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Residents adamantly oppose proposed apartments off Royal Oaks due to traffic

Franklin residents opposing a proposed luxury apartment complex to be located off Royal Oaks Boulevard filled the board room at City Hall Thursday, showing solidarity against the rezoning of 30.39 acres that would bring about 350 units to Oak Meadows Drive.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
County’s state legislators to talk session results at Public Affairs Roundtable
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Now that the Tennessee General Assembly has wrapped up its session and discussed hot-button issues, Friday's Public Affairs Roundtable should make for an interesting discussion. 

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Sheriff Jeff Long calls for new jail facility
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:33 am

Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long discussed the eventual need for a new jail and courthouse facility at the Williamson County Commission budget committee meeting this week.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
State suspends TNReady testing for third through eighth grades
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:24 am

The Tennessee Department of Education announced on Wednesday that it would be suspending part two of the pencil and paper form of the TNReady standardized test for the school year.

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61st District candidates discuss issues during Town Hall at Shoney’s
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 1:16 am

The Tennessee Firearms Association, a non-partisan organization that advocates for the Second Amendment, hosted a TFA members town hall meeting at Shoney’s Tuesday with author, Breitbart News contributor and founder of the national Tea Party movement, Michael Patrick Leahy as the moderator.

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City of Spring Hill purchases one of first GM Cadillac XT5 built locally
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:43 am

The keys to one of the first dealer-delivered Cadillac XT5 crossovers built at General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing were officially handed over to Spring Hill city officials on Tuesday during a brief key swap ceremony in front of the GM Welcome Center. 

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Budget committee discusses $850,000 Franklin rec center pool renovation
Posted: April 27, 2016

The Williamson County budget committee discussed the proposed renovations for the pool and construction of a splash pad at Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Franklin location.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Sargent, Gawrys to participate in TFA chapter discussion
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm

The Williamson County Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association is holding a chapter meeting Tuesday at Shoney’s, 1306 Highway 96, in Franklin from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring the candidates for the Tennessee House of Representatives, 61st District.

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Main Street Festival offers more vendors, more food, more fun
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:40 am

The weather was perfect for this year’s annual Main Street Festival in downtown Franklin. The event offered plenty of food, fun, music and festivities along with more than 150 artisans and crafters selling handmade ware from jewelry, clothing and furniture to pottery, toys and food.

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Franklin to be named as healthy community by governor
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Franklin will soon be officially honored by Gov. Bill Haslam for being named as a Healthier Tennessee Community as part of govenor’s current health initiative. 

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Education committee approves $3 million Fairview High School renovation resolution
Updated: April 26, 2016 - 10:43 am

The Williamson County Commission education committee approved an intent to fund resolution of $3 million for renovations of Fairview High School. This resolution was deferred from the February meeting.

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Franklin's second solar project goes online
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 1:10 am

The City of Franklin’s second solar array has been completed and connected to the grid off Claude Yates Drive behind Franklin High School. 

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Monday 04/25/2016
Murfreesboro man arrested for third DUI in Franklin
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 4:27 pm

A Murfreesboro man is free on bond after being arrested Saturday morning for his third DUI, the Franklin Police Department reported.

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FPD investigating Sunday home burglary
Posted: April 25, 2016

Franklin Police are investigating a home burglary in the 1500 block of Teil Drive.

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WCS prepared in case TNReady is not ready
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:25 am

Williamson County Schools has announced that the district will keep its testing schedule after the Tennessee Department of Education prepared for potential delays last week in the distribution of testing booklets for the second portion of paper and pencil testing this week for third through eighth grades.

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WCS in negotiations with county to acquire old Columbia State campus
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 4:49 pm

The Williamson County government has acquired the Columbia State Community College campus on Claude Yates Drive in Franklin.

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Possible delay in school testing looms
Posted: April 25, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Education has announced potential delays in the distribution of test booklets for the second part of standardized testing for students in third through eighth grades.

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Williamson County high schools recognized as some of the best in the state
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 9:25 am

Williamson County high schools are among the best in the state and the nation according to rankings by two national publications.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month to conclude with program at FPD headquarters
Posted: April 25, 2016

As Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, Franklin Police, Williamson County Juvenile Court, Williamson County CASA and The Davis House Child Advocacy Center will hold a brief candlelight gathering at Franklin Police Headquarters on Thursday.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Hall tax reduction, other bills affecting local governments end 109th General Assembly
Updated: April 22, 2016 - 7:31 pm

As the second session of 109th General Assembly adjourned Friday, a few significant bills were passed that will affect how local governments do business, as well as how some professions across the state approach business.

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GM's Spring Hill manufacturing plant to temporarily shutdown due to Japan earthquakes
Updated: April 25, 2016 - 11:06 am

The General Motors manufacturing plant in Spring Hill is one of four facilities that will undergo a two-week closure due to the recent earthquakes in Japan.

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