Free flu shots, COVID testing

The Tennessee Department of Health is offering free drive-thru flu vaccines at health departments by appointment only. The Franklin County Health Department is also offering COVID-19 testing. No appointment or referral is required. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester. Call 931-967-3826 for information.

End-of-year nominations

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting end-of-year nominations for outstanding young person (one to watch), outstanding citizen of the year, large business of the year and small business of the year. Please include a brief essay describing why your nominee is deserving of each award. Send to info@FranklinCountyChamber.com.

Senior Center temporarily closed

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will remain closed through Nov. 30. 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.


The Franklin County school system has openings for preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Call Beth or Patti at F.C. Board of Education, 931-967-0626.

NRCS assistance

The US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from producers and landowners interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their farm or forest land. To find out more, visit www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov or call LaDonna Caldwell, 931-967-3504. Applications are due by close of business on Nov. 20.

Nov. 13-14

Host of Christmas Past

The annual Host of Christmas Past will be held in downtown Fayetteville Friday and Saturday. Attendees may shop and dine while practicing CDC guidelines. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The day kicks off with Bella’s Snow Ball 5k starting at First Baptist Church’s The Hub on Main Avenue North. Enjoy musical performances throughout the day starting at 9 a.m. A Kids Village will be located at the corner of North Elk and College. Other activities include games, an art show and sale, carriage rides, a cow train and more. For more, visit hostofchristmaspast.com.

Nov. 14-15

Turkey shoots

Everyone is invited to Estill Springs Lions Club’s turkey shoots Nov. 14-15 at 1 p.m. each day at the Roger Crawford property, 308 Rock Creek Road (just off Hwy. 41A) in Estill Springs. There will be rounds for turkeys and cash prizes. A $5 contribution furthers Lions’ community projects. Shells will be provided and must be used. Only standard hunting-type guns will be permitted. This is an outdoor event and social distancing is encouraged. Concessions will be available. Lions will be collecting nonperishable food items to donate to a local church food bank.

Nov. 19

Free flu shots

A free flu-shot event will be held at Franklin County High School, 833 Bypass Road, Winchester, on Nov. 19 from 3:45-6:45 p.m. The event is being held by health departments of Tennessee.

Nov. 20-21

Disney’s Moana Jr.

South Jackson Civic Center will present “Moana Jr.” Nov. 20-21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 931-455-5321.

Nov. 21

Wobble Gobble 5K run & walk

 A 5K run and walk will be held Nov. 21 starting at 135 W. Lincoln St., downtown Tullahoma. Early bird registration is $25, late registration is $35. Check in at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m. Info, 931-455-5497 or visit www.tullahoma.org. Sponsorships levels are available.

Nov. 28

Christmas parade

The City of Manchester will hold their Christmas parade Nov. 28 along Highways 41 and 55. The theme will be childhood dreams of Christmas. The lineup starts at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Entries must register by Nov. 20. Forms are at www.cityof manchestertn.com

Dec. 4

Christmas parade

The 64th annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 4 starting at 7 p.m. The route will begin near the Tullahoma Chamber, 135 W. Lincoln St., Tullahoma and continue up N. Jackson St., ending at Tullahoma High School. Float entry fee is $50. Visit www.tullahoma.org for more information.

Dec. 5

Christmas parade

The 56th annual Cowan Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. The theme will be Christmas of 2020. Call 931-967-7318 for rules and an entry form.

Dec. 12

Christmas parade

The City of Decherd will hold its annual Christmas parade on Dec. 12. Lineup begins at 4 p.m. The parade starts at 5 p.m. For more information or forms to participate, please visit the City of Decherd website at www.decherd.net or call 931-967-5181.

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