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Tennessee Promise toward free tuition

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

 brian justice and andrea agardy  Franklin County has surpassed its 30-mentor goal by nearly 20 persons in Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative and is gearing up to implement the program to help students attain higher education. Haslam announced Tennessee Promise’s inception earlier this year. It is a statewide program where all high school graduates, or students who have completed a home school program, will be eligible for two years

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Decherd Goes Pink

Public Safety Day in Decherd Saturday

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 am

To commemorate October as being National Cancer Awareness Month, Decherd employees are going pink in honor of the disease’s survivors and are highlighting the alertness effort through the city’s Public Safety Awareness Day. The City of Decherd is holding the event on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park at East Main and College streets. The event — led by the city’s fire, police and

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  • First Winchester Wriggle tonight in Square area

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:04 am


    The City of Winchester and its Downtown Program Corp. have joined force together to sponsor a special evening to enjoy art, live music and dining. The corp. is hosting the first ever Winchester Wriggle tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown Square. The primary event will be a silent auction at San Miquel’s Coffee Company Ballroom. It will feature artists from Winchester’s New Life Center, with the

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  • State agency being hired in FC school director search

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The Franklin County Board of Education has elected its officers for the current academic year with Kevin Caroland (from left) being renamed chairman, Cleijo Walker as the new vice-chairman, and newly elected board member Adam Tucker selected as legislative liaison. They are shown here on Sept. 15 after conducting the board’s first meeting with its new members.

    The Franklin County Board of Education is hiring the Tennessee School Boards Association to narrow the field in its search for a new school system director. The board unanimously approved this past week to go with a $5,000 search package instead of a costlier one at $8,500 that would have TSBA conducting additional public meetings. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, who has been the Franklin County system’s leader the past six years,

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During halftime Huntland School recognized it’s homecoming attendants and queen. Pictured, from left, are sixth grade attendant Anna Williams, escorted by her father Lance Williams (background); eighth grade attendant Kati Elliott, escorted by her father Tracy Robinson; tenth grade attendant Candace Danielle Hargrave, escorted by her Uncle Aaron Jakubowski; twelfth grade attendant Kati Ashley, escorted by her father Jeff Ashley; crown bearer Wesley Plemons; Queen Rachel Collins, escorted by her father Rob Collins; flower girl Emily Cremeans; eleventh grade attendant Becca Lewter, escorted by her father Bill Lewter; ninth grade attendant Taylor Elrod, escorted by her father Johnny Elrod; and seventh grade attendant Natalie Stovall, escorted by her father Todd Stovall.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Hornets buzz through Saints for homecoming rout

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

STAFF WRITER Evan Harris Six different Huntland Hornets found the end zone Friday night to cap off a 51-14 homecoming victory over Mount Juliet Christian Academy that won’t soon be forgotten. A mixture of offensive dominance, coupled with a stingy defense, aided Huntland in its lopsided win over the Saints. The victory pushes the Hornets to an impressive 5-1 on the season and extended a winning streak to three games.

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  • Clutch performance sends freshman Rebelette to State Tournament

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Franklin County freshman Malia Stovall birdied her way to the State Tournament in a clutch playoff performance during the Region 4-AAA Tournament. Shown in this file photo, Stovall eyes up a lengthy putt during the District 8-AAA Tournament, which she also won in a playoff. 
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris As a freshman Malia Stovall has already reached the pinnacle of high school golf, after recently winning the Region 4-AAA tournament. How the young talent finished the region tournament this past Monday afternoon is even more impressive. Playing at Indian Hills in Murfreesboro, Stovall finished with a score of 75. As the regular rounds were finished, it was discovered that there was a three-way tie for

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  • Lady Hornets down Westwood to remain undefeated

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Lady Hornet seventh grader Mikaylie Edwards (2) scored the first goal of the match and nearly scored more in the second period. Pictured here, Edwards takes a shot late in the second period that nearly went in.
 -Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris   It didn’t take long for anyone in attendance on Tuesday evening to realize just how talented the Huntland Middle School Lady Hornets soccer team is as it improved to 9-0-1 with a 2-0 win over Westwood Middle School. Westwood began with possession, but it didn’t seem to matter as the Lady Hornets quickly gained ball control and began attacking the defense. A few perfectly placed

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Happenings in Sept. 26 edition

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Farmers Markets  Farmers Markets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 8 a.m. at Franklin County Senior Center behind STMC in Winchester. Farmers Market Saturdays on Sewanee Hwy. at 7 a.m. north of Sewanee Market. Farmers Markets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. in the parking lot of old high school on Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. 967-2741.  Volunteers needed  Franklin County has several elderly that need volunteers to check on them

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  • Huntland High School 50-year reunion held

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm


    Members of the Huntland High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Aug. 30 at the Huntland Community Center. The 19 classmates in attendance enjoyed a catered meal on tables decorated with their school colors of royal blue tablecloths overlaid with white lace. Each table was accented with a UFO lamp. Diane Womack Elk of Peotone, Ill., traveled the farthest distance to attend the reunion. Other classmates

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  • Cowan moves forward with new Fall Festival

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:53 am


    Starting a completely new book in its event history, Cowan will be holding its first-ever Fall Heritage Festival. The event is set for the Sept.19-21 weekend in the heart of the community’s downtown area. This festival was organized this year as an alternative to the Polly Crockett Festival, which is no longer being held. Event organizers say the festival promises to provide some of the best top-notch entertainment at any

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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


    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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