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Head of National Park Service to speak in Franklin

On the eve of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, the head of the country’s park system, Jon Jarvis, spoke Sunday morning at the Embassy Suites when the 15th National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference kicks off.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Officials brainstorm virtual, online and lecture options to accommodate school growth
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Elected county and school officials Saturday brainstormed on different ways to accommodate the consistent growth in Williamson County Schools, eventually proposing a county-wide growth summit this fall.

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Battle of Franklin Trust announces Carnton Plantation extended tour
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 5:45 pm

The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer an extended tour of the historic Carnton Plantation, to begin July 7, 2015. This special and comprehensive walking tour will include visiting five locations on the property and will focus on some elements of the Battle of Franklin as well as the history of Carnton before, during and after the Civil War.

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No construction-related lane closures on Tennessee highways July 2-6
Updated: June 29, 2015 - 10:28 am

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at midnight on Thursday through 6 a.m. on Monday to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Movie Night postponed Friday at Pinkerton Park
Updated: June 27, 2015 - 10:43 am

Movie Night in the Park postponed at Pinkerton

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Williamson County Republican Party chairman appoints advisory council
Updated: June 27, 2015 - 10:44 am

During a spring strategic planning session and several recent monthly meetings, theWCRP Executive Committee established a new committee structure in an effort to engage more Republicans in the Party and be more productive in reaching and educating voters.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Updated: Curlee says "prepared" to dismiss superintendent; chairman of board protests
Updated: June 27, 2015 - 10:45 am

On a local radio talk show Thursday, Williamson County Board of Education member Susan Curlee encouraged constituents to contact their local school board members to “let them know how you feel” about terminating Superintendent Mike Looney based on allegations that Looney used “taxpayer resources” to influence the 2014 school board elections.

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Dashcam catches driver smashing into parked police car
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 12:36 pm

A Murfreesboro driver slammed into a parked police vehicle Tuesday night after the officer stopped to assist a stranded motorist along Interstate 65 near Peytonsville Road in Franklin. 

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Mayor’s office accepting resumés for District 4 school board seat
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 5:16 pm

The District 4 Williamson County Board of Education seat will soon be open for a new candidate.

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State Registry to hear 2nd resident PAC complaint against county group
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 8:17 pm

The state Registry of Election Finance will hear a complaint Aug. 12, filed last week by Franklin resident Gael Morkel, against Williamson County Homeschool Coalition for allegedly acting as an unregistered political action committee during the 2014 school board elections.

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Doors open July 1 to ‘a healing place for children,’ Paisleys laud long awaited children's facility
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 8:35 pm

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center welcomed its first public visitors Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. 

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Program helps reduce amount of energy used in home for applicants
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the Weatherization Assistance Program until September 30, 2015. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive energy saving weatherization measures on their home. More information on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the required documentation may be obtained at www.midcumberland.org.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Hill Center Brentwood breaks ground, reshaping face of Brentwood's business district
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 1:13 pm

A crowd of elected officials, business professionals and community leaders gathered today for the Hill Center Brentwood groundbreaking, marking the future site of a 32-acre mixed-use development that will reshape the heart of Brentwood’s business and retail district.

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Pantless driver charged with DUI Monday night
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 2:18 pm

A Brentwood man with wardrobe troubles now faces DUI charges after being picked up by police Monday night in Franklin.

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Superintendent evaluation committee drafts new instrument to present in July
Updated: June 23, 2015 - 10:56 am

The Williamson County Board of Education Superintendent Evaluation Committee solidified a new evaluation instrument Monday that will annually assess the superintendent’s performance in his position.

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Franklin Fire Department warns to leave fireworks to professionals
Posted: June 23, 2015

With consumer fireworks stands popping up throughout Williamson County, Franklin Assistant Fire Marshal Geoff Woolard is reminding Franklin residents that consumer fireworks, including sparklers and firecrackers, are not permitted inside the city.

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Automatic fire sprinklers protect $3 million Franklin strip mall
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Automatic fire sprinklers protected a $3 million strip mall last week, limiting damage to an estimated $50,000, according to Franklin Fire Investigator Lt. Michael Henderson.

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Monday 06/22/2015
UBS to invest $11.2 million, create 358 new jobs
Posted: June 22, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and community development commissioner Randy Boyd along with UBS officials announced Monday the company will expand its current operations in Middle Tennessee by opening a new office in Williamson County at One Franklin Park.

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WCS superintendent evaluation committee to meet tonight
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Deadline to approve an evaluation instrument, July

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Friday 06/19/2015
Williamson County Republican Women holds inaugural luncheon
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:51 pm

About 170 people this week attended an inaugural luncheon in Franklin for Williamson County Republican Women, a new chapter under the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.

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Franklin man arrested after foiled robbery attempt
Updated: June 19, 2015 - 10:38 am

Franklin Police have formally charged 58-year-old Ricky Wornell, of 528 Sugartree Lane, Franklin, with aggravated robbery after Wornell attempted to rob a local bank Thursday afternoon. 

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