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TCAP scores show dips and gains in WCS

The Tennessee State Department of Education released TCAP scores this week showing that Williamson County Schools obtained scores well above the state average.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Blackburn addresses security issues at military installations during Franklin visit today
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 5:49 pm

The security of military installations is an issue the Joint Chiefs of Staff (under Gen. Martin Dempsey) should weigh in on, according to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-7th District), who took questions this morning during the Public Affairs Roundtable.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Williamson County Juvenile Court builds relationships with schools
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 10:59 am

The Williamson County Juvenile Court hosted a back-to-school breakfast for city and county administrators this week as a way to build relationships between both school and legal entities and to introduce new court employees.

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Tom Murdic Telescope Night: Honoring a stargazer
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:02 am

Bob and Leah Grummon brought their children Nicholas, Avery and Natalie to the Tom Murdic Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory Tuesday night.

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Parent requests further explanation on scope of Hillsboro investigation
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:04 am

Questions still linger about how the investigation into a teacher meeting at Hillsboro School was handled by top leaders of Williamson County Schools, even as all implicated parties were exonerated.

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Raise the Roofs builds awareness and funds for city parks
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:03 am

Bringing the horse back to Harlinsdale was just a distant dream four years ago when the first Raise the Roofs event was held. 

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19 members to kick off new season for Leadership Brentwood
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:09 am

Leadership Brentwood, a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, has announced that 19 class members will join the Class of 2016 that runs for eight months.

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Bob Moore honored for service at BGA with reception for his photography
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Robert N. (Bob) Moore was recently honored by Battle Ground Academy with a photography reception held in his honor. 

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Faces of HNC – Head & Neck Cancer event set for August 6
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

The second annual Faces of HNC – Head and Neck Cancer – musical event hosted by Miller Piano will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Miller Piano on Frazier Drive in Cool Springs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. with several artists returning from last year’s event.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Blackburn to speak to Public Affairs Roundtable, issues statement on H.R. 427
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 3:50 pm

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who represents the 7th District, issued a statement about her support of Tennessee’s small businesses by voting for legislation that she said will rein in regulations.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Airsoft gun incident at Westhaven leads to the arrest of 18-year-old, juvenile
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 10:43 am

One Franklin man and a juvenile passenger allegedly fired an airsoft gun into a crowd from a moving vehicle at the Westhaven Subdivision in Franklin Friday, police said. 

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Mill Creek Middle names Kari Miller principal, Alicia Justice to head Hillsboro
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney has announced two principal changes in Franklin and Nolensville.

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Sheriff Jeff Long to chair multi-state crime center
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Williamson County Sheriff Jeff Long has been named board chairman of the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), a regional organization that serves law enforcement agencies in Tennessee and 13 other states and two US territories.   

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Friday 07/24/2015
Looney says support and family key reasons for staying in WCS
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 9:53 am

More than 5,000 people contact Looney over two-day span asking him to stay

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Sturgeon v. Looney: Squires and WCBOE settlement edges forward
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 9:25 am

The Williamson County Board of Education, Superintendent Mike Looney and WCS attorney Bill Squires have reached a settlement with plaintiff Barbara Sturgeon, District 8 county commissioner, in a civil lawsuit she filed against them last fall.

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County mourns passing of Langston: 'He was one of the good guys'
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 9:28 am

Williamson Countians Friday afternoon are mourning the passing of beloved coach and public servant Doug Langston, 73, who died Friday morning after a brief illness.

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Looney says he will stay in WCS as superintendent
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:15 am

Superintendent Mike Looney announced Friday morning that he will stay in his position at Williamson County Schools for another four years.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
MNPS approves Looney's contract for director, pending his decision
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 1:04 am

The Metropolitan Board of Public Education voted Thursday nigth 8-1 to approve Dr. Mike Looney as its director of schools effective Sept. 1, while unanimously approving his employment contract as a separate item.

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231 Public Square renovation presented for preliminary review
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 2:47 pm

The rendering included is just one of three items discussed when the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Planning Commission met in a joint workshop Thursday night at City Hall.

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Mayor Anderson moves to raise Looney's WCS base salary hours before MNPS votes
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:21 am

Mayor Rogers Anderson this afternoon proposed a salary increase for Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney that takes his pay to $250,000 in an effort to keep him in Williamson County, just hours before the Metro Nashville Public School Board will cast its final vote to secure Looney as its director.

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FSSD board works to improve school infrastructure and refinance current debt
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:23 am

Over the course of four budget work sessions, the FSSD Board of Education tackled very difficult issues of funding while understanding that several schools have critical infrastructure needs.

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