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Slow Down Tennessee

Area law enforcement officials are partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote “Slow Down Tennessee.” Now thru April 30 law enforcement will increase education, awareness, saturation and enforcement efforts to help reduce speeding-related crashes, injuries, and fatalities statewide. The State of Tennessee requires motorists to always exercise due care and maintain a …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union’s Online Financial Education Center Helps Improve Financial Literacy

 In recognition of April being designated Financial Literacy Month, Ascend Federal Credit Union has added a special section to its online financial education center to help Middle Tennesseans improve their money management skills.  The financial literacy resource features free interactive learning tools including tutorials, videos and quizzes that provide expert guidance on building a budget, buying a home, …

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Estill Springs Man Charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Second-Degree Murder

54-year-old Ronnie Dwayne Walls of Estill Springs has been arrested for criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman. He is also charged with domestic assault. A mail carrier reported the crime to Estill Springs Police. When police arrived at the home Walls had gone on the run. After locating Walls, …

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Virtual Gala succeeds for Motlow College Foundation

Like so many other nonprofits, the Motlow College Foundation recently had to postpone its main fundraising event of the year, the Annual Gala, due to the pandemic. Instead of canceling, the Foundation staff and Board of Trustees seized the opportunity to shift the event online and hosted its first-ever Virtual Gala. The week-long celebration and …

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Unemployment Rate Drops in 90 of 95 Counties

Ninety counties Tennessee experienced lower unemployment during the month of February. Four counties recorded an increase in unemployment, while Smith County remained unchanged. Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest jobless rate in February at 3.1%, down 0.1 of a percentage point from January. Area County Rates: Bedford 5.3 Jan. 4.8 Feb. Cannon 4.3 …

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Franklin County School Board prepares to Oust Special Ed Teacher

Gwendolyn Rogers a special education teacher at Clark Memorial in Franklin County could soon be relieved of her duties. The school board has begun the process to remove the tenured teacher. According to the Herald Chronical newspaper, the charges for dismissal include, but not limited to: • Used inappropriate behavioral strategies with students, including inappropriate …

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Provides Grants to Schools

Two schools served by Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), Sewanee Elementary in Franklin County and Marvin Wright Elementary in Maury County, have been awarded $5,000 each in grants to develop science, technology, engineering and math education projects and support their STEM curriculum. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a …

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Select Health Departments Extend Hours for COVID-19 Vaccines

The Tennessee Department of Health has expanded both the eligible age groups and hours available for COVID-19 vaccines for 10 counties in the state’s southeastern region. The region includes Franklin, Grundy and Marion Counties. The counties are now vaccinating people 16 and older. The local health departments offer COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. To book your appointment, …

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Missing Man from Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are attempting to locate a man is identified as Cody Dewayne Hill of 1799 Blue Springs Rd. Decherd, TN. Hill was last seen at 3250 Lynchburg Rd. on Sunday evening (March 21) at approximately 6:30pm. Reports say that Hill was wearing a blue jacket, gray shirt and gray Nike shoes. …

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