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Battle of Franklin Trust illumination ceremony cancelled

The Battle of Franklin Trust illumination ceremony that was scheduled for tonight in remembrance of those soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Franklin that took place 151 years ago on Nov. 30, 1864 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 

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Thursday 11/26/2015
Franklin Farmers Market event gives thanks
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:40 am

Families flocked to the Franklin Farmers Market last Saturday for the inaugural Pardoning of the Turkey event, sponsored by Herban Market, an organic and local produce market in Franklin. 

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
New golf course to be discussed in Thompson’s Station community meeting
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:24 am

A new 18-hole golf course proposed for Thompson’s Station – one that may be designed by Tiger Woods – could be closer to fruition, according to the town’s mayor.

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Spring Hill approves 25-year Comprehensive Plan
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:23 am

The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved “what is now seen as our city’s most important planning document – the Spring Hill Rising 2040: Comprehensive Plan,” according to city spokesman Jamie Page.

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GraceWorks Turkey Trot gobbles up support
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:27 pm

The 15th annual Turkey Trot 5k in Cool Springs hosted by GraceWorks Ministries has registered over 2,500 runners and raised nearly $100,000 for the organization’s fundraiser.

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Franklin Police have plans in place to keep holiday shoppers safe
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 11:54 am

With Black Friday nearly here, Franklin Police will deploy a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers while deterring, detecting and apprehending lawbreakers – especially at the city’s shopping venues.

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City discusses rolling out quality of life survey in late January
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 10:03 am

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday night discussed launching a Citizen Survey in late January for the purpose of obtaining citizens' opinions on the quality of life in Franklin.

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Tuesday 11/24/2015
FPD asking community to be on the lookout for missing teenage boy
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:34 am

Franklin Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing teenage boy last seen in the Cool Springs area over the weekend. 

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County education committee approves $7.4 million for land for new Thompson's Station school
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The Williamson County Commission Education Committee voted Monday to unanimously approve $7.4 million for the purchase of land and site work for a new K-8 school in Thompson’s Station.

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‘Think Big, Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday
Updated: November 27, 2015 - 7:12 pm

First there was Black Friday, then came Cyber Monday and now shoppers have another reason to shop 'til they drop: Small Business Saturday.

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Monday 11/23/2015
FPD investigating string of car burglaries in two gated Franklin apartment complexes
Updated: November 23, 2015 - 10:42 am

Franklin Police are investigating an unprecedented number of auto burglaries that occurred in two gated apartment communities early Monday morning.

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Sunday 11/22/2015
Community lends support to family of seven after devastating house fire
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:34 am

After a devastating house fire in the Riverview Park subdivision left the Thorne family of Franklin displaced, the community has raised nearly $37,000 to help the family of seven start to rebuild their lives.

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Friday 11/20/2015
WCS, MTSU partner to offer college credit for high schoolers
Updated: November 21, 2015 - 8:43 am

The ink has dried after Middle Tennessee State University president Sidney A. McPhee and Charles Farmer, Williamson County Schools assistant superintendent of secondary schools, signed an agreement Thursday solidifying a partnership that will allow high school students to take advanced classes for college credit. 

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New WCAR president talks affordable housing, traffic
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 10:24 pm

On Thursday at the Installation of Officers and Directors and Recognition Celebration at The Barn at Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, the Williamson County Association of Realtors chose its 12 new board of directors for 2016.

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Spring Hill approves newly updated Comprehensive Plan
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 6:50 am

The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently approved what is now seen as the city’s most important planning document – the Spring Hill Rising 2040: Comprehensive Plan.

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State economic commissioner says best times in Tennessee are reflected in Williamson County
Updated: November 25, 2015 - 10:13 pm

According to Randy Boyd, commissioner of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, “today is the best time in the history of Tennessee.”

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Thursday 11/19/2015
School board member's petition says social studies testing infringes on religious beliefs
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 10:44 pm

School board member Susan Curlee, of District 12, has started a petition calling to “stop mandatory TNReady social studies testing infringing religious beliefs.” 

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Del Webb to open its second active senior community in Spring Hill
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 8:55 am

Del Webb will construct its second active senior community in the state of Tennessee, Southern Springs by Del Webb, in Spring Hill with a groundbreaking expected for January.

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Williamson County Emergency Management receives national accreditation
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:33 am

The Williamson County Emergency Management program that works directly with all county and city agencies and departments recently received national recognition.

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WCS principal goes before judge after DUI charge
Updated: November 19, 2015 - 8:12 am

Williamson County Schools Independence High School principal Todd Campbell appeared Wednesday before Judge Michael Mondelli in Davidson County Criminal Court after being charged with Driving Under the Influence last month (DUI-2nd Offense).

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Habitat for Humanity finding it hard to afford Williamson County
Updated: November 26, 2015 - 8:33 am

As Habitat for Humanity Williamson–Maury County prepares to dedicate its 200th home Saturday, it is evaluating plans for future affordable homes in Williamson County, said Jennee Galland, director of communications.

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