With COVID-19 having significant medical and social impacts on Franklin County, the state and nation with businesses closed and people working from home in isolation, how do the blood collection agencies cope with the changes?
Don’t worry if your Cajun French is rusty: “laissez les bon temps rouler” (pronounced “Lay-say le bon tom roo-lay”) just means “let the good times roll.” Now you know.
Franklin County has now had 325 total confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Saturday.
With classes officially starting Wednesday, parents and their children were at Franklin County’s schools earlier this week through special orientation gatherings so parents could meet the teachers who will be guiding their children educationally through a pandemic.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the area, the Duck River Electric Membership Corporation continues to support its members by providing payment assistance through Project HELP.
The Franklin County Courthouse was closed about 9:30 a.m. on Friday because an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, according to County Mayor David Alexander.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of James Eric Hanger that occurred in the Pleasant Grove area of Franklin County in June has been located and taken into custody, according to a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Eight residents at the Waters of Winchester rehabilitation and skilled nursing center, three employees at the Decherd Kroger store and one at the adjacent Taco Bell restaurant tested positive for COVID-19, according to spokespersons for the facilities.
Franklin County has a new District 8, Seat A commissioner with Glenn T. Summers Sr. defeating incumbent Christopher R. Smith by a 496-215 margin in Thursday’s general election.
Franklin County has now had 302 total confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
With early voting out of the way, those who still wish to cast ballots in the Tennessee state and federal primary and Franklin County general election will have to go their respective polling districts and precincts listed on their voter registration cards.
Three lucky winners will walk off with prize money Saturday at Animal Harbor’s bone drop fundraiser to be held at noon at Franklin County’s homeless pet shelter located at 56 Nor-Nan Road in Winchester.
A 41-year-old Franklin County man remains in jail on a $500,000 bond, charged with criminal homicide in connection with a suspected murder in the Spring Creek Road area, according to Sheriff’s Office reports.
Farmers markets in Franklin County as well as throughout Tennessee have worked diligently to connect producers of fresh, local foods to consumers safely.
Harry Boswell will turn 90 years old on August 24, 2020, and he still mows his lawn with a push mower and operates an appliance-repair business.
Franklin County has now had 258 total confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been doing its own mechanic work to save money by not having to outsource costly repairs, and Sheriff Tim Fuller told the County Commission on July 20 that the savings since March have exceeded $30,000.
Cowan has made strides in improving fire-fighting coverage and will soon be benefiting from an Insurance Services Office Inc. rating improvement that will lower coverage rates and make the community more attractive to industrial recruitment.
Franklin County has now had four total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Thursday.
School is set to open Wednesday for the fall semester, but how students will get to and from Franklin County’s two middle schools is being sorted out.
Franklin County has now had 232 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.
The Winchester City Council is going back to holding public meetings on the Zoom video-conferencing service after City Councilman Willie Womack contracted COVID-19.
Franklin County has now had 203 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Sunday.
The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America will honor Harold “Red” Roberts at a luncheon to be held at the Winchester First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at noon.
The ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new North and South middle schools planned for Aug. 2 are being delayed until late September to early October to give contractors time to complete the few remaining details on the two projects.
Franklin County has now had 188 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health on Saturday
An Aug. 3 workshop to field input about potentially removing the Rebel mascot and changing team names is being postponed so personnel can concentrate on opening school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Winchester City Council approved three rezoning requests on July 14 with one in a split vote that changed 302 Second Ave. N.W. from a medium-density residential location to a commercial district.
Franklin County farmer Kary Robinson took home second-place honors in the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award contest.
Despite optimism that the COVID-19 pandemic would subside and the Franklin County Fair could be held in October, organizers decided Wednesday it wasn’t feasible and have scrapped the 2020 event.
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
As a way to aid one of Franklin County’s most beneficial nonprofit organizations, Winchester Walmart and the Herald Chronicle are partnering together in a campaign called “Read a paper…support the paws” to help Animal Harbor.
Franklin County has now had 158 total confirmed coronavirus cases and three deaths from the disease, according to statistics released by the Tennessee Department of Health at 2 p.m. on Sunday