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Suspect escapes during deputy arrest

Early this afternoon Michael Pierre Rose, of Smithville, Tenn., escaped from the vehicle of a Williamson County Sheriffs deputy and was captured a couple hours later.

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Monday 07/06/2015
Franklin receives state approval for ARAP permit
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 8:00 pm

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), city of Franklin and Harpeth River Watershed Association (HWRA) announced today the issuance of a new Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit (ARAP) authorizing water withdrawal from the Harpeth River for Franklin’s water treatment plant, as well as future construction of a new intake structure.

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Middle Tennessee welcomes American Heritage Girls
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Middle Tennessee families have discovered a new program for their daughters called American Heritage Girls (AHG). AHG is a faith-based character development program for girls Kindergarten through age 18 dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.

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Metro Nashville Schools announces Looney as candidate for director
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney is a candidate for the next director of Metro Nashville Public Schools, the development made public earlier today at a MNPS Director Search Committee meeting in Nashville.

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Saturday 07/04/2015
Play it again Uncle Sam!
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Get ready to enjoy the fireworks show you hoped you would see last night in Williamson County.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Let Freedom Ring concert at Franklin Presbyterian Church Saturday at 1 p.m.
Posted: July 03, 2015

Members of the Old Glory Chapter of the DAR and the children of the Matthew Fontaine Maury C.A.R. will participate in “Let Freedom Ring” at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church on July 4th at 1 p.m. 

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Williamson Strong files free speech complaint against state bureau, appeals $5,000 civil penalty
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:46 pm

The Williamson Strong parent group filed a complaint Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee against the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance and its Registry board, claiming violation of free speech.

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Mayor Anderson to give State of the County address, July 21
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:47 pm

County’s Budget and Growing Economy among Mayor’s Highlights

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Get Fit Franklin Mayor’s Cook-Off
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Two heart-healthy dishes, steeped with fresh veggies and locally made cheese, were presented to a panel of judges that included, seated, Stacey Kendrick, of Vanderbilt Health, Andy Marshall, of A. Marshall Foods, Pam Horne, of the Williamson Herald, and Scott Karner, of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. It was all part of the Get Fit Franklin Mayor’s Cook-Off at the Franklin Farmers Market held last weekend. On the back row, from left, Thompson Station Mayor Corey Napier, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Chef Mike Martin of Whole Foods Market and Cool Springs gather for a photo after the judges officially split 2-2 to call it a culinary tie.

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5 Points Swing returns to Franklin Theatre July 7
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 5:01 pm

For the past three years the band 5 Points Swing has been bringing swing back to life and having a ball doing it. 

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Eddy Arnold Amphitheater prepares to host the 4th at Crockett Park
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:55 pm

The City of Brentwood is sponsoring its 28th Independence Day Celebration Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park.

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Spend Independence Day at Franklin on the Fourth
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 12:07 pm

After approving a resolution of separation from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, two days later on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence – a document explaining the reason behind the resolution. 

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Moore announces formal bid for second term for Franklin mayor
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore announced his plans this week to seek re-election in the Oct. 27 municipal elections.

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Obama delivers ACA speech, meets with Mercy Community Health CEO
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Mercy Community Healthcare CEO David Winningham met privately with President Barack Obama and a few other Middle Tennessee health professionals Wednesday during the president’s visit to Nashville to discuss the Affordable Care Act.

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'Make it a Million' campaign begins today, Grunwald wants most well-read community in Tennessee
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Community leaders, volunteers and Mayor Rogers Anderson joined forces this morning to kick off the "Make it a Million" campaign to increase circulation in the county's library system by 15 percent over the next year.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
WCSO sets sobriety checkpoints for holiday
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:04 pm

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints for the Fourth of July weekend beginning Thursday, July 2.

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Franklin’s 2nd Ave parking garage to get brighter
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:04 pm

The City of Franklin has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to help fund lighting upgrades in the 2nd Ave. Parking Garage.

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GraceWorks Ministries announces new officers for its board of directors.
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Graceworks Ministries recently selected new officers to serve on its board of directors with Tom Miller, serving as president.

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County education committee approves Fairview theater, tables land for Brentwood school, reduces capital request
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:27 pm

The county commission education committee approved 3-1 an intent to fund $10.1 million for the construction of theaters at Fairview High and Page and Heritage middle schools.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Head of National Park Service speaks in Franklin
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:05 am

On the eve of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, the head of the country’s park system, Jon Jarvis, spoke Sunday morning at the Embassy Suites when the 15th National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference kicked off.

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Officials brainstorm virtual, online and lecture options to accommodate school growth
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Elected county and school officials Saturday brainstormed on different ways to accommodate the consistent growth in Williamson County Schools, eventually proposing a county-wide growth summit this fall.

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