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County athletics scrambling over “Guns-in-Parks” bill, Haslam voices concerns

Williamson County Schools’ officials are scrambling today identify ways to continue athletic activities beginning next week when the “Guns in Parks” bill, passed by the General Assembly, is expected to become law.

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
WCSO's Borden named Deputy of Month
Posted: April 01, 2015

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

Deputy David Borden was named Deputy of the Month for March.

Toyota of Cool Springs will make a donation to Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. Deputy Borden was selected for the award because of his exceptional efforts in DUI enforcement. He made 27 DUI arrests last year. Deputy Borden is assigned to the patrol division. He has worked at the WCSO for six years.

Toyota of Cool Springs General Sales Manager Kris Krabill presented a plaque to Deputy Borden and Toyota of Cool Springs will donate a check for $150.00 to Wounded Warrior Project.

Each month Toyota of Cool Springs will honor a WCSO deputy and a charity.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
City Commission candidates share positions tonight at Brentwood Municipal Complex
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Residents are invited to a candidate forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Brentwood Municipal Center to hear City Commission candidates share their views on a number of issues.

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Franklin woman charged with 2nd DUI
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:50 am

Dorothy Scobey, 57, of Franklin, is free on bond after her second arrest for DUI over the weekend. 

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2015 Trends Reports drills down county’s economic data: Chamber releases 2014 findings today
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 11:54 am

With just three percent of the state’s population situated in Williamson County, the gross regional product here is valued at $13.7 billion, according to an economic trends report released today.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Judge rules WCBE cannot be dropped as a defendant from the Sturgeon civil case
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:43 am

On Monday, 22nd Judicial District Chancellor Russell Parkes, of Columbia, Tenn., ruled that Williamson County Board of Education will not be removed as a defendant in a civil case filed against the body by County Commissioner Barbara Sturgeon.

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BATCH founder Sam Davidson shares entrepreneurial takeaways at Clean Air Partnership event
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 7:31 am

Moving fast is what communities and businesses are focused on doing today in order to stay competitive, but it is the job of these same groups to make sure moving fast doesn't trump moving far.

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Saturday 03/28/2015
Nashville man wanted for stealing car, marijuana possession
Updated: March 28, 2015 - 10:59 am

Franklin Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Marlin Darrell Reed, 26, of Nashville.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Board moves to adopt math textbooks with overwhelming teacher support
Posted: March 27, 2015

The Williamson County Board of Education approved the adoption and purchase of math textbooks this week after an “overwhelming” majority of teachers and parents urged the board to approve the books selected by the WCS appointed textbook committee process.

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The Standard, Gist Street developments top city workshop agenda
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 6:05 pm

Aldermen and planning commissioners Thursday got a first look at two proposed city developments, including a design for 344 apartments and 39 town homes on 22 acres near Columbia State Community College.

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Hometown Heroes recognized at Darrell Waltrip Automotive
Updated: April 01, 2015 - 10:10 am

Darrell Waltrip Automotive honored two local women for their contributions to the community as part of the dealership's Hometown Heroes program.

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Thursday 03/26/2015
'Guns in Parks' bill gains momentum in House; School board narrowly favors exemption of schools
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:44 am

Proposed legislative bills (HB 995/SB 1171, HB274/SB 314, HB 173/SB 149) if passed, would allow permit holders to carry guns in local parks, eliminating the choice local governments currently have to opt out.

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Traffic signals installed on Mallory Station Road to improve traffic flow
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 10:49 am

Beginning Monday April 6, about 12,000 to 14,000 drivers who travel Mallory Station Road should see improved traffic flow at the intersections of Duke Drive and General George Patton Drive. 

The City of Franklin Engineering and Streets Departments are teaming up to utilize a new type of left-turn signal with flashing yellow arrows that offer potentially safer, and a more efficient way to establish right-of-way for left-turning vehicles at these intersections.

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WCS open-zoned schools announced – first come, first serve
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 11:52 am

The Williamson County Board of Education has released a final list of open zoned schools for the 2015-16 school year. The list was approved at the School Board meeting on March 23 and parents were able to begin the process March 24.

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Brentwood police officer intervenes to halt driver headed south in northbound I-65 lane
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 5:49 pm

A Brentwood Police Officer was treated and released from Williamson Medical Center Thursday morning after he intentionally collided with a driver heading the wrong way on I-65 in Brentwood.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
WCS board approves $290.5 million budget
Updated: March 26, 2015 - 5:05 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education Monday approved (10-1) a $290.5 million General Purpose Budget for the district’s 2015-16 school year. Board member Susan Curlee voted against.

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BOMA considers expanding battlefield park footprint
Posted: March 25, 2015

2014 was, by local and national accounts, a hallmark year for Civil War battlefield reclamation in Franklin, but 2015 is shaping up to build on last year’s efforts, as preservationists broaden and expand the historical footprint for tourism and recreation.

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Franklin advances road, infrastructure projects
Posted: March 25, 2015

This week aldermen voted to begin final engineering design on the much-anticipated East McEwen Drive project, from Oxford Glen Drive to Wilson Pike.

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Franklin man wanted for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms surrenders to FPD
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 4:42 pm

A Franklin man suspected to have hallucinogenic mushrooms has turned himself into Franklin Police Wednesday.

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WCSO Staff Sergeant Graduates from FBI National Academy
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Staff Sergeant Dan VandenBosch graduated Friday from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

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Temporary fire station now open at Ag Park
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 8:50 pm

Franklin’s seventh fire station moved to its new temporary location last week – a double-wide mobile home for firefighters and a metal pole barn for the fire truck.

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