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The Big House of Historic Preservation opens, Pearce nationally honored

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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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Historic legislative season marks 109th General Assembly
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 9:27 pm

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 and ‘Williamson Herald’ to host sports banquet Thursday
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 9:12 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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Battle Ground Academy celebrates 127th graduating class
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 9:06 pm

Graduates averaged more than $97,000 per person in scholarship offers

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WCS Class of 2016 walks across stage to excellent future
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 9:01 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. Thirty seven graduates will be entering the military after graduation. WCS also produced 28 National Merit Finalists. 

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Local veteran to remember Battle of 10 ALFA at Memorial Day Service
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 8:33 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. The service will begin at 10 a.m. but organizer Williamson County Veterans Affairs Officer AJ Christian advises attendees to arrive early for a good seat. The Williamson County Band will provide patriotic music before and after the ceremony.

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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 - 1:39 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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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 23, 2016 - 5:13 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 22, 2016 - 3:07 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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Friday 05/20/2016
A-Game lawsuit plaintiffs ask court to reinstate lawsuit due to lack of settlement
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 2:44 am

The future of A-Game Sportsplex still hangs in the balance as a prospective new buyer has not stepped forward after Al. Neyer, LLC, a Cincinnati commercial real estate developer and design-builder, announced in April that the company has cancelled its agreement to buy the A-Game Sportsplex.

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Responding to wreck, Franklin Police officer injured after being hit by driver
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 3:17 pm

A Franklin Police officer was injured this afternoon, after a driver unexpectedly veered into her lane on East McEwen Drive near Players Mill Road.

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Touch A Truck event cancelled due to weather
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 2:48 am

The Touch A Truck event scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Jim Warren Park has been canceled due to the weather.

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Thursday 05/19/2016
Durham pursues summons for charge of criminal trespassing for Nashville Scene writer
Updated: May 20, 2016 - 8:48 am

A summons has been issued for Nashville Scene staff writer Cari Wade Gervin on a charge of criminal trespassing on the property of Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, who lives in the Founder’s Pointe neighborhood, after an encounter with the representative Tuesday evening.

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