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Tennessee physician permanently barred from prescribing schedule II and III drugs

Manchester, Tenn., physician David Florence, DO, agreed to be permanently barred from prescribing schedule II and most schedule III controlled substances, the Justice Department said May 18. Dr. Florence was alleged to have prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, the department said. He was also alleged to have...
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Arrests in South Pittsburg for distribution weight drug possession

South Pittsburg, Tenn. – A quiet, residential street came to be the setting of a wide police effort to execute a search warrant in South Pittsburg late last week. Officers with the South Pittsburg Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the 12th & 31st Judicial Districts Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol descended on the home on Holly Avenue.

Campbell receives honorary doctorate from Sewanee

Emory Campbell, retired Executive Director of Penn Center, received an honorary doctorate from the University of the South on Saturday, May 14 at a Baccalaureate service at All Saints Chapel in Sewanee, Tenn. According to a citation read at the ceremony, Campbell was honored for his “lifelong commitment to articulating,...

Top 3 Idol Contestant HunterGirl is coming home to Winchester

Hunter Wolkonowski, or simply HunterGirl, earned a Top 3 spot on American Idol Sunday night. The talented singer will be coming home to Winchester Tuesday, May 17. A big celebration is planned throughout the day beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a Proclamation at the Oldham Theatre. At 1:00 p.m. Hunter will make a walk-through of her alma mater, Franklin County High School. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a HunterGirl Costume Contest on the square followed by a parade. Hunter will be the featured performer at a free concert from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Twin Creeks Marina and Resort, 91 Slip-A Way, Winchester.

“The A List” Preview: Fawn Weaver of Uncle Nearest

In 2016, the New York Times published a story uncovering the "secret ingredient" behind renowned whiskey brand, Jack Daniel's: the help from an enslaved man by the name of Nearest Green. At that time, the brand was beginning to embrace the complicated ties between whiskey-making and slavery - a history...

South Pittsburg Pirates lose a tight first round matchup on the diamond 3-2

Sale Creek, Tenn. – The Pirates’ baseball team’s aspirations for a deep run into the TSSAA state championship playoffs took an abrupt detour Monday night as the Sale Creek Panthers held out for the close game, handing the Pirates a 3-2 defeat. However, with Kam Wellington starting on the mound for the Pirates, South Pittsburg remained competitive with the Panthers throughout the game.

OBITUARY: Coy Robert Sharrock

Coy Robert Sharrock was born on October 6, 1969 in Pontiac, Michigan to Robert (Bob) and Elaine Sharrock. He graduated from Smyrna High School in 1987. As a child and into adulthood, Coy was known for his humor that he got from his dad, Bob. He was quick-witted and always had a funny prank up his sleeve. He truly was a joy to be around and he will live on for generations to come through the stories that those who loved him will tell.

WCMS track wins CTC titles

Still simmering from failing to qualify any athletes for the state competition, WCMS made sure it wrapped up its season in style in Manchester last week. The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers each won the Central Tennessee Conference championship, dominating a six-team competition to leave their mark on the school’s track program.
Grundy County Herald

HunterGirl receives hometown tribute

After advancing into “American Idol’s” top three, Winchester gave the key to its city Tuesday to Hunter “HunterGirl” Wolkonowski who will perform in the competition’s final round on Sunday. Tuesday was also proclaimed “HunterGirl Day” by Franklin County Mayor David Alexander, and Winchester Mayor...
Grundy County Herald

HunterGirl is coming home to Winchester

Hunter Wolkonowski, also known as HunterGirl, is coming home. HunterGirl has made it to the Top 3 contestants on American Idol. She will be in Winchester tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. Winchester officials have planned several events to welcome her. HunterGirl will be accompanied by American Idol’s producers for her return...

Cats Top Jets in Region Semis

Tullahoma baseball qualified for the state sectionals for the first time since 2014 with a 7-3 win over Cumberland County in the Region 4-3A semifinals Monday night at Grider Stadium in Tullahoma. Cumberland County took the lead first as the Jets took advantage of a Tullahoma error to score one...