308-6677 or 962-0112, 405-5271, 273-7896.

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  • Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Williams at Blackburn

    Attend Women of Distinction Luncheon Franklin County Republican Women, Federated attend the “Women of Distinction” luncheon with U.S. Congresswomen Marsha Blackburn on Monday, May 4 in Nashville. From left are, Jan Doran, secretary, Julia Pace, public relations and area 2 vice president, Sheila M. (LaBar) Williams, president and Sheila Wojciechowski, fundraising chairperson.   —Photo provided

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Entertainment

Tims Ford

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 8:06 am

Tims Ford State Park’s Swimming Pool Opens The 2015 lifeguards at Tims Ford State Park’s swimming pool, are ready for visitors. Pool hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday (closed all day on Monday and Tuesday, except holiday weeks). Admission is $4 for ages 2 years and older, or $2 each for cabin and camping guests. The beautiful, Olympic-sized, L-shaped swimming pool features a 12-foot diving pool,

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  • Young band to shoot hard-rocking country licks at ‘The Barn’

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 7:27 am

    A new brand of outlaws will be in town, Saturday, June 6, at “The Barn,” A.K.A. the Ada Wright Center at Fred Deadman Park in Manchester. “In the words of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, two of them ‘carry loaded six string[s] on their back[s],’” said publicist Teresa Lockhart. “One is all about that bass, one packs some mean vocals, and the other carries, not one, but two big sticks.” The

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  • SAS alumni weekend is June 5-7

    Posted on June 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    St. Andrew’s-Sewanee will welcome home several hundred alumni and their guests for the school’s annual Alumni Weekend, June 5-7. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, formed by the merger of Sewanee Academy and St. Andrew’s School in 1981, also welcomes the alumni of its parent schools, including St. Mary’s School and the Sewanee Military Academy. Milestone reunions this year are from the class years ending in 5s and 0s, but many SAS alumni and

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