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BBlackburn to speak to Public Affairs Roundtable July 31, issues statement this week on H.R. 427

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 24, 2015 - 9:18 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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Complex transportation needs will require countywide strategy, Anderson says
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:25 am

One of the annual summer traditions in Williamson County is a July gathering of business leaders to hear the area’s top elected official give a mid-year report.

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Drury, LeHews earn Business Legacy Awards in Franklin Tomorrow Volunteer Awards
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Jerry and Frances Bozeman of Franklin were honored Wednesday, July 22, by Franklin Tomorrow with the 2015 Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award for their dedicated service to My Friend’s House Family & Children’s Services.

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CoolSprings Galleria joins cigarette waste reduction campaign
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 3:01 pm

CoolSprings Galleria has joined “Butt-Free Franklin, Tennessee,” a rapidly expanding partnership program between the nonprofit Water City USA and Tennessee’s Department of Transportation to reduce cigarette waste.

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WCSO deputy, charity honored with award
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 3:05 pm

A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his favorite charity were honored with an award from Toyota of Cool Springs.  

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Looney urges plan for ‘healing’ in aftermath of Hillsboro investigation
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 9:22 pm

After a three-month long investigation into a politically charged teacher conversation, audio recorded by Hillsboro School teacher Summer Martin at Leiper’s Fork Pavilion on Sept. 29, an outside attorney found no wrongdoing by any Hillsboro staff member in a report last week.

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Spring Hill's busiest road braces for eventual widening and more
Updated: July 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

The most heavily used roadway in Spring Hill is now being surveyed, using the most advanced laser technology, to determine true cost estimates for the eventual widening and improvement of U.S. 31 (Columbia Pike/Main Street).

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Board votes to extend Looney’s contract, approves $30,000 pay raise with debate
Updated: July 23, 2015 - 10:56 am

Metro board vies for Looney, votes Thursday on final offer

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Monday 07/20/2015
Looney says can't sign WCS contract tonight, pending MNPS negotiations
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 10:25 am

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney notified the board of education this morning that he will not sign an employment contract because he is currently involved in negotiations with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for the position of director.

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Saturday 07/18/2015
Motorcyclist dies in early morning crash
Updated: July 21, 2015 - 7:16 am

Franklin Police were called near the intersection of Liberty Pike and Turning Wheel Lane in Franklin early Saturday morning for crash involving a motorcycle. The driver later died due to his injuries. 

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