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John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin, age 75 of LaFollette

Mr. John Reed “Johnny” “Hattie” Franklin, age 75 of LaFollette passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2022. Johnny was the “Official Mayor of College Hill” and was a proud member of East LaFollette Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with TVA – Bull Run Steam Plant as a Heavy Equipment Operator, a member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #917, and a member of the Norris Lake Mopar Club. Preceded in death by Parents, Hattie Ray Franklin and Hattie Marie Wilhoit Franklin, Son-in-Law, Will Ellison, Brother, Eddie Ray Franklin, Sisters, Bobbye Koisar and Marjorie Rutherford, Sister-in-Law, JoAnn Franklin, and Niece, Cheryl Cowan.

Step Inside John Reed Dallas, a Lush Oasis for State-of-the-Art Fitness in Preston Center

A winding, 2,000-square-foot snake mural (in keeping with the paradise aesthetic) is a collaborative project between 10 Texas artists. (Photo by JOHN REED Fitness) It took me a moment to catch how surprisingly lively things were on a Tuesday afternoon in John Reed, given the Dallas fitness club’s grand opening was still several days away. I was too distracted by the spectacle — the Tulum-inspired interiors, the towering Adam and Eve cyborgs, and the mood-setting light displays. There’s a lot to take in beyond gym equipment. It’s a vibe.
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A New Year — By John Reed

After a truly challenging year, resolutions for 2022 will include efforts to return to normalcy. But looking backward to past lifestyles doesn’t take into consideration lessons learned over recent times. So, here are some suggestions for a return to sanity:. 1. Take political philosophies of both sides out of...

John Reed Is Taking Over the Old Gold’s Gym in Preston Center

The DJs run the show here and the lights follow, flashing to the beat of the music like a BTS concert. You let the unce, unce, unce carry you away. Around you, everyone is vibing and sweating, just like you. It’s a party. Except, there’s no booze in sight....

Tech High and John Reed kindergarteners get creative

Last Friday was a very sunny day but the day become much brighter when the 34 Technology High School students from the Associated Student Body leadership class put their great idea to good use and not only entertained the 70 John Reed Kindergartners with reading some classy books but helped them create stuffed animals.

Local Traditions — By John Reed

Last Sunday I attended the homecoming service held at a local church. The day marked 147 years that church has been in existence, and the tombstones in the adjacent cemetery bore witness to the passing decades. There was certainly 147 years’ cooking experience on display at the dinner offered after...

Growing Solar Tomatoes — By John Reed

One of the many advantages of living in the country is wide open back roads. Most of the time, the only things to distract me from the lush green vistas are the occasional flock of turkeys or suicidal deer. This time of year, though, the road hazards are all man-made.

As Sure As …. — By John Reed

In these uncertain times, it’s easy to feel like everything is off-kilter. Luckily, there are still dependable constants that haven’t changed. Here are a few:. Anytime you hear about “upgrades” from a school system, you can be sure it’ll be mainly about sports facilities. Who needs needs new science labs or bigger auditoriums anyway?

Rights and Privileges — by John Reed

Last week, I endured the chore every adult hates to deal with: replacing my driver’s license. Fortunately, the line was not very long and I was able to get in and out relatively quickly. While I was waiting in line, my mind wandered, as usual. There has been a lot...
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EN girls win John Reed Relays

KENDALLVILLE — In the last John Reed Relays of Andy Bell’s coaching career, his East Noble girls pulled through and won the event by the slimmest of margins. East Noble won the final event, the 4x200-meter relay over Norwell by almost seven seconds, which gave the host Knights the team title by the score of 118 to 117.5.

For Me And My House — By John Reed

This wonderful scripture in Joshua chapter 24 comes in the middle of a longer passage about choices. Well worth a read, even in modern editions…the King James Version, translation errors aside, is still my preference. I thought of this phrase after getting into a flame war online. I’m embarrassed to...
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Pickaway People: Bringing Little John Reed home

As guardian of Little John Reed, Elias Reed agreed to pay John Tootle to travel, pick up and return to him his ward. The account of the journey is detailed in Probate Case No. 0-896 here in Pickaway County. Tootle submitted his bill of expenses from the 21st day of...