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Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Jefferson Awards: Celebrating a Hometown Hero Who's Making a Difference in Marshall Co.

Updated: Wednesday, November 27 2013, 11:31 PM CST
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CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. - Larry Chatman is small in stature but he's a giant in his community. He wears so many hats in Chapel Hill most residents know him by his first name or his nickname "Roho". Tonight, for all he does for his hometown, FOX17 honors Chatman with a Jefferson Award for public service. Larry Chatman drives about 4 miles to work at Holt's Corner Baptist Church. Every day, this pastor thinks not only about his flock, but his town.

Chatman serves as Chaplain for the Police Department and is a volunteer firefighter. He's a 2-time President of the Lions Club and a tireless worker at its annual fundraiser, the Lions Super Pull of the South.

Chatman's biggest contributions are hard to miss. He's the "ball man" for the Forrest High School Rockets. You'll find him on the sideline with the team every Friday night. For away games, Chatman also drives the team bus. He sees himself as a calming force and believes his purpose is bigger than football.

Kyle Stacey is a football and wrestling coach at Forrest High. For the past 12 years, Chatman and he have led the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Chatman's good deeds go beyond Chapel Hill. He's been to Ground Zero, the Gulf Coast for hurricane relief and to Indonesia to help tsunami victims. The kids in Chapel Hill are where his heart is. Some of those kids made a candy themed poster Chatman keeps in his office. It says he deserves $100,000 every payday and that he will remain in their hearts now and later.

We'll be taking the Jefferson Award to Larry Chatman. It's a large, heavy medal we hope he'll be proud to display in his home or office.

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