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The County Commission approved a $280,000 request from the Highway Department on Monday to buy a rock crusher to replace an ailing 30-year-old one.

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Franklin County has now had 16 total fatalities from COVID-19 with new deaths in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Oct. 14, Saturday and Tuesday.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry reminds citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles.

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Franklin County’s two new middle schools are expected to be completed under budget, and the County Commission will consider at its Monday meeting whether to use some of the money to upgrade the track at Franklin County High School and provide an air-conditioning system for Huntland’s auxiliary gym.

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A 73-year-old Laurens, South Carolina, pilot received non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday afternoon when the plane he was flying in crashed just after taking off from Franklin County Airport/Sewanee.

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Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation are announcing the resumption of Adopt-A-Highway cleanups statewide. Cleanups have been paused since March due to the spread of COVID-19, and the program is resuming with additional procedures in place meant to keep volunteers safe. T…

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A 30-year-old man remains in the Franklin County Jail on a $100,000 bond in connection with an alleged aggravated sexual battery incident involving a grade-school-aged child.

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The state is continuing its proactive approach toward combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, and members from the Governor’s Unified Task Force met Monday with emergency response personnel and city and county officials in the immediate southern Middle Tennessee area.

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The Honorable Lonnie J. Norman Sr., Mayor of the City of Manchester, Tennessee, 79, passed away early Monday Oct. 12, 2020, at the Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee.Norman was born in Manchester, on March 28, 1941, to Jim Norman and Matilda Nevels Norman, who preceded him in dea…

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The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has announced a warrant for the arrest of Rolando Esquivel Garcia for the charges of criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.

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The Franklin County Rebels name and mascot will remain in place after the School Board approved Monday to keep things as they are.

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Rotary District 6780 is again offering a scholarship opportunity for a student interested in studying abroad for one year to pursue a masters or doctoral degree.

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After being delayed to allow parking lots and other work details to be finished, the School Board has agreed to have ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Oct. 25 to christen the two new North and South middle schools.

Franklin County Mayor David Alexander met with Kim Hasty, Rehabilitation Training Center manager of the Vocational Rehabilitation’s Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, Monday to sign a proclamation recognizing October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in …

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Franklin County has now had 12 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.

The School Board is expected to consider on Monday whether to do away with the Franklin County High School Rebels’ mascot and name, and the path leading up to the meeting continues to be greatly divided.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend this Saturday morning, why not go down to the Franklin County Farmers Co-op and watch the 4-H Chick Chain show and sale?