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The School Board is expected to make a decision by June 23 on how the upcoming school year will be handled to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Decherd Elementary is one of 18 Model Schools from across the United States that will share its transformational journey and best practices at the International Center for Leadership in Education’s 28th annual Model Schools Conference.

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The annual Memorial Day service at Franklin Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum went on pretty much as normal Monday with an exception — protective masks and social distancing adorned the setting.

Six suspects were arrested in three separate instances last week by Decherd police on a series of drug-related charges after the vehicles they were in were stopped for traffic violations.

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(Editor’s note: The following includes third-nine-weeks honor roll results from the Franklin County School System. The period had just concluded before the coronavirus pandemic began. Due to the stay-at-home order, no fourth-nine-weeks honor roll results were recorded. Clark Memorial Element…

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The Winchester City Council is applying for a $222,327 local government support grant from the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration to go toward paving and purchasing weather-alert radios for residents who don’t have smartphones.

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With the state opening up more to allow events as coronavirus cases have stabilized, a special Memorial Day service will be held Monday at Franklin Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, just off of Cowan Highway in Winchester.

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The Franklin County Commission approved on Monday to enter into a five-year contract with Shoals Ambulance LLC to be its primary service provider after the coronavirus pandemic placed A&E Emergency Services in financial difficulty, forcing the local company to join forces with another entity.

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With two new North and South middle schools being built, contractors are removing the old structures, and the first teachers and students from 52 years ago attended special events Friday to give their old facilities one last goodbye.

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Pelham native Denny Gilliam, 53, loved being a registered nurse, and it was his drive to help others with the COVID-19 pandemic in the New York City metropolitan area that may have ultimately cost him his life.

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Earl Hammer, who has been a fixture associated with the iconic Hammer’s Department Store in Winchester, passed away Monday at NHC HealthCare in Tullahoma.

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The summer recreation period at Tims Ford Lake traditionally extends from the Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, but the coronavirus pandemic has spawned a surge with stay-at-homers getting out earlier than normal.

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With a slackened economy stemming from the coronavirus threat, the Franklin County Finance Committee is expecting sales tax proceeds to decline significantly, creating a major budget shortfall.

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Ashley Brooks, 22, of Winchester, agrees wholeheartedly that music defines who she is.

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With April having been observed in the United States as Second Chance Month, here’s a look at the Franklin County Reentry program.

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The Franklin County government’s budget is in solid shape, but the information the Finance Committee had to work with last week was from before the coronavirus pandemic hit the nation.

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Imagine performers on stage, immaculately dressed, bringing smooth sounds of versatile tunes, from classic rock to R&B, and a dancing, happy audience.

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Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, Franklin County school nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.