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Developing a small- to large-scale solid-waste-to-energy facility has become too cost-prohibitive, so Franklin County is looking at using the railroad to curb disposal costs.

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Franklin County government employees who were financially overlooked last year will be compensated for time they were away from work due to contracting COVID-19 or being quarantined because of it.

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A crash on Highway 130 outside the Tullahoma city limits on April 7 left one woman injured and caused traffic delays for a few hours.

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Franklin County has now had 88 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday.

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A controversy over beer being consumed at a Decherd Recreation Committee meeting, placing Mayor Michael Gillespie at odds with several aldermen, was resolved Monday amid an agreement to work better together to promote the city’s best interests.,

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A mother and son have been charged with robbing a Manchester man at gunpoint with the son accused of kicking in the victim’s door while his mom waited in the get-away car.

Hayley Smith and Andy Bradford of Decherd happily announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

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A 54-year-old Estill Springs man remains in Franklin County Jail on a $250,000 bond after being arrested Thursday morning on attempted murder charges in connection with stabbing a woman, according to police and sheriff's reports.

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Amid opposition from nearby residents, the County Commission denied two rezoning requests on March 15 on grounds that surrounding property and quality of life would be severely impacted.

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Keith Ponder has been named vice president of Lakeway Publishers, Inc. of Middle Tennessee, the Herald Chronicle’s parent company.

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A recent incident where beer was consumed at a Decherd Recreation Committee meeting has led Vice Mayor Richard Gulley to ask for Mayor Michael Gillespie’s resignation.

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A decision to not allow virtual students to attend the Franklin County High School prom on April 24 has been reversed, according to Principal Dr. Roger Alsup.

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The School Board approved on March 8 to give full-time employees a one-time $430 bonus, expected to be paid in June.

The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Duck River Electric and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, recently awarded Sewanee Elementary School $5,000 for a STEM project.

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The late North Lake Principal George Butler had given so much to his students, and those who knew him best are preserving his memory through a special scholarship fund.

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The School Board selected Trane Technologies Inc. on March 8 to be the School System’s energy-services partner to determine ways to cut expenditures at 11 schools.

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The School Board unanimously approved Tuesday to begin the process to remove tenured Clark Memorial special-education teacher Gwendolyn Rogers from her position following a series of incidences deemed not in accordance with system policies.

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Franklin County is in line to get $8.185 million from the federal COVID relief program with its cities on tap to receive a combined $4.25 million, according to the Federal Funds Information Service.

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While Franklin County has been under a flash-flood watch issued by the National Weather Service this morning, several roads have been closed due to high water.

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The chairman and crew of the Bissell Pet Foundation and the producer and film crew of the television docuseries “To The Rescue” recently spent the day visiting Franklin County Animal Control and Animal Harbor.

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More teachers are leaving the profession than entering it, and School Board Member Sara Liechty said that steps need to be taken to reverse the trend.

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After nearly 11 years at Winchester Utilities’ helm, General Manager Roger Caldwell is retiring and his last day on the job was Wednesday.

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Members of the School of Theology community at the University of the South held a prayer vigil on Friday evening as response to the racial incidents that have taken place recently on the campus by some undergraduate students.

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For the second year in a row, Decherd Elementary has been selected as a Model School from a nationwide field and will share its transformational journey and best practices at an upcoming national conference.

The Compassus hospice program serving Tennessee is celebrating 25 years of providing high-quality, compassionate care to patients and families in Franklin, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury and Moore counties.

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The recent “First Friday on the Square” proved to be a big hit for those who were able to take advantage of Winchester’s new and unique shopping format.