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Voters, Voters and More Voters; Records being Smashed

Through the sixth day of early voting, more than 1 million Tennessee voters have cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Through Tuesday, 929,744 voters had cast their ballot at early voting locations and 155,640 absentee ballots had been returned to local election commission offices for a total of 1,085,384 votes cast. Area …

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Franklin County Man Charged Aggravated Sexual Battery and More

30-year-old Christopher Caleb Cole was arrested recently by Franklin County authorities and charged with an alleged aggravated sexual battery incident involving a grade-school-aged child. Cole’s official charges include with aggravated sexual battery, especially aggravated sexual exploitation, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of community corrections in connection with an incident that allegedly …

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Winchester Police asking for help finding Stolen Boat

The Winchester Police Department is investigating the theft of a boat from a boat dock behind a residence on North Porter Street in Winchester. The boat is a Lowe Stinger 175 with a 60hp mercury outboard. The boat has a gray hull, black or gray carpet, and a black motor guide trolling motor. The boat’s …

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Motlow Grows 800% in Dual Enrollment/High School Concurrent Graduates

Motlow State’s Dual Enrollment (DE) program, already featuring the highest enrollment of any community college in the state, set another milestone in May. The number of students who graduated from Motlow the same semester as they graduated high school grew a phenomenal 800%. Partnerships with secondary schools are at the forefront of Motlow’s mission to …

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Franklin County Mascot will Not Change

After a 5-3 vote on Monday night the Franklin County school board has voted to keep the Rebel as Franklin County High School’s mascot. If the Franklin County Rebels’ mascot and name would have changed for the high school’s teams in at least eight sports categories, the cost for new uniforms could have been about …

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Garbage Dumped on the ground in Pelham

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person or persons responsible for dumping a large amount of garbage on the ground instead of using provided containers. The open top containers were placed in the Pelham Industrial Park for use while the convenience center received much needed upgrades. Anyone having info please contact the …

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Speeders Forced to Ease Off the Pedal as Air Force Police Officers begin Working at AEDC

A group of skilled officers now has eyes on the roads in and around Arnold Air Force Base, helping to ensure the safety of the workforce by enforcing adherence to speed limits and other regulations throughout the installation. Department of the Air Force Police Officers have been patrolling Arnold since late August. The DAF Police …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Announces Donation

Ascend Federal Credit Union has announced that it has donated $25,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) with the purpose of improving America’s financial health and well-being. This year’s donation is a $15,000 increase from 2019. “It’s been a tough year for our country, which makes it especially rewarding that Ascend was able to more than double our …

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Lynchburg Music Fest is This Friday-Sunday

Lynchburg welcomes back the second-annual Lynchburg Music Fest this Friday-Sunday Oct. 2-4. The Fest has expanded to three days of music and camping in the beautiful Music Hollow with superstar Josh Turner headlining Friday night. Justin Moore joins the lineup this year as Saturday’s headliner and Sunday headliner Kip Moore will close out the event. …

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