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Senator Bowling’s monthly meeting to be held Sept. 28

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced her monthly “Listening Meetings” in Senate District 16 for Sept. 2022. Bowling, who represents Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren, and Warren Counties in the State Senate, holds monthly meetings in the counties she represents to meet with citizens and hear their concerns regarding issues before the state legislature. Bowling also offers assistance with state services to citizens in the district.
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SUD Applies for $1.32 Million in Grant Money

At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Sewanee Utility District Board of Commissioners, SUD manager Ben Beavers and President Charlie Smith reported on attending a recent Franklin County Commission meeting where they learned the county received clarification on American Recovery Plan (ARP) funding. SUD requested $1.32 million, with $234,000 coming from Franklin County as a match and $1,412,000 coming from ARP funds administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
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#13. Franklin County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 495 (209 new cases, -11% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,245 (14,454 total cases) --- 1.3% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 460 (194 total deaths) --- 14.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (17,798 fully vaccinated)
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#37. Franklin County

- Child food insecurity rate: 18.3% (1,540 total) --- 2.2% higher than national average - Food insecurity rate: 15.2% (6,360 total) --- 3.4% higher than national average - Annual food budget shortfall: $3,251,000 --- Cost per meal: $3.17
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12th Judicial District Judges sworn in

Judges for Tennessee’s 12th Judicial District were sworn in Friday, August 26 and began their terms Sept. 1, 2022 t as Circuit Court Judges and Chancellor. John “Cam” Cameron’s swearing in ceremony took place in Marion County while the remaining justices were sworn in the same day in Franklin County.
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Franklin County Schools: Third Grade Retention ‘Concerning’

“It’s very concerning,” said Resources Supervisor Linda Foster at the Sept. 6 Franklin County School Board meeting, asking the board to review recommended changes to the Promotion and Retention policy which stipulate “Third grade students shall not be promoted to the next grade unless they are determined to be proficient in English language arts based on the most recent TCAP test.” The Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) recommended the policy change to comply with recent action by the state legislature.
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Coffee County picks up Volleyball victory over Franklin County

In district volleyball on Thursday in Winchester Coffee County defeated Franklin County 3 sets to 1 (25-18, 25-23, 11-25 and 25-18. Zowee Dillard had 10 kills to lead the Lady Raiders. Madison Pruitt contributed 13 assists and Ryleigh McInnis added 12. Coffee County improved to 4-5 on the season. One...
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#41. Franklin County, TN

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 554 (234 new cases, +95% change from previous week) - Cumulative cases per 100k: 33,750 (14,245 total cases) --- 0.5% more cases per 100k residents than Tennessee - Cumulative deaths per 100k: 457 (193 total deaths) --- 13.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Tennessee - Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.1% (17,786 fully vaccinated)
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It’s back to regular routine for Franklin County School Buses

The Franklin County School Board passed a motion regarding changes to their budget after bus drivers went on strike due to low pay. They had expected a $10,000 pay raise, which was in the school board’s budget. The budget was voted down by the county commission because did not want a $4.4 million activity center to be built. Commissioners said they had questions about using ESSER funds (Covid-19 government relief funding) to build the facility.
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Volleyball Win for Coffee County on Tuesday

Coffee County and Franklin County in volleyball on Tuesday night. The Lady Raiders defeating the Rebeletts 3 sets to 1 (25-22, 26-24, 15-25, 25-16). Zowee Dillard had 11 kills for Coffee County, Ryleigh McInnis had 13 assists and Camry Moss added 6 aces to help lift the Lady Raiders to the win.
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Bus driver strike expected to end in Franklin Co. after commission meeting

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tn. (WSMV) - After refusing to work without a pay raise, some school bus drivers in Franklin County are hopeful they’ll be back on the job Thursday morning. The county commission called an emergency meeting Wednesday night to vote on whether to pass the school board’s budget, which includes a $10,000 raise for privately contracted bus drivers. The school board submitted the budget Tuesday night in its emergency meeting. The county commission had denied it because it included a multi-million dollar activity center, which has since been removed from the budget.