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Grundy fatality marks bad start to Labor Day

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:44 am

A single vehicle crash in Grundy County was the cause of the first road fatality of the Labor Day weekend for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. On Friday night around 6 p.m., a Nissan Maxima was traveling north on State Highway 56 at a high speed, according to a THP accident report. The vehicle drove off of the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, which caused the car

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Wine in grocery stores a no go in Franklin County

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

After the Tennessee Legislature changed the law to allow municipalities to decide by referendum vote whether to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores, the issue is moot for now in Franklin County. Winchester, Decherd and Cowan met the criteria — state approval to sell package liquor or liquor by the drink — to allow a referendum vote on the issue. However, not enough signatures were garnered in any

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  • Buddy Perry ends long tenure as District Court Judge

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 9:42 am

    After 28 years as 12th Judicial District Court judge, Buddy Perry has stepped down from his bench. Perry’s last day as head of his court was on Aug. 22. The 12th District, which Perry has represented Part III, includes Blesdoe, Franklin, Grundy, Rhea, Marion and Sequatchie counties. Opting not to seek re-election, Perry is being replaced by Justin C. Angel, a Republican who defeated Democrat Steve Blount in the Franklin

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  • Motorcyclist wraps up trip, tags favorite Winchester, USA

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

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    Jackie Battles of Winchester, Va., can now mark one off his bucket list. He can brag that he has set foot in every one of the 23 other “Winchesters” in the United States, including the one in Tennessee. Battles’ visit to Franklin County on July 7 included a brief stop in the The Herald Chronicle news office and a photo shoot in front of City Hall before he headed south

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Huntland junior was outstanding during Friday night’s game, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns, along with intercepting a pass on defense, which he returned for 39-yards to help seal the victory. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Foster shines in Hornet’s victory

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:53 pm

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Though it is just Kobe Foster’s first year playing high school football, the Huntland junior put opposing defensive coordinators on notice in week 0, hauling in three catches for 169-yards and two touchdowns as Huntland defeated Cornersville 28-18. Huntland’s offensive attack led the charge during the team’s season opening victory with 417 total yards on offense. Running backs Cameron Mahaffey, a senior, and D.J. Taylor,

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  • Rebels get taste of live football in Jamboree

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Senior Keaton Tipps (Front), and Sophomore Mike Leslie (Behind) combine to make a tackle on a Soddy-Daisy ball carrier.

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   Franklin County High School’s Rebel football team got its feet wet Saturday night when it took on Soddy-Daisy in the 2014 Best of Preps Jamboree. With a 20-minute continuous clock, the Rebels received a small portion of time on Finely Stadium’s field — home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs football team — under the lights. Facing a District 5-AAA team, the Soddy-Daisy

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  • Huntland primes air attack in Jamboree

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Senior running back Cameron Mahaffey (far right with ball) watches as a running lane opens up. Cole Isbell is shown just ahead getting his block on number 10 of the Forrest Rocket defense. 

—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   When the Huntland High School’s football team took the offensive side of the ball at this past Friday night’s scrimmage one thing became clear, these Hornets aren’t afraid to fly. Often known for being a ground-and-pound style team, the Hornets displayed a more balanced attack, taking a few shots through the air in shortened scrimmages against two District 9-A foes, Fayetteville City High School and

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‘Ms. Bubbles’ and her entourage spread sunshine

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Victoria Vaughan of Belvidere (aka “Ms. Bubbles,” by those who know her best) regularly visits area nursing homes on a mission to spread cheer. Nursing home residents can always look forward to being entertained by this clever and young-at-heart 83-year-old visitor who often brings along cookies and a bag of tricks to coax out a smile. Ms. Vaughan takes it upon herself to make the long trip in her old

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  • Local R/C club event helps Wounded Warriors

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

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    Coffee Airfoilers Model Radio Control Club raised $1,200 for the Wounded Warriors recently, joining more than 200 organizations that held special events celebrating National Model Aviation Day with proceeds going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation. The Academy of Model Aeronautics proclaimed Saturday, Aug. 16, as National Aviation Day. The Coffee Airfoilers event took place at the clubs’ flying field in Tullahoma on Wattendorf Highway, next to the Arnold Golf

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  • Special event set to aid Baby Max’ recovery

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

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    Toddler Garrett Maxwell Redwine has faced an uphill battle with brain cancer, and friends, family and area residents will have an opportunity Saturday to help him combat the disease during a special event. The gathering, simply called “Max’s Celebration,” will be held at the Red Roof Pavilion at Winchester City Park, 1562 Phillip Fulmer Parkway, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will include barbeque, live music, infl atable

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Community Arts Show ‘It’s Just Trash’ opens Thursday

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:55 am

The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of its Community Arts Show, “It’s Just Trash” on Thursday at the Artisan Depot, located at 201 E. Cumberland St. in Cowan. The show will be open through Aug. 2. It includes a wide variety of works made from recycled materials by many local artists in such mediums as wood, iron, plastic sculptures and a number of paintings. A meet the artist

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  • Art show ‘Fantasy’ opens Friday with reception

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Community Art show Fantasty opens Friday

    The Franklin County Arts Guild announces the opening of the Community Arts Show “Fantasy” with a meet the artist reception Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in downtown Cowan. The reception will feature music by the Bazzania Girls Band, a local folk group. The show will include a wide variety of imagined work from many local artists, including fanciful animals, all things fairy (including a fairy treehouse)

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  • Tenth Annual International Dogwood Festival starts today

    Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:43 am

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    This weekend’s weather forecast promises to be perfect for the 10th Annual International Dogwood Festival starting today and running through Sunday in and around down-town Winchester. This year will include more free fun and entertainment than ever before, with concerts, kidz zone, teen zone, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, car and tractor shows, food vendors, a plant auction and much more. Beth Rhoton, City of Winchester Administrator, said Thursday

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