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Williamson County operating at a Level III State of Emergency through Thursday

The Williamson County Emergency Operations Center (WCEOC) is operating at a Level III-State of Emergency through the night and into Thursday due to the severe winter weather threat, according to Travis Parker, EMA External Affairs Officer.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Winter storm projected to enter Williamson County between 8 and 9 p.m. tonight
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 7:28 pm

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning will go into effect at 9 p.m.

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Williamson County Court Closings
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Williamson County Circuit Court and Williamson County Chancery Court  will be closed on Thursday, March 5 because of the winter storm forecast for our area.

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Parents talk funding, legislation and tax increase at ‘Let’s Talk Schools’
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Following a series of breakout sessions with school board members during ‘Let’s Talk Schools’ at Brentwood High Tuesday, dozens of parents met in the school library where they posed questions about education funding and state legislation.

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Incoming weather cancels WCS & FSSD schools
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 6:20 pm

The incoming winter storm has resulted in another snow day coming for Williamson County students. 

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FFD’s Jennings, Polenzani promoted to Battalion Chief
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Franklin Fire Captains James Jennings and Joe Polenzani have been promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.  Jennings will oversee the department’s Training Division, while Polenzani will oversee daily operations on Franklin’s “A-shift.”

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Driver exceeds 100 mph on I65 while evading police, crashes car
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 12:14 am

At 5 a.m. on March 2, 2015, Michael Sewell, 28, of Nashville was observed by an officer driving 114 miles per hour on Interstate 65.

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Sprinkler system trigger halts potential blaze at Lasko Tuesday
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 12:08 am

A single fire sprinkler head extinguished a factory fire Tuesday, protecting the 300,000-square foot-facility and more than 150 workers, according to Franklin Fire Department.

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Joint county committees cut WCS capital funding for theaters
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 12:08 am

The county commission budget and education committees voted to slice a Williamson County Schools’ resolution that would fund theaters at three schools from $10 to $5 million.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Blasting to begin Monday for H.G. Hill project
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Construction for The Hill Center, a multi-faceted commercial development, in Brentwood located at the former site of the Tennessee Baptist Convention begins blasting works Monday.

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Friday 02/27/2015
After 15 years, SBView shut down as communication tool
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm

Earlier this week, Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney instructed the Williamson County Schools technology department to remove SBView, which has essentially served as a district communication tool since its establishment in 2000.

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Sturgeon v. WCBE, et. al. draws week of motions, counter motions
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 7:40 pm

A Maury County Circuit Court judge will decide the outcome of a civil complaint filed earlier this year by County Commissioner Barbara Sturgeon against the Williamson County Board of Education and its superintendent and attorney.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Tennessee Literacy Coalition cancels literacy conference
Posted: February 26, 2015

The Tennessee Literacy Coalition will be canceling the Statewide Adult Literacy Conference scheduled for March 4, 2015.

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Williamson County Democrats to hold biennial convention
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 4:46 pm

All County Democrats Welcome

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Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 12:32 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.

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Harpeth Square seeks alternative parkland plan with city for hotel project
Posted: February 26, 2015

Franklin aldermen this week sorted through a multi-layered proposal from Harpeth Square representatives that if approved could place the city and the developer/applicant in an unprecedented land for parks deal valued at $564,000.

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Resident questions Brentwood sewer capacity
Posted: February 26, 2015

Brentwood’s sewer capacity concerns were the main topic of discussion at the Brentwood City Commission’s monthly meeting last Monday, and at least one resident voiced a distrust of the ongoing debate.

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Ten-digit dialing starts this Saturday
Posted: February 26, 2015

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 28, to complete calls made within the 615 calling area callers must dial the area code plus the telephone number, according to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. The new dialing procedure requires callers to use either 615 or the new 629 area code, which will be assigned to new cellular or landline customers beginning March 28. 

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Massage parlor sting yields seven arrests, police say
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:05 pm

An investigation led to the execution of six search warrants at two businesses and four apartments Wednesday morning in Franklin. Seven people are under arrest. Five people have been taken in and are being assisted by End Slavery Tennessee. Six vehicles and nearly $100,000 in cash was seized.

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'Let's Talk Schools' breaks the ice, addresses growth, funding and more
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 11:56 am

At the first “Let’s Talk Schools” session of the year, held by the Williamson County School Board and Superintendent Mike Looney Tuesday morning, a bit of the ice that formed as a dividing barrier between constituents and newly elected board members seemed to have melted.

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GOP elects new local leadership team to direct Williamson County party
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Williamson County’s GOP held its local county convention Tuesday night, electing new officers when 235 delegates gathered at the administrative complex in Franklin for a re-organization meeting held every two years.

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