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An aviation maintenance program building at Winchester Municipal Airport, recently built by Franklin County through grant money, has been turned over to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology with classes expected to start as early as September.

A new year is a time for reflection and, more importantly, a time for hope. Most people wish for a combination of happiness, health, prosperity and peace.

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Winchester Fire Chief Gary Greeson and his department were honored on Jan. 18 by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program for going the extra distance to aid reserve military personnel with job retention and accommodating active-duty time around their work schedules.

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Yanomami women walk on the grounds of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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A Yanomami Indigenous carrying a baby, walks next to an Army field hospital, on the grounds of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government has declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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A Yanomami man carrying a child, walks next to an Army field hospital, on the grounds of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government has declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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A Yanomami woman carrying a baby, walks next to an Army field hospital, on the grounds of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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Yanomami youths walk on the property of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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A Yanomami youth stands between soldiers on the property of the Saude Indigenous House, a center responsible for supporting and assisting Indigenous people in Boa Vista, Roraima state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

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FILE - A man walks past boxes that were moved out of the Eisenhower Executive Office building, just outside the West Wing, inside the White House complex, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. The National Archives has asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents following the news that President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence had such documents in their possession, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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A man repairs a Baby Jesus figure in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. As Mexicans prepare to celebrate "Dia de la Candelaria" or Candlemas. people bring in their Baby Jesus figures for major repairs. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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FILE- The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder are displayed after they were retrieved from the site of the crash of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Monday, Jan 16, 2023. The black box recovered from last week's plane crash in Nepal is being sent to Singapore for analysis to identify the cause of the crash that killed all 72 people on board, officials said Thursday, Jan 26. (AP Photo/Anish Bhattarai, File)

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FILE- Rescuers scour the crash site of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. The black box recovered from last week's plane crash in Nepal is being sent to Singapore for analysis to identify the cause of the crash that killed all 72 people on board, officials said Thursday, Jan 26. (AP Photo/Yunish Gurung, File)

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Employees of Pyramid Analytics hi-tech company work at their office in Ramat Gan, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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High-tech workers protest Israel's right-wing government in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023. Hebrew reads: "show me which product came up with this idea." As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel.(AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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High-tech workers protest Israel's right-wing government in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. Hebrew reads: "No democracy, no high tech."(AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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Omri Kohl, founder and CEO of Pyramid Analytics Israeli hi-tech company, work in his office in Ramat Gan, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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Employees of Pyramid Analytics hi-tech company work at their office in Ramat Gan, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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High-tech workers protest Israel's right-wing government in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. Hebrew on blue sign reads: "No democracy, no high tech;" the yellow sign reads: "no to the coup d'etat."(AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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An Israeli police officer faces off with a protester to leave a main road as high-tech workers protest Israel's right-wing government in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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An Israeli police officer pushes a protester to step off of a main road as high-tech workers protest Israel's right-wing government in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Israel, Jan. 24, 2023. As Israel's new government pushes ahead with its far-right agenda, the tech industry is speaking out in unprecedented criticism against policies it fears will drive away investors and decimate the booming sector, Israel. (AP Photo/ Maya Alleruzzo)

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Polychrome mosaics portraits of Pope Francis, second from left, late Pope Benedict XVI, right, are seen next to empty spaces on the frieze of the central nave of the St. Paul's Outside The Walls Basilica in Rome, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A recently implemented law that could require many students to repeat the third grade due to COVID-19-related academic shortfalls is being questioned by Franklin County School Board members who are letting lawmakers know they have problems with the mandate.

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BANGKOK (AP) — The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power, with the cultivation of poppies up by a third in the past year as eradication efforts have dropped off and the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a U…

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The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession. Thursday’s government estimate showed that the nation’s gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of economic output — decelerated last quarter from the 3.2% annual growth rate it had posted from July through September. Most economists think the economy will slow further in the current quarter and slide into at least a mild recession by midyear. The economy got a boost last quarter from resilient consumer spending and the restocking of supplies by businesses. Federal government spending also helped lift GDP.

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Dramas over the mishandling of classified documents at a high level of the U.S. government aren't all new. Back in 1984, a schoolgirl in Pittsburgh showed up at her eighth grade class with a collection of classified papers — as a show-and-tell project. Thirteen-year-old Kristin Preble's dad had found them in his Cleveland hotel room several years earlier and taken them home as a souvenir. A different sort of show-and-tell is unfolding in Washington over the mishandling of state secrets by the Trump and now Biden administrations. That episode from nearly 40 years ago stands as a reminder that other presidents also have let secure information spill.

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For decades, Monterey Park has been a haven for Asian immigrants seeking to maintain a strong cultural identity — and a culinary heaven for anybody near Los Angeles craving authentic Asian cuisine. Signs across the vibrant suburb are written in English and Chinese. Families raise bilingual children. And residents in their golden years enjoy karaoke and — as the outside world learned last week after a horrific mass shooting — ballroom dancing. That sense of peace was shattered after a gunman killed 11 people and wounded nine others last Saturday during a Lunar New Year celebration at the Star Dance Ballroom. But while residents work through the trauma, the tragedy has only sharpened their feelings about what makes Monterey Park so special, and worth protecting.

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CHONGWE, Zambia (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen traveled from a small farm on a rural red clay road to a ramen noodle manufacturing plant in Zambia's bustling capitol of Lusaka on Tuesday to showcase Africa's potential to help solve the world's problems with food shortages.

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PARIS (AP) — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism.

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After 19 months of speculation, prosecutors have finally laid out their evidence that Alex Murdaugh killed his wife and son as they opened the double murder trial for the disgraced South Carolina attorney. Prosecutor Creighton Waters said Wednesday that there was gunshot residue on a seat belt, bullets pulled from bodies that matched ammunition boxes from around the home and cellphones never used again just a few minutes after Murdaugh, his wife and son were all heard on a video. Defense attorney Dick Harpootlian says prosecutors incorrectly locked in on Murdaugh’s guilt from the start and have spent all that time trying to jam bits of evidence that can be explained away or leave an incomplete picture into a story that frames the wrong man.

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A farmworker accused of killing seven people in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms was charged Wednesday with seven counts of murder and one of attempted murder.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at colleges and restrict clips of it on social m…

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Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Pope Francis said he hasn't even considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and says he plans to continue on for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of attacks against him by some top-ranked cardinals and bishops. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Women wearing traditional "Hanbok" dresses take pictures in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Visitors wearing traditional "Hanbok" outfits take a selfie in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Women wearing traditional "Hanbok" outfits walk in the snow at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Visitors toss snow to enhance their pictures at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, and one of South Korea's well known landmarks in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer waves to attendees before beginning her State of the State address, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna discusses the Monterey Park shooting during a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna discusses the Monterey Park shooting during a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, awaits the start of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State address, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Michigan House Speaker Joe Tate, D-Detroit, awaits the start of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State address, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Itzayani Gutierrez caresses her Xoloitzcuintle breed dog named Pilon, during a press conference about the Xoloitzcuintle in art, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)