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Bathrooms, BEP, road funding topics of Public Affairs Roundtable

The Williamson County delegation addressed their position on transgender bathrooms today at the Williamson Inc. Public Affairs Roundtable as well as talked about education and transportation funding.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Patrons write letters to soldiers at Famous Dave's through Memorial Day
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, many businesses in Williamson County are finding ways to honor military service members. Famous Dave’s in Franklin is holding its 10th annual “Operation Famous Salute” this Memorial Day weekend. This event allows patrons of the restaurant to write letters of encouragement and appreciation to active or recovering military service members.

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Nashville Golf Open proceeds to go to WCS high schools
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm

A professional golf tournament coming to Williamson County has announced that 100 percent of online ticket sales will benefit Williamson County high schools when specified for specific schools. The inaugural Nashville Golf Open, one of 25 professional golf tournaments on the Web.com Tour, will be held June 13-19 at the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club in Brentwood.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Famous Dave’s provides letter-writing opportunity to honor those in military
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 8:13 am

“Operation Famous Salute” returns for a 10th year to all Middle Tennessee Famous Dave’s restaurant locations in Franklin, Hermitage and Smyrna over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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Williamson Memorial Gardens to place flags for the fallen
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 8:15 am

Williamson Memorial Gardens will again participate with the local VFW Post 4893 and the Elks Lodge #72 organizations to place flags on all the graves in the cemetery that are marked as veterans. 

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
The Big House of Historic Preservation opens, Pearce nationally honored
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 8:13 am

The annual Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County held its annual meeting in the historic Franklin Theatre, and members found much to celebrate including the upcoming fifth anniversary of the theater, a national award, new board members, and the grand reopening of a new home (the Old, Old Jail) for the organization. 

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Historic legislative season marks 109th General Assembly
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 8:14 am

The Tennessee General Assembly has concluded its legislative session for the year, including a number of bills that carried my name as sponsor. As chair of the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee, it is an honor for me to work closely with the Administration to develop the state budget. I am proud to say that our work this year was marked by a significant budget surplus, the largest tax cut in the history of the state, and record funding for education, among other items.

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John Maher Builders, Williamson Herald to host sports banquet Thursday
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 12:18 pm

Now in its 10th year, the John Maher Builders Scholar-Athlete Awards will bring together male and female student-athletes recognized for their accomplishments on and off the field. 

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WCS Class of 2016 walks across stage to excellent future
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 8:30 pm

Another school year has officially ended as high schools around the county held their graduation ceremonies. Williamson County Schools had 2,690 graduates this year with a total amount of $146 million in offered scholarships.

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Local veteran to remember Battle of 10 ALFA at Memorial Day Service
Updated: May 26, 2016 - 8:19 am

The annual Memorial Day Service that honors and remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country will be held on Monday, May 30.

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Leiper’s Fork resident named CEO of The Land Trust for Tennessee
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 6:46 pm

Liz Edsall McLaurin, a resident of Leiper’s Fork, has been announced as the new CEO of The Land Trust for Tennessee, a statewide nonprofit land conservation organization.

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Crisis negotiators save man on Natchez Trace Bridge
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 5:26 pm

A Franklin man is getting treatment after crisis negotiators spent nearly four hours trying to convince him to leave the Natchez Trace Bridge Tuesday night.

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Franklin BOMA approves slight tax increase on first reading in budget
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 9:16 pm

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the city budget upon first reading, including a 3.3 percent property tax increase, or readjustment of the tax rate.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Annual Memorial Day Service at Veterans Park to honor lives lost
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 10:20 pm

The annual Memorial Day Service that honors and remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country will be held on Monday, May 30.

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Studio Tenn and Belmont University partner in theater programming
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:39 am

Franklin-based Studio Tenn Theatre Company has announced they have signed a cooperative partnership with Belmont University's Musical Theatre Program, one of the premier musical theatre programs in the southeast.

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Transit service takes a holiday
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 1:38 am

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, the Franklin Transit Authority announced that Franklin Transit fixed routes and TODD (Transit On DemanD) services will not run.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Two men face variety of charges in multi-state burglary spree
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 5:39 pm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced Monday that Alionis Perez, 40, and Yoandrys Cue, 30, have pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to engaging in a conspiracy to burglarize outlet stores in six states between August and November 2013.

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Franklin Theatre to celebrate fifth anniversary of reopening with special events in June
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 10:20 pm

The historic Franklin Theatre will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its reopening in June and invites the community to a special series of free movies, backstage tours and a music concert to say thanks for helping make it an important cultural showplace in such a short period of time.

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WCS unveils license plate to support Be Nice campaign
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 10:20 am

Williamson County Schools unveiled the vanity license plate for the Be Nice campaign at the Be Nice 3.0 event on Monday.

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New voting precinct announced by election commission
Updated: May 23, 2016 - 1:23 pm

The Williamson County Election Commission has created a new voting precinct to accommodate continued growth in the south Franklin and Thompson’s Station areas.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
67th Franklin Rodeo sees record crowds
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 10:20 pm

From bareback riding to team roping and featured events like barrel racing and bull riding, the 67th Franklin Rodeo delighted record crowds Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin. 

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