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Franklin candidates address the issues at WAKM forum this week

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 07, 2015 - 9:27 am

Following the Williamson County Republican Party’s move to endorse Franklin Alderman challenger for Position C, Steven Undercoffer, controversy sparked on-air at the first aldermen forum broadcast on WAKM 950-AM radio Tuesday morning.

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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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Monday 10/05/2015
Business Council to give $14,000 to Nolensville schools
Updated: October 06, 2015 - 11:03 am

In less than a year, Williamson County Schools’ three newest schools will open in Nolensville for the 2016-17 school year. And thanks to the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, they will start the year off with a few extra dollars in the bank.

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Early voting begins Wednesday for Franklin Municipal Election
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Early voting begins Wednesday for the upcoming Oct. 27, City of Franklin Municipal Election.

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Sheriff's office sends Swift Water Rescue Team to Carolina coast
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Seven members of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Swift Water Rescue Team headed to South Carolina Sunday after FEMA requested the team’s assistance in flooded areas.

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Saturday 10/03/2015
Trump says must deter Syrian-refugee ‘Trojan Horse,’ preserve Second Amendment and Christmas to ‘make America great’
Updated: October 04, 2015 - 7:02 pm

To “make America great again,” presidential candidate and billionaire business man Donald Trump, suggested building a wall to deter illegal immigration, devising an off-shore safe zone for Syrian refugees, repealing Obama Care, preserving the Second Amendment and bringing Christmas back. 

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Friday 10/02/2015
Sheriff's Office lieutenants honored for 30 years of service
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 10:26 am

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Lt. David Beard and Lt. David Brewer were honored for their 30 years of service Thursday during a reception at the county Administrative Complex.

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Thursday 10/01/2015
CPA welcomes director of spiritual formation
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 11:16 am

Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) recently welcomed James K. Lee (Jim) as Director of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship.

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Cooperatives provide billion-dollar boost to state’s economy
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 11:15 am

October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and a proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200 member-owned organizations that employ more than 6,000 individuals, impact our state’s economy by more than $1 billion, and provide a wide array of products and services to member-owners.

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Brentwood spotlighted at Public Affairs Roundtable
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 1:39 am

Brentwood city officials put the spotlight on their city during the September Williamson County Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Roundtable, moderated by Dave Crouch, chairman of the chamber’s government relations committee. 

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Purchasing, Insurance Committee approves 401K, 457 (b) plans for employees
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 2:18 pm

The Williamson County Purchasing and Insurance Committee voted to approve a State Employee Deferred Compensation Plan for 401K and a 457(b) plans for Williamson County employees at its meeting Monday night.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Senior Expo to feature info booths, music and ever-popular bingo
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 1:20 am

Seniors will have a chance to socialize and visit the booths of a wide range of exhibitors when the 2015 Senior Expo is held Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin.

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Trump to speak at The Factory Saturday
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 10:04 am

Presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump will speak at The Factory at Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in the event hall. 

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Man wanted for up-skirt photos identified
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 6:52 pm

A Murfeesboro man was identified and arrested nearly two weeks after Franklin Police released a video asking for help to identify the man, who was wanted for taking a picture up a woman's dress. 

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FSSD parent receives Volunteer of the Year Award
Updated: October 02, 2015 - 4:09 pm

A Franklin Special School District parent was presented with the Mid-Cumberland Region School Volunteer of the Year award by the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) at the fall regional District meeting in Clarksville recently.

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Local Habitat for Humanity benefits from Publix $4 million donation
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced Wednesday it would donate $4 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the Southeast to build homes for families.

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Youth minister's wife indicted on statutory rape charge, sexual exploitation of minor
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Franklin Police first discovered the details of a sexual relationship between an adult female of Franklin and 17-year-old boy on May 18. On Oct. 15, Ariel Stevenson, 25, of Franklin, is due back in court. 

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Nashville man allegedly beat, choked his girlfriend
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 12:48 pm

A Nashville man was arrested Saturday for False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault after allegedly beating his girlfriend in a Franklin apartment. 

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Tuesday 09/29/2015
Ryan Search & Consulting names health-care exec to Board of Advisors
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 5:55 am

Franklin-based Ryan Search & Consulting has named Charles Hagood to its Board of Advisors.

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Monday 09/28/2015
Day 2: Bringing rock, jazz, soul and classic country, Pilgrimage delivers
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 1:18 am

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
Festival-goers enjoy the fading light on the final day of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Sept. 27, 2015 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. Photo by Charles Pulliam

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