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Get Fit Franklin Mayor’s Cook-Off

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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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Moore announces formal bid for second term for Franklin mayor
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 9:20 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 01, 2015 - 9:45 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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Library to launch 'Make it a million' campaign
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 5:13 pm

The Williamson County Public Library System circulated 874,494 items last year. Library Director Dolores Greenwald set a goal to increase circulation of library materials across the county by almost 15 percent in the upcoming 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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Battle of Franklin Trust announces Carnton Plantation extended tour
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 5:45 pm

The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer an extended tour of the historic Carnton Plantation, to begin July 7, 2015. This special and comprehensive walking tour will include visiting five locations on the property and will focus on some elements of the Battle of Franklin as well as the history of Carnton before, during and after the Civil War.

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No construction-related lane closures on Tennessee highways July 2-6
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 10:28 am

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday through 6 a.m. on Monday to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Movie Night postponed Friday at Pinkerton Park
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Movie Night in the Park postponed at Pinkerton

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Williamson County Republican Party chairman appoints advisory council
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:50 pm

During a spring strategic planning session and several recent monthly meetings, the WCRP Executive Committee established a new committee structure in an effort to engage more Republicans in the Party and be more productive in reaching and educating voters.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Updated: Curlee says "prepared" to dismiss superintendent; chairman of board protests
Updated: June 27, 2015 - 10:45 am

On a local radio talk show Thursday, Williamson County Board of Education member Susan Curlee encouraged constituents to contact their local school board members to “let them know how you feel” about terminating Superintendent Mike Looney based on allegations that Looney used “taxpayer resources” to influence the 2014 school board elections.

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Dashcam catches driver smashing into parked police car
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:36 pm

A Murfreesboro driver slammed into a parked police vehicle Tuesday night after the officer stopped to assist a stranded motorist along Interstate 65 near Peytonsville Road in Franklin. 

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Mayor’s office accepting resumés for District 4 school board seat
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 5:16 pm

The District 4 Williamson County Board of Education seat will soon be open for a new candidate.

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State Registry to hear 2nd resident PAC complaint against county group
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:13 pm

The state Registry of Election Finance will hear a complaint Aug. 12, filed last week by Franklin resident Gael Morkel, against Williamson County Homeschool Coalition for allegedly acting as an unregistered political action committee during the 2014 school board elections.

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Doors open July 1 to ‘a healing place for children,’ Paisleys laud long awaited children's facility
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 10:16 am

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center welcomed its first public visitors Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. 

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Program helps reduce amount of energy used in home for applicants
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the Weatherization Assistance Program until September 30, 2015. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive energy saving weatherization measures on their home. More information on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the required documentation may be obtained at www.midcumberland.org.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Hill Center Brentwood breaks ground, reshaping face of Brentwood's business district
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 1:13 pm

A crowd of elected officials, business professionals and community leaders gathered today for the Hill Center Brentwood groundbreaking, marking the future site of a 32-acre mixed-use development that will reshape the heart of Brentwood’s business and retail district.

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