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Community rallies behind Team Elliott as she ‘Lights the Way’

Elliott Grace Castro, who was diagnosed with Rhizomelic Chondrodisplaysia Punctata (RCDP) at birth, inspired an unexpected crowd of hundreds of supporters at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin at the inaugural “Light the Way” grassroots fundraiser Sunday.

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Monday 10/12/2015
Local teen headed to NYC to shadow Jimmy Fallon
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Last week Franklin High School senior Andrew Kochamba sent out a YouTube message to “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon with one request – he wanted to shadow Fallon on Senior Shadow Day on Oct. 14.

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Coffee with Ben Carson tickets available
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore will host “Coffee and Conversation” with presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, a surgeon, at the home of Moore and wife Linda, located at 230 Third Avenue in Franklin.

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Goodwill Career Solutions to job fair Tuesday with more than 500 positions
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm

Mill Creek Goodwill Career Solutions, located at 6808 Nolensville Pike, will host a job fair Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more than 500 positions available. There are about nine employers with openings, including full-time and part-time positions.

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Restored marble urns to be unveiled in McGavock Family Cemetery
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Robert Hicks and Heller family initiate replication of urns from McGavock family tombs 

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Friday 10/09/2015
Low turnout in first week of early voting in Franklin Municipal Election
Updated: October 10, 2015 - 12:13 am

Early voting began Wednesday with about 372 people voting in the City of Franklin Municipal Election, or about .81 percent of registered city voters.

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County to conduct air-quality test as precaution after employee sickness
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 4:46 pm

Following a Williamson County government employee’s sickness and hospitalization due to the possible contraction of Legionnaires disease, “out of an abundance of precaution,” the county has contacted a contractor to inspect the air quality in the building.

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Preds drop puck for Puckett’s as eatery becomes Bridgestone’s official BBQ joint
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant announced a three-year partnership with Bridgestone Arena this week, and its placement as the Nashville Predators’ official barbeque sponsor.

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Looney talks ‘big ideas,’ growth and land for new school in Thompson's Station
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 11:20 am

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney talked to more than 35 parents this week at Ravenwood and Summit high schools during the fall edition of “Let’s Talk Schools.”

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Twenty-one WCS sports officials found to have criminal backgrounds
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 10:53 am

Williamson County Schools has checked 200 sports officials for criminal records and so far, 21 background checks have come back as unclean.

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Franklin citizens support proposed multi-use path leading to downtown
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 11:41 am

Citizens expressed their approval of the design of a proposed multi-use path that would provide connectivity from the Freedom Middle School area to downtown, at a public meeting Thursday night with city staff about the project.

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Thursday 10/08/2015
Franklin, Brentwood Fire units at CoolSprings Galleria for Fire Prevention Week
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Join Franklin Fire Department and Brentwood Fire & Rescue at the CoolSprings Galleria Mall this week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with fire safety educational stations/giveaways for the children and adults.

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Off to the races: Franklin election candidate profiles
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:21 am

Early voting began this week for the City of Franklin Municipal General Election, which includes the election of four At Large seats on the eight-member Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen in Positions A, B. C, and D. as well as the election of the mayor for the City of Franklin.

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Dave Ramsey venture seeking tax abatements for new property in Berry Farms
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Lampo Group, otherwise known as the Dave Ramsey Show, has purchased property in the Berry Farms area to build new structures, which will house the company’s technical services division. The buildings will be used for the transfer of all of the Dave Ramsey products from analog to digital and for the creation of future digital pieces. 

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Brentwood’s City Park now bustling with business
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 3:02 pm

The atmosphere in the heart of Brentwood has changed over the past several months as business upon business has opened in the new City Park development off Franklin Road, offering new restaurant and retail options for residents. 

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WCS official on study of Islam: ‘We’re teaching history, not religion’
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 6:30 pm

In recent weeks, a few parents of Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District (FSSD) seventh graders have expressed concern about the teaching of Islam during social studies classes.

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Williamson County rescue crews working hard in South Carolina
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 10:26 am

The members of the local rescue teams that were deployed to South Carolina after the rainfall and flooding throughout the state, have been busy, according to Sharon Puckett, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) spokesperson.

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
WCS to hold second 'Let's Talk Schools' session at Summit High, Thursday
Updated: October 07, 2015 - 12:58 pm

The final fall edition of Williamson County School’s “Let’s Talk Schools” will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, at Summit High School in Spring Hill. School officials and school board members attend the event and talk to parents and others concerned about pertinent topics facing schools.

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Franklin candidates address the issues at WAKM forum this week
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:39 am

Six candidates for Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman shared their views regarding such issues as transportation, affordable housing and the Mack Hatcher extension at the first candidate forum hosted by WAKM 950 and the Williamson Herald this week.

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Tuesday 10/06/2015
Alderman and WCRP chairman spar over nonpartisan city election
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 1:39 am

The Williamson County Republican Party’s on-air announcement last week to endorse Steven Undercoffer for Alderman at Large led to a rather heated exchange on Tuesday between incumbent Alderman at Large Pearl Bransford and WCPR Chairman Julie Taleghani during a forum broadcast on WAKM 950-AM radio.

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Wilson County quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer
Updated: October 06, 2015 - 5:42 pm

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to include another Tennessee county. 

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