happenings

Free flu shots, COVID shots, testing and kits

The Franklin County Health Department, 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester, offers COVID testing at no charge. Free COVID shots for health care workers and anyone age 75 and older will be given Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. while supplies are available. To check for available COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.tn.gov/health/news first as vaccination operations are subject to change depending on available supplies and demand. Free self-testing COVID kits are now available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information on obtaining a kit or to make an appointment for a flu shot or other services, call the office at 931-967-3826.

F.C. Library curbside service

Due to an increasing number of COVID cases in Franklin County, the Franklin County Library is offering just curbside service at this time. The library's operation hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Item checkout, copying, faxing, scanning, and notary services will all be available through curbside service. Patrons can reserve items online in the card catalog at franklincountylibrary.org. The item checkout limit is 15 items. Four of those items can be DVDs.  Please call the library at 931-967-3706 to make an appointment for services. 

Senior Center remains closed

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will remain closed through Jan. 31. A reopening date has not been determined. The staff is working limited hours and can be reached at 931-967-9853.  If there is no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.

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