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Updated: Brentwood High School evacuated due to bomb threat, students return to class

Brentwood High School was evacuated Monday morning around 11 a.m. after a bomb threat, according to authorities. 

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Monday 08/31/2015
Franklin Fire engineer to retire after 35 years of service
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 12:21 pm

After 35 years of service, Franklin Fire Department engineer Mike Burns is retiring.

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WCSO warns of new jury duty scam
Posted: August 31, 2015

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting county residents about a new jury duty scam involving prepaid cards and large sums of money.

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Saturday 08/29/2015
TDA extends outreach and coordination of services
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 11:47 am

NASHVILLE – With a focus on improving customer service and increasing outreach, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is extending the role of the public affairs office.

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Thursday 08/27/2015
Vehicle testing to resume Sept. 8, following Labor Day weekend
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:56 pm

All vehicle emissions testing centers in Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties in Middle Tennessee will close on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. 

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AT&T U-verse with GigaPower launches in Franklin
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm

AT&T launched its new fiber network, U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, Thursday in Franklin.

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Public Affairs Roundtable to focus on Fairview Friday
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:52 pm

The Williamson, Inc. Public Affairs Roundtable will focus on Fairview Friday with guests Fairview Mayor Patti Carroll and Fairview High School principal Juli Oyer.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Corker holds Town Hall meeting in Westhaven
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:22 am

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Chattanooga) made a quick stop in Williamson County Tuesday evening to talk about pressing issues with members of the county GOP at the Westhaven Residence Club. 

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231 Public Square moving through city approval process
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:23 am

The Public Square, Franklin’s iconic center of history and culture, is slated for a new look if a project planned for the northeast quadrant is approved.

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Walker touts his strengths in campaign stop at Boots & Jeans event
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:24 am

Local, state and national legislators were among the estimated 1,000 people attending 23rd District state Sen. Jack Johnson’s 9th Annual Boots & Jeans, BBQ & Beans event at The Factory in Franklin on Sunday. 

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson campaigns in Franklin
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson spoke at a Republican Women of Williamson County luncheon Wednesday before touring downtown Franklin with Mayor Ken Moore during his campaign visit to connect with constituents in the county.

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WCS sets new ACT record
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 4:06 pm

For the fourth consecutive year, WCS students earned the highest ACT composite average score in the history of the district – 23.8 – just tenths of a point away from the school board’s goal of reaching a score of 24 by 2017 as stated in its strategic plan.

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BOMA approves $14 million in Franklin water plant upgrades
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 12:52 pm

The Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman voted 8-0 to approve the construction required for upgrades to its 60-year old drinking water treatment plant, although the decision met opposition among Harpeth River advocates who attended the city meeting Tuesday.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Crissy Haslam praises county literacy center and celebrates its new name
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 11:58 pm

The Literacy Council of Williamson County, established in 1986, will now be known as the Adult Learning Center, helping about 500 Williamson Countians a year to develop reading, learning and basic literacy skills.

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Monday 08/24/2015
Franklin Fire Department mechanic celebrates 40-year career
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 1:17 pm

One of the first fire trucks that Don Ballington remembers working on was the Franklin Fire Department’s 1958 Seagrave. 

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Friday 08/21/2015
Renowned teacher and community leader turns 100, honored by many
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Ola Louise Beal Patton, one of Franklin’s most influential African-American women turned 100-years-old Friday in the company of dozens of family members, friends, community leaders and elected officials, who spent the day honoring her vast accomplishments. 

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Gov. Walker to speak at Sen. Jack Johnson's 9th Annual Fundraiser
Updated: August 23, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin, will speak at the 9th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans fundraiser for Sen. Jack Johnson. 

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Blue Star Flag lowered as FPD welcomes home one of their own
Updated: August 23, 2015 - 2:56 pm

At a special ceremony Thursday morning on the Plaza at Franklin Police Headquarters, a Franklin Police Honor Guard lowered the Blue Star Flag, which honors active duty military members serving during a period of war or hostilities.

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WCSO deputy, charity honored with monthly award
Updated: August 21, 2015 - 9:33 am

A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his favorite charity were honored with an award from Toyota of Cool Springs.  Deputy Daniel Beard was named Deputy of the Month for July. 

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Thursday 08/20/2015
USDA, TDA announce Seed Funding to ignite agri-tech entrepreneurship in rural Tennessee
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 12:37 pm

The next great business idea just may come from rural Tennessee.

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TCA empowers chiropractors at annual conference
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 12:36 pm

More than 500 chiropractors gathered for three-day professional development seminars and an annual awards ceremony.

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