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Tennessee Literacy Coalition cancels literacy conference

The Tennessee Literacy Coalition will be canceling the Statewide Adult Literacy Conference scheduled for March 4, 2015.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Williamson County Democrats to hold biennial convention
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:46 pm

All County Democrats Welcome

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Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 2:14 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.

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Harpeth Square seeks alternative parkland plan with city for hotel project
Posted: February 26, 2015

Franklin aldermen this week sorted through a multi-layered proposal from Harpeth Square representatives that if approved could place the city and the developer/applicant in an unprecedented land for parks deal valued at $564,000.

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Resident questions Brentwood sewer capacity
Posted: February 26, 2015

Brentwood’s sewer capacity concerns were the main topic of discussion at the Brentwood City Commission’s monthly meeting last Monday, and at least one resident voiced a distrust of the ongoing debate.

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Ten-digit dialing starts this Saturday
Posted: February 26, 2015

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, to complete calls made within the 615 calling area callers must dial the area code plus the telephone number, according to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. The new dialing procedure requires callers to use either 615 or the new 629 area code, which will be assigned to new cellular or landline customers beginning March 28. 

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Massage parlor sting yields seven arrests, police say
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:05 pm

An investigation led to the execution of six search warrants at two businesses and four apartments Wednesday morning in Franklin. Seven people are under arrest. Five people have been taken in and are being assisted by End Slavery Tennessee. Six vehicles and nearly $100,000 in cash was seized.

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'Let's Talk Schools' breaks the ice, addresses growth, funding and more
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:15 pm

At the first “Let’s Talk Schools” session of the year, held by the Williamson County School Board and Superintendent Mike Looney Tuesday morning, a bit of the ice that formed as a dividing barrier between constituents and newly elected board members seemed to have melted.

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GOP elects new local leadership team to direct Williamson County party
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Williamson County’s GOP held its local county convention Tuesday night, electing new officers when 235 delegates gathered at the administrative complex in Franklin for a re-organization meeting held every two years.

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Minor electrical fire disrupts HES day, students temporarily evacuated
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Heritage Elementary students are safely back in the classroom after a minor electrical fire broke out in the kitchen of the Spring Hill school Wednesday.

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Franklin police issue search warrant in prostitution sting
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:05 pm

An investigation by Franklin police has led to the execution of six search warrants at locations across Franklin Wednesday, according to Franklin Police Department Sgt. Charles Warner.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
GraceWorks tickets available: Celebration dinner Feb. 26 to support 20 years of community giving
Posted: February 24, 2015

The ice, snow and frigid temperatures that closed roads and schools and made travel difficult was more than an inconvenience for many in Williamson County, but it didn’t stop the weekly Fuel Bags from getting to students in Franklin Special Schools.

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County GOP to hold reorganization convention today
Posted: February 24, 2015

 All Williamson County Republicans are invited to participate in the Williamson County Republican Party’s Consolidate County Convention on Tuesday Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex.

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Parents, local leaders take school board to task, speak out for Looney
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education meeting Monday night drew an onslaught of supporters, including parents and representatives of the business community, for Superintendent Mike Looney.

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Monday 02/23/2015
WCS board meets Monday to consider funding for construction projects
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 2:54 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education will meet Monday night to discuss key “intent to fund” resolutions regarding the construction of the three new schools in Nolensville and other facilities as well as the acquisition of land for a new elementary school in Brentwood.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
Flood watch in effect, schools closed
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:26 am

Cabin fever will likely continue for at least another day for Williamson County families. Officials announced Sunday afternoon that Williamson County schools will remain closed Monday, Feb. 23.

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Friday 02/20/2015
Torch used to thaw frozen pipes ignites mobile home fire
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:32 am

A resident using a propane torch to thaw frozen pipes ignited a fire that destroyed a mobile home Thursday night, according to Franklin Fire Marshal Andy King.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Winter Storm warning in effect through Saturday morning
Updated: February 21, 2015 - 4:10 pm

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for ice and snow for Williamson County.

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Three Blind Vines event, Wounded Heroes concert cancelled, and more
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:27 am

Three Blind Vines cancelled, to be rescheduled

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Residents should beware of IRS scam, police say
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 4:45 pm

(Editor’s note: Franklin Police Department issued this statement today regarding the prevalence of fraudulent telephone scams.)

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Legislators say state turning a corner on revenue; chamber gets update from the Hill
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Williamson County residents shouldn't expect local legislators to support an increase in the state gas tax to fill a gap in needed transportation revenue for road projects.

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