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Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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Extension to Deliver TAEP Applications June 5

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Those planning to apply for any of the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement cost share programs, the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU Extension will hand deliver applications received by 9:00 am on Friday, June 5. The application deadline is Sunday, June 7. Beginning June 1, producers have the option of applying on-line, mailing their application postmarked by June 7, or dropping it off at the Franklin County office of the UT/TSU

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  • Arrest Reports

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Lucky Ray Adams, 21 of 81 Sharon Dr., Estill Springs, intake date May 21, violation of probation, held $3,500 bond, court date June 4. Mindy Lynn Hargrove, 31 of 380 Penile Hill Dr., Decherd, intake date May 21, driving on suspended / revoked license second offense, possession drug paraphernalia, financial responsibility, released $4,300 bond, court date June 18. Jennifer Marie Pendergrast, 29 of 346 Elk River Dr., Estill Springs, intake

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  • Retiring After Seven Years

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

    North Lake Elementary School sat solemnly Wednesday while cadets from Franklin County High School retired its flag that flew for seven years. During the ceremony, the students witnessed the cadets cut, fold and burn the valor and stripes separately. Brooke Lewis, (from left) Triston Brown, Chief Master Sgt. Everett Smith, Jordan Ashley and Austin Stewart salute the burning valor.   —Staff Photo by Courtney Stachel

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Timothy Farris stands on the podium moments after receiving his medal for placing sixth in the long jump event at the AAA State Track and Field Meet on Friday.
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FCHS track team concludes season with three at state meet

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Farris saves his best for last SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County senior Timothy Farris set a personal record in his final high school long jump, earning a spot on the podium for the event at this year’s Class AAA State Track and Field Meet. Farris was one of three Rebels to reach the state meet but was the only one to make the cut for the podium. After competing

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  • Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After qualifying seven different track and field athletes from Franklin County in a combined 11 events at the AAA Section 2 Sub-Sectional, two Rebels and a Rebelette placed high enough at the Section 2 Sectionals to move onto the State Meet held later this week. The three athletes who qualified for state — sophomore Tinia Palmer, junior Joshua Eid and senior Timothy Farris — will compete

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  • Hornets preparing to follow up breakout season

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Heading into his 17th year at the helm, head coach Bob Robertson still gets fired up for spring practice. Pictured here, Robertson, crouched left, watches on and offers instruction as players go through an inside running, tackling drill.
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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After breaking out to an 8-3 overall record in 2014, Huntland High School’s football team aims for another big year as spring practices give a first look at the 2015 Hornets. Head coach Bob Robertson enters yet another season at the helm of the Hornet football program in what he estimated was his 17th year in the position. Robertson gave the number of 17 after initially

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Lifestyles

Arts in the Park artist deadline July 15

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

“Art in the Park” will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. This is a one-day celebration of visual and performing arts for Morristown Art Association member artists and other artists to showcase, display, sell and demonstrate two-dimensional fine art, artistic photography and sculpture. It’s also an opportunity for local performing artists in theatre, music, and dance

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  • Chasing the musical dream

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

    STAFF WRITER kali bolle   As 17-year-old singer-songwriter Ashley Brooks of Winchester prepares to take the stage at The Well Coffee House in Nashville last Friday, she is all smiles. In moments, she will sing in front of a crowd made up of strangers, friends and family. She will perform covers of well-known pop songs, as well as original pieces to a crowd not familiar with her style. These songs,

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  • Heath donates $3,000 to Animal Harbor

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

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    Cecelia Brodioi, Animal Harborboard member, (from left) holds Pirelli, while Heath Automotive Tire Pros owner Steve Heath presents a check for $3,000 to Gail Castle, executive director of Animal Harbor. Participating in the exchange is Max Heath, Steve’s son, with the family dog, Tucker, who was received from Animal Harbor. Tucker is accompanied by fellow canine sibling Emmy on leashes. Steve Heath, his wife, Peggy, and Max are the business’

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Vietnam: one man recalls his journey to war and back

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

  STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   In 1967, the war in Vietnam was reaching a state of flux as pressure to bring the conflict to an end was growing in the U.S., including when Dr. Martin Luther King made his speech outlining his opposition to the war. That same year, James Green from Sewanee, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and went to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training.

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  • Chamber Manufacturer’s Salute deemed a success

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

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    STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   To say the least, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd Annual Manufacturer’s Appreciation Salute on Thursday was not business as usual. Businesses usually focus on, simply business. However, the event at San Miguel Coffee Company on the Winchester Square cast 53 of the county’s leading establishments into the limelight for the employment contributions they’ve made to the area’s betterment. Franklin County Commissioner

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  • Skydiver lines jolts Memorial Day event landing in power line

    Posted on May 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    STAFF WRITER courtney stachel A skydiver drifting into a power line from a wind gust Saturday at the Red, White and You Memorial Day event in Winchester was followed by a happy ending when word was given that he had been treated and released from the hospital. More than 400 spectators witnessed the incident when skydiver John Pitts, of the Fly It Like You Stole It skydiving team, was the

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