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Low turnout in first week of early voting in Franklin Municipal Election

Early voting began Wednesday with about 372 people voting in the City of Franklin Municipal Election, or about .81 percent of registered city voters.

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Friday 10/09/2015
County to conduct air-quality test as precaution after employee sickness
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 4:46 pm

Following a Williamson County government employee’s sickness and hospitalization due to the possible contraction of Legionnaires disease, “out of an abundance of precaution,” the county has contacted a contractor to inspect the air quality in the building.

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Preds drop puck for Puckett’s as eatery becomes Bridgestone’s official BBQ joint
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant announced a three-year partnership with Bridgestone Arena this week, and its placement as the Nashville Predators’ official barbeque sponsor.

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Looney talks ‘big ideas,’ growth and land for new school in Thompson's Station
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 11:20 am

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney talked to more than 35 parents this week at Ravenwood and Summit high schools during the fall edition of “Let’s Talk Schools.”

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Twenty-one WCS sports officials found to have criminal backgrounds
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 10:53 am

Williamson County Schools has checked 200 sports officials for criminal records and so far, 21 background checks have come back as unclean.

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Franklin citizens support proposed multi-use path leading to downtown
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 11:41 am

Citizens expressed their approval of the design of a proposed multi-use path that would provide connectivity from the Freedom Middle School area to downtown, at a public meeting Thursday night with city staff about the project.

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Thursday 10/08/2015
Franklin, Brentwood Fire units at CoolSprings Galleria for Fire Prevention Week
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Join Franklin Fire Department and Brentwood Fire & Rescue at the CoolSprings Galleria Mall this week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with fire safety educational stations/giveaways for the children and adults.

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Off to the races: Franklin election candidate profiles
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:21 am

Early voting began this week for the City of Franklin Municipal General Election, which includes the election of four At Large seats on the eight-member Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen in Positions A, B. C, and D. as well as the election of the mayor for the City of Franklin.

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Dave Ramsey venture seeking tax abatements for new property in Berry Farms
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Lampo Group, otherwise known as the Dave Ramsey Show, has purchased property in the Berry Farms area to build new structures, which will house the company’s technical services division. The buildings will be used for the transfer of all of the Dave Ramsey products from analog to digital and for the creation of future digital pieces. 

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Brentwood’s City Park now bustling with business
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 3:02 pm

The atmosphere in the heart of Brentwood has changed over the past several months as business upon business has opened in the new City Park development off Franklin Road, offering new restaurant and retail options for residents. 

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WCS official on study of Islam: ‘We’re teaching history, not religion’
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 6:30 pm

In recent weeks, a few parents of Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District (FSSD) seventh graders have expressed concern about the teaching of Islam during social studies classes.

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Williamson County rescue crews working hard in South Carolina
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:26 am

The members of the local rescue teams that were deployed to South Carolina after the rainfall and flooding throughout the state, have been busy, according to Sharon Puckett, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) spokesperson.

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
WCS to hold second 'Let's Talk Schools' session at Summit High, Thursday
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 12:58 pm

The final fall edition of Williamson County School’s “Let’s Talk Schools” will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, at Summit High School in Spring Hill. School officials and school board members attend the event and talk to parents and others concerned about pertinent topics facing schools.

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Franklin candidates address the issues at WAKM forum this week
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:39 am

Six candidates for Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman shared their views regarding such issues as transportation, affordable housing and the Mack Hatcher extension at the first candidate forum hosted by WAKM 950 and the Williamson Herald this week.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Alderman and WCRP chairman spar over nonpartisan city election
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:39 am

The Williamson County Republican Party’s on-air announcement last week to endorse Steven Undercoffer for Alderman at Large led to a rather heated exchange on Tuesday between incumbent Alderman at Large Pearl Bransford and WCPR Chairman Julie Taleghani during a forum broadcast on WAKM 950-AM radio.

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Wilson County quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
Updated: October 06, 2015 - 5:42 pm

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to include another Tennessee county. 

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Monday 10/05/2015
Business Council to give $14,000 to Nolensville schools
Updated: October 06, 2015 - 11:03 am

In less than a year, Williamson County Schools’ three newest schools will open in Nolensville for the 2016-17 school year. And thanks to the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, they will start the year off with a few extra dollars in the bank.

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Early voting begins Wednesday for Franklin Municipal Election
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Early voting begins Wednesday for the upcoming Oct. 27, City of Franklin Municipal Election.

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Sheriff's office sends Swift Water Rescue Team to Carolina coast
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Seven members of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Swift Water Rescue Team headed to South Carolina Sunday after FEMA requested the team’s assistance in flooded areas.

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Saturday 10/03/2015
Trump says must deter Syrian-refugee ‘Trojan Horse,’ preserve Second Amendment and Christmas to ‘make America great’
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:42 am

To “make America great again,” presidential candidate and billionaire business man Donald Trump, suggested building a wall to deter illegal immigration, devising an off-shore safe zone for Syrian refugees, repealing Obama Care, preserving the Second Amendment and bringing Christmas back. 

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Friday 10/02/2015
Sheriff's Office lieutenants honored for 30 years of service
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 10:26 am

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Lt. David Beard and Lt. David Brewer were honored for their 30 years of service Thursday during a reception at the county Administrative Complex.

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