Franklin County, TN

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Help ‘Stuff the School Bus’ for students in need

Area businesses, churches, clubs and individuals have an opportunity to get involved in a community project to benefit local students with school supplies. United Way of Franklin County will hold its annual “Stuff the School Bus” program in an effort to collect school supplies on July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot in Winchester, where they will be set up next to a big yellow school bus.
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County moves toward solid-waste rail system

A request to develop a railroad spur and transfer station to handle solid waste is on its way to the County Commission to consider establishing a committee to manage the project. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday. William Anderson, Solid Waste Management director, provided the Finance Committee...
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Senator Bowling announces June Town Hall Listening Meetings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced the schedule for her Town Hall Listening Meetings in District 16. In her monthly meetings, Bowling offers assistance with state services and listens to concerns citizens have for the State Legislature. “These meetings allow me to connect with the great citizens of...
Winchester, TNTullahoma News

Food City opens in Winchester today

Shelves are stocked in preparation for the much-anticipated June 23 opening of the new Food City on Cowan Highway in Winchester. The 54,000+ sq. ft. supermarket marks the retailer’s first location in Franklin County. Grand opening will be held at 8 a.m., Wednesday, June 23 at the location at 2211 Cowan Highway, Winchester.

Franklin County pursuit ends in Alabama

Franklin County, Tenn (WZTV) — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is looking for Anthony Scott May after a car chase ended in Alabama. Tuesday around 7 p.m. the Franklin County Sherriff's Office began perusing a vehicle believed to be driven by Anthony Scott May. Officers followed the car south into...
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Authorities in 2 states searching for man who fled Franklin Co. deputies

WINCHESTER, TN (WSMV) - Authorities are searching in two states for a man who fled Franklin County deputies and crashed in Alabama on Tuesday night. Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were attempting to stop Anthony Scott May in southern Franklin County for an outstanding warrant for burglary around 7 p.m. and the pursuit continued across the Alabama state line into Madison County.

Former Winchester Police Officer Indicted on SIX Counts of Rape

About 50-miles down the road from Murfreesboro in the quiet town of Winchester, Tennessee, a former police officer has been arrested on multiple rape charges. Former Winchester Police Officer Tristan Delacruz was arrested on May 4th and charged with six counts of rape, six counts of sexual battery, two counts of domestic assault, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated assault.
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Equipment arrives; Food City to open June 23

Despite delays in getting steel equipment products necessary to open the new Food City in Winchester, the supermarket is able to open for business as initially planned on June 23. Steve Smith, Food City CEO and president, had said the large supermarket on the city’s south side couldn’t open without...
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Accused killer and alleged rapist free on bond

Two inmates in separate Franklin County cases being held in jail have had their $1 million bonds reduced and were released from custody pending subsequent court appearances. Former Winchester Police Officer Tristan Delacruz, who was arrested May 4 on multiple sex-offense charges, including rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault, appeared in Franklin County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Winchester, TNHerald Chronicle

Happenings in June 17, 2021, edition

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in Decherd and Winchester. NA meetings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Decherd. AA meetings are Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For more information on AA, call 866-641-9190, or for NA, 866-801-6621.
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FC Schools Staffing Shortage Worries

“This is a bigger concern to me than anything,” said Human Resources Supervisor Linda Foster, alerting the Franklin County School Board to a staffing shortage at the June 14 school board meeting. The board also took up several policy issues. Foster listed openings for two assistant principals, two guidance counselors,...
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Tarlton vacates FCHS boys basketball coaching job

Less than two weeks after being announced as the new head coach of the Franklin County High School boys basketball program, Samuel Tarlton has backed out of the job. Tarlton was named to the position on June 2 and was introduced to the public in a press conference on June 3. He had previously been the head boys basketball coach at North Greene High School since 2017, leading the program to a record of 107-36.
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Clark named 4-H June Dairy Month chairman

Franklin County High School junior Mackenzie Clark has been named the 2021 June Dairy Month Chairman for Franklin County. Co-sponsored by The Dairy Alliance, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, National Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and other dairy products to Tennessee consumers. Chairpersons...
Belvidere, TNTullahoma News

Jerry Wayne Henley Obituary

Jerry Wayne Henley, 42, of Belvidere, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021. A native of Franklin County, he was born in Winchester on June 9, 1978. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 13 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brian Shields and Anthony Ingle officiating. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Estill Springs, TNHerald Chronicle

Estill Springs finishes as runner-up in 6-8 Coach Pitch tourney

Little League All-Star action started up on Saturday in Estill Springs with young athletes from Winchester, Cowan and Estill competing in a 6-8 Coach Pitch tournament. There were three teams total in the bracket with Cowan and Winchester combining for one squad while the other spots in the brackets were taken by Estill Springs and Tullahoma.
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Keep young minds learning while having fun all summer long

There are several options available for local children to have fun while continuing to learn this summer. Take advantage of the many local activities offered to help your child gain knowledge while enjoying stimulating activities. Junior Ranger Camps are offered at Tims Ford State Park and South Cumberland State Park.
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School System boosting literacy program

With reading deficiencies having increased among students due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County School System is joining forces as part of a statewide movement to improve literacy rates. Tennessee is appropriating $100 million, including $60 million in COVID-relief funding and $40 million through a special grant, to attack...