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Move to change meetings lacks support

Two suggested changes to the Williamson County Board of Education operations did not gain traction at Monday night's policy committee meeting.

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Monday 08/03/2015
Detective Richard Spaulding named FPD’s Officer of the Month
Posted: August 03, 2015

Franklin Police Detective Richard Spaulding has been named Officer of the Month for his work on June 18, 2015 that resulted in the immediate capture of a bank robbery suspect.

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TCOG urges Tennessee high court to reconsider proposed changes impacting journalists
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 12:02 pm

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has filed comments with the Tennessee Supreme Court, urging it to change its proposed revision of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 30 so that journalists can use electronic tools in courtrooms, while still allowing for regulation of video or audio recordings.

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Lynn Anderson, country music legend and Williamson County resident, dead at 67
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 11:46 am

Williamson County resident Lynn Anderson, the country music legend who held the top grossing song by a female artist for 27 years with the signature tune 'Rose Garden,' passed on Thursday, July 30 at the age of 67 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Transportation, planning takes center stage at Breakfast with the Mayors
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Franklin Tomorrow’s quarterly Breakfast with the Mayors, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, with special support from the Williamson County Association of Realtors, reconvenes this week on Tuesday.

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Friday 07/31/2015
TCAP scores show dips and gains in WCS
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 9:46 pm

The Tennessee State Department of Education released TCAP scores this week showing that Williamson County Schools obtained scores well above the state average.

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Blackburn addresses security issues at military installations during Franklin visit today
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 5:49 pm

The security of military installations is an issue the Joint Chiefs of Staff (under Gen. Martin Dempsey) should weigh in on, according to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-7th District), who took questions this morning during the Public Affairs Roundtable.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Williamson County Juvenile Court builds relationships with schools
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 10:59 am

The Williamson County Juvenile Court hosted a back-to-school breakfast for city and county administrators this week as a way to build relationships between both school and legal entities and to introduce new court employees.

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Parent requests further explanation on scope of Hillsboro investigation
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:04 am

Questions still linger about how the investigation into a teacher meeting at Hillsboro School was handled by top leaders of Williamson County Schools, even as all implicated parties were exonerated.

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Raise the Roofs builds awareness and funds for city parks
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:03 am

Bringing the horse back to Harlinsdale was just a distant dream four years ago when the first Raise the Roofs event was held. 

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Tom Murdic Telescope Night: Honoring a stargazer
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 11:03 am

Franklin parents Bob and Leah Grummon took their children Nicholas, Avery and Natalie to the recent 1st annual Tom Murdic Telescope Night at Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory. 

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19 members to kick off new season for Leadership Brentwood
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:09 am

Leadership Brentwood, a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, has announced that 19 class members will join the Class of 2016 that runs for eight months.

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Bob Moore honored for service at BGA with reception for his photography
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Robert N. (Bob) Moore was recently honored by Battle Ground Academy with a photography reception held in his honor. 

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Faces of HNC – Head & Neck Cancer event set for August 6
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

The second annual Faces of HNC – Head and Neck Cancer – musical event hosted by Miller Piano will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Miller Piano on Frazier Drive in Cool Springs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. with several artists returning from last year’s event.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Blackburn to speak to Public Affairs Roundtable, issues statement on H.R. 427
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 3:50 pm

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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