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Budget committee discusses reduction in teacher raises; Anderson directs school board to restructure capital needs

The Williamson County Budget Committee under the leadership of Mayor Rogers Anderson Thursday directed Superintendent Mike Looney and the school board to reevaluate aspects of their operational and capital budgets requests in an effort to reduce the budgets.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Equine infectious anemia reported in West Tennessee
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 7:08 am

The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in West Tennessee.

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Community candlelight vigil raises awareness about child abuse
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 7:08 am

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Williamson County CASA, Davis House Child Advocacy Center, Williamson County Juvenile Court, and The Franklin Police held a candlelight vigil at the Franklin Police Department on Columbia Avenue in downtown Franklin Wednesday.

The goal of the community event was to bring light and recognition to the more than 350 abused and neglected children in Williamson County that WCCASA has served in the past year, as well as the children served by the Davis House, which works to combat child abuse.

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Leadership Franklin board adds new members
Posted: April 30, 2015

The Leadership Franklin Board of Directors recently welcomed nine new members. These community leaders will govern the organization in association with the executive director, Paula Harris of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. and  associate director Debbie Henry, The TMA Group.

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Final legislative update at Public Affairs Roundtable
Posted: April 30, 2015

Williamson County state legislators provided their final legislative report during last Friday’s Public Affairs Roundtable, hosted by the Williamson County Chamber and moderated by Dave Crouch, chairman of the government relations committee. 

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Brentwood City Commission addresses ‘Ragsdale racetrack’
Posted: April 30, 2015

On Monday, the Brentwood City Commission addressed the upcoming Ragsdale Road changes that are of utmost importance to residents. The current road features a dangerous, hairpin turn that has proven to be a true problem for drivers. 

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Soltis, Travis raise most money in Brentwood election
Posted: April 30, 2015

Campaign contributions in the upcoming May 5 Brentwood City Commission election topped $63,901.90 among the five candidates seeking four seats, according to financial disclosures filed with the county election office.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
FBI increases reward to $15K, putting total reward at $25K in decades-old Peggy Cox case
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 4:24 pm

The reward for information in regards to Peggy Cox’s 1991 killer is now up to $15,000, after the FBI added an additional $5,000 to the reward Wednesday. 

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
'Breakfast With the Mayors' to feature Moore, Anderson, May 5
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Franklin Tomorrow's next Breakfast With the Mayors, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, is set for Tuesday, May 5, at 7 a.m., at Rolling Hills Community Church 1810 Columbia Ave.

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Afternoon burglary suspect of occupied Liberty Hills home in custody
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Franklin Police have positively identified the suspect in last Thursday's burglary, where a young boy and his grandmother were inside of the home that the suspect allegedly broke into.

Shortly after 4 p.m., the child reported that he was inside of the home in the 3000 block of Liberty Hills Drive with his disabled grandmother, and that someone was breaking into the house. After the suspect gained entry and realized that someone was home, he fled in a red Jeep Cherokee.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Mayor to propose limitations on number of new alternative financial institutions in Spring Hill
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:01 am

Mayor Rick Graham next week will propose limitations on the number of alternative financial institutions allowed to locate in Spring Hill as a measure to protect property values.

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Classic-inspired renderings include The Franklin, Harpeth Square investors maintain vision
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 11:00 am

Sketches of Harpeth Square, including a rendering of the four-story hotel to be named The Franklin, were reviewed Monday night during a special called meeting of the city's Design Review Committee.

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Looney and Mezera respond to ACLU, pause investigation
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney and P.J. Mezera, chairman of the Williamson County Board of Education, issued a statement Monday explaining that they have asked an independent investigator, hired by the board, to pause on an investigation, regarding an alleged politically-charged Hillsboro teacher meeting, until after the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP).

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Friday 04/24/2015
WCS district ‘ready’ for new guns-in-parks legislation signed into law
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 10:11 am

Governor Bill Haslam signed into effect House Bill 0995 Friday morning that allows permit holders to carry guns in parks, eliminating the option of local governments to decide on the matter.

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FPD investigating Thursday night robbery in Cool Springs
Posted: April 24, 2015

The Franklin Police are investigating an overnight robbery in Cool Springs Thursday night. 

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TDOT road announcements for April 23-29
Posted: April 24, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Transportation weekly construction report for Williamson County projects is included below. 

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FPD looking for man who broke into Liberty Hills home
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 10:35 am

Franklin Police are looking for a man who allegedly broke into a home Thursday afternoon, while a little boy and his grandmother were inside.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Husband, wife captured for $250K jewelry theft
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 7:16 pm

The Franklin Police reported Thursday that a couple's arrest led to the discovery of two more stolen rings valued at $150,000 and $50,000. 

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ACLU urges district drop Hillsboro investigation to protect teachers’ free speech
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 11:33 am

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged the Williamson County Board of Education today to halt further investigation into what the national organization describes as a violation of the First Amendment rights of six Hillsboro School teachers whom they now represent.

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Critical battlefield barrier removed for 20-acre park
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:25 pm

The much-anticipated demolition of the former Domino’s Pizza Wednesday advanced Franklin’s battlefield reclamation plan another critical step toward realizing the vision to establish the 20-acre Carter Hill Battlefield Park.

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Cool Springs Multimodal Study invites public to April 28 meeting
Posted: April 23, 2015

 Two public community meetings regarding the Cool Springs Multimodal Transportation Network Study will be held Tuesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a light lunch available; and again that day on 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with refreshments.  

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