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Hometown Heroes recognized at Darrell Waltrip Automotive

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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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Board narrowly passes resolution supporting amendment to exempt parks used by schools
Posted: March 24, 2015

The Williamson County Board of Education voted (7-4) to approve a resolution supporting an amendment to be introduced in the 109th General Assembly that would exclude parks used by schools from proposed “guns in parks” legislation.

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Resolution to censure Curlee introduced at school board meeting
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Board member Bobby Hullett, District 7, presented a resolution to the Williamson County Board of Education Monday night calling for the censure of board member Susan Curlee, District 12, for allegedly violating numerous articles of the WCBOE Code of Ethics.

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Spring Hill moves forward with U.S. 31 survey
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 11:51 am

The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen has taken an important step in the much-needed future improvement of one of Spring Hill’s busiest roadways, U.S. 31 (Main Street/Columbia Pike).

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Franklin man wanted for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 10:56 am

Franklin Police are seeking the whereabouts of Roman Hunt, 36, of Franklin.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Chief Faulkner swears in two new officers
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Chief Deborah Faulkner swore in two police trainees as the Department’s newest police officers on March 20. Jesus Coreno, a former Alamo, Texas police officer, and Ryan Grande, a former Atlanta police officer, were commissioned at a ceremony attended by fellow officers and Assistant City Administrator Vernon Gerth.

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Board meets tonight to vote on math textbooks, Code of Ethics, super evaluation measure, reduced tuition rate and more on packed agenda
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 6:45 pm

The Williamson County Board of Education will meet tonight to consider the adoption and purchase of new math textbooks and a revised Code of Ethics, as well as cast votes on the district’s $290 million plus operational budget and approximately $11 million capital budget, a reduced family tuition rate and a new superintendent evaluation instrument for the 2015-16 school year.

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Friday 03/20/2015
Brentwood City Commission forums kick off this week
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Brentwood City Commission candidate forums officially began last night at the Brentwood Library when incumbents Mayor Betsy Crossley, Jill Burgin and Anne Dunn took questions, along with commission hopeful Ken Travis.

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Two arrested in Franklin home burglary
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Two suspects in a burglary have been arrested following the investigation of a home break-in that left a father devastated.

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Williamson County Democratic Party to host convention Saturday
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 1:52 pm

The Williamson County Democratic Party will host a Biennial County Convention Saturday, March 21. The convention is a reorganization event held every two years. It will start at 10 am. The Convention will take place at the Williamson County Administration Complex, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin. Participants must be in the building prior to 10 a.m., when the doors will be secured, per by-laws.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
WCSO investigating Ravenwood High School bomb threat
Posted: March 19, 2015

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious email that contained a bomb threat against Ravenwood High School. Williamson County Schools learned about the email late Tuesday night and alerted the WCSO. Sheriff Jeff Long said the email is similar to the email threats that were sent to Metro Nashville Public Schools this week.

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